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8:17 am, December 19, 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 - 11/26/2014, 07:54am EST
Wednesday federal headlines - November 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, a leading candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary has reportedly taken herself out of the running, Congressional Republicans are considering a hybrid approach to avoiding a government shutdown and a new bill would allow the Veterans Affairs Department to recommend medical marijuana for some patients.

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 05:01pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Digital services teams will begin sprouting up across the government over the next year. The Office of Management and Budget plans to expand the number of teams of technology experts that will work on troubled or high-profile projects. Lisa Schlosser, acting federal chief information officer, and Mikey Dickerson, director of the U.S. Digital Services Office and deputy federal CIO, spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the evolution of digital services.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:59pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

New hope is coming from a program to modernize military helicopters. Defense Department leaders have long recognized that open systems architectures offer a lot of promise toward delivering weapons systems that stay within their budgets and adapt more quickly to emerging technologies. So far, the Pentagon has had a lot of trouble implementing those architectures. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu explains where the new hope is coming from.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:56pm EST
Chris Cummiskey, Former Acting Undersecretary for Management, DHS

A major cyberattack on the nation's critical infrastructure will happen in the next 10 years, says Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency. He tells the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence the only way to handle the threat is to have a true partnership among the public sector, the private sector and academia. Chris Cummiskey is former acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He shared how to do that on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:54pm EST
Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Congressional leaders insist they can get an omnibus spending bill done to fund your agency for the rest of the fiscal year before the current continuing resolution runs out Dec. 11. But a cromnibus -- a combination omnibus and CR -- may be a lot more likely. That's the bad news. The good news is a bill like that might mean minimal impact on your pay and benefits. Katie Maddocks is governmental affairs representative for the Federal Managers Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said a cromnibus, or even a plain old CR, isn't the worst that could happen.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:51pm EST
Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The continuing resolution funding your agency expires in 16 days, on Dec. 11. The possibilities for what happens after that ranges from another CR, to a full government shutdown, or even to Congress passing an omnibus bill. Jessica Klement is legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered predictions on what might happen over the next few weeks.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:47pm EST
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

A goal is in place to get your agency's workforce more engaged. And a plan to hit that goal is emerging, too. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose the beginning stage is a policy document that's not even final yet.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:41pm EST
Jim Taylor, Managing Director for Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton

A revamp is coming to give agencies more power to collect improper payments. Mark Reger of the Office of Federal Financial Management says his team will release an update to A-123. Jim Taylor is managing director for Grant Thornton's global public sector and former Chief Financial Officer at the Labor Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the power behind A-123, and what changes might mean.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 08:03am EST
Tuesday federal headlines - November 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, the Veterans Affairs Department has fired the head of its Phoenix Health Care System, former Defense undersecretary Michele Flournoy is a top contender to replace outgoing Secretary Chuck Hagel and the U.S. and Turkey come to an agreement over opposition fighters in Syria.

Monday - 11/24/2014, 05:02pm EST
Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, CEO, Punaro Group

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down after less than two years on the job. Hagel says he'll stay in the position until the Senate confirms his replacement. That resignation starts the biggest insiders game in Washington -- the name game. Retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, CEO of the the Punaro Group and chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what could happen next for the SecDef position.

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Monday - 11/24/2014, 04:19pm EST
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says congressional appropriators are making steady progress on an omnibus bill to fund your agency next year. Or at least keep it running past Dec. 11, when the continuing resolution expires. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he gave a breakdown of the appropriators' progress.

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Monday - 11/24/2014, 04:16pm EST
Tim DiNapoli, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Director, GAO

The Defense Department is getting better at handling its contract data. The Government Accountability Office says 32 of its 33 components turned in an inventory review of their contracts. GAO also says more DoD components are following its recommendations to improve their contract reporting. Tim DiNapoli is Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the Pentagon's making progress, but it still has a way to go until it's perfect.

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Monday - 11/24/2014, 04:14pm EST
Jon Adler, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

The President's executive order on immigration includes a reorganization plan for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It creates three new law enforcement task forces along the U.S.-Mexico border. Jon Adler is national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted how the 10-point plan from the White House might affect his members.

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Monday - 11/24/2014, 04:05pm EST
Rafael Borras, Senior Adviser, AT Kearney

At the beginning of next year, your agency could have a new definition of risk. The Office of Management and Budget says it may issue new guidance that requires an enterprise-wide view of risk. Rafael Borras is senior adviser at AT Kearney, and former undersecretary for management and acting deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how to build an enterprise-wide risk-management strategy.

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Monday - 11/24/2014, 08:09am EST
Monday federal headlines - November 24, 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, the Postal Service gets high marks from Americans, the White House names a new dessert honcho and up to 30,000 missing emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner have been recovered.

Friday - 11/21/2014, 05:51pm EST
Federal News Countdown: Containing GOP outrage, Upside of a shutdown

Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm, founding partners of Accelerated Government Strategies and hosts of Women of Washington on Federal News Radio, counted down the top federal stories of the week with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:08pm EST
Anne Richards, Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audits, DHS

For the second consecutive year, the Department of Homeland Security earns a clean audit opinion. But there is still some work for the agency to do, according the agency's Office of Inspector General. Anne Richards, assistant inspector general in the Office of Audits at the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the lessons the agency learned last year and how they helped them stay clean this year.

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Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:04pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Department of Veterans Affairs is out with a new procurement to fix its patient scheduling system -- the one it's been using since 1986 -- and the one that staffers used to manipulate data on patient waiting times in Phoenix and in several other locations across the country. VA wants to buy a commercial off-the-shelf solution to do the job, but it's estimating it'll cost up to $700 million. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu tells In Depth with Francis Rose why in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:02pm EST
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Six years into his presidency, Barack Obama will meet for the first time with Senior Executive Service leaders. The Dec. 9 event is open on a first-come, first-serve basis to SES employees and other senior-level federal managers. Carol Bonosaro, the president of the Senior Executives Association, says "His failure to meet with career SES has been a strategic omission until now." Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the event means for participants.

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Friday - 11/21/2014, 03:54pm EST
Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

Bid protests by vendors are up, but the number of cases the Government Accountability Office upholds is down by 4 percent. Dan Gordon, associate dean for government procurement law studies at George Washington University and former administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how you should understand the mixed messages.

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