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9:59 pm, December 20, 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 - 10/28/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative, Federally Employed Women

Midterm elections are exactly one week away. But no matter what happens to the political power balance in the legislative branch, it'll be hard for the next group to do much less for federal employees than the 113th Congress did. Janet Kopenhaver is Washington representative of Federally Employed Women. FEW gives out legislative score cards for each session of Congresss. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, Janet said the most recent scores were hard to decide.

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Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:17pm EDT
Beth Cobert, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget

Cross agency priorities get much of the focus so far in the President's Management Agenda for the rest of President Barack Obama's second term. But the PMA officially has four major components. Beth Cobert, the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, laid out the four components in a keynote speech at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia last night. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained why she'll push hard on the agenda for the rest of the administration.

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Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 08:45am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - October 28, 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, cost-cutting at the Postal Service leads to slower mail delivery, military services are giving employees travel cards to pay for all of their moving expenses and FDA gives an emergency go-ahead for two new Ebola tests.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:38pm EDT
Bill Dougan, President, National Federation of Federal Employees

Employee engagement at agencies across the federal government is either consistently great, consistently not-so-great, or consistently inconsistent. This year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows agencies that have historically at the top are still at the top, while the agencies at the bottom are still at the bottom (when it comes to employee satisfaction). The ones in the middle are all over the place. Bill Dougan is president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he analyzed this year's survey results.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:34pm EDT
Chris Mihm, Managing Director for Strategic Issues, GAO

Five out of five federal agencies fall short in meeting the customer service improvements Congress said it wanted to see four years ago. The Government Accountability Office looked at selected quintet of agencies to see if they have all the key elements necessary for high-quality customer service. GAO says all five are missing at least one critical piece of that puzzle. Chris Mihm is Managing Director for Strategic Issues at GAO. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he broke down what each agency needs to improve their customer service scores.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:32pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

A gap of mistrust is forming between senior managers and their employees across the federal government. The results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show federal employees are taking an increasingly dim view of the senior leaders in their agencies. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he said federal agencies are treading on a dangerous path right now regarding workplace standards.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:26pm EDT
John Wrobel and Devon Rust, Aberdeen Proving Ground

Reaching the Army's Net Zero Water goals is a little easier for Aberdeen Proving Ground. It finds a way to recycle water from a previously contaminated stream on base, and reuse it to heat some of its buildings. APG says it will save about $400,000 a year in water costs, and $64 million by the end of the 23-year contract. John Wrobel is the acting chief and Devon Rust is the installation energy manager for the Directorate of Public Works at Aberdeen Proving Ground. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they explained how the project is saving them money and energy.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:11pm EDT
Mikey Dickerson, Administrator, US Digital Service

The new U.S. Digital Service is working with agencies across government to triage IT problems and get programs back on track. The infrastructure for the Service came out of the lessons learned from fixing the problems with HealthCare.gov. Mikey Dickerson is Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose -- and in his first interview since he took over -- he explained the mission of the Service, and why industry shouldn't worry about the Service trying to cut in on its business.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 03:59pm EDT
Col. David Chapman, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

The doors are now open for the last of three new buildings at the Defense Language Insititute Foreign Language Center. That's just one of the recent changes at the world-class language training institute in Monterrey, California. It also has a new commandant, as of this past May. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, Col. David Chapman talked about what's new at DLI at at the Presidio of Monterrey.

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Monday - 10/27/2014, 09:06am EDT
Monday federal headlines - October 27, 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, U.S. military operations cease in the volatile southwestern region of Afghanistan, a new public website will help federal agencies with Ebola relief efforts and military services are giving employees travel cards to pay for all of their moving expenses

Friday - 10/24/2014, 05:09pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Privacy concerns, government reform

Dan Mintz, president and executive director of Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, and Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs, Shaw, Bransford and Roth, counted down the top federal stories of the week with Francis Rose.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive Magazine

The federal agency at the head of the response to Ebola is suffering a crisis of confidence. Only 37 percent of the public is confident in the response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CBS News poll that was conducted before the announcement of a case in New York City. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive Magazine. He outlined recent missteps by the CDC in a recent article. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Shoop said that the agency needs to create a culture of accountability.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:20pm EDT
Kathryn Medina, APCO Worldwide

The results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show fewer than half of federal employees think their senior leaders maintain high levels of honesty and integrity. It's just one of the pieces of bad news in the new survey results that were released Oct. 24. Kathryn Medina of APCO Worldwide is former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at the Office of Personnel Management. She told Francis Rose on In Depth that the only surprise is that the bad news isn't worse.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:10pm EDT
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Bad news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey could be a lot worse. Federal employees' opinions of senior management falls to a five-year low, according to the results from the Office of Personnel Management. Positive responses for 32 of 77 questions are down this year, mostly by about a percentage point. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what most federal employees are saying.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:07pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DoD published its first-ever joint doctrine for military operations in cyberspace a year and a half ago. But the document was secret -- until this week. The Pentagon has now released a declassified version. Much of it is a retread of what DoD officials have already said in public, but there are a handful of eyebrow-raisers too. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about it in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 08:38am EDT
Friday federal headlines - October 24, 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 Office of Special Counsel says the Army engaged in gender-identity discrimination, the Postal Service gets the go-ahead to test grocery delivery and a surveillance technology the Army uses in Afghanistan could soon provide an eye in the sky over the Mexican border.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:33pm EDT
Rick Lauderdale, Chief Architect, Energy Department

The Energy Department has a new tool to help ensure an agency updates outdated software before it becomes a security risk. It's a good outcome from a bad event. Last year's cyber breach exposed data of more than 50,000 employees. Rick Lauderdale, Energy's chief architect, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about a new approach to give business leaders the data to make better risk-based cyber decisions.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Marine Corps says it's a couple weeks away from a beta test that could pave the way for a bring-your-own-device approach to mobility in the Defense Department as soon as next year. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:23pm EDT
Ron Sanders, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Trust in senior management is falling across the federal government. That's just part of what we're seeing from early results from this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Ron Sanders is vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he analyzed some of the survey results.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:14pm EDT
Angie Petty and Kyra Fussell, Deltek

Economic forecasters expect the health information technology industry to grow half a billion dollars over the next five years. Angie Petty is senior principal analyst for industry analysis, and Kyra Fussell is senior research analyst at Deltek. Deltek points to a federal plan to modernize the nation's healthcare system as the primary driver of that economic growth. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Angie and Kyra explained why.

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