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2:45 pm, October 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.

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:23pm EDT
Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

More than a third of the government employees that left in 2013 were at the very top of the General Schedule. That's one piece of important data from new research by the Partnership for Public Service. They've analyzed several years' worth of data on departures from the Federal work force. Tim McManus is their Vice President of Education and Outreach; on In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are several important things Federal leaders can learn from the numbers.

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Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:18pm EDT
Nicole Ogrysko, Producer, Federal News Radio

The Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for billions of financial trade records a day. But it once took the agency weeks and even months to analyze them. The SEC modernization project is speeding up that process and saving the agency $3 million a year. In part four of our special report "Rainmakers and Money Savers," you can meet a few people who are the leading the way. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko had more. Read Nicole's related article.

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Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:16pm EDT
Kymm McCabe, President and CEO, ASI Government

Reforming the government's acquisition process is a goal many stakeholders share. But reform may be exactly the wrong approach for the 21st Century. Kymm McCabe is President and CEO of ASI Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained "three myths that cripple acquisition."

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Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:13pm EDT
Lauren Larson, Producer, Federal News Radio

The federal government has a way to make money for less money. As part of our special report "Rainmakers and Money Savers," a look at the people who return millions -- or save millions -- for the federal government, Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson finds the cost of making money is cheaper now. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said it's thanks to an engineer from the US Mint and a group of federal scientists with a new method of minting coins.

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Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:10pm EDT
Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer, Xceedium

The 10th anniversary of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 is upon us. HSPD-12 created a governmentwide standard for the personal ID cards federal employees use to access agency facilities. Ken Ammon is the Chief Strategy Officer of Xceedium. He explained the directive's past and future impact on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:30pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department will identify a set of pilot programs in the next month to put more sensitive data into a cloud the military doesn't run. It's one of several initiatives the Pentagon's chief information officer plans to change the way the military uses and manages its network. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose where DoD is heading.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army has a new acquisition strategy to guide the way it will buy and modernize its ground based robotics systems in the future. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, it relies heavily on open architectures, open standards and open source software.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:22pm EDT
Ciera Crawford, Producer, Federal News Radio

Dirty money helps the Justice Department bring billions of dollars to the federal treasury. To find out how we turn to the next part of our special report "Rainmakers and Money Savers," a look at the people whose job it is to return millions or save millions for the federal government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio's Ciera Crawford says DOJ finds dirty money in all sorts of places, and it all winds up clean in the end.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:18pm EDT
Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

The Social Security Administration is on pace to issue about $1 billion in improper payments this year. SSA's Inspector General says that's actually a good rate considering the agency expects to award more than $860 billion in benefit claims this year. Federal News Radio's special report, "Rainmakers and Money Savers," takes inspiration from programs and people working to keep the Treasury coffers where the need to be. SSA OIG helps save money in more ways than just identifying improper payments. Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley reports. Read Sean's related article.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:09pm EDT
Jeffrey Rogers, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Ret.)

The Defense Department has mine detectors and satellites to watch for threats around the world. Now troops have an injury detector that can scan for brain trauma nobody can see. Jeffrey Rogers is program manager of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category for inventing a traumatic brain injury sensor. He explained how it works on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read a Q&A with Rogers.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:06pm EDT
Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack, is back from a round of visits to Army bases to see how they're dealing with climate change. She says readiness is dependent upon how they prepare for a future of limited energy resources. She explained what she saw on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:55pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Patent and Trademark Office's model telework program is in trouble after a negative report on employee abuses. PTO's challenges may demonstrate the need for the government to modernize its rules defining what it means to perform work. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why PTO's problems are the next hurdle every agency must jump through to make telework successful.v

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:53pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department is off to a slow start in the move to a continuous monitoring approach to cybersecurity. They've been working at it for about a year. That's the bad news. On the plus side, the agencies that have gotten the ball rolling are already seeing good results. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has more.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:48pm EDT
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ranking Member, House Budget Committee

Congress is in recess, which means your pay and benefits won't change -- at least for the next month. But budget conversations in September (when Congress comes back) may mean you should keep your ears open again. Congressman Chris Van Hollen is ranking member of the House Budget Committee and Democratic representative of the 8th district of Maryland. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the most important issue you should watch is money (of course!).

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:45pm EDT
Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

Employees under the age of 30 make up about 7% of the federal workforce. Federal managers are looking for ways to attract millennials to government, but also get young feds who are in government to stick around. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said Generation Y craves feedback from their federal managers.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:40pm EDT
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The General Services Administration chooses 21 companies for a spot on its Office Supplies 3 contract. 20 of them are small businesses. GSA expects to save $90 million a year with the OS3 contract. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. He shared a couple surprises with the contract awards on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Brian Miller, Navigant & Cal Scovel, IG, Transportation Department

The spotlight is on the gederal government's Inspector General community. Coverage in the news media isn't common for IGs in government, nor is a chance to learn more about how they do their jobs. Brian Miller is former IG at the General Services Administration and Calvin Scovel is the Inspector General at the Transportation Department. Cal described the overall mission and work done by his office on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 08/11/2014, 04:15pm EDT
Debra Draper, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

The Defense Department has an extra layer of healthcare coverage it doesn't need. DoD's Family Health Plan offers premium health benefits for employees that can't access a TRICARE facility. But the Government Accountability Office says most of the people enrolled in the Family Health Plan have access to a TRICARE facility. Debra Draper is Director of Health Care Issues at GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained where the FHP comes from, and why the Pentagon doesn't need it anymore.

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Monday - 08/11/2014, 04:11pm EDT
Lt. Col. Bob Saxon, Enterprise Management Decisions Support, Army

Big data success at the Army's Enterprise Management Decisions Support earns that team an honor. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon receives the 2014 GOVTek GTRA Executive Technology Award for Excellence in Big Data. Saxon is system program manager for the EMDS. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how big data will impact decision making in the military.

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Friday - 08/08/2014, 05:41pm EDT
Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department is losing two senior technology executives. Another senior cyber executive at the Homeland Security Department is heading to the private sector. And a leader in the federal cloud computing community is switching agencies. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller is keeping score in his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature. He explained the details on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

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