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6:07 am, November 26, 2014

In Depth

Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features daily interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 4 to 7 p.m. or download his archived interviews below.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:33pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Your health care premiums are going up once again by 3.8 percent on average. That's less of an increase than what you saw in 2014, and well below industry average. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the changes to your 2015 health care coverage.

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Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:30pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DoD and DHS acquisition officials say they're making a concerted effort to address a criticism that's been at the center of decades' worth of GAO reports and blue ribbon panels: The government puts off the testing of its new systems until after it's already agreed to buy them. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:23pm EDT
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Your agency's go-to expert on acquistion policy isn't where he or she should be. That's according to Larry Allen -- he's President of Allen Federal Business Partners and publisher of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said an over reliance on contractors causes agencies to forget important rules for acquisition.

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Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:13pm EDT
Rebecca Gambler, Homeland Security & Justice Issues Director, GAO

The drone fleet at Customs and Border Protection isn't big, but the law states that very strict oversight from the Homeland Security Department and CBP is important. Rebecca Gambler is director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said Congress mandated a look at CBP's drone program.

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Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:10pm EDT
Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

The results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey should be coming soon, and experts expect the trends we've seen over the last few years to continue this year. One of those trends is falling morale among younger, newer federal employees. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered ways agencies can try to keep up morale among their youngest employees.

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Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:07pm EDT
Martha Johnson, Former Administrator, GSA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed the removal of Susan Taylor for her role in fraud allegations from VA's Inspector General. She's the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration and part of the procurement scandal involving the company FedBid. She's the second high-profile official to leave government under a cloud in the last week: Julia Pierson resigned as Director of the Secret Service after a scandal there about securing the safety of President Obama. Martha Johnson is the former administrator of the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared advice for current and former employees who have to deal with the fallout of a leadership shakeup at the top of their agencies.

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Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:59am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - October 7, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the VA uses its new legal authority to remove members of the senior executive service, DoD spending on fighting ISIS exceeds $1 billion and the Obama administration tightens screening protocols for airline passengers in light of Ebola fears.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:04pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

You have some new tools to use to plan your retirement. They are wizards, but they don't have pointy hats and magic wands. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why sometimes people think she's kidding when she recommends the wizards.

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Monday - 10/06/2014, 03:54pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal executives are on the move today, but one high-profile executive is moving thanks to a new law. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller covers this and more in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose who's leaving and why.

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Monday - 10/06/2014, 08:30am EDT
Monday federal headlines - October 6, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the White House gives DHS the authority to scan the networks of other civilian agencies, and DoD raises the ceiling on the number of troops that could be deployed to fight Ebola.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 07:41am EDT
Friday federal headlines - October 3, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the Obama administration fights veteran homelessness, acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy starts work on Monday, and lawmakers support a former Air Marhsal's whistleblower case against the TSA.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:55pm EDT
Andy Ozment, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

The 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, and it's much different than the previous 10. The main reason is because agencies have finally moved beyond the need to understand why cybersecurity is important. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Homeland Security Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why needing cybersecurity isn't a foreign concept to most within government anymore.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:36pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department believes deterrence is its best cyber defense strategy. The Pentagon is organizing that deterrence strategy around four pillars, starting with the idea that it needs to be more transparent about the strategy itself. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:33pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Two construction companies will share a $4.5 billion contract to build the next phase of Homeland Security Department headquarters. But the debate about the future of DHS continues, with some people believing Congress should break it up again. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the agency should live on because the good news from the agency outweighs the bad.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:25pm EDT
John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

The Defense Department expects to have a new electronic health records system by next summer. But the new system won't fix the longstanding integration problems DoD has with the electronic health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Neither agency seems ready to compromise on a system to use. John Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways agencies can build inter-organizational networks to fix large problems like veterans healthcare.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:17pm EDT
August Cole, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

The new Call of Duty video game comes out on Nov. 4. The concepts in that war game are similar to the modeling and simulation training tools the Department of Defense uses. Art may be another way to approach understanding the future of war fighting. August Cole is a Senior Fellow for the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He moderated a discussion with the writer Dave Anthony called the Future of Unknown Conflict, and is Director of the new Art of Future War project. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the relationship between art and military strategy.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:12pm EDT
Eric Adolphe, Co-Founder and CEO, Government Proposal Solutions

NASA offers 43 technology firms a spot on the new SEWP V contract. The contract's worth $20 billion over five years. Getting a spot on a contract like that starts with your business proposal. Eric Adolphe is co-founder and CEO of Government Proposal Solutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the proposal process for contracting companies.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 07:58am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - October 2, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the White House appoints a new Secret Service director, U.S. soldiers to fight Ebola in Liberia, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launch flawed website.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:31pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Good news and bad news comes out of a four-month Pentagon review of the military health care system. The study doesn't see any glaring problems. But it also concludes a system that officials like to think of as "excellent" isn't much better or worse than private-sector health care. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

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Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:27pm EDT
Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

A new menu of services is under consideration for participants in the Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP now has the results from a survey (and focus groups) to help them understand why people who leave government take all their money out of their accounts. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained who the TSP surveyed and why they asked.

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