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3:51 am, September 19, 2014

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.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 05:46pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The end of this fiscal year is the deadline OPM Director Katherine Archuleta has set for getting phased retirement in place for Federal employees. The concept has been around for a couple years, but Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks people who criticize OPM for taking too long to get the program going might have expectations that are too high.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 06:05pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief information officers are adjusting well to the new normal of their technology budgets. But it doesn't mean they are successfully shifting money to modernization and innovation initiatives quite yet. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joins us with what CIOs say are their biggest challenges and concerns in a new TechAmerica and Grant Thornton survey. Read Jason's related story.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 06:01pm EDT
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, of Government Executive Magazine

A huge element is missing this year from the Presidential Rank Awards. Tom Shoop, editor in chief at Goverment Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how this year's awards are different this time around.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 05:58pm EDT
Phil Carter, Center for a New American Security

Eighteen more people are dead after they were left off the official waiting list for health care at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. The VA Inspector General will investigate to see if long wait times caused the deaths. Phil Carter, senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, writes about six ways to reform the VA healthcare system and restore public trust in Slate.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 05:28pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Performance lies and the CIO puzzle

Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute and Mark Forman of TASC count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:05pm EDT
Hussain's forensic accounting helps SEC crack securities fraud cases

The Partnership for Public Service named Sofia Hussain, a forensic account with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as a finalist for the 2014 Call to Service Medal.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 03:51pm EDT
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedRAMP compliance results months away, OMB's word of the year: Effectiveness

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 09:48am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Data Aggregation Working Group, or DAWG, will deliver both plans and tools later this year to change the way agencies review and share terrorism information. DAWG members hope the reference architecture, as the plan is called, will give law enforcement and intelligence community agencies a new path toward understanding the full threat picture. Dirk Rankin is the chief technology officer for the National Counterterrorism Center and the co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. Paul Reynolds is the other co-chairman. In part two of their interview, they tell executive editor Jason Miller about the DAWG's role in creating a secure information sharing environment. Read Jason's related article.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:45pm EDT
Michael Vickers, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence

Strong intelligence is now the first priority of national security policy, according to Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers. He talks about the intersection of intelligence gathering and national security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He says the phrase intelligence is our first line of defense isn't just an old cliché anymore.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:40pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community is moving from "connect-the-dots" to sharing some or all of the picture created by connecting those dots. As part of this effort, a working group is creating data standards to ease the burden of understanding the picture the dots created. Dirk Rankin is the chief technology officer for the National Counterterrorism Center and the co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. Paul Reynolds is the other co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about the progress the DAWG is making.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:27pm EDT
Todd Zinser, Inspector General, Commerce Department

The Census Bureau is doing a good job following directions as it prepares for the 2020 census in the face of mandatory budget cuts the past two years. Todd Zinser is Inspector General of the Commerce Department. He's looking at how closely the Census Bureau is following its financial guidance for absorbing the cuts and preparing for 2020 and can still see some room to improve.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:19pm EDT
Sofia Hussain, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Busting fraudsters in financial services is protecting hundreds of millions of dollars from fraud. Sofia Hussain, senior forensic accountant in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is a Service to America award finalist in the Call to Service category and a critical part of the SEC's effort to protect American investors. View a gallery of Service to America finalists. Also, read a Q&A with Sofia Hussain.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:09pm EDT
Ron Schechter & Kristen Ittig, Arnold and Porter, LLP

More contractors than ever are losing their government business to suspension and debarment. The Government Accountability Office reports even agencies that don't have much history of suspensions and debarments filed 14 times more cases since 2010. Ron Schechter and Kristen Ittig, partners at Arnold and Porter, are looking at the rising trend of suspension and debarment cases and what it means for contractors doing business with federal agencies.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT
Barry Pavel, Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Both the Pentagon and Congress are missing a critical piece of national security strategy in the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. Barry Pavel, vice president of the Atlantic Council and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. Barry writes policymakers need to consider a formal strategy to address the power of the individual.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:28pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are unhappy with the limitations under the new Pathways internship program. The program is two years into its existence and agency use of Pathways is underwhelming. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on why some are saying Pathways needs to be fixed.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:16pm EDT
Elaine Duke, Principal, Elaine Duke and Associates, LLC

The Homeland Security Department needs more budget clarity to fix a broken acquisition portfolio. Elaine Duke is former undersecretary of management at the Homeland Security Department. She's now principal of Elaine Duke and Associates. She's looking at how DHS can try to stabilize its funding levels. The Government Accountability Office says more than half the major acquisition projects at DHS are experiencing schedule delays and cost overruns because of sequestration, the shutdown and continuing resolutions during the past two years.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 05:49pm EDT
Executive Suite: Kay Clarey, Department of Justice

Kay Clarey, a former program manager with the Department of Justice, was Francis Rose's guest on Executive Suite.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 05:37pm EDT
Larry Allen, Vice President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The end-of-year rush for business will be here soon, and you may be missing out on a chance to grab more of that business for your company. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, gives In Depth with Francis Rose a crazy tip he's promoting in the Week Ahead newsletter this week.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 05:34pm EDT
Janet Kopenhaver, Federally Employed Women

Women in the Federal government have a tool to help them move up the leadership chain and contribute more to their agency's mission too. The Federal Women's Program has been around for over four decades, but its impact is receding for several reasons. Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative for Federally Employed Women, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the program is so important.

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Monday - 06/02/2014, 06:23pm EDT
Asif Khan, Director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues, GAO

The Army is headed toward a Sept. 30 deadline to have a Statement of Budgetary Resources ready. Meeting that deadline is critical towards the Defense Department's goal of achieving full audit readiness by fiscal 2017. Asif Khan, director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues at the Government Accountability Office, told In Depth with Francis Rose the Army is showing some important progress to meeting this year's benchmark.

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