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11:42 am, December 19, 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 - 12/08/2014, 08:20am EST
Monday federal headlines - December 8, 2014

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, more than 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan early next year, a Navy civilian engineer is indicted on charges that he tried to steal aircraft carrier schematics and have them sent to Egypt and the number of federal employees filing for retirement dips in November.

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:32pm EST
Federal News Countdown: A wonk in the Pentagon, ISIS threat

Sharon Burke, senior adviser of the International Security Program at the New America Foundation, and Steve Bucci, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:17pm EST
Dan Mintz, Principal, ESEM Consulting

Federal agency Inspectors General are submitting annual reports to meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act. But your agency's networks may not actually be more secure because of that compliance and those reports. Those IG reports are still good news though, says Dan Mintz, former Transportation Department Chief Information Officer and now principal at ESEM Consulting. Dan tells In Depth with Francis Rose that's because the IGs haven't always been so hands-on with FISMA compliance.

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Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:01pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The next big change at the Department of Defense may be in the Chief Information Officer's office. But it may not be a personnel change; it may be a change to the organization chart. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of those changes as part of this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 12/05/2014, 03:55pm EST
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

A budget battle is still waging in Congress. This time, it's President Barack Obama's immigration order that could led to a government shutdown. But an omnibus spending bill is now gaining traction in the House. It funds most agencies for a full year but gives the Homeland Security Department funding for a few months. That gives Congress time to revisit the President's immigration policy when Republicans take over the Senate next year. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why this situation isn't anything new.

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Friday - 12/05/2014, 08:27am EST
Friday federal headlines - December 5, 2014

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, It's take two for NASA today to launch its Orion spacecraft, Veterans Affairs has a new mess on its hands and the new United States ambassador to Iraq says a sticking point between the two countries is resolved.

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 04:45pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it wants to move as fast as it can to implement some of the early elements of DoD's Joint Information Environment. But that need for speed is at odds with a budget culture, in which the military maps out its major investments several years ahead of time. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 04:39pm EST
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

A new three-pronged approach to federal acquisition is out from the Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, Anne Rung. The three prongs are: category management; acquisition, workforce, and talent development; and stronger relationships with vendors. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the three prongs aren't a big surprise, but they'll be welcomed by industry.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 04:34pm EST
Roger Zakheim, Counsel, Covington and Burling

The House passes a Defense Authorization bill for next year. It approves $585 billion in defense spending. Roger Zakheim is Counsel for Covington and Burling, and former general counsel and deputy staff director of the House Armed Services Committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he analyzed the details of the bill.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 04:32pm EST
Susie Adams, CTO, Federal Business Practice, Microsoft

New cybersecurity standards for cloud systems are on the way. The FedRAMP office at the General Services Administration is drafting a new set of rules this month to qualify cloud systems for use with FISMA high specifications. Susie Adams is chief technology officer for federal business practice at Microsoft. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she described the evolution of cloud in the government.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:54am EST
Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

Anne Rung is three months into her tenure as head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and it looks like she's been busy. On Dec. 4 she released new marching orders for how agencies must use data to make better procurement decisions. She discussed the details with Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller, starting with where some of the ideas originated.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 08:25am EST
Thursday federal headlines - December 4, 2014

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 is expected to vote today on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, NASA and contractor engineers are busy with last minute preparations for this morning's launch of the Orion space capsule and reports of military sexual assaults rise 8 percent this year.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 05:14pm EST
Several top-level DoD nominees under Senate review

The Senate Armed Services Commitee is reviewing a group of new White House nominees to fill top-level positions at the Defense Department. The list includes DoD's general counsel position, the commander of Pacific Command and three assistant secretary positions.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 05:03pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is closer than ever to becoming law. House and Senate Armed Services Committee members approve the inclusion of FITARA in the National Defense Authorization Act. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the most significant provisions that made it in the NDAA.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:48pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's looking far and wide -- not just to its usual suppliers -- as it starts to build a long-range plan to maintain U.S. military superiority in 2025 and beyond. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Pentagon is asking for technology ideas from anyone and everyone, starting today.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:33pm EST
Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

Federal agency inspectors general are submitting annual reports to meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act. But your agency's networks may not actually be more secure because of that compliance, and those reports. Dave McClure is chief strategist of the Veris Group and former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He also performed IT oversight at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained whether FISMA compliance for cybersecurity is counter intuitive.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:28pm EST
Richard Stiennon, Founder, IT Harvest

Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told the House Intelligence Committee that China, and perhaps other countries, will be able to shut down and damage critical infrastructure in the United States by 2025. Richard Stiennon is executive editor of the Security Current blog and founder of IT Harvest. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said only one part of Rogers' comment seems off the mark.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:24pm EST
Adm. John Harvey, Veterans Affairs Secretary, Virginia Commonwealth

Upgrades are coming at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota that are a long time coming. The Military Times reports the nuclear weapons facility there has maintanance, upkeep, and infrastructure problems. Retired Navy Adm. John Harvey is Virginia's Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, and former commander of Fleet Forces Command. He led a team along with retired Air Force Gen. Lawrence Welsh to look at the nuclear enterprise. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his thoughts about how the nation's nuclear enterprise is in the news all of a sudden.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 07:59am EST
Wednesday federal headlines - December 3, 2014

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 and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill for 2015, official word on the nomination of Ashton Carter for Defense Secretary is expected this week and a multi-billion-dollar defense bill proposed by Congress includes more steps to combat military sexual assaults.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:32pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy's top cyber officer says a push for low-priced acquisitions, and delays in Navy modernization programs, are two big concerns about the security of the service's cyber systems. As Jared Serbu reports on In Depth with Francis Rose, the service says it's rethinking the balance between cost and cybersecurity.

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