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In Depth

Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features daily interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 4 to 7 p.m. or download his archived interviews below.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:25pm EST
Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The 113th Congress is on pace to be one of the least productive in history, according to the Pew Research Center. When Republicans take over the Senate in January, they'll deal with President Barack Obama entering his lame duck years. Jessica Klement is Legislative Director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared legislation that helps federal employees she'll try to push through the political standoff.


Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:20pm EST
John Salamone, Vice President, FMP Consulting

A renewed focus on customer service is at the heart of the massive re-org at the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Bob McDonald says the agency will hire a Chief Customer Service Officer. John Salamone is vice president for FMP Consulting, and former Executive Director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. He's bringing his workforce management experience and knowledge to the National Academy of Public Administration as one of their new fellows. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared advice on how the VA can successfully deliver its promise for better customer service.


Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:06pm EST
Dr. Michael Matthews, Professor, US Military Academy

The study of the psychology of the enemy, and one's own force and strategy, is becoming increasingly critical because of the new kinds of threats the country faces. One expert in that field suggests a psychological surge is necessary for the U.S. military to succeed in the future. Dr. Michael Matthews is an engineering psychology professor at the U.S. Military Academy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why some people are wrong to consider the term "war psychology" an oxymoron.


Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:39am EST
Tuesday federal headlines - November 11, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, more details emerge about the VA's restructuring, PTO employees face allegations of telework abuse and fraud, hackers broke into the USPS systems and compromised data on 800,000 employees and more.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 05:14pm EST
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is coming back to Washington tonight after the mid term elections. But it's not the new Congress -- it's the same Congress that was here before the election, the same one that left your agency's budget on hold. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and host of the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the work the House and Senate appropriations Committees are doing to get ready to fund your agency for the rest of fiscal 2015.


Monday - 11/10/2014, 05:11pm EST
Chris Mihm, Managing Director for Strategic Issues, GAO

The federal government is supposed to be four years into an effort to inventory all the programs it runs. But that effort hasn't made it very far. The inventory is a requirement of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. Chris Mihm is managing director of Strategic Issues at GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared recommendations to help OMB find duplicative programs to cut.


Monday - 11/10/2014, 05:06pm EST
Simon Szykman, Chief Technology Officer for Federal, Attain

An effort to bring 12 bureau-level IT operations under one umbrella continues at the Commerce Department. Former Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman started that effort. He's now the Chief Technology Officer for Federal at Attain. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the agency still has a way to go to call its consolidation effort a success story.


Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:39pm EST
Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Videos and simulations are just some of the innovative tools the Hubert Project at the University of Minnesota places in the hands of futue public sector leaders. Eric Schwartz is Dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a new National Academy of Public Administration fellow. He's also former assistant secretary of State for population, refugees and migration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Schwartz explained how to train the next public affairs leaders at your agency.


Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:30pm EST
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Information on more than 800,000 current and former employees of the Postal Service is now in the hands of hackers. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says there's no evidence anyone has used the information improperly. The Postal Service Inspector General's Office learned about the attack in September, but employees only heard the details today. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what we know right now.


Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:04am EST
Monday federal headlines - November 10, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the VA considers disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees, the AP reports that employees and contractors are responsible for at least half of federal cyber attacks and Open Season begins today, allowing federal employees to change their health, dental or vision insurance.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:53pm EST
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

October 2014 may go down in history as the start of the federal retirement tsunami. The Office of Personnel Management's backlog of claims grew by about 1,500, for a total of a little more than 14,000 claims. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley asked senior correspondent Mike Causey if this is really the start to the dreaded retirement tsunami.


Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:50pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

2017 is the hopeful start date for the Navy and Marine Corps to integrate their public Internet connections into a shared cybersecurity architecture. But the maritime services say they still have some unanswered questions about who pays for what. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about what's underway in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.


Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:46pm EST
Tom Shoop, Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive magazine

The big post-election question in Washington is: "How will the divided government move forward and avoid gridlock?" The results of the election may mean something different for agencies than they mean for political pundits. Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine, was on In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about what comes next.


Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:39pm EST
Kevin Mahoney, Chief Human Capital Officer, Commerce Department

Breaking down silos within agencies and across agencies is one of the goals of the new President's Management Agenda from the White House and the Office of Management and Budget. One of the keys to breaking down silos, according to experts in leadership and management, is communication. Kevin Mahoney, Chief Human Capital Officer of the Commerce Department, was on a panel Federal News Radio's Francis Rose moderated at the Executive Leadership Conference last week. Mahoney talked about the theme of communication among C-level executives on In Depth with Francis Rose.


Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:15pm EST
Federal News Countdown: A simple track, aggressive oversight

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, counted down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 08:16am EST
Friday federal headlines - November 7, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the inspector general says a Justice Department student hiring program was marred by nepotism, GAO says the FDA needs to be more thorough in how it samples imported food for pesticide testing and Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says wait times at VA hospitals are down 18 percent since May.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 06:56am EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald's goal is straightforward: rebuild the trust in the VA. In his first 100 days as secretary, McDonald met with dozens of employees, lawmakers and other key stakeholders to both listen and understand how best to do that. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the steps McDonald has taken and plans to take.


Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:57pm EST
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Contractors are looking for new approaches for reaching out to your agency. Some out-of-the-box business opportunities may make a big difference to your bottom line. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared some thoughts about three of those business opportunities.


Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:43pm EST
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, 04:26pm EST
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.


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