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4:13 pm, May 27, 2015

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.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:49pm EDT
Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

Defense Secretary Ash Carter looks to Silicon Valley for help with its new cyber strategy. But Carter doesn't have too much time to get the partnership off the ground before the Obama administration leaves and another one takes its place. Steve Grundman, George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council and former deputy defense undersecretary for industrial affairs and installations, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why Carter should focus on the wins he can earn now.

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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,

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:20pm EDT
Jean C. Zenklusen, Cancer Genome Atlas Program, NCI

Doctors and scientists know more about diagnosing and treating cancer than ever before, thanks to the discoveries of the Cancer Genome Atlas. The atlas maps genetic mutations of 33 different cancers and collects more than 11,000 specimens. Jean Claude Zenklusen is director of the Cancer Genome Atlas Program Office at the National Cancer Institute. He and his colleague, Carolyn Hutter of the National Human Genome Research Institute, are Service to America medal finalists in the Science and Environment category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explains what the atlas entails.

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Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:11pm EDT
Rob Burton, Partner, Venable

Your agency's program managers could soon have new guidelines, training and recruitment policies. Reps. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) introduce the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act. It organizes a council with senior leaders in the Office of Management and Budget to set new standards for program managers. It also designates one senior executive in each agency as the Program Management Improvement Officer. Rob Burton, a partner at Venable and a former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how this could impact your agency's project portfolio.

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Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:08pm EDT
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Contractors are responsible for reporting 11 transactional data elements under a proposed rule from the General Services Administration. GSA says it won't take long for companies to get their systems ready for the new requirements and then do the reporting. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, the time it will take companies to meet GSA's proposed requirements is at least 30 times more than what the agency is predicting.

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Thursday - 05/14/2015, 09:21am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - May 14, 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 Defense Secretary nominates two officers to the top military positions in the Army and Navy, the House appropriations committee not only rejects a budget increase for Amtrak, it votes for a big cut, Homeland Security's inspector general issues a tough report on the latest Secret Service incident.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 07:56am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - May 13, 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 reprogramming request to pay for an unfinished VA hospital gets a firm 'no' from the Senate Armed Services Committee, thousands of federal employees could get bargaining rights under a House bill and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has a plan for making service in the Navy more family friendly.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:33pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Branching out into new lines of business isn't likely to solve the Postal Service's multibillion dollar financial problems on its own. But USPS officials say they're looking at ways to use technology to deliver new services and to keep traditional mail relevant in a digital world. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the details.

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Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:29pm EDT
Ed DeSeve, Co-Chair, Presidential Transition 2016 Initiative

The next administration will have a new sounding board to help make the move to the Executive Branch go smoother. The National Academy of Public Administration and American Society for Public Administration launch the Presidential Transition 2016 Initiative. It will advise the new president on management best practices and challenges. Ed DeSeve is a co-chair of the group and former senior advisor to the director for implementation of the Recovery Act in the Office of Management and Budget. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the council will do.

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Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:24pm EDT
Charlie Johnson, Political Science Professor, Texas A&M University

Inspectors general have four steps toward an independent and positive relationship between two branches of government. That's according to a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Charlie Johnson, a political science professor at Texas A and M University, is also a co-author of the report. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the inspectors general he spoke with across government, who say balancing Congress and agency leaders is like "straddling a barbed wire fence."

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Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:17pm EDT
Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, CEO, Punaro Group

Ten out of 15 recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission earn White House support. And the House includes some of those recommendations in its version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. But one-third of the Defense Department's budget goes to military compensation, and some experts in the defense community say compensation reform needs to be bigger. Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, chief executive officer for the Punaro Group, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the recommendations aren't bold enough.

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Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:05pm EDT
Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

The latest iteration of NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract (SEWP) is on the street. SEWP V is live after some delays. On In Depth, Joanne Woytek, the program manager for NASA SEWP, told Francis Rose and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the big SEWP V announcement.

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Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 03:06pm EDT
Postal Service needs some transformation pain now to avoid desperation later

Commentary: In-Depth host Francis Rose says getting the Postal Service on solid ground needs both a long-term and short-term plan that may mean making significant changes to the historical role of the organization.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:17am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - May 12, 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 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants ideas to build stronger telescopes, a former CIA officer is sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking classified information and

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:18pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is back at full strength Monday. The Senate has another full work week, and the House is back after a recess last week. But a quick look down the agendas for each chamber doesn't show much is going on with funding federal agencies for fiscal 2016. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what he's looking for on the Congressional schedule this week.

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Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:16pm EDT
Michele Mackin, Director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management, GAO

Some Rapid Innovation Program projects are still slow-going for the Defense Department. The Pentagon uses the program to get new technology projects off the ground. But the Government Accountability Office says half of the 44 rapid innovation projects DoD completed in July 20-14 are in the hands of acquisition departments or other users. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what she found.

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Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:12pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Federal employee compensation packages are mostly safe -- for now. A revised budget from the House removes most of the provisions that make federal employees nervous about their retirement savings. Congress now has a chance to make some changes to civilian compensation, and it doesn't have to look far for how to do it. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and a former chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Congress should think about.

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Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:07pm EDT
Sydney Heimbrock, Chief Learning Officer, OPM

Federal chief learning officers are gaining a higher profile across the government. A majority of the respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey of federal chief human capital officers and CLOs say agencies highly value these executives. Sydney Heimbrock, chief learning officer at the Office of Personnel Management, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller the CLO is more important ever, even though the job has been around for a least a decade.

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Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT
Monday federal headlines - May 11, 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, new rules from the National Archives and Records Administration seek to bring some order to how agencies handle controlled, unclassified information, Attorney General Loretta Lynch moves forward on plans to investigate the police department in Baltimore and the Postal Service loses $1.5 billion in the first three months of this year.

Friday - 05/08/2015, 05:30pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: An uncertain marriage, Rewiring the Pentagon

Dave McClure, the chief strategist at the Veris Group, and Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and chairman of the Industry Advisory Council, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

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