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Federal News Radio News Stream

The News Stream is a continuously updated list of every story, interview, panel discussion, and feature added to FederalNewsRadio.com. As a story is posted to the website, it will appear at the top of the News Stream. Never miss a beat with Federal News Radio's News Stream.

Jessie Roberson, Vice Chair, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is calling on the Department of Energy to improve emergency preparedness and response. Its most recent recommendation maps out a series of safety updates at DOE sites. Jessie Roberson is vice chair of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, and a new National Academy of Public Administration fellow. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how she'll bring more than three decades in the nuclear engineering field to the NAPA fellowship.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:43pm EST
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Michael Brown, Vice President of Security Product Management, BlackBerry

The Defense Department is upgrading its military networks to increase its access to different types mobile technology. But many secruity experts say the gold standard for smartphones is still the Blackberry. Michael Brown is vice president of security product management and research for BlackBerry. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the importance of mobile security for federal agencies.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:26pm EST
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Cybersecurity a priority in the HHS OIG 2015 work plan

Cybersecurity will be top of mind in 2015 for the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department. In its work plan for next year, HHS OIG says it will heavily focus on federal oversight policy for medical devices and electronic health records.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:42pm EST

Online Chat: Ask the CIO with FEMA's Adrian Gardner

Adrian Gardner, chief information officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, joined Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around the agency's resilience and security review, mobility, and IT governance, among other topics.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:00pm EST

NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 11:56am EST
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The Taliban winning and losing

The Taliban are able to launch suicide attacks and over-run small villages in remote areas, but when it comes to taking over Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell commander of ISAF and U.S. forces-Afghanistan says the only real success the Taliban have been able to achieve lately is the media war.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 10:54am EST

Thursday federal headlines - November 6, 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, House and Senate appropriators are trying to agree on a 12-part omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2015, the Office of Personnel Management's backlog of retirement claims grows for the first time in three months and President Barack Obama says he'll ask Congress for new war powers to fight Islamic State militants.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 07:41am EST

Agencies should expect more aggressive oversight by GOP-controlled Congress

Experts from both sides of the aisle expect the Senate and House to coordinate investigations and hearings on executive branch programs. The budget and the confirmation processes also will become more difficult.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:49am EST
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Navy is moving its email to the cloud - only questions are how and when

The Navy is testing Microsoft's Office 365 as one potential option for migrating its email users to a cloud-based service. But the cost of securing the system is yet to be determined.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:58am EST
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We're all winners, kinda

If you're consistently right 50 percent of the time, maybe there's a career for you in political punditry, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 02:00am EST

Long term care & the 2014 election

Host Mike Causey interviews Joan Melanson with Long Term Care Partners about the federal long term care program, and Federal Times senior writer Andy Medici will tell us what the election results mean for feds.
November 5, 2014

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:23pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy's top IT acquisition official says he takes it as a given that the Navy will migrate its email services to the cloud. The only question is how. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has details on pilot programs that are designed to provide answers.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:30pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The end of the 2014 election season means new faces in Congress. It could also mean a push to get your agency funded more quickly. David Hawkings is senior editor at Roll Call, and he writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he analyzed the fallout from the midterm election from the front lines.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:27pm EST
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Kevin Downey, Web Content Manager, ICE

A new redesign is complete at ICE.gov. The changes there are deeper than just a new look. Kevin Downey is Web content manager for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why ICE needed a change.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:18pm EST
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Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President, Professional Services Council

To know what the midterm election results will mean for your agency, first you have to figure out who won what. Or in some cases, who lost what. Alan Chvotkin is executive vice president of the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he examined the impact of the elections on federal agencies.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:14pm EST
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Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow for Defense Studies, CSBA

The Republican Party now controls both chambers of Congress. That means some guaranteed new leaders for the Senate's defense committees, but the House of Representatives will see some new leaders of its own defense committees, too. Todd Harrison is Senior Fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted what expect from the new leadership.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:11pm EST
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Surge of retirement claims hits OPM in October

After several months of a declining number of federal employees filing for retirement, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,300 more retirement claims than it expected to for the month of October.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 03:13pm EST

Young and old feds alike struggle with financial choices

Young feds are too passive; older feds too hasty with their retirement savings, according to Greg Long, executive director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. He spoke at a meeting Wednesday of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:59pm EST

Increasing building security may be a problem for FPS, GAO says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said he wants to increase security at federal buildings. But the FPS, the agency responsible for doing so, may not be up to the task. GAO's Mark Goldstein said the FPS has a number of long-standing problems to solve before it can adequately protect anyone.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:46pm EST
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Is Hagel's job secure?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has postponed a trip overseas to Burma and Vietnam. Why did he do that? A defense department official said it was driven by new and significant demands being placed on the Secretary's schedule.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 01:10pm EST
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