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3:48 pm, September 18, 2014

Federal Drive

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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.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 09:42am EDT
Charlie Allen, Senior Intelligence Advisor, Intelligence and National Security Alliance

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Friday - 05/09/2014, 09:23am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Friday - 05/09/2014, 08:55am EDT
Marco Caceres, Senior Analyst and Director of Space Studies, Teal Group

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Friday - 05/09/2014, 07:18am EDT
Friday Federal Headlines -- May 9, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, ...

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 02:25pm EDT
Video: Want to train like a Navy Seal?

The Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series offers the public a glimpse into the training Navy Seals face by offering obstacle races for different ages and skill levels.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:45pm EDT
Don Mann, Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series

Picture this: the sound of helicopter blades above your head, the encouraging words from the military's toughest soldiers in your ears. This is what happens in the Navy Seal's Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series taking place this summer. You can walk a mile or so in a seal's shoes. Don Mann, chief operating officer of Battlefrog and former member of Seal Team Six, the group that took down Osama Bin Laden, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the race is designed and inspired by Navy Seals.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:31pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department's Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation wants help to make shared services a reality. O-FIT issues two requests for information to industry not long after naming four shared services providers. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on the RFIs and where the initiative is heading next. Read the related story by Jason Miller.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 10:01am EDT
David Swerdlow, incident manager, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A virus has crossed our borders and put health professionals on high alert. Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the United States. Officials say they knew the day would come. They prepared, and they're reacting now. Dr. David Swerdlow, incident manager for CDC, provided details about the CDC's plan of action to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 09:32am EDT
Julie Peeler, director, (ISC) 2 Foundation

The government needs more information security professionals. The USA Cyber Warrior Scholarship program trains veterans to meet the need and is expanding this year. Julie Peeler, director of the (ISC) Foundation, which runs the program explained the details of the program to Federal Drive host Emily Kopp.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 09:19am EDT
Rob Watkins, associate attorney,Tully Rinckey

A lawsuit in Kentucky could force the Veterans Affairs Department to make radical changes to its health care system. A Marine, Cameron Anestis, killed himself after returning from Iraq. His family says he sought a mental health evaluation and treatment at two VA facilities but was turned away. A federal appeals court recently said his wife could sue the VA for negligence. Rob Watkins, a former Air Force lawyer and Veterans Affairs policy analyst now an associate attorney at Tully Rinckey, discussed the case with Federal Drive host Emily Kopp.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 08:15am EDT
Thursday Federal Headlines -- May 8, 2014

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:58pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community, like the rest of government, is coping with a sudden budget decrease. But leaders say they're committed to not repeating the serious workforce mistakes policymakers made during the last budget cut two decades ago, when new hiring ground to a halt. Read the related story by Jared Serbu.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:42am EDT
Julia Phillips, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sandia National Laboratories

Although it dates back to World War II, Sandia National Labs continues to make important contributions to national security today. Sandia's research and development aid the Pentagon in its nuclear mission and civilian agencies in energy, climate and infrastructure security. Julia Phillips, vice president and chief technology officer of Sandia National Laboratories, discussed Sandia's research agenda with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:36am EDT
Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President for Public Sector, TechAmerica

The White House has issued six recommendations for protecting privacy in the era of big data. It's the result of a 90-day review of big data policies and practices. One of the top recommendations was to pass a National Data Breach bill, similar to the cybersecurity bill the administration proposed in 2011. Mike Hettinger, vice president for Public Sector at TechAmerica, gave industry's take on the recommendations to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:30am EDT
Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management, U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service is bracing for a bad wildfire season. Drought and warm weather are a recipe for disaster. But that's not the agency's only issue. Last year it ran out of money to fight fires. It's hampered by old equipment, and replacements seem hard to come by. Tom Harbour, the Forest Service's director of Fire and Aviation Management, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what preventative measures the service is taking.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 08:18am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - May 7, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, EPA asks some employees to return their bonuses, and Rep. Adam Smith wants to keep BRAC alive.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:01pm EDT
Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

The DATA Act is the nation's first legislative mandate for data transparency in nearly five years. It will have a huge impact on financial and performance data. It requires the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to transform federal spending from disconnected documents into open, standardized data, and to publish that data online. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, spoke to Executive Editor Jason Miller at the 2014 Government Performance Summit.

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Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:47am EDT
Lisa Danzig, Office of Management and Budget

Effectiveness is the latest buzzword spreading across the federal performance community. Lisa Danzig is charged with building an effectiveness culture to go with the efficiency focus that has emerged over the last few years. Danzig took over the day-to-day management of governmentwide performance just about two months ago. She is the associate director for personnel and performance at the Office of Management and Budget. Danzig spoke with Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit in Washington.

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Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:36am EDT
Jon Desenberg, Director of Policy, Performance Institute

How do you build a culture of performance and accountability linked to financial realities? That's a question being asked at the Government Performance Summit at the Marriott Metro Center today. Jon Desenberg, director of policy for the Performance Institute, which is hosting the conference, spoke to Executive Editor Jason Miller about how performance standards change with the fiscal climate.

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Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:23am EDT
Relmond Van Daniker, Executive Director, Association of Government Accountants

The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department are designating four shared-service providers for financial management. They will provide core accounting and other services to federal agencies. Relmond Van Daniker, executive director of the Association of Government Accountants, met Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit to discuss the announcement.

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