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7:28 pm, February 26, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Reality Check: Pay raise vs. take home pay

President Barack Obama released his FY 2016 budget proposal Monday. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it includes some good news and bad news for feds.

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:00am EST

Financial security? Be aware, be concerned and address it!

Certified financial planner Dwayne Jackson, principal at Rembert Pendleton Jackson, answers financial planning questions.
February 2, 2015

Monday - 02/02/2015, 08:32pm EST
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Marketing tips for your small business

Business development expert and consultant Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how marketing has changed over the years and what that means for your company.
February 2, 2015

Monday - 02/02/2015, 07:55pm EST
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DoD: No more sequestration, yes to pension reform and BRAC in budget request

The White House defense budget request is $38 billion over the limits set by sequestration. In an attempt to balance the increased funding, the Pentagon is pursuing pay and benefits reform, and another round of BRAC.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 05:54pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies could get a 2 percent bump for their technology spending accounts in fiscal 2016. But what President Barack Obama's annual budget request to Congress is doing is acknowledging after years small IT increases, it's time to spend more to get bigger long-term savings. Federal News Radio Executive editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose the details on the 2016 IT budget request.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:26pm EST
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Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

The White House budget request for fiscal 2016 is out. The Obama administration is hoping for a future without sequestration, and the Defense Department is defending that concept. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley breaks down the numbers behind the defense spending plan.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:24pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The White House budget request for 2016 is out, and it includes a 1.3 percent pay raise for federal employees. But Congressional Republicans are warning it will be dead on arrival. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about his view of the budget from Capitol Hill.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:21pm EST
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Marie Mak, Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues Director, GAO

Bid shopping is back on the radar screens of agencies across government. Prime contractors usually only do 10 to 40 percent of the work on federal construction projects. The Government Accountability Office says some of their subcontractors are accusing them of manipulating their agreements to pay them less and pocket the difference. Marie Mak, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the GAO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how often prime contractors use bid shopping.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:16pm EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Respect for federal agency leaders continues to fall. The last few Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys say rank-and-file employees don't respect their upper level leaders as much as they used to. Executive Core Qualifications are supposed to help senior executives maintain high leadership standards, but they might be too easy to follow. Bob Tobias, professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, is also a former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about ways to improve the Executive Core Qualifications to build better agency leaders.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:13pm EST
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Roger Zakheim, Counsel, Covington and Burling

President Obama's 2016 budget request for the Defense Department is $38 billion more than the Budget Control Act calls for. He's asking for $534 billion, but any number over $498 billion will trigger sequestration. Roger Zakheim is counsel at Covington and Burling, former general counsel and deputy staff director of the House Armed Services Committee and also former deputy assistant secretary of Defense. In Depth with Francis Rose asked him if the budget is as "dead-on-arrival" as Republicans in Congress make it sound.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:09pm EST
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Linda Springer, Executive Director for Government, Ernst and Young

The drone that accidentally crashed on the White House lawn isn't just changing procedure at the Secret Service. It's making agencies across government think bigger about risk management, according to Linda Springer, executive director for government and public sector at Ernst and Young and former Comptroller at the Office of Management and Budget. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about ways your agency can stay creative when thinking about worst-case scenarios.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:03pm EST
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Five things every federal employee should know about the Obama budget

A 1.3-percent pay raise, reforms to the Senior Executive Service and increased emphasis on employee feedback are just some of the initiatives proposed in President Barack Obama's 2016 budget.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:23pm EST

Highlights of President Obama's 2016 budget

Federal News Radio reporters go inside President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal to bring you the highlights.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 01:42pm EST

Conversations with Authors Series with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller

How do outreach organizations assist government agencies in delivery services? What dynamics lead to effective collaboration between these outreach organizations and government programs? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores Collaboration between Government and Outreach Organizations: A Case Study of the Department of Veterans Affairs with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller on A Special Editor of The Business of Government Hour -- A Conversation with Authors.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 11:27am EST

White House budget breakdown: FY 2016 agency-by-agency funding levels

Federal News Radio provides a quick, agency-by-agency overview of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 11:12am EST

Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, National Nuclear Security Administration

Grants worth $25 million over five years will offer students at minority centered schools access to cybersecurity education. Provided by the Energy Department, the program will create a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 historically black colleges and universities. It's designed to adapt as workforce needs evolve. Doctor Dimitri Kusnezov is chief scientist and director of the Office of Science and Policy at the National Nuclear Security Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the grant.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:59am EST
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Randolph Alles, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine

Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit says Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don't meet flight goals, and CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. The agency, however, disputes those findings. For the management side of the story, Randolph "Tex" Alles, assistant commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine at CBP, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive. His first bone to pick concerned how long the drones are supposed to be in the air.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:57am EST
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Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

The Defense Department is starting a new long-range research and development initiative. It's intended to deliver technologies capable of providing the next generation of dominance on the battlefield. A similar initiative in the 1970s resulted in the creation of technology offsets like smart munitions and stealth aircraft. Stephen Welby is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained what separates this initiative from the department's existing R&D testing.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:53am EST
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IT budget request rises to $86B, including $105M for digital services

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for additional funding to set up digital services offices in the 25 largest agencies and create idea labs to promote employee innovation.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:09am EST
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Monday federal headlines - February 2, 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, President Barack Obama sends his 2016 budget proposal to Congress today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to release data on physician payment records each year and two Republican senators introduce a bill to limit the number of senior executives in the Veterans Affairs Department eligible for bonuses.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 08:55am EST
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