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8:17 am, February 1, 2015

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 - 01/14/2015, 04:08pm EST
Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Littoral Combat Ship U.S.S. Fort Worth is in the Java Sea, helping with the effort to recover the remains of the Air Asia flight. The ship's work in that effort is generating a discussion about the future of the LCS program. Sydney Freedberg in Breaking Defense writes the mission "shows why the Navy needs something like LCS at all." Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program for the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained if he thinks the LCS program has turned the corner and is headed toward respectability in Congress.

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST
Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:53pm EST
Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Personally identifiable information for nearly 800,000 Postal Service employees was compromised in 2014. And cyber attacks also left 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department at risk last year. Karen Evans is the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenger and former E-Government administrator. In her top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the time is now for agencies to step up their cyber defense systems.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 01:59pm EST
Dan Blair, President, National Academy of Public Administration

New chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz, is reorganizing his subcommittees. He is expanding the number of subcommittees from five to six. Dan Blair is president of the National Academy of Public Administration. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose why new congressional oversight leaders could stir up some big changes.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 07:46am EST
Wednesday federal headlines - January 14, 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, a woman who died in a Washington metro train malfunction was a government contractor, federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open today, but employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework and the Obama Administration dusts off some old cybersecurity ideas and adds a few new ones.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:52pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The FBI is a few weeks away from the finish line on one of the federal government's largest deployments of Android smartphones. Most of its field agents and analysts will get new devices and new security licenses. The next step is a new crop of mobile apps. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more details.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:37pm EST
Eric Crucius, Partner, Fed Nexus Law

The term lowest price-technically acceptable is a misnomer. LPTA contracts usually wind up costing federal agencies more than other kinds of contracts. That's according to Eric Crusius -- he's a partner at Fed Nexus Law and his practice is in the federal contracting space. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal agencies are pushing the LPTA concept too hard.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:15pm EST
Bill Eggers, Global Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte

Agencies across government are developing and releasing strategic plans for the second half of this decade. But an effort is under way now to coordinate and direct the organization of government -- and the vision of government -- in the year 2020. Bill Eggers is Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte. He's leading the Gov 2020 effort, and on In Depth with Francis Rose he explained why.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:10pm EST
Jamie Barnett, Cybersecurity Practice Partner, Venable

CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts are back up and running after Islamic State sympathizers hacked the sites yesterday. The Defense Department says the attack lasted for about 30 minutes. The sites posted threatening messages about American troops and showed pro-Islamic State images. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett is a partner for the cybersecurity practice at Venable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the cybervandalism means for CENTCOM and national security.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 08:24am EST
Tuesday federal headlines - January 13, 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, Metro is suspending all yellow line service today after smoke filled a train near L'Enfant Plaza station, leaving one dead and many injured, President Obama's nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury Department withdraws after facing opposition in the Senate and the Homeland Security Department boosts security after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:25pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches a new cyber defense organization. The Joint Task Force DoD Information Networks will official launch Thursday. The new cyber organization is part of the broader DISA reorganization that goes into effect Monday. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the changes.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:23pm EST
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A plan to fund the Homeland Security Department is taking shape in Congress. But there's a big question mark next to HR 240: Is it an actual bill? Or just another continuing resolution? David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the details on HR 240.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:18pm EST
John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health

Federal health agencies need help drafting their latest update to the Federal Health IT strategy guide. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan relies on new research gathered about electronic health records in both the public and private sectors. But those agencies are looking for public input to make it perfect. John Teeter is managing director of the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve the new strategy guide that will inform public health policies until the year 2020.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:15pm EST
Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The federal hiring process is too complicated to give people a fair shot at working for your agency, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's possible to fix the hiring process without compromising your agency's core principles.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:13pm EST
Sharon Burke, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

If oil prices stay at their current level, the Defense Department stands to save about $2 billion this year. Defense News reports the Pentagon has already saved about $500 million. Sharon Burke is senior advisor of the New America Foundation, and former assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how today's oil prices will affect future defense policy.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:10pm EST
Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

New members of Congress have a crash course available to teach them about the biggest challenges facing your agency. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the program is missing some important details.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:05pm EST
John Pickett, Senior Economist, Office of Inspector General, USPS

A better work-life balance at the Postal Service will help the agency, its employees and its customers. That's according to the agency's Inspector General, who has a plan to introduce more workplace flexibility for Postal Service employees. The IG says the plan should make everyone that interacts with the agency happier and more productive. John Pickett is senior economist for the Postal Service's Office of Inspector General. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared details on how to implement a new work-life balance plan.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 08:24am EST
Monday federal headlines - January 12, 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, Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is encouraging student veterans to join the agency, President Obama will spend some time focusing on cybersecurity this week and the new chairman of the House Oversight committee wants agencies to be able to fire feds who don't pay their taxes.

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:24pm EST
Federal News Countdown: FEHBP reform, IT budget authority

John Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, and Tim Young, principal for Private Sector at Deloitte, counted down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

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