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7:06 pm, September 1, 2014

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.

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Life after the military can be a hard transition. Many veterans seek jobs in the civilian sector but to no avail. A new report by the Merit Systems Protection Board finds that part of the problem is that the rules governing veterans' job preferences are byzantine and need improvement. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how the process can be tweaked.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:31am EDT
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Kristina Wong, Staff Writer, The Hill

The Obama administration is widening the assault on the Islamic State bit by bit. Pressure is mounting as the highly organized terror group takes over more and more territory. Kristina Wong, staff writer at the Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive for a situation report.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:22am EDT
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Sokwoo Rhee, National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology kicks off the Global City Teams Challenge in September. Tech-savvy members from the federal government and private sector will come together to address issues including air quality, traffic management and emergency services coordination, all through the use of smart technology. Sokwoo Rhee, associate director for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the agency hopes to accomplish.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 08:53am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The percentage of Defense Department contract dollars the Pentagon awards via competitive bids has been falling every year since 2008. And its self-imposed goals for contract competition have been missed every year since then. Now Frank Kendall, the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, issues a set of orders to Pentagon leaders. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details. Read Jared's related article.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 08:52am EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - August 26, 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, President Barack Obama will issue executive orders to tackle access to mental health care for veterans, and a DoD space tracking website gets a facelift.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 08:28am EDT

Health insurance for life, but only if you ...

Are you going to have to work three, four or five years longer than you expected to ensure that you'll retire with coverage from the federal employee health program? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains some of the ramifications of the "five-year rule."

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

Military: Soldier dies after shooting herself in head in barricaded Va. army office

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 01:32am EDT

Life begins at retirement

Thomas Lee and Daniel Sipe from Lee, Sipe, and Associates answer your retirement and financial planning questions.
August 25, 2014

Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:29pm EDT
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Q&A with former GSA administrator Martha Johnson

Former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson discusses her new book: "On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation and Personal Resilience", and takes a look back at her career in public service.
August 25, 2014

Monday - 08/25/2014, 07:58pm EDT
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VA to start accepting bids for new patient scheduling system

VA, which has been eyeing a replacement for its scheduling system long before the current scandal, plans to issue a final request for proposals by the end of next month and make an award by the end of the year.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:18pm EDT

FEMA's Mission Support Bureau provides critical resources

What are the strategic priorities of FEMA's Mission Support Bureau? How is FEMA's Mission Support Bureau providing the support, tools, and resources that ensure FEMA meets its mission? What is FEMA doing to improve its operational performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with David Robinson, the associate administrator of FEMA's Mission Support Bureau.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:15pm EDT

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A big "no" for another government shutdown comes from a prominent Republican, but there's a catch. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) -- the chairman of the House Budget Committee -- says the government won't shut down this fall. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. He tracked the key players in shutdown avoidance as Congress prepares to come back to Washington in two weeks on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

A multi year delay on phased retirements is over with the release of the final rule from the Office of Personnel Management. Some people have hammered OPM over how long it took to get phased retirement up and running. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells In Depth with Francis Rose the delays may wind up being worth it.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Todd Park will step down as the nation's chief technology officer at the end of August. His legacy might revolve around technical systems like Healthcare.gov, but he also made contributions in mixing technology with the world of human resources. Park was a key developer of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how an IT approach to human resources could be worth millions to your agency.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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Ran Canetti, Modular Approach to Cybersecurity, Boston University

Boston University researchers think they've found a new way to build a cybersecurity system. The Modular Approach to Cloud Security wins a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program. The goal is to build a cloud made up of small functional components, each with their own security capabilities. Ran Canetti is director of the Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cybersecurity at Boston University and leads the project. He explained what a clear and transparent cloud might look like on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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Pentagon sees competition declining in defense contracting, and orders remedies

The Defense Department's acquisition chief outlined a series of changes intended to bolster competition for DoD contracts on Friday, lamenting the fact that the Pentagon has missed its competition goals every year since the goals were created.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 03:22pm EDT

US protests Chinese military action

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. The Associated Press reports it's the fourth such incident since March. Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary, said Washington protested to the Chinese military through diplomatic channels, calling the fighter pilot's actions "unsafe and unprofessional." Furthermore, U.S. officials said this is at least the second formal complaint American diplomats have filed with the Chinese over these military actions in recent months.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 12:21pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Defense Information Systems Agency are preparing for a significant restructuring of the organization. They hope it will make the IT agency more agile, and more able to cope with its increasing responsibilities in a time of declining budgets. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - August 25, 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, DHS warns retailers they might be infected with malicious software, and drone-flying companies hit the FAA with lawsuits.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 08:59am EDT

White House sends Park to recruit in Silicon Valley

In his new role, Chief Technology Officer Todd Park will leave the White House and head west to recruit tech whizzes from Silicon Valley to help the government.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 08:43am EDT
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