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3:37 pm, April 16, 2014

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.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 05:33pm EDT
Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment

Your input will help the Information Sharing Environment with Project Interoperability. It's the next stage in developing standards for sharing information, but the format of the project is different. Kshemendra Paul, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the rollout of Project Interoperability.

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Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:11pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Bernie Mazer is retiring from the Interior Department after spending nearly four years at the agency's chief information officer. Mazer becomes the second CIO this week to announce his retirement, and at least the eighth to change jobs in the last six months. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on Mazer's decision to retire and why there seems to be an exodus of CIOs.

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Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:07pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says its early analyses of its excess base infrastructure show it's spending at least a half billion dollars per year on facilities it no longer needs. And as Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, that figure is very likely to climb as the Army gets smaller in the coming years.

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Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:00pm EDT
Melanie Roe, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Public Affairs, CBP

Customs and Border Protection has completed an online metamorphosis. The agency has a new and improved website. Melanie Roe, assistant commissioner of the Office of Public Affairs at CBP, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 03/28/2014, 05:32pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Chinese servers, NSA data collection

Steve Bucci, director of the Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation, and Ron Marks, president of Intelligence Enterprises and senior fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, joined Francis Rose to count down the week's top stories on Federal News Countdown.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:56pm EDT
Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The next generation of cybersecurity professionals needs more than just the obvious math or computer class. As part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, students are getting practical advice on things like how to conduct yourself on social media. They also get hands on experience. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson has more from the CyberForce Summit in Arlington.

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Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:51pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

As if there weren't enough uncertainty in the Pentagon's budget future, officials are wrestling with another looming threat: When the war in Afghanistan formally ends, there's no guarantee DoD will hold onto the overseas contingency account that's funded that operation since 2001. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, military leaders say losing those funds would create a huge problem.

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Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:47pm EDT
Tim McManus, Vice President for Education, Partnership for Public Service

Applying data to problems is a solution agencies are using all over government. Tim McManus, vice president for education at the Partnership for Public Service, tells In Depth with Francis Rose you can do it in the hiring process too.

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Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:36pm EDT
Cathy Read & Corey Rinder, State Department

The administration's strategic sourcing initiative applies to all agencies, but implementation looks different at every agency. The State Department's acquisition process has a different emphasis and produces different results than other agencies. In Depth with Francis Rose talks to Cathy Read, State's director of acquisitions management. Also, Corey Rinder, procurement executive at State, explains some of the differences and similarities between how State does acquisition and how your agency may do it.

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Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:11pm EDT
Tom Temin, Co-host, Federal News Radio

Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) are sponsoring a bill that would give feds a 3.3 percent pay raise. Federal Drive's Tom Temin says the bill has one major strike against it.

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Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:03pm EDT
Industry Chatter: Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights

The popularity of big data is helping your agency earn more money for its information technology budget. IT spending across the federal government rose about half a billion dollars over the past two years. A third of the overall spending goes to the IT infrastructure that keeps the big data flowing. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:54pm EDT
Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

Keeping industry engaged and expanding and improving the federal cyber workforce were hot topics in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson has more.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:51pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Pentagon leaders say the reductions to military personnel spending they're proposing as part of the 2015 budget weren't easy decisions, but Congress needs to OK them this year, or the overall budget picture will get far worse over the next five years. More from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:49pm EDT
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

The Postal Service's financial problems are the subject of several bills on Capitol Hill to give them more flexibility for making benefits payments, changing their benefits structures, changing their business model and obligations and other options. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose at his office on Capitol Hill yesterday about the problems the Postal Service is facing. In our Congressional Spotlight, Francis Rose asked him what he thinks the Postal Service's business operation looks like several years in the future.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:44pm EDT
Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

House Democrats have a bill proposing a 3.3 percent pay raise for federal employees in fiscal 2015. It's more than three times higher than what the White House calls for in its fiscal 2015 budget request. Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, offers her take to In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:41pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

President Barack Obama's proposal for a 1 percent pay increase may be headed out the window. The latest proposal is for a 3.3 percent increase. The proposal is getting a big thumbs up from Federal employee unions. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this proposal hearkens back to the past.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:34pm EDT
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

The Littoral Combat Ship program is struggling to stay afloat financially. But Congress has another concern. The ships themselves might be easy to sink. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus testified before the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Navy's budget request yesterday. Subcommittee member Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) asked him to explain how this is possible if the LCS is supposed to be the ship of the future.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:31pm EDT
Mike Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

Half a decade of reports and recommendations on the F-35 program has led to one conclusion: It's still not out of the woods. The fifth annual progress report from the Government Accountability Office has some bad news that looks all too familiar to some people. Mike Sullivan, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, testified about the F-35 program at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces today. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:34pm EDT
Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology brought agency and industry experts to its Gaithersburg headquarters to discuss cloud computing this week. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson was there. She spoke with NIST Cloud Technical Program Manager Robert Bohn about the key word of the event — interoperability. Read Lauren's related story.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:29pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army delivered both good and bad news in budget hearings on Capitol Hill this week. Leaders said the recent two-year budget agreement helps the Army recover from a decline in readiness caused by sequestration. But, they say the recent gains will be erased unless lawmakers undo sequestration in 2016 and beyond. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu shares details from the hearing. Read Jared's related story.

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