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7:50 am, April 20, 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.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:39pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's in the very early stages of creating a "3.0" version of its ongoing Better Buying Power initiative. There's nothing on paper yet, but Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, the new version will focus on making sure the U.S. military doesn't fall behind on technological superiority. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:27pm EDT
Janet Kopenhaver, Federally Employed Women

The Federal-Postal Coalition is launching a campaign to attract new federal employees that are still in elementary school. Janet Kopenhaver, the Washington representative for Federally Employed Women, explains to In Depth with Francis Rose how the Coalition is marketing agency positions that people dream of having starting when they're little kids.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:54pm EDT
Glenn Haggstrom, Chief Acquisition Officer, Veterans Affairs Department

With a budget in place for the rest of the fiscal year and a topline in place that makes most people think 2015 will be a lot like 2014, agencies are getting back to long-term planning and priority setting. One of the areas the Department of Veterans Affairs is setting its priorities for...is acquisition. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction and acting chief acquisition officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, told In Depth with Francis Rose one of his major acquisition priorities for 2014 has actually been around for a while.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:43am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget makes a second attempt to move agencies to financial management shared services. The agency faces stubborn obstacles: lack of competition, the uncertainty of whether the federal providers are able to handle the increase in business and how to best ensure agencies are satisfied with its services. But OMB believes the second time around will be different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing challenges. In part one of his special series, Shared Services Revisited, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller looks at whether unanswered questions would doom shared services again. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:15pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Hitting a July 4th deadline for your agency's budget bill is getting tighter because Congress isn't going to be around much between now and then. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the hearing and markup list is long this week.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:11pm EDT
Chris Hill, Host, Motley Fool Monday

The fight over your benefits continues on Capitol Hill as Congress sorts out the FY 2015 budget. Your Thrift Savings Plan isn't likely to change much though and that's a good thing. Chris Hill, host of Motley Fool Money, sits down with In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about your TSP account, companies that are heavy players in the federal space and the Michael Lewis controversy.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:45am EDT
Philip Hart Cullom, Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics

The Navy continues to change the way it thinks about energy consumption. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recently outlined several energy goals for the next six years. They include reducing petroleum used afloat and increasing alternative energy use ashore. Much of the responsibility for that plan falls to Vice Admiral Philip Hart Cullom, the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics. He spoke with Federal Drive Host Emily Kopp at the Sea Air Space Exposition. View photos and listen to more of our interviews from the expo.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:39am EDT
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief, Naval Operations

On any given day, the Department of the Navy is the size of the largest two or three companies in the United States. With hundreds of thousands of people and a network of installations and other assets worldwide, it's a real challenge to manage. Right now, that job falls to Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of Naval Operations. He spoke with Federal Drive co-host Emily Kopp at the Sea Air Space Exposition. View photos and listen to more of our interviews from the expo.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:34am EDT
Jared Serbu, Defense Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is long overdue to move away from its legacy network known as the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet. Now, brass says it intends to move its enterprise IT network onto its new contract, known as NGEN, by the end of September. Listen to Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu's audio report or read Jared's related article .

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:39pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Calls for changes to federal pay usually revolve around how much you make versus the private sector. But Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about the differences between feds doing the same jobs in different parts of the country in his column today. Mike used the opening of a joke as the title of his column: "A GS-15 walks into a bar: The bartender says why the long face?" But Francis Rose asked him, what's the punch line?

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:37pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

After a long series of delays, the Navy says it fully intends to move its massive enterprise IT network onto a new contract known as NGEN by the end of September. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:33pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

The Thrift Savings Plan is unrolling a "Take Five for Your Future" initiative to help you understand your TSP options better. It's using the number five to drive home advice on agency contributions, from the five life cycle funds to how long it takes to start planning your financial future. The TSP even has a video to try to make the learning curve extra smooth. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, filled in Francis Rose on In Depth.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:10pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: CBP tech acquisition, Two week budget blitz

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, and Jeff Kock, independent consultant at MindPetal Software Solutions, joined Francis Rose to count down the week's top stories on Federal News Countdown.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:03pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs Committee members are no longer asking the Veterans Affairs Department to improve their cybersecurity. They want to tell them how to do it. A new bill introduced Wednesday would be among the most perspective cyber bills that any agency has seen in almost a decade. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. In Depth with details on the bill and reaction to it. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:02pm EDT
Phillip Carter, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security

The Defense Department says it's creating a profile of the Fort Hood shooter to understand his motives. Intense media coverage is producing a wide variety of theories. But that outside speculation could be undermining an opportunity for DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs to better protect employees from future tragedies. Phillip Carter, senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI and inspectors general from EPA and GSA are investigating an 18-month scam targeting vendors on the GSA schedule. The bad actors are spoofing federal employee emails to buy toner cartridges with stolen credit cards. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to provide details about the scam and information about how you should protect yourself. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:59pm EDT
Lee Dougherty, partner, Fluet, Huber and Hoang

Small businesses don't have to stay small to qualify for small business work, according to a decision from the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. The decision sets a precedent for size rules for government contractors. Lee Dougherty, a partner at Fluet, Huber and Hoang, was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:53pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

About 70 percent of federal employees are against introducing a performance-based system for calculating pay raises, according to the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But that's one of the proposals from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton in their plan to reform the General Schedule system. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, gave his ideas for reforming GS pay scales on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:41pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department has just made a pretty significant change to the way it's going to buy products and services from GSA's schedules program. Instead of relying on GSA's determination that the government's already getting a good deal from the vendors in the program, the new rules appear to require DoD's own contracting officers to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to talk about that change.

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Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:09pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Your agency faces a deadline to implement the current set of cloud security standards. But the next version is already under development. The General Services Administration, and the Defense and Homeland Security departments are kicking off FedRAMP standards 2.0 by incorporating new NIST standards. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller offers details on this effort.

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