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1:11 pm, May 30, 2015

Federal Drive

Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.

Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:11am EDT
Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The debate over the defense budget needs some fresh ideas. That's according to Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government. He says too much attention is focused on cutting costs. Instead, the priority should be ensuring the military is buying the right things in the first place. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain further.

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Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:10am EDT
Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Pre-judging an opponent is a sure path to making a mistake in contract negotiating. That's according to Tim Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn. He's also authored the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the 10th and final commandment: You shall not stereotype your opponent. That's one of the biggest mistakes a contractor can make.

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Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:08am EDT
Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Last year was a record-setting one for the National Park Service, with visitation at an all time high. More than 290 million people traipsed through the National Parks last year the highest total since 1987. And with 2016 marking the parks' centennial celebration, that number might rise. How is the Park Service coping with all the wear and tear? Jonathan Jarvis, the 18th director of the National Park Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the parks, and the new push to attract visitors.

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Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:06am EDT
Bobby Smart, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Air Force

Military contractor requirements seem simple enough: Get the right material to the right location on time. Some contractors are better at it than others. It's true that you get what you measure, which is why the military branches have the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). They use it to create an incentive program to spur on suppliers. Bobby Smart, the Air Force's deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition Integration, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the system works.

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Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:03am EDT
Mike Sullivan, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

The Defense Department couldn't provide reliable data on many of its current Acquisition Category II and III programs. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Those programs include everything from a multi-billion dollar radar modernization program to soldier clothing. Mike Sullivan, the director of acquisition and sourcing management at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

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Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 08:51am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - March 11, 2015

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,a bipartisan bill would build on programs to reduce veteran homelessness; the American Civil Liberties Union, Wikipedia and eight other groups are suing the National Security Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives backs off a plan to block a popular type of ammunition

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 06:20am EDT
David Mader, Controller, Office of Management and Budget

After a few years of declines, the government's improper payment rate jumped 14 percent in 2014. The Government Accountability Office said the increase came from major programs including Medicare fee for service, Medicaid, the earned income tax credit, unemployment insurance and supplemental security income. David Mader is the White House controller. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told Executive Editor Jason Miller about some new steps to move the needle in the right direction.

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Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:16am EDT
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Managers across the federal government know they have a big challenge when it comes to recruiting and maintaining a workforce of the future. A good one, that is. So, the Office of Personnel Management is going back to the basics in order to get the job done. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a look inside OPM's latest strategy.

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Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:51am EDT
Steve Jurczyk, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA

Last Monday was the first day on the job for Steve Jurczyk. He was recently appointed as the associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA. He served as the deputy center director before this new assignment. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what the center does, and what he hopes it will accomplish under his tenure.

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Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:50am EDT
John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Ever since the Veterans Affairs scheduling scandal broke, Congress has been heckling the department to fire more people. Robespierre might have resorted to the guillotine to secure the French Revolution. But is simply rolling heads the best strategy for getting the performance you want from your staff? John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with why firing is just one small piece of the performance puzzle.

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Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:32am EDT
Sean Moulton, Center for Effective Government

Fifteen agencies receive the bulk of Freedom of Information Act Requests each year. In fact, they account for 90 percent of requests made to the federal government over the last two years. The Center for Effective Government has evaluated their performance in three areas: The agency's FOIA rules, its FOIA website, and how quickly and completely it handles FOIA requests. Sean Moulton is director of open government policy at the Center for Effective Government. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the 2015 Access to Information Scorecard.

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Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:31am EDT
Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Dept.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently revealed the 19 members of the department's new Commerce Data Advisory Council (C-DAC). The council will help guide the department's data strategy aimed at helping it work smarter and more efficiently, and how it deploys data for public use. Mark Doms, the under secretary for Economic Affairs, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the council and what it will do.

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Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:27am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - March 10, 2015

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, a group of Iraqis has launched a lawsuit against the State and Homeland Security Departments, auditors say the Census Bureau has miscalculated timelines and costs to make the 2020 census Internet-ready and the FBI has upped the reward for a missing former agent.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:15am EDT
Karl Kurz, Defense Collaboration Services, DISA

A new secure online collaboration tool is up and running at the Defense Department. The open source solution enables access card users to chat, message and conference securely with others around the world. Karl Kurz is the program manager for Defense Collaboration Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about the new tool and what came before it.

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Monday - 03/09/2015, 08:40am EDT
Monday federal headlines - March 9, 2015

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, if you worked without getting paid on time during the 2013 government shutdown, watch your inbox today, CIA director John Brennan has unveiled a plan to rebuild how the agency does business and Megan Brennan is sworn in as the first female postmaster general.

Friday - 03/06/2015, 11:35am EST
David Mader, Controller, Office of Management and Budget

David Mader came back for a second tour of duty in government to work on some of the most pressing federal financial management issues. As the Office of Management and Budget's Controller, his priorities span more than just money, but also technology and acquisition. In his first broadcast interview since returning to government last year, Mader joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and told executive editor Jason Miller about his vision for finally getting one money-saving effort right federal shared services.

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Friday - 03/06/2015, 11:35am EST
Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

We've heard lots of ideas lately on how to fix the problems with the Senior Executive Service. But what would the SES look like if the government wiped it out and started over? Federal News Radio examined this issue in our special report, Fixing the SES. Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay some of your comments.

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Friday - 03/06/2015, 09:47am EST
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Federal officials routinely cite the fact that they're dealing with taxpayer dollars. Well, what if 90 percent of America didn't pay income tax? The Progressive Consumption Tax Act is a proposal to completely overhaul the tax system. By taxing purchases instead of income, it's designed to encourage savings. But what could the effect be on federal revenues? In the Congressional Spotlight on the Federal Drive, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) walked Tom Temin through his bill.

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Friday - 03/06/2015, 09:46am EST
Terri McAllister, Research Structural Engineer, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently awarded Colorado State University $20 million toward establishing the Community Resilience Center of Excellence. When it's up and running, the center will help local governments decide how to best prepare for, and recover from, extreme weather or other disasters. Terri McAllister, a research structural engineer at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the center.

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Friday - 03/06/2015, 08:28am EST
Friday federal headlines - March 6, 2015

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, a military appeals court officially recognizes Chelsea Manning as a woman, the Defense Department has added a social media expert to the team and the Office of Personnel Management's retirement backlog has reached its highest number in more than a year.

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