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4:46 am, January 30, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Federal agencies open Tuesday under two-hour delay

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are open Tuesday under a two-hour delayed arrival, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 03:49am EST

Orphans of the storm

Winter's here and we're all weathering the storm together. What's your blizzard survival secret? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 03:00am EST

Public satisfaction with government services lowest in 16 years

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index says that Americans' satisfaction with the services they receive from the federal government continue to decline. In addition, the public, by and large, is more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 02:00am EST

USAID suspends awards to Virginia-based contractor

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency on Monday suspended awards to a non-governmental organization that has received more than $1 billion for its work in Afghanistan and Iraq the past nine years.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:30pm EST

Cooperative purchasing agreements: How can they benefit you?

Consultant Harold Good and immixGrop co-founder and Senior Vice President Steve Charles give us their take on cooperative purchasing agreements.
January 26, 2015

Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:15pm EST
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De-stressing your life

Health and fitness consultant Patti Hudson joins host Bob Leins to discuss what you can do to de-stress your life.
January 26, 2015

Monday - 01/26/2015, 07:47pm EST
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VA begins biggest transformation in history

The massive reorganization the Veterans Affairs Department has unveiled begins with a simple premise: everyone should work from the same starting point. VA said it has now created a single map made up of five regions that the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the National Cemetery Administration and several other offices will work from instead of the nine separate regional maps that existed previously.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 06:27pm EST

David Hawkings, senior editor, Roll Call

Increased oversight will be a top priority for new Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). He said oversight can change the federal government faster than legislation. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described Chairman Grassley's plan for the Judiciary committee, and what other chairs might have in store for the agencies they oversee.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 05:04pm EST
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Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), House Armed Services Committee

Both the House and Senate Armed Services committees are setting their hearing agendas for the 114th Congress. Both have new leaders, but many of the problems they'll deal with have been around for a long time. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Chairman Randy Forbes (R-Va.) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces says carrying momentum into future Congresses could be one of the most important achievements of this Congress.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:46pm EST
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Tim McManus, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Potential new federal employees looking for the perfect job can read the data to help them find it. Tim McManus is vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said one place they should start looking is at the annual Best Places to Work survey.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:42pm EST
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Ryan Crocker, Texas A&M University

A greater diplomatic presence in potential conflict spots will save the country from military action. That presence depends on growing the collaboration between the diplomatic community, the intelligence community and the military community. Ryan Crocker is dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and others. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said diplomats should be equal partners with their colleagues across government.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Matthew Asada, State Vice President, Foreign Service Association

Federal linguists are finding themselves in a Catch-22 situation. They become experts in another culture and language by spending a lot of time living in another country. But spending a lot of time outside of the United States can make their security lives more difficult. Matthew Asada is State vice president of the American Foreign Service Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the obstacles a federal linguist faces when trying to advance a career.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:17pm EST
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Nani Coloretti, Deputy Secretary, HUD

It's fast times for the Housing and Urban Development Department. Secretary Julian Castro has established priorities for both internal operations and policy. Much of the execution falls to the new deputy secretary. Nani Coloretti was confirmed last month. She joined the Obama administration in the Treasury Department in 2009. She spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about her new post and agenda.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 09:42am EST
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Monday federal headlines - January 26, 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, House Democrats hold a press conference today to reintroduce the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, federal agencies open on time today, but non-emergency employees can take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework and auditors say the Defense Department needs to finalize plans to reduce its staff.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:47am EST

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Military systems weak to even low-level hacks, Air Force centralizes its base support

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, a Pentagon report says DoD systems are vulnerable to low-level hackers, the Air Force consolidates base support in San Antonio, a VA IG audit finds the agency isn't living up to its accountability standards and DISA's top cyber official retires this week.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:41am EST

Federal agencies open Monday with option of unscheduled leave or telework

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open Monday, but workers have the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Monday for most of the D.C. area.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 03:53am EST

Independent assessment gives VA's cybersecurity positive mark

Mandiant issued a report finding the Veterans Affairs Department network domain controllers had no evidence of data theft, such as the loss of credentials, personal information or personal health information or VA sensitive information. But some congressional sources are skeptical of Mandiant's findings, calling it too narrow to be sure the network and veterans data is safe.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 03:35am EST
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Uncle Sam faces a very taxing problem

Since at least the end of World War II, foreign governments have come to the U.S. to seek advice from the IRS on their tax compliance problems, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 03:00am EST

The terror attacks in Paris

Fred Burton, vice president of Intelligence for Strator, tells us what he knows about the terrorist attacks in Paris, and what the United States can do to avoid similar attacks in the future.
January 23, 2015

Friday - 01/23/2015, 09:13pm EST
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Law enforcement fatality trends

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Acting President Nate Catura, and Steve Groeninger, senior director of Communications and Marketing for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, discuss the preliminary law enforcement fatality statistics for 2014.
January 23, 2015

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:49pm EST
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