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Federal News Radio News Stream

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Wednesday federal headlines - April 29, 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, the President nominates the vice commandant of the Coast Guard to be the next TSA administrator, a long-term veteran of intelligence community technology has retired from government and even before it's debated, the House version of 2016 Defense spending draws fire from the White House.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 08:47am EDT

Military services cite advances in credentialing members for civilian jobs

An early series of pilot programs to translate military skills to private-sector credentials has blossomed into hundreds of projects across the military services, officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 04:16am EDT

GSA to push vendors for more data on schedule price variances

The Federal Acquisition Service is launching the Competitive Pricing initiative. GSA is sending letters to vendors to figure out why there are price differences among the same or similar products and services.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:57am EDT
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Shall I go or shall I stay now?

What advice might a federal geezer or geezerette have for today's young civil servant? What would they tell agencies to do to keep those young feds around longer?

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:00am EDT

Mentoring helps young feds answer the question, 'What's next?'

When young federal employees reach the mid-to-upper echelons of their government careers quickly, they often question whether there is room to move up. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Federal News Radio examines a mentoring program created by Young Government Leaders and the Senior Executives Association to help aspiring leaders develop long-term federal careers.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 02:21am EDT
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White House slams GOP defense budget

The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to changes in weapons systems.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 12:00am EDT

Open source in the federal government

Andrew Hoppin, president of NuCivic, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how federal IT employees can use open source to achieve their agency's goals.
April 28, 2015

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 08:35pm EDT
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The world of bid protests

Jason Carey and Luke Meier from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, join host Roger Waldron to discuss the uptick in bid protests and what that means for government and industry.
April 28, 2015

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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Obama nominates No. 2 at Coast Guard to run TSA

President Barack Obama nominated the U.S. Coast Guard's second-in-command on Tuesday to run the Transportation Security Administration, tasking Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger with keeping passengers safe amid increasingly complex threats from the Middle East and beyond.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 06:40pm EDT

Intelligence community CIO retiring

Al Tarasiuk, the chief information officer of the intelligence community, is retiring today after more than 28 years in government.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 05:14pm EDT

Chris Cummiskey, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, GW University

Landing a gyrocopter outside U.S. Capitol building to send a message is a felony. But the postal worker who did that also did federal agencies a big favor. That's according to Chris Cummisky, a senior fellow for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, and former acting under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the gyrocopter incident presents an opportunity for federal agencies to improve their risk management strategies.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, John Salamone and Ron Sanders

The Office of Personnel Management reports March was the fifth month in a row they got fewer retirement claims than they expected to. The retirement wave that federal agencies and outside observers predicted, starting in the late 1990s, has never happened. In fact, the federal workforce gets older every year. That's the focus of our special report "The Reverse Retirement Wave: Planning for a Workforce that's Aging in Place." Three Federal human capital experts joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about the results of the survey: Jeff Neal of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security; John Salamone of FMP Consulting, and former Executive Director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at the Office of Personnel Management; and Ron Sanders of Booz Allen, and former CHCO at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 04:21pm EDT
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

Capitol Hill Buzz: Homeless Senate worker prompts push for higher pay on Capitol Hill

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 12:18pm EDT

CMS, SSA evacuating Baltimore offices

The Baltimore offices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be closing early today. Social Security Administration also will be evacuating its Baltimore headquarters.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 11:43am EDT

Tuesday federal headlines - April 28, 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, the Architect of the Capitol has a new project on his plate, an inspector general finds Army families' sensitive information may be at risk and the Social Security Administration wants to make customer service, employees and innovation some of its top priorities.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 09:11am EDT

Rob Coen, Director, IT Acquisition and Assessment Center, NIH

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a new governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC). The $20 billion contract, Chief Information Officers-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS) was divided among 65 total companies. It'll help provide the entire federal government with IT solutions. Rob Coen is the director of the agency's IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to further examine the GWAC.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 09:07am EDT
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Kenneth Myers, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is beefing up its nuclear support mission to meet the expectations of DoD's 2014 Nuclear Enterprise Review. A new nuke-focused directorate will tackle oversight, investment, personnel and training, as recommended in the review. Director Kenneth Myers announced the directorate last week at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. It'll be fully operational in just a few days. On the Federal Drive, Myers told Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson why a nuclear directorate is needed.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 09:05am EDT
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John Roth, Inspector General, Homeland Security

The politics that surround illegal immigration are thorny, but so are the logistics. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general has chastised the department for sending detainees home on nearly empty flights and failing to record critical information about those detainees, like whether or not they belong to gangs. IG John Roth says the department could have saved more than $40 million through better planning. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer a solution.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 09:01am EDT
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OMB set to release draft FITARA guidance this week

The Office of Management and Budget issued a notice in the Federal Register saying it plans to issue draft guidance to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITAR) for public comment in the coming few days.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 05:13am EDT

Time to start planning new retirement reality

The so-called "retirement wave" isn't coming. But a dramatically different workforce challenge is coming fast.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 04:49am EDT
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