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3:44 am, April 17, 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.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:44pm EDT
Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

House Democrats have a bill proposing a 3.3 percent pay raise for federal employees in fiscal 2015. It's more than three times higher than what the White House calls for in its fiscal 2015 budget request. Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, offers her take to In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:41pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

President Barack Obama's proposal for a 1 percent pay increase may be headed out the window. The latest proposal is for a 3.3 percent increase. The proposal is getting a big thumbs up from Federal employee unions. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this proposal hearkens back to the past.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:34pm EDT
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

The Littoral Combat Ship program is struggling to stay afloat financially. But Congress has another concern. The ships themselves might be easy to sink. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus testified before the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Navy's budget request yesterday. Subcommittee member Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) asked him to explain how this is possible if the LCS is supposed to be the ship of the future.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:31pm EDT
Mike Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

Half a decade of reports and recommendations on the F-35 program has led to one conclusion: It's still not out of the woods. The fifth annual progress report from the Government Accountability Office has some bad news that looks all too familiar to some people. Mike Sullivan, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, testified about the F-35 program at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces today. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:34pm EDT
Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology brought agency and industry experts to its Gaithersburg headquarters to discuss cloud computing this week. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson was there. She spoke with NIST Cloud Technical Program Manager Robert Bohn about the key word of the event — interoperability. Read Lauren's related story.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:29pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army delivered both good and bad news in budget hearings on Capitol Hill this week. Leaders said the recent two-year budget agreement helps the Army recover from a decline in readiness caused by sequestration. But, they say the recent gains will be erased unless lawmakers undo sequestration in 2016 and beyond. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu shares details from the hearing. Read Jared's related story.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:20pm EDT
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Industry Operations Analysts at the General Services Administration may be getting into situations that won't help the agencies it serves or the vendors it deals with. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, writes the Week Ahead newsletter. He writes: "Allen Federal has nothing against IOAs". In Depth with Francis Rose told Allen that sounds like the kind of statement that's followed by a huge but.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:58pm EDT
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Congress will try again this session on cybersecurity legislation, but some of the problems that prevented it from passing the last several years are back again. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose about cyber legislation in his office on Capitol Hill today. He says the landscape looks a little different for the legislation this time around.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:17pm EDT
Isaiah Joo, CIO, Young Government Leaders

Your agency probably has a shortage of digital natives. The shortage is tied directly to the amount of millennial employees that many agencies don't have enough of already. Isaiah Joo, the chief information officer of Young Government Leaders and program analyst for the State Department's Office of E-Diplomacy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:04pm EDT
James Corbett, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking Congress for a larger budget in fiscal 2015. The White House proposes an extra $3.5 million for a total just over $1 billion. James Corbett, director of the Acquisition Management Division at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appeared in studio on Executive Suite as part of In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:27pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is back in session starting this afternoon and its schedule this week makes it look like the budget is on their minds. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call and host of the Hawkings Here blog, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about the upcoming budget battles.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:22pm EDT
Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office

If you ask the Defense Department, its acquisition process for missile defense is a glass half full. The Government Accountability Office says that might be an overly optimistic way of looking at it. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about a new GAO report.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:05pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The answer to a $1,200 question in your future is in Mike Causey's column today That $1,200 might not seem like a lot of money or it might seem like a lot of money. Mike says if you work for the government, this big question is in your future.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:54pm EDT
Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

The Thrift Savings Plan passes the $400 billion mark in dollars they have under management. It's the first time they've ever passed that mark, but it may not be the last. Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, told In Depth with Francis Rose the up-trend is a pretty simple equation.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:25pm EDT
Lou Crenshaw, Owner, Crenshaw Consulting Associates

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, is creating a task force to draw up recommendations for alternatives to the Littoral Combat Ship. That program has driven controversy since its inception from both a cost and operational perspective. Retired Vice Adm. Lou Crenshaw, principal of Crenshaw Consulting Associates, discussed the program on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:54pm EDT
Jon Adler, national president, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

The White House has a government-wide security plan to prevent another Navy Yard Shooting.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:48pm EDT
Bill Dougan, president, National Federation of Federal Employees

Re-learning how to talk can improve your agency's labor-union relationships.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:40pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director, National Institute of Transition Planning

OPM wants to bring your retirement plans into the 21st century.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:28pm EDT
David Patterson, N12 Technologies

The Army gears up for its first large-scale financial audit.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 07:01pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon is ready to speed up a major cybersecurity upgrade in Europe.

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