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11:14 pm, December 18, 2014

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.).

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:32pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy's top cyber officer says a push for low-priced acquisitions, and delays in Navy modernization programs, are two big concerns about the security of the service's cyber systems. As Jared Serbu reports on In Depth with Francis Rose, the service says it's rethinking the balance between cost and cybersecurity.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:25pm EST
Jim Hagy, director, Deloitte

One of the newest hires at your agency could be someone that hasn't had a job in a long time. The Office of Personnel Management is helping agencies find and recruit people who haven't had a job in a while to help the long-term unemployment rate. Jim Hagy is a director for Deloitte's Department of Defense Human Capital practice. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered some other human capital management strategies.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:15pm EST
Ed Meagher, Husky Elf, Operation Covert Santa

Operation Covert Santa is looking for new recruits. Ed Meagher is Husky Elf of Operation Covert Santa, and also known for his role as former Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said Operation Covert Santa is a simple job with huge rewards.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:13pm EST
Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Education Department is giving prospective managers a chance to walk in their supervisor shoes before buying them. A program called "A Day in the Life" lets GS-14 and 15 employees see what it's like to be a manager by shadowing a current one over a few days. Quay Crowner is the Education Department's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how the Day in the Life program is part of a broader employee engagement effort going on across the department.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:04pm EST
Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute

President Barack Obama is going to name a replacement for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The White House expects to formally nominate former Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter to lead the Pentagon later this week. Bill Greenwalt is a visiting fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared insight on the challenges Carter will have to address if Congress confirms him.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:00pm EST
Roger Waldron, president, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration isn't taking advantage of two key opportunities that could make a big difference on the quality of its Schedules program. That's according to Roger Waldron -- he's president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the two opportunities GSA's missing out on.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 04:52pm EST
Richard Marchase, vice president, UAB

For the first time ever, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center completely devoted to protecting information systems will open soon. It will run as part of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Montgomery County, Maryland. The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded the contract to run the new center to the non-profit MITRE Corporation. Richard Marchase is vice president for Research and Economic Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham -- he's helping the Center get off the ground. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the role academia will play in the new operation.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:41am EST
John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

We'll soon find out which agencies made the 2014 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government list. The Partnership for Public Service is scheduled to release the annual survey next Tuesday (Dec. 9). As anticipation builds, John Palguta, vice president for public policy at the Partnership joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some action items for agency managers in advance of the release.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:33am EST
Jason McNamara, Senior Technical Advisor, HHS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid wants to change how it delivers and measures Medicaid. It launched the Medicaid Accelerator Program back in July. The goal is to get Medicaid services and payments to its beneficiaries faster than ever before. It's crowdsourcing best practices for payment and services delivery from states and other health providers. Jason McNamara is one of the leaders behind IAP and a senior technical advisor for CMS in the Health and Human Services Department. He spoke with Emily Kopp and Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about how CMS wants to pass its improvements onto the states.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:25am EST
Leslie Steele, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

A simple question is being answered in sundry ways this morning. How can information technology assist in the mission to deliver the most effective health care? Innovators and practitioners assembled this morning for AFCEA Bethesda's annual Health IT day at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center. Leslie Steele is the resident of AFCEA's Bethesda Chapter and helped form the agenda for the seventh annual conference. She spoke with Emily Kopp and Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about what's changed since the first iteration.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:32am EST
Michael Tinsley, CEO, NeoSystems Corporation

Doing business with the federal government can be lucrative, but no one ever said it was easy. Contractors have always had hoops within hoops to jump through to get and then maintain their federal business. Now a few new challenges are popping up. Michael Tinsley is the CEO of NeoSystems Corporation. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about a few near-term issues for government contractors.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:44pm EST
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The work begins for Congress today, and next Thursday is the deadline to finish some of the most important work of the year. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. He says a cromnibus looks like a possible solution to the CR deadline next Thursday.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:32pm EST
David Trimble, Director of Natural Resources, GAO

The National Nuclear Security Administration has a guide for predicting how much its large projects will cost. But the agency's project managers don't know it exists, and it's not entirely their fault. That's according to David Trimble -- he's Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he suggested ways to improve NNSA's cost estimation process.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:31pm EST
Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The deadline to nominate one of your colleagues for a Service to America medal is just about a month away. That means now is the time to figure out who that's going to be, and to start collecting all the information you'll need for the nomination. 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 important to recognize and reward your stellar co-workers during this era of tight budgets.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:28pm EST
Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, Army

Wednesday is the five-year anniversary of the Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program. The program gives veterans a chance to learn new skills that will help them transition to civilian jobs. Jo-Ellen Darcy is assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how the program started, and why they're celebrating.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:25pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department takes a new view of the best way to secure cloud computing services the Pentagon gets from the private sector. A new report by the DoD chief information officer highlights potential changes to the security levels required for commercial cloud services. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about DoD's 45-day cloud computing study. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the Pentagon's plans.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:19pm EST
Janet Hale, Former Undersecretary for Management, DHS

Congress comes back to work today to wrap up the 113th Congress. No one thinks streamlining oversight of the Homeland Security Department is one of the things they'll address in the lame duck session, but many people think it's something they should address -- at least soon. Janet Hale is one of those people. She's former Under Secretary for Management at DHS. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how we got here.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:56am EST
Darci Marchese, Reporter, WTOP

Returning from war can be difficult for service members. Those who leave with physical and mental wounds often face long recovery times. The Warrior Canine Connection is trying to make that process a bit easier. Reporter Darci Marchese, from Federal News Radio's sister station WTOP, reports on the extraordinary journey that's helping to turn dogs into healers.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:55am EST
Joshua Kneifel, Research Economist, NIST

When architects and engineers design buildings, they have to meet local building codes. But, simply meeting those codes won't ensure you have the most efficient design for the long haul. Joshua Kneifel is a research economist in the engineering laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about a new tool NIST engineers developed that lets builders measure the economic and environmental impacts of everything from the floor to the roof.

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Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 05:03pm EST
Matt Goodrich, Acting Director, FEDRAMP

Demand is finally pushing the cloud services cybersecurity program known as FedRAMP to develop standards for high impact systems. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, acting director of the FedRAMP program, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes that are coming.

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