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5:53 am, May 25, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

The News Stream is a continuously updated list of every story, interview, panel discussion, and feature added to FederalNewsRadio.com. As a story is posted to the website, it will appear at the top of the News Stream. Never miss a beat with Federal News Radio's News Stream.

Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

Despite significant investments in cybersecurity, the government's current state of readiness leaves a lot to be desired. That's according to security managers themselves, responding to the latest survey from ISC2. Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for the National Capital Region of ISC2, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:39am EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - May 19, 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 House passes six bills related to veterans, a new bill in the House seeks to bring down the government's costs for employees' prescription drug benefits and with lots of federal leases expiring, Congress sees a chance at reining in the dollars spent on office space.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:05am EDT

Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service

Forest Service researchers expect 2015 to continue the trend of above average fire activity. That's according to testimony Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently delivered to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. That forecast means the Forest Service's costs could exceed one billion dollars. Chief Tidwell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how his service is preparing for a long, hot summer.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:00am EDT
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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Merit System Protection Board's new report on due process doesn't just talk to federal employees. It says a lot to managers. The report covers how agencies can handle adverse personnel situations, and what kind of constitutional protections employees enjoy. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to highlight the managerial impact.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:55am EDT
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Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated senior officers to lead the Army and Navy. He recommends Adm. John Richardson to be the next chief of Naval operations, and Gen. Mark Milley to be the Army's next chief of staff. Both now face Senate confirmation. What sorts of challenges will they face atop these military branches? Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:54am EDT
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Disaster Resilience for America - May 19, 2015

On this edition of "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Robert Salesses, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA).

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:51am EDT

TSP aims for better customer service, participant education

In a few years the Thrift Savings Plan could feel more like a private plan. With a more participant-focused strategy the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will make a shift to providing greater access and flexibility and a more informative customer service experience.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:28am EDT

Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers

Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among the GOP's 2016 presidential class over whether the National Security Agency should be collecting American citizens' phone records in the name of preventing terrorism.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:20am EDT

How benefits, financial and tax planning coordinate with each other

Certified financial planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to discuss tax brackets, TSP distributions, retirement tax rates and more.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:05pm EDT
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New bill aims to improve oversight of FEHBP prescription drug benefits

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced a new bill that would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits of federal employees and retirees and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 06:30pm EDT

Bill aims to save government billions of dollars on leased space

The legislation represents a "limited, tremendous" opportunity to fix the General Service Administration's leasing process, as half of federal buildings' leases expire soon.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Work of Cancer Genome Atlas leads to breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis, treatment

The Partnership of Public Service recently named Jean C. Zenklusen, Carolyn Hutter and the Cancer Genome Atlas Team as finalists for the 2015 Science and Environment Medal.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:56pm EDT

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The defense appropriations process starts in earnest this week. The Overseas Contingency Operations fund will likely be at the center of debate for the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. It will likely mark up its fiscal 2016 bill Wednesday. House Republicans want $38 billion in the OCO fund. But President Obama says he will veto any measure that uses the OCO as a way to avoid defense spending caps. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu how this might all play out before Congress breaks for recess next week.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:38pm EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The number of workers ages 65 and up will likely go up 23 percent by 2022. At the same time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says a heavier focus on education rather than work means the number of young employees in the workforce is going down. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, says as more Americans show an inclination to continue working later in life, government is a good place for people looking for a second or third career.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:35pm EDT
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Rick Holgate, CIO, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

The budget bills the House and Senate are negotiating this week won't do away with the specter of sequestration. The automatic budget cuts in 2013 impacted the dialogue between industry and agencies, according to Rick Holgate, chief information officer at the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Holgate is also outgoing president of the American Council of Technology, after serving in that role for two years. On In Depth, he tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose at ACT-IAC's Management of Change conference, how sequestration affected the relationship between industry and government and how that relationship has been repaired in the last two years.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:23pm EDT
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John Owens, CIO, US Patent and Trademark Office

The Patent and Trademark Office is reviewing the results of the IT Vets Hiring Fair of 2015 that took place a few weeks ago. John Owens, chief information officer at PTO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose his takeaways from the hiring fair and what he's looking for.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:02pm EDT
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Nancy Lindborg, President, U.S. Institute of Peace

It's a small agency of only 300 people. But it has big ambitions preventing, mitigating and resolving violent conflicts around the world. Most people know the U.S. Institute of Peace by the unusual architecture of its building, not far from the State Department. Nancy Lindborg is the new president of the Institute. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the agency and its mission.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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The employment outlook from the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy

What are the strategic priorities for the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy? What are the persistent barriers to employment for people with disabilities? How is technology creating new opportunities for people with disabilities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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