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10:03 pm, December 21, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Jason McNamara, Senior Technical Advisor, HHS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid wants to change how it delivers and measures Medicaid. It launched the Medicaid Accelerator Program back in July. The goal is to get Medicaid services and payments to its beneficiaries faster than ever before. It's crowdsourcing best practices for payment and services delivery from states and other health providers. Jason McNamara is one of the leaders behind IAP and a senior technical advisor for CMS in the Health and Human Services Department. He spoke with Emily Kopp and Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about how CMS wants to pass its improvements onto the states.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:33am EST
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Leslie Steele, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

A simple question is being answered in sundry ways this morning. How can information technology assist in the mission to deliver the most effective health care? Innovators and practitioners assembled this morning for AFCEA Bethesda's annual Health IT day at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center. Leslie Steele is the resident of AFCEA's Bethesda Chapter and helped form the agenda for the seventh annual conference. She spoke with Emily Kopp and Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about what's changed since the first iteration.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:25am EST
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US troops warned about social media accounts

The Pentagon says the FBI and DHS have issued guidance to U.S. military personnel warning them to be careful with the social media accounts.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:40am EST

Tuesday federal headlines - December 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, DHS secretary Jeh Johnson says he doens't want to be the next DoD secretary, the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will remain open for at least another year and all funds in the Thrift Savings Plan return in the black for November.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:34am EST

Michael Tinsley, CEO, NeoSystems Corporation

Doing business with the federal government can be lucrative, but no one ever said it was easy. Contractors have always had hoops within hoops to jump through to get and then maintain their federal business. Now a few new challenges are popping up. Michael Tinsley is the CEO of NeoSystems Corporation. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about a few near-term issues for government contractors.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:32am EST
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Contracting myth No. 7: Our proprietary information is safe with the government

There are a myriad of ways that doing business with the federal government differs from the commercial sector, and protection of a company's sensitive business information is one of them, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 03:34am EST

Feds: From ecstasy to agony at warp speed

We are now in a situation where a bonus holiday after Christmas and a government shutdown are both theoretically possible, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 02:00am EST

An update on NCIS

Andrew Traver, director of the National Criminal Investigative Service will bring us up to date on what's going on at the agency, and how its mission is expected to change in the future.
December 5, 2014

Monday - 12/01/2014, 08:37pm EST
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Cooperative purchasing agreements: How can they benefit you?

Consultant Harold Good and immixGrop co-founder and Senior Vice President Steve Charles give us their take on cooperative purchasing agreements.
December 1, 2014

Monday - 12/01/2014, 08:15pm EST
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What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The work begins for Congress today, and next Thursday is the deadline to finish some of the most important work of the year. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. He says a cromnibus looks like a possible solution to the CR deadline next Thursday.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:44pm EST
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David Trimble, Director of Natural Resources, GAO

The National Nuclear Security Administration has a guide for predicting how much its large projects will cost. But the agency's project managers don't know it exists, and it's not entirely their fault. That's according to David Trimble -- he's Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he suggested ways to improve NNSA's cost estimation process.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:32pm EST
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The deadline to nominate one of your colleagues for a Service to America medal is just about a month away. That means now is the time to figure out who that's going to be, and to start collecting all the information you'll need for the nomination. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's important to recognize and reward your stellar co-workers during this era of tight budgets.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:31pm EST
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Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, Army

Wednesday is the five-year anniversary of the Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program. The program gives veterans a chance to learn new skills that will help them transition to civilian jobs. Jo-Ellen Darcy is assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how the program started, and why they're celebrating.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:28pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department takes a new view of the best way to secure cloud computing services the Pentagon gets from the private sector. A new report by the DoD chief information officer highlights potential changes to the security levels required for commercial cloud services. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about DoD's 45-day cloud computing study. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the Pentagon's plans.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:25pm EST
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Janet Hale, Former Undersecretary for Management, DHS

Congress comes back to work today to wrap up the 113th Congress. No one thinks streamlining oversight of the Homeland Security Department is one of the things they'll address in the lame duck session, but many people think it's something they should address -- at least soon. Janet Hale is one of those people. She's former Under Secretary for Management at DHS. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how we got here.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:19pm EST
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Insight from the Navy's PEO EIS

What are the strategic priorities for the Navy's PEO for Enterprise Information Systems? How is the Navy balancing cost with systems capability? What is the Navy's PEO EIS doing to realize greater operational effectiveness? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Victor Gavin, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems within the U.S. Department of the Navy.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 12:00pm EST

All TSP funds grow for November

Every Thrift Savings Plan domestic fund showed growth in November, including the troubled I Fund, which had been in the negative for months.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 10:34am EST

Darci Marchese, Reporter, WTOP

Returning from war can be difficult for service members. Those who leave with physical and mental wounds often face long recovery times. The Warrior Canine Connection is trying to make that process a bit easier. Reporter Darci Marchese, from Federal News Radio's sister station WTOP, reports on the extraordinary journey that's helping to turn dogs into healers.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:56am EST
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Joshua Kneifel, Research Economist, NIST

When architects and engineers design buildings, they have to meet local building codes. But, simply meeting those codes won't ensure you have the most efficient design for the long haul. Joshua Kneifel is a research economist in the engineering laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about a new tool NIST engineers developed that lets builders measure the economic and environmental impacts of everything from the floor to the roof.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:55am EST
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