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7:17 am, April 19, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Ask the CHCO - Vicki Barber of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

On this edition of "Ask the CHCO", host Lauren Larson interviews Vicki Barber of the Federal Labor Relations Authority about the scope of human capital at the FLRA.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:19am EDT

Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

The case of Neustar versus the federal government provides one of this year's most important cautionary tales. It's risky to become overly dependent on a single federal contract, even a long-term one. Eventually, everything comes up for recompete. Neustar, which manages cell phone number portability under an FCC contract, lost its recompete last year to Ericsson. It's been protesting ever since. Jonathan Aberman, the managing director of Amplifier Ventures, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain more about the Neustar case.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:19am EDT
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Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, Director, Air Warfare, U.S. Navy

The Navy and Air Force contemplate partnering up to develop the next generation of fighters, which are currently due out in 2030. Rear Adm. Mike Manazir is the director of Air Warfare for the Navy. He says the goal is to develop a successor that fits both services' goals. On the Federal Drive at the Sea-Air-Space 2015 conference at National Harbor, Manazir gave Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp his vision for the future of naval aviation.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:18am EDT
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Sergio Fernandez, Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Agencies have been using the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to get feedback since 2002. It's one of the main tools used by the Office of Personnel Management to monitor agencies' human capital management efforts. Now a group of researchers says the survey itself could stand some touching up. After reviewing more than 40 research articles based on Viewpoint survey data, they say there's room for improvement in survey data quality. Dr. Sergio Fernandez is an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington. He is also one of the authors of the report. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain more about what the research team found.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:14am EDT
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A Conversation with Brigadier General John G. Ferrari

What are the U.S. Army's key strategic and operational objectives? How is the Army restructuring its aviation portfolio? How is the Army using analytics to inform decision-making and resource allocation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Brigadier General John Ferrari, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the U.S. Army's deputy chief of staff.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 08:56am EDT

The millionaires (TSP) among you

Who are the feds who have $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plans? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could be that person sitting next to you in your carpool.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:02am EDT

FY2016 budget: put up or shut up time for Congress

The next two weeks may reveal the Republican Congress' real ability to govern, for better or worse.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:30am EDT

Investigator: VA whistleblower cases remain 'overwhelming'

Investigator: VA whistleblower complaints continue to pour in, a year after scandal

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:20am EDT

VA tells Congress it has plan to pay for Denver hospital

The Veterans Affairs Department told Congress it wants to tap a $5 billion fund for improving health care to finish the over-budget Denver VA hospital, Sen. Michael Bennet's office said Monday.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 09:00pm EDT

Marketing to the federal government

Lisa Dezzutti and Monica Mayk of Market Connections join host Mark Amtower to discuss the top challenges that contractors face in marketing to the federal government, and how shrinking budgets are impacting marketing.
April 13, 2015

Monday - 04/13/2015, 06:03pm EDT
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When cyber talent isn't drawn to government, hackers run amok

In the nationwide talent grab for cybersecurity experts, new research shows federal agencies can't compete with the perks offered by top-tier companies.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 06:00pm EDT

The top 6 financial planning questions

Joe Sullender, managing director/Investments for the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and host Bob Leins answer the most-asked financial planning questions.
April 13, 2015

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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David Hawkings, senior editor, CQ Roll Call

The House of Representatives is gearing up to tackle the first two of 12 appropriations bills for 2016. The plan right now is to bring them to the floor at the end of April. David Hawkings is senior editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted how the chamber might try to avoid a last-minute scramble and another cromnibus bill.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:13pm EDT
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Steve Kelman, professor, Harvard Law School

Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) wants to tie federal salaries to the country's economic growth rate. His bill calls for an immediate 9 percent pay cut for federal employees who make at least $100,000. Steve Kelman is professor of public management for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said this isn't a good idea, but in some ways it does make sense.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:58pm EDT
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Worst VA health care wait times are in the South

VA makes little headway in effort to cut waits for care; facilities in South have worst stats

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:04pm EDT

Energy deputy CIO Adcock heading to private sector

Don Adcock is leaving government after 17 years, including the last three at Energy as its deputy CIO.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 11:52am EDT

Monday federal headlines - April 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, funds in the Thrift Savings Plan reach a record high of $451 billion, agencies are looking for millions of dollars to fund their digital services teams and activists call on the Senate to immediately confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 08:58am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: IT shared services for Pentagon; Cloud legislation gets new life

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Army's last bastion of control in the Pentagon building is coming to an end and Capitol Hill warms to the idea of new legislation to make it easier for agencies to buy cloud services.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:12am EDT

DoD promises to balance push for open architectures with companies' property rights

Pentagon is studying its existing use of open systems in preparation for a final report, due at the end of the year, on how to expand them. Officials insist they're not interested in wiping out Defense firms' proprietary systems, but they need to own the data links between them.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Who's the TSP's $4 million mystery man/woman?

Having a $1 million nest egg is something that a lot of federal and postal workers have learned is possible through investing smartly in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. A growing number of them (4,167 to be precise) now have million-dollar-plus account balances, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 02:59am EDT
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