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10:32 pm, July 10, 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 - 05/01/2014, 07:05pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is putting his own stamp on the OneDHS concept. He is calling for a "unity of effort" across all of DHS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller shares details on the memo and what it means for the acquisition workforce.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:59pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Defense officials report an unprecedented increase in reported cases of sexual assault in the military during 2013. Those cases are up 50 percent more than the year before. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more on what the Pentagon thinks the statistics mean. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:52pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Major cuts in the time-to-hire for the federal government allow the Office of Personnel Management to focus on hiring quality instead of just speed. But those metrics may be just one part of making the hiring process better. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer and the Department of Homeland Security, writing a series of pieces about what's wrong with the hiring process. He shares his views with In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:42pm EDT
Alan Davidson, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

The Office of Personnel Management is rolling out the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. If the numbers from last year hold this year, federal job satisfaction will be as bad as it's ever been. And other research indicates young people are apprehensive at best about serving in government. Alan Davidson, vice president and director of technology policy and strategy for the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, moderated a panel this week that looked at the federal technology talent deficit. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose closing the technology talent deficit at your agency may take some new thinking.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:36pm EDT
Tom Temin, Host, Federal News Radio

Today is the first official day on the job for Bob Work as deputy secretary of Defense. The Senate confirmed him yesterday by voice vote. He's a known quantity at DoD. He left as deputy secretary of the Navy about a year ago. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says Work has a great reputation.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:24pm EDT
Industry Chatter: Beth McGrath and John Powers

The National Defense Authorization Act is almost ready for the full House Armed Services Committee to review. One certainty is that the final dollar total will be smaller than last year. The Pentagon will make many hard decisions in the coming years, but it will have data and other tools to help make those decisions. John Powers, principal at Deloitte and leader of its Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring practice, and Beth McGrath, director of Deloitte's federal practice and former deputy chief management officer and performance improvement officer at the Defense Department, were Francis Rose's guests for Industry Chatter.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:46pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Six months later, government contractors are still recovering from the shutdown. Lost revenue, delayed contract awards and the trickledown effect to programs are among the main aftershocks. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller connects with several vendors he talked to during the shutdown in October and some new ones to find out about the lingering impacts.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:41pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

It's still far too early to celebrate, but there are some signs that the reforms may be paying off five years after Congress passed its most recent attempt to fix the Defense Department's acquisition system. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:24pm EDT
Henry Willis, Director, Homeland Security and Defense Center, RAND

The House of Representatives is considering a bill to reform the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process. H.R. 4228 asks DHS to improve acquisition accountability and keep its programs on schedule. Henry Willis, director of the RAND Corporation's Homeland Security and Defense Center, tells In Depth with Francis Rose whether this is a remedy in the works for DHS' troubled acquisition process.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:18pm EDT
Bob Tobias, Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

Charles Edwards and Kathleen Sebelius will tell you federal leaders only get name recognition when it's not positive. Staying on mission, within budget and keeping productivity high are just a few of the things federal managers and decision makers have to think about. Bob Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, tells In Depth with Francis Rose it's time for you and your colleagues to look in the mirror.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:09pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

You know you exist, but when you retire not everyone else does. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about the G-Man who never was and still isn't in his column today. He says you can learn a lesson from this guy.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:58pm EDT
Ben FitzGerald, Center for a New American Security

The National Defense Authorization Act for this year will include an increase for cyber operations. It's one of the few budget categories that will go up in the defense budget. Ben FitzGerald, a senior fellow and director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, is writing about potential models for success in cyber command and control structure.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:45pm EDT
Col. Mike Barron (Ret.), Military Officers Association of America

The first day of markups for the National Defense Authorization Act includes a big win for military personnel advocates but potentially a big swing and a miss too. The Personnel subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee rejects cuts to housing allowances...commissary funding and changes to TRICARE that would make some participants pay more themselves. The subcommittee didn't say anything about a 1 percent pay raise for troops for 2015 though. Retired Army Col. Mike Barron, deputy director of government relations at the Military Officers Association of America, shares his views on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:51pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

President Barack Obama will sign the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act or DATA Act into law this week. This is a legislative victory for the open government community. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells us why getting the bill through Congress and to the President may actually have been the easy part of this of this nearly three-year effort. Read the related story by Jason Miller.

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Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:45pm EDT
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement.

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management will move ahead with a partnership to manage a multiple award contract for human capital and training services. The agencies issued a memorandum of understanding detailing each agency's roles -- GSA will take over facets of acquisition and OPM is responsible for services side of the contract. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the end goal is to procure these types of services at a lower price.

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Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:39pm EDT
Dr. Maren Leed, Senior Adviser, CSIS

A few years after then-Defense secretary Robert Gates put the Marine Corps' variant of the F-35 fighter on "probation" because of poor performance, the Marine Corps is optimistic about the plane's future and the rest of the aviation portfolio. That's the message the service's top aviation official delivered to the Center For Strategic And International Studies yesterday. Dr. Maren Leed, senior adviser at CSIS, hosted the event. She tells Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu the Marine Corps' aviation programs are looking healthier than most other areas of weapon system acquisition in DoD.

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Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:28pm EDT
Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight

The former acting Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, Charles Edwards, is now on administrative leave, following the release of a Senate subcommittee report indicating Edwards "jeopardized the independence" of the IG office. Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about who's watching the watchers.

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Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:15pm EDT
Dr. Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist of the Air Force

The Air Force could be facing a perfect storm of personnel issues when it comes to scientific talent. It's hard to attract young scientists to government work over a higher paid industry job. Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that as many senior officials seek early retirement, the Air Force is looking at a gap in its pipeline of future leaders in the science and engineering fields.

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Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 09:44am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army broke ground last week on what will become the Defense Department's largest solar energy project ever. The Fort Huachuca, Ariz., solar project will provide the Army with renewable energy at no additional cost to the government. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Army sets aside dozens of acres of southern Arizona land for the solar panels. In exchange for the land, a local utility company will build and operate them. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:24pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management will team with the General Services Administration to re-imagine its multi-billion dollar training contract. OPM and GSA sign an agreement today to combine their expertise to develop the new contract. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on the new plans for the training and management assistance contract.

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