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2:13 am, May 28, 2015

Federal Drive

Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.

Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 03:38am EDT
Thomas Stanton, President, AFERM

Risk management is what you do when there's not enough people and money to take care of all the issues that could derail your program. In other words, it's something everyone needs to do. Easy to say, but for many federal managers, a lot harder to do. IBM's Thomas Stanton, president of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some insight on how to boost your risk management skills.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 10:07am EDT
Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

This afternoon, Rep. Darrell Issa (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that will change the way financial regulatory agencies go about their work. The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 would modernize the process of financial regulatory reporting, and force all nine major financial regulators to adopt open data formats for everything they collect. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the bill's implications and importance.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:50am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department survived it, and so will you. But you can't avoid it. By June 15, every large agency will go through the new FedStat process as part of its fiscal 2017 budget development. The Office of Management and Budget kicked off its latest data-driven review with Treasury earlier this week. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on what agencies should expect when they enter the Fed-STAT review chamber.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:35am EDT
Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH

The Partnership for Public Service has announced the 30 finalists for this year's Service to America Medals (SAMI). Among them is Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease at the National Institutes of Health. He and his team developed the first effective drug treatment for sickle cell disease something that's resisted cures for decades. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review his work.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 08:35am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - May 20, 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, a bill approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would let inspectors general subpoena former federal employees and federal contractors, a Virginia congressman wants the TSP to have a new fund devoted to companies with women in positions of leadership and the Senate passes a bill to clarify how Border Patrol agents get paid.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:49am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The hopes and expectations for Homeland Security's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program haven't diminished as the cyber program has rolled out over the past year. Nothing has stymied the program. But two recent agency procurements indicate people are tired of waiting. Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about this, among other topics, in his bi-weekly feature "Inside the Reporter's Notebook." He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on CDM's progress.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:39am EDT
Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

Despite significant investments in cybersecurity, the government's current state of readiness leaves a lot to be desired. That's according to security managers themselves, responding to the latest survey from ISC2. Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for the National Capital Region of ISC2, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the Global Information Security Workforce Study.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:05am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - May 19, 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 House passes six bills related to veterans, a new bill in the House seeks to bring down the government's costs for employees' prescription drug benefits and with lots of federal leases expiring, Congress sees a chance at reining in the dollars spent on office space.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:00am EDT
Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service

Forest Service researchers expect 2015 to continue the trend of above average fire activity. That's according to testimony Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently delivered to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. That forecast means the Forest Service's costs could exceed one billion dollars. Chief Tidwell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how his service is preparing for a long, hot summer.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:55am EDT
John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Merit System Protection Board's new report on due process doesn't just talk to federal employees. It says a lot to managers. The report covers how agencies can handle adverse personnel situations, and what kind of constitutional protections employees enjoy. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to highlight the managerial impact.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:54am EDT
Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated senior officers to lead the Army and Navy. He recommends Adm. John Richardson to be the next chief of Naval operations, and Gen. Mark Milley to be the Army's next chief of staff. Both now face Senate confirmation. What sorts of challenges will they face atop these military branches? Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

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Monday - 05/18/2015, 10:43am EDT
Nancy Lindborg, President, U.S. Institute of Peace

It's a small agency of only 300 people. But it has big ambitions preventing, mitigating and resolving violent conflicts around the world. Most people know the U.S. Institute of Peace by the unusual architecture of its building, not far from the State Department. Nancy Lindborg is the new president of the Institute. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the agency and its mission.

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Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

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Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:06am EDT
Monday federal headlines - May 18, 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 Veterans Affairs Department launches five challenges, records management is something agencies have to be told to do and the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction finds there's still a chance to leave that country with a functioning civil airspace system.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:00am EDT
Edwin Fountain, Vice Chair, World War I Centennial Commission

In the pantheon of major memorials in Washington, there's a big one missing: World War I. The centennial celebration of the end of the Great War is less than three years away. But the WWI Centennial Commission opens a design competition later this week. It's looking for a plan to fit well in D.C.'s Pershing Park. Edwin Fountain, the vice chair of the Centennial Commission, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the competition.

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Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:32am EDT
Federal employees have property rights to their jobs, even the ones you want to fire

Commentary: Career federal (and other public) employees have a property interest in their jobs. It's a major distinction with the private sector. It's a long established fact. But when's the last time you heard it stated, asks Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:07am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to overhaul the military's compensation system, shifting it slightly away from a defined benefit structure. The committee would also add a government-matched investment plan similar to a 401k. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the vote puts both the House and Senate on the same page. But the White House is still studying the issue.

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Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:59am EDT
Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com

President Obama is planning a one percent pay raise for federal employees next year. So don't go out and put a down payment on that new Lexus just yet. One percent? The House Progressive Caucus says phooey. It's proposing a 4 percent raise, and has garnered support of a few other members. Wishful thinking or a real possibility? Managing Editor Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to shares some of your thoughts.

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Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:57am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy Department isn't making as much progress on data center consolidation and moving to the cloud as the brass want it to. So it's moving both initiatives, consolidation and cloud under a new owner, and training some big guns on those who are standing in the way. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how the Navy wants to kick-start its data center and cloud efforts.

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Friday - 05/15/2015, 09:13am EDT
Friday federal headlines - May 15, 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,

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