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7:48 am, January 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.

Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

Workforce planning for 2015 and beyond is on in federal agencies. The data from the Best Places to Work in Government survey is one group of information HR leaders in government will use, but it's not the only one. Jeri Buchholz is the chief human capital officer for NASA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said looking deep into the data is critical to making your entire agency a better place to work.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:12pm EST
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Small companies to take on bigger contracts under SBA proposed rule

A new rule proposed by the Small Business Administration could help small companies team up to go after larger government contracts, says John Shoraka, associate administrator of government contracting and business at SBA.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 11:31am EST
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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

Defense officials say they want to hear from big and small companies alike as the department hunts for breakthrough technology that will ensure the military's dominance well into the future. It's a grand initiative that resembles ones from the past that led to nuclear weapons and precision-guided munitions. This one the third offset strategy could have more to do with big data, robots or 3-D printers. Jonathan Aberman is the managing director of Amplifier Ventures and founder of the non-profit Tandem NSI. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss where the small companies will fit in.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:02am EST
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Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Chairman, HASC, and Jim Talent, AEI

Sequestration, cyber attacks and terrorism are just a few of the concerns that top the list for the 114th Congress. In anticipation of tonight's State of the Union address, the American Enterprise Institute will hold a "congressional roadmap for rebuilding our nation's military" at 10 a.m. Former Sen. Jim Talent is an AEI senior fellow; Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. They joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with a sneak peak at the event.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:00am EST
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John Shoraka, Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration is proposing a new rule that it says will help small companies get government contracts. Among the changes is that two or more small firms could bid as a joint venture, while not losing their small-business status. To discuss that and more, John Shoraka, SBA's Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:55am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Experienced executives know they can't keep reporting to the same contacts when something goes wrong. They also never lose sight of the fact that most government actions originate with low or mid-level employees. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the new blog, "A Government Contractor's Ten Commandments." He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to tackle his third commandment: Thou shalt start as low as possible &mdash: not at the top of the ladder.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:47am EST
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Tuesday federal headlines - January 20, 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, Federal employees will share a little bit of the spotlight when President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, Reverse auction host FedBid is splitting into two separate organizations and A California lawmaker wants to make cuts to the Defense civilian workforce.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:15am EST

FedBid splits into two, names Jordan CEO of new public sector company

The reverse auction vendor says its decision to split up its federal and commercial businesses has nothing to do with the critical Veterans Affairs inspector general report from September. Joe Jordan said FedBid has taken several steps to ensure any problems highlighted by the IG are resolved.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 07:00am EST

Contracting Commandment #3: Start from the bottom up when dealing with a problem

If you've got a problem or concern when dealing with a government agency on a contract, acquisition expert Tim Sullivan says it's best to start from the ground up to fix the issue. In his latest commentary, he says going over someone's head could hurt your company in the long run.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:00am EST

TSP: Is it risky to play it safe?

The G-fund never has a bad day, which is the good news. The bad news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that the G-fund also never has a really good day.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 03:00am EST

Marketing tips for your small business

Business development expert and consultant Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how marketing has changed over the years and what that means for your company.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 07:55pm EST
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Singles and retirement

Gerontology professor and life coach Michael Creedon joins host Bob Leins to discuss the issues and challenges that single retirees face.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 06:35pm EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Department

Agencies are slowly realizing the benefits of cloud computing don't rest in real dollar savings. Agencies like the Transportation Department should expect the move to cloud services to provide mission-focused value instead. Maria Roat, DOT's chief technology officer, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how agencies are changing their expectations of cloud computing.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Mark Goldstein, Physical Infrastructure Issues Director, GAO

The Homeland Security Department is falling short on securing federal buildings from cyber attack. Your office may be vulnerable to attacks that would keep you from getting in or out, or could make the climate in the building unbearable. It may even encounter other problems that could impact the ability of your agency to meet its mission. Mark Goldstein is director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said building security is far more complicated than it used to be.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:40pm EST
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Bill Eggers, Global Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte

The Data Act will give your agency more tools to use data to make decisions. Some people have applied the term "moneyball" to that concept from the eponymous book about the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Bill Eggers is Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte. He is the head of the Government 2020 effort. One element of Gov 2020 is looking at how governments use data. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Bill said some definitions of "data driven government" are a little different from each other.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:33pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A few details about tomorrow night's State of the Union Address are trickling out of the White House. President Barack Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. Members of Congress will be in Washington tomorrow, but not a lot of work will get done. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the work of the 114th Congress was already off to a slow start.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Astronauts close to moving into space station for year

Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year, NASA plans more yearlong crews

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB sets deadline to set up digital services teams, FITARA implementation process begins

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, OMB makes a significant policy decision, agencies are starting to figure out FITARA implementation and USDA makes steps toward Network Services 2020 move.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST

IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST
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