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4:43 pm, February 27, 2015

Radio Interviews

Find and listen to every interview heard on Federal News Radio's daily radio programs, The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp (6-9 a.m.), and In Depth with Francis Rose (4-7 p.m.).

Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:17pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is part-way through it's first-ever attempt to take an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity. There's good news and bad news so far: The service now has a robust accounting of all of its cyber vulnerabilities. But fixing all of them would cost more than the Navy can afford. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:12pm EST
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

One third of current Senior Executive Service members say they would not join the SES if offered the chance today. That's according to the results of Federal News Radio's online survey. Not the case for Leslie Knope on the TV show *Parks and Recreation -- she's getting promoted from a job at the National Park Service to a senior management position at the Interior Department. Leslie Knope is probably more excited about joining the SES than most of today's SESers. Tom Shoop is editor in chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are a few reasons why this isn't entirely accurate of most federal managers.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:08pm EST
Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO

The 2015 edition of the High Risk List is out from the Government Accountability Office. It includes two new areas, and no areas came off the list this year. Gene Dodaro is Comptroller General of the United States. He introduced the List this week and testified about it to both the House and the Senate. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he gets one question about the High Risk List more than any other.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:54am EST
Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, Director, Naval Surface Warfare

The USS Kauffman is now the last of its breed. The 453-foot Navy ship is on a six-month deployment that marks the final mission for any Navy frigate. All the rest have been decommissioned. Kauffmann will follow suit when it returns from Central America in September. Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, the Navy's director of Surface Warfare, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the rationale behind the decommissioning, the policy behind it and how the Navy intends to replace the frigates.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:14am EST
Matt Hummer, Director of Analytics, Govini

Homeland Security officials and their many constituencies are wondering how Congress will resolve the department's budget tug of war. Secretary Jeh Johnson has testified a funding lapse would result in 30,000 furloughs. Another fallout would be a slowdown in cybersecurity spending. Matt Hummer, director of analytics at the data firm Govini, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio with more on that possibility.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:12am EST
Sean Vitka, Federal Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation

The federal government has agreed to release one of the largest indexes of government data in the world. The Office of Management and Budget will fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request filed last December by the Sunlight Foundation. Sean Vitka, a federal policy manager at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what that data will cover.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 06:32am EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Commerce Department is one of five agencies the White House chose to pilot an Idea Lab in fiscal 2016. As part of the President's budget request, Commerce would get a few million dollars to create this new office. Bruce Andrews is the deputy secretary of Commerce. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller what his department hopes to accomplish with the lab.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:50pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

When the U.S. military deployed to West Africa to support the fight against Ebola, it needed plenty of trained medical and logistics personnel. But they also needed good maps -- something the country didn't have last October. It does now, thanks to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and NGA's new director says the Ebola response is the start of what he says will be "unprecedented transparency" for his agency. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:42pm EST
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The White House budget request lays out a plan to get rid of sequestration and start new programs to strengthen the senior executive service. But the power over budget reality lies mostly in the hand of Congress. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal contractors should be wary of the hype a White House budget creates.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:36pm EST
Mandy Smithberger, CDI Straus Military Reform Project, POGO

The Air Force is campaigning to get rid of the A-10 aircraft program. But the numbers it's using to justify killing the A-10 aren't the real numbers, according to Mandy Smithberger. She's director of the CDI Straus Military Reform Project for the Project on Government Oversight. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she expained why that is.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:15pm EST
Bill Rowan, Vice President for Federal Business, VMware

The White House is creating a new Cyber Threat Intelligence Center, but the administration says it won't duplicate other cyber programs in the federal government. The goal is to add more coordination to the federal cybersecurity process. Bill Rowan is vice president of federal business for VMWare. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the key to a strong IT infrastructure at your agency isn't so much the technology at hand, but to make organizational and operational changes to take advantage of that technology.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 09:12am EST
Steve Lord, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

The Veterans Affairs Department has hundreds of land-use agreements worth tens of millions of dollars. It needs help in managing them. A new study by the Government Accountability Office found several agreements were recorded multiple times, and some revenue hadn't even been reported. Steve Lord, the managing director of Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at GAO, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about how land-use agreements work and what GAO found.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 09:05am EST
Larry Youngner, Managing Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Nearly 1,000 military service members whose homes were wrongly foreclosed on will be receiving over $123 million. That's thanks to a new Justice Department settlement with five of the nation's largest mortgage companies. Justice said they violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act in foreclosing the homes. Larry Youngner, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further analyze the settlement.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 08:26am EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

When if comes to cybersecurity, who's your daddy? In your case, it's the White House. Federal agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider is a federal cybersecurity advisor at OMB. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect in the coming months.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:47pm EST
Grant Schneider, Federal Cybersecurity Advisor, OMB

Agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect from his agency in the coming months.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:45pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Government Accountability Office says federal agencies have made "strong, steady progress" to cut down the potential for waste and fraud over the past two years, but not enough progress to take anything off of GAO's High Risk List. The latest list is 32 items long and has two new additions. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter has the story.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:41pm EST
Michael Vlahos, Professor, U.S. Naval War College

The new National Security Strategy details, among other things, how the Defense Department will execute the rebalance to Asia and the Middle East. But the last National Security Strategy in 2010 didn't predict some important world events that have happened since that strategy was released. Michael Vlahos is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why the National Security Strategy is an important document, and what you should consider when you read it.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:38pm EST
Michael Horowitz, IG, Justice Department

Inspectors general across government are facing delays and denials when they ask for access to information. The Inspector General at the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz, detailed a disagreement his office has with the FBI at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. General Horowitz is also chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the implications for access denial and delays.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:22pm EST
Andre Gudger, Acting DASD for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

Encouraging competition is a key component of the latest iteration of Better Buying Power at the Defense Department. The agency has a new point man to connect with the defense industrial base. Andre Gudger is acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the steps the Pentagon will take to improve its relationship with the defense industrial base.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:54am EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House announces a new cyber threat intelligence center to better understand and coordinate the response to the threats the nation faces. The approach the administration is taking is not new. In fact, it's modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more about the new center and why many experts say this approach seems like the right one.

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