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9:43 pm, September 18, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Transforming data into smart business analytics

David Rubal, Public Sector Pre-Sales Consulting Manager with Tableau Software, will discuss how his company is helping agencies analyze and process big data.
September 16, 2014

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 08:27pm EDT
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The US military deploys to fight Ebola

The United States is standing up a military command center to fight the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia, Liberia. President Barack Obama said Tuesday the command structure is already in place to direct a major U.S. effort to build clinics, circulate supplies and train health care workers. According to the White House, the effort will involve up to 3,000 troops and more than $500 million in spending.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:34pm EDT

$158.4M facelift gives American History Museum new outlook

At age 50, the National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing, which will add new exhibit space and more interactive elements.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:05pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The IRS is stopping fraud and improper payments, but it's not doing it by gathering new or better data. Rather, the tax agency is using data as a strategy of change. Dean Silverman, senior advisor to the Commissioner for compliance analytics initiatives at the IRS, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how the IRS is going beyond predictive analytics to improve its business outcomes.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is on a path to become unaffordable within the next 10 years. To fix that problem, its leaders say it needs a new strategy that's more predictable, more transparent and more realistic about the budgets it's likely to see in the future. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The new strategic sourcing contract for office supplies at the General Services Administration looks a lot like GSA's Schedule 75 contract for office supplies. It actually looks so familiar, it might just be a rerun. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shed some light on the potential duplication issue with the OS3 contract, and sees some other contracts that could have the exact same duplication problem.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:26pm EDT
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Rear Adm. Joe Vojvodich, Acquisition Programs Director, Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is almost finished unveiling eight new ships at a Navy shipyard in Mississippi. Besides being the most complex ships in service history, the Coast Guard almost had to scrap part of the program because of budget cuts. Rear Adm. Joe Vojvodich is the director of acquisition programs and program executive officer for the Coast Guard. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how the Guard kept the program fully intact.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The House of Representatives might pass a continuing resolution today. The Senate could then vote on a CR as early as tomorrow. That means in just a few days your agency could have some budget certainty. At least until the end of December. Jessica Klement is Legislative Director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared what she sees from the CR process.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Dave Maurer, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, GAO

Your agency has six ways to guarantee good training and skill development for your employees, according to the Government Accountability Office. The Homeland Security Department is doing about half of those. David Maurer is Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how DHS should beef up its training programs.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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Greg Rinckey, Managing Partner, Tully Rinckey

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Navy Yard Shooting. Federal agencies are trying to reform the security clearance process to keep dangerous people out of your office. The Office of Personnel Management is has cancelled its contract with USIS, one of the companies responsible for doing background checks. Greg Rinckey is a managing partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said so far the security clearance reforms are just hollow achievements.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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White House, GSA welcome Round 3 Innovation Fellows

The White House and the General Services Administration select 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on "high-impact" projects.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 10:12am EDT

Al Qaeda suspect faces hearing

On Monday, a military judge overseeing the trial of an accused al Qaeda leader heard arguments about what information can be released during his upcoming trial. The concern is that national security could be jeopardized. The suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, is accused of being a senior al Qaeda commander who conspired to bomb Western forces in Afghanistan and of killing civilians and U.S. soldiers.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 09:47am EDT

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

A half-century later, 2 Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor in White House ceremony

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 08:12am EDT

Tuesday federal headlines - September 16, 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 FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the White House names the third round of Presidential Innovation Fellows, and troops are headed overseas to help battle Ebola.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 07:44am EDT

David Zavada, Partner, Kearney & Company

It's the job of an inspector general to take a critical look at the programs within an agency and point out areas that need improvement. When data is unreliable or inaccessible, that critical oversight suffers, and IGs are forced to do too many routine audits. These are just two of the concerns voiced by IGs in a survey just released by the Association of Government Accountants and Kearney & Company. David Zavada, partner at Kearney & Company, directed the survey and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:42am EDT
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Ed Bersoff and Jonathan Aberman

The government looks far and wide for answers to its most challenging problems. Yesterday, the White House hired 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows from around the country to come in and help. But sometimes, solutions are no farther away than your back yard. A new Virginia non-profit called Tandem NSI aims to link the government with technology entrepreneurs without a lot of red tape. Jonathan Aberman is managing partner of Amplifier Ventures and Ed Bersoff is a veteran in federal contracting. They joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss why the federal government should adopt new technologies.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:41am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army is making strides in professionalizing its cyber workforce. Last week, the service announced a new cyber brigade with the mission of defending its computer networks. The new branch could be up and running by October. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu spoke to Emily Kopp about his Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:39am EDT
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Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory

A British research team aims to prove that 3-D technology could help Homeland Security discover more suspicious activity. Surveillance systems usually rely on 2-D images. Now, a team from England's Centre for Machine Vision is building a system to extract high resolution 3-D video from a distance of several hundred feet. Professor Melvyn Smith is director of the Centre for Machine Vision in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what prompted him to conduct this research.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:36am EDT
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Your link to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney

Don't worry feds, you have more in common with the former "Governator" Arnold Schwarzenegger than you may think, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 02:00am EDT

The new rules of sales and service

Author and marketing strategist David Meerman Scott joins host Mark Amtower to discuss his two recent books.
September 15, 2014

Monday - 09/15/2014, 10:22pm EDT
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