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8:21 pm, March 31, 2015

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Hawkings: 'No excuse now' for GOP budget holdups

Now that the smoke is clear from the budget debate with the Homeland Security Department, Congress can look towards raising the debt limit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promises it can happen without the possibility of a shutdown. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained this and other deadlines approaching Capitol Hill over the next few weeks.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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GAO: HealthCare.gov leaders 'managed to deadlines'

The second round of open season on HealthCare.gov went a lot better than the first. But problems still lurk behind the scenes of the website, even with the rapid response team the government and the private sector deployed to get the site back on track. Valerie Melvin is director of information management and technology resource issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she outlined seven recommendations to help CMS fix the lingering issues with the system.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 04:41pm EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

Your agency needs to take a giant leap into the future of shared services if it's serious about saving money. That's according to the Partnership for Pulbic Services, which is tracking the development of the concept since the Reform 88 program three decades ago. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a host of recommendations for future development that come from a recent Shared Services Roundtable.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 04:39pm EDT
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Linda Burger, Technology Transfer Program, Joseph Witt, NSA

Niagarafiles is a new information sharing program from the National Security Agency. But it's not classified, and it's not even the NSA's anymore. The agency has made it open-source so anyone can use it, or change it. It's part of the NSA's Technology Transfer Program. Linda Burger is director of the Technology Transfer Program at the National Security Agency, and Joseph Witt is development lead at NSA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Linda said NSA isn't new to the open-source concept.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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Global conversations with leaders: Dr. Johannes Kopf

What factors contribute to Austria's low rates of unemployment? How does Austria's "dual educational system" factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 11:35am EDT

Obama to announce effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

Obama getting help from local governments and employers to boost high-tech training, hiring

Monday - 03/09/2015, 11:18am EDT

Acting DoD CIO Halvorsen accepts permanent tech chief role

Terry Halvorsen, a former Navy CIO, assumed the role of permanent CIO on Sunday, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:37am 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.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:15am EDT
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Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

The FAA has taken some steps to help protect its air traffic control systems from hackers and cyber criminals. But there's still work to be done. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Some of the weaknesses were new, like identifying and authenticating users. Other date back years. Greg Wilshusen, the director of Information Security Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what the report found.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:12am EDT
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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.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 08:40am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Tighter budgets lead to more cost overruns; Army wraps up listening tour ahead of force stru

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, could a new report finally explain which Pentagon policies tend to lead to cost and schedule growth, and which ones keep programs on track? Plus, why it seems unlikely that Congress will go along with DoD's latest request to close stateside military bases.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:35am EDT

2016's zero calorie COLA?

Former feds and those about to retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some news for you -- both good and bad -- about the impact inflation has on your retirement.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:00am EDT

Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT

The New IP for Federal IT

What is the New IP? It's the old IP reimagined for our modern world, and designed to meet the needs of cloud, mobile, social and big data.

The new IP is both hardware and software….and it has both business and technology benefits.

Sunday - 03/08/2015, 07:43pm EDT

Human capital in the public and private sectors

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of human capital and how the public and private sectors are collaborating.
March 6, 2015

Friday - 03/06/2015, 10:14pm EST
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The nature of cyber intelligence

Lance James, head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte, will discuss the evolution of the cyber intelligence field, and how that is forcing the government and private companies to change how they protect themselves from cyber attacks.
March 6, 2015

Friday - 03/06/2015, 08:28pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: Shutdown averted, Sequestration looms

Bob Tobias, director of business development in the Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, counts down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:48pm EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Your agency's human resources department calls getting married a "life event." Life events can have a big impact on your future retirement plans and the benefits you receive. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she answered questions people are asking about marriage.

Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow for Defense Studies, CSBA

The Defense Department says it will spend about $55 billion in the coming decades on the next-generation long range strike bomber. Fortune magazine says the program could upend the combat jet industry, and the Washington Post reports details about the program are sketchy right now. Todd Harrison is director of defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said we do know a few things about the bomber program.

Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:02pm EST
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Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

Hillary Clinton's email trove to be examined for public release, possible security lapses

Friday - 03/06/2015, 03:46pm EST
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