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9:56 pm, May 24, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Three takeaways from Management of Change 2015

Commentary: One of the major government conferences of the year also could plant the seeds for what government events can be — and should be.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 11:04am 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.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 10:07am EDT
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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.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:50am EDT
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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.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:35am EDT
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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.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 08:35am EDT

OMB initiates FedStat to hone in on mission, management issues

The latest in a long line of data-driven reviews will give agencies a chance to compare themselves internally and externally with similar federal programs. OMB created FedStat as a way to use the data from its back-office benchmarking effort.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:28am EDT
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DoD leader raises an eyebrow over proposed acquisition reforms

Pentagon has concerns with Senate legislation requiring more acquisition authority for military service chiefs and House provision dictating new career paths for uniformed acquisition personnel.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Real victims or self-anointed wimps?

Is fed-bashing, by politicians and the media, worse than ever? Or is life in the federal government so much sweeter than everywhere else, except maybe Wall Street?

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:00am EDT

Big data and Healthcare IT

Niall Brennan, chief data officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services joins host John Gilroy to discuss big data, healthcare analytics, data storage and data curation.
May 19, 2015

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 07:49pm EDT
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Conversation between agencies and industry evolves beyond sequestration

Sequestration and the government shutdown dominated the focus of agency and business leaders in 2013 when Rick Holgate became president of the American Council of Technology. About to step down, he sees a changed landscape.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:36pm EDT
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What can CIO-CS do for you?

Robert Coen, program director of the NIH IT GWAC program, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss how agencies are using the NIH's contract vehicles to meet customer needs.
May 19, 2015

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:30pm EDT
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Bill offers feds $10,000 to report wasteful spending

The newly introduced bill could curb "agency bloat" and the tendency for them to spend frivolously at the end of the year, said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the co-sponsors of the bill.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:20pm EDT

Sharla Rausch, Former Deputy Director, Office of National Labs, DHS

Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson says his agency can't move forward unless it stops talking about low morale. Sharla Rausch, chair of the Women in Homeland Security STEM Committee, is former deputy director of the Office of National Laboratories for DHS. When she was at the agency, she told her colleagues, "It all boils down to people." But in a piece for Security Debrief, she says rearranging a few of those words more accurately describes how federal employees are feeling today — and not in a good way. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose why national security boils down to understanding your employees.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:55pm EDT
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Gary Becker, Chief Economist, Catalyst Partners

The Transportation Security Administration gets more customer complaints on its pre-check screening program as more passengers use it. But the TSA doesn't have a comprehensive policy for releasing that information to the public. Gary Becker, chief economist for Catalyst Partners and former senior economist for the Homeland Security Department's private sector office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the customer service complaint data and what this could mean for TSA.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:50pm EDT
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Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems

The Office of Management and Budget is taking comments now on its guidance for implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. FITARA could be a big landscape change for government IT— for both the government buyers and the industry sellers. Richard Spires, former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service and now chief executive officer at Resilient Network Systems, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why he's positive about FITARA.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:35pm EDT
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David Walker, Senior Strategic Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers

A leadership vacuum may be the biggest holdup to transforming government operations. David Walker, the former Comptroller of the United States, is now with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why political appointees should think of themselves as executive leaders: chief operating officer types -- not just secretaries -- or whatever titles they have.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:19pm EDT
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Controversial agency rule-making bill advances in House

The All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2015 advanced Tuesday in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee along party lines, with some Democrats saying it would add red tape on top of red tape for agencies trying to finalize rules.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:06pm EDT

From bomb-detecting elephants to catfish inspections, new waste books slam agency spending

Agencies are wasting more than $1 billion on duplicative and unnecessary programs, according to two new reports from members of Congress.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 03:44pm EDT
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IGs given power to subpoena former feds, contractors under new bill

Inspectors general would have the power to subpoena former feds and contractors to testify in cases of fraud or waste of more than $100,000, or when criminal activity is suspected.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 02:54pm EDT

State Dept. plans release of Clinton emails by next January

State Dept. proposes releasing portions of 55,000 pages of Clinton emails by next January

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 11:39am EDT
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