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8:39 am, March 31, 2015

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.

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 08:02am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - March 17, 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, former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus continues to advise the White House on its strategy related to ISIS and Iraq, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman says the VA is withholding reports from the panel and federal improper payment shot up to a record $125 billion last year.

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:27pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services governmentwide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration sign a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose with details on the new Army-GSA agreement.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:14pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The 2016 budget is the star of a new video from Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee. He'll release the details of the budget the committee will start to mark up tomorrow morning. The Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), says his committee will start to mark up a budget soon too. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted what might happen next in the budget's evolution.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:11pm EDT
Carol Cha, Director of IT Acquisition Management Issues, GAO

The Census Bureau wants to try something brand new for the 2020 Census. It wants to offer people the option of responding through the Internet. Carol Cha is Director of Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she gauged how far along the Census Bureau is towards introducing an Internet option.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:03pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Rep. Chris van Hollen (D-Md.) wants to know how many contractors work for the federal government. But the Congressional Budget Office says it's impossible to count right now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President for ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said knowing the amount of federal contractors won't make a big difference if efficiency is the goal.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:46pm EDT
Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, FerryBridge

The new maritime strategy for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard relies on four key tenets that shape how the services will face future challenges. Bryan McGrath, a former naval officer, is managing director of the FerryBridge Group, and assistant director of the Hudson Center for American Seapower. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those four ideas will not only cause debate among strategy purists in the defense community, but they also cement the legacy of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathon Greeenert.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:38pm EDT
Karen Britton, Senior Vice President, E-Management

A new item is showing up on the job description of your agency's Chief Information Officer as CIOs look for more involvement in the strategy and business operation of the agency. Karen Britton is senior vice president of E-Management, and former chief information officer of the Executive Office of the President. She explained what kind of ambassadors CIOs are trying to be on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:27pm EDT
Jim Grove, Prize & Small Business Office, S&T Directorate, DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced its latest prize competition. It wants competitors to offer solutions for indoor tracking of first responders. Jim Grove is senior adviser in the Prize and Small Business Innovation Office at the Science and Technology Directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He explained how the challenge will work and what the agency is looking for on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:34am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers are fighting an epic battle over ceding budgetary turf to chief information officers. The Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) is now law. It gives CIOs control over agency IT budgets. The Office of Management and Budget is working with agencies to implement FITARA, and that's sparked the reaction from the CFOs. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about this long-simmering turf battle. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 09:31am EDT
Monday federal headlines - March 16, 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 Treasury Department won't invest in the Thrift Savings Plan's G-Fund until the debt limit is resolved, the Obama administration abandons plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy tries podcasting.

Monday - 03/16/2015, 07:36am EDT
Congress' March Madness: Fed-focused bills might not make the Final Four

It's March Madness on Capitol Hill. In Depth host Francis Rose looks at four bills in Congress that are now vying for a shot at the Big Dance.

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:53pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Diverse job seekers, innovative ideas

Jon Desenberg, director of policy at the Performance Institute, and John Salamone, vice president of FMP Consulting, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:28pm EDT
Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, DOJ

The Justice Department wants every federal employee to understand his role when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. Sunshine Week begins next week, and DOJ is reinforcing the concept through a set of new tools and training. Melanie Pustay, director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how her office works to ensure there's a broad understanding of every employees' expectations when it comes to FOIA.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:25pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

CIA Director John Brennan says his agency's new focus on cyber is part of a necessary evolution within his agency. It's not an attempt to elbow in on other agencies turf, including the National Security Agency, according to Director Brennan. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, Brennan defends a reorganization of the agency. He says the CIA's methods are changing, but its missions aren't.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:20pm EDT
Shoop: High-level feds avoid candor, controversy in emails

About half of the federal workforce is uncomfortable using their work e-mails. A recent survey by Government Executive magazine says they don't like the idea the public can review their internal office communications. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Gov Exec. He discussed the results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:05pm EDT
Sabatino: SSA uses customer feedback to build winning websites

The Social Security Administration cleans up on ForeSee's fourth-quarter E-Government Satisfaction Index. Five of the top 10 positions on the list are SSA sites. Robin Sabatino is associate commissioner of the Office of Electronic Services and Technology at the Social Security Administration. She said the agency's success is because of several reasons on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 09:19am EDT
Friday federal headlines - March 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, some recently introduced bills in Congress could affect feds' jobs and salary, Americans' confidence in the federal government has reached new lows and thieves posing as IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 05:20pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is pushing the bounds of cybersecurity. It's moving from the idea of defense in-depth -- or even the popular continuous monitoring -- to a concept called orchestration. Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, and Paul Nguyen, president of CGS Invotas, tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how orchestration is giving OPM a head start on protecting its networks and applications.

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Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:36pm EDT
Allen: GSA offers industry carrot and stick on Price Reduction Clause

A new proposed rule from the General Services Administration includes some good news that vendors have wanted for a long time. But there's a bunch of potential bad news too, according to Larry Allen. He's President of Allen Federal Business Partners. He explained the carrot and the stick behind the new proposed rule on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:29pm EDT
Aboulafia: DoD can't do much about industrial base consolidation

The U.S. Air Force will award a contract for a long-range strike bomber this year. That contract could completely change the landscape of the aerospace industry, according to Richard Aboulafia. He's vice president of analysis at the Teal Group Corporation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said if there's only one thing to pay attention to in the aerospace industry this year, this contract is it.

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