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1:36 am, March 6, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Eric Mill, Technologist, 18F Team, General Services Administration

A handful of government websites are taking at least one step toward making themselves more secure. They're hardcoding a security protocol that would make it more difficult for outsiders to intercept a visitor's connection. That's according to 18F, the General Services Administration's tech team. Eric Mill, a technologist and member of the 18F team, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the upgrade.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:41am EST
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Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

President Barack Obama has petitioned Congress for new authority to conduct military force against Islamic State militants. He's asking for a three-year authorization to fight them, or their successors, without regard for international borders. Nora Bensahel, a national defense expert and distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further analyze the President's request.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:36am EST
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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director and Chairman, Amplifier Ventures

President Barack Obama held the first White House Cybersecurity Summit and pushed for greater sharing of information with an Executive Order. And, the Federal Aviation Administration published rules for the use of small drones over the weekend. Jonathan Aberman is chairman of the venture capital firm Amplifier Ventures and founder of TandemNSI, a non-profit. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further discuss the news.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:31am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Dealings between contractors and the government can get difficult and contentious. Yet it's important to keep discussions from getting overly nasty or personal. It may be tempting at times, but it will cost you in the long run. That's according to Tim Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the seventh commandment: Thou shall avoid hostilities. Even though there are processes for protests, disputes and appeals, a contractor should exercise caution and restraint when pursuing these avenues.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:29am EST
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Tuesday federal headlines - February 17, 2015

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 Army considers easing its policy on transgender soldiers, federal offices in the Washington, D.C. area are closed today and Health and Human Services extends the open enrollment for health care insurance until Feb. 22.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 07:31am EST

Snow days ain't what they used to be

Thanks to technological changes, political correctness and experience, ice, snow and weather events are handled differently than in days of yore, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:00am EST

Medicare enrollment: A complex landscape

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein joins host Bob Leins to discuss Medicare enrollment and whether it is an option for you.
February 16, 2015

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:45pm EST
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Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
February 16, 2015

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:05pm EST
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The world of bid protests

Jason Carey and Luke Meier from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, join host Roger Waldron to discuss the uptick in bid protests and what that means for government and industry.
February 16, 2015

Monday - 02/16/2015, 07:10pm EST
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Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

Political leaders from both the White House and Congress are offering up ways to improve the SES. The latest in our special report, Fixing the SES, is "Why We Stay: SES In Their Own Words." Jeri Buchholz, an SES member and chief human capital officer at NASA, is taking an enterprise-wide view of the system. She tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp, the SES has its faults but it's essential to the government.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:31pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Speaker of the House John Boehner says a shutdown at the Homeland Security Department could still happen. Funding for the agency runs out next Friday, and Congress is in recess all this week. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the Speaker isn't the only politician who seems to think a shutdown at DHS would be OK.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:26pm EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

A political stalemate in the Senate means the Homeland Security Department is inching closer to a shutdown in 11 days. That would mean most agency employees would still go to work and not get paid. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared more details on what a shutdown would mean for the agency's employees.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:23pm EST
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Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's lineup of subcommittees will include a new one in the 114th Congress. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform's new Subcommittee on Information Technology. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what to expect from his subcommittee, his four priorities, and what he'll look at first.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:16pm EST
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Jacob Stokes, Bacevich Fellow, Center for a New American Security

The White House has released its 2015 National Security Strategy. It highlights America's recovery from the financial crisis and the importance of leading in a challenged world. It also focuses on how the Defense Department will execute the rebalance to Asia and the Middle East. Jacob Stokes, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer more analysis, as well as explain what separates this version from 2010's.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 09:54am EST
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Monday federal headlines - February 16, 2015

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, House Speaker John Boehner raises the possibility of a Homeland Security Department shutdown, a former soldier pleads guilty to conspiring to kill a federal agent and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launches a satellite that will warn when solar storms are heading to Earth.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 07:49am EST

5 trends that will drive tech investments in 2015

With an increasing number of organizations looking to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on secure and compliant hosting, and meet the growing demands of an increasingly mobile workforce, 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 06:58am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: GSA pitches acquisition reforms to Obama; FITARA implementation listening tour

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the West Wing takes interest in government procurement and OMB is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:46am EST
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Navy can't afford to fix all of its cyber vulnerabilities, so time to prioritize

A task force assigned to take a holistic view of the Navy's cybersecurity posture catalogues security holes across the Navy enterprise, and concludes that plugging each one would cost an absurd amount of money.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:20am EST
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Boehner raises possibility of Homeland Security shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and blaming Senate Democrats if that happens.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:18am EST

William Henry Harrison Day again?

Happy William Henry Harrison Day. Actually this holiday, officially known as Washington's Birthday Holiday, has been hijacked by merchants hoping you might buy more if it honored more people. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it'll always be GW's birthday to him, and Martha.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:00am EST
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