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12:21 pm, May 26, 2015

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Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers

Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among the GOP's 2016 presidential class over whether the National Security Agency should be collecting American citizens' phone records in the name of preventing terrorism.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:20am EDT

How benefits, financial and tax planning coordinate with each other

Certified financial planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to discuss tax brackets, TSP distributions, retirement tax rates and more.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:05pm EDT
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New bill aims to improve oversight of FEHBP prescription drug benefits

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced a new bill that would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits of federal employees and retirees and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 06:30pm EDT

Bill aims to save government billions of dollars on leased space

The legislation represents a "limited, tremendous" opportunity to fix the General Service Administration's leasing process, as half of federal buildings' leases expire soon.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Work of Cancer Genome Atlas leads to breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis, treatment

The Partnership of Public Service recently named Jean C. Zenklusen, Carolyn Hutter and the Cancer Genome Atlas Team as finalists for the 2015 Science and Environment Medal.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:56pm EDT

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The defense appropriations process starts in earnest this week. The Overseas Contingency Operations fund will likely be at the center of debate for the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. It will likely mark up its fiscal 2016 bill Wednesday. House Republicans want $38 billion in the OCO fund. But President Obama says he will veto any measure that uses the OCO as a way to avoid defense spending caps. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu how this might all play out before Congress breaks for recess next week.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:38pm EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The number of workers ages 65 and up will likely go up 23 percent by 2022. At the same time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says a heavier focus on education rather than work means the number of young employees in the workforce is going down. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, says as more Americans show an inclination to continue working later in life, government is a good place for people looking for a second or third career.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:35pm EDT
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Rick Holgate, CIO, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

The budget bills the House and Senate are negotiating this week won't do away with the specter of sequestration. The automatic budget cuts in 2013 impacted the dialogue between industry and agencies, according to Rick Holgate, chief information officer at the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Holgate is also outgoing president of the American Council of Technology, after serving in that role for two years. On In Depth, he tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose at ACT-IAC's Management of Change conference, how sequestration affected the relationship between industry and government and how that relationship has been repaired in the last two years.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:23pm EDT
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John Owens, CIO, US Patent and Trademark Office

The Patent and Trademark Office is reviewing the results of the IT Vets Hiring Fair of 2015 that took place a few weeks ago. John Owens, chief information officer at PTO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose his takeaways from the hiring fair and what he's looking for.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:02pm EDT
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Nancy Lindborg, President, U.S. Institute of Peace

It's a small agency of only 300 people. But it has big ambitions preventing, mitigating and resolving violent conflicts around the world. Most people know the U.S. Institute of Peace by the unusual architecture of its building, not far from the State Department. Nancy Lindborg is the new president of the Institute. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the agency and its mission.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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The employment outlook from the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy

What are the strategic priorities for the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy? What are the persistent barriers to employment for people with disabilities? How is technology creating new opportunities for people with disabilities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT

Monday federal headlines - May 18, 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 Veterans Affairs Department launches five challenges, records management is something agencies have to be told to do and the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction finds there's still a chance to leave that country with a functioning civil airspace system.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:06am EDT

Edwin Fountain, Vice Chair, World War I Centennial Commission

In the pantheon of major memorials in Washington, there's a big one missing: World War I. The centennial celebration of the end of the Great War is less than three years away. But the WWI Centennial Commission opens a design competition later this week. It's looking for a plan to fit well in D.C.'s Pershing Park. Edwin Fountain, the vice chair of the Centennial Commission, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the competition.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:00am EDT
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Federal employees have property rights to their jobs, even the ones you want to fire

Commentary: Career federal (and other public) employees have a property interest in their jobs. It's a major distinction with the private sector. It's a long established fact. But when's the last time you heard it stated, asks Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:32am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the hope and expectation of the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program hasn't diminished as the cyber program has rolled out over the past year, executive editor Jason Miller reports.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:12am EDT

Tax-deferred pay raise? No thanks!

More than a quarter of FERS employees are not contributing the full 5 percent salary amount into the TSP. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's a case of free money being turned down for no good reason.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 03:00am EDT

The few, the proud, the mailman?

Federal employees have it tough. Especially, if you're a letter carrier. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you better be careful, because it's a dog-bite-mailman world out there.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 03:00am EDT

The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
May 15, 2015

Friday - 05/15/2015, 06:41pm EDT
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