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12:36 am, January 31, 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.

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:15pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is setting the table for a systemic change to how federal IT projects are completed. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services now have a request for information on the street that would initiate a sea change to how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the RFI and reaction to this approach.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:10pm EST
Shawn Kingsberry, Director of Cloud Services, TASC

More agencies are hiring Chief Data Officers, or at least designating an official to lead data collection and curation efforts. That data may make Congress's oversight job easier. Shawn Kingsberry is director of cloud services at TASC, and former chief information officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he expects Congress will use a lot more data to oversee Federal agencies this year.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:57pm EST
Jay Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Cyber attacks come in three different flavors, at least when it comes to figuring out who's behind the attack. That's according to Jay Healey -- he's director of Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the three flavors of cyber attribution.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:01am EST
Friday federal headlines - January 9, 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, members of Congress have introduced more than 350 pieces of legislation this week, Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says eliminating sexual assault in the Army is a top priority for the incoming sergeant major and lawmakers want to step up efforts against terrorism after an attack in Paris killed 12 people.

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:49pm EST
Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

NASA is still five months away from kicking off its next generation governmentwide acquisition contract known as SEWP 5. But that isn't stopping the space agency from rolling out a series of new initiatives to give customer agencies more data -- and context about their spending -- than ever before. Joanne Woytek, program manager of NASA SEWP, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the status of SEWP V and where NASA is heading next.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:25pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is likely to push for another round of Base Realignment and Closure in fiscal 2016, even though Congress has shot down the idea more than once. But there are no legal restrictions on closing bases overseas. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD is moving forward to do just that.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:22pm EST
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Bid protest numbers indicate things are getting worse. But the numbers also indicate things are getting better. Roger Waldron is the President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He looked at the numbers, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why they can be getting better and worse at the same time.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:20pm EST
Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud, TASC

Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is finalizing the new leaders of the House Appropriations Committee. Bloomberg reports today it names staff for the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, the Energy and Water subcommittee, and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittee. As the new Congress takes shape, those leaders will prioritize spending for federal IT. Mark Forman is vice president for IT services and cloud at The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC) and he was the first e-gov administrator of the United States. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a Federal IT wish list for the new Congress.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:13pm EST
Barney Rubel, Former Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, US Naval College

Critics of the Navy's maritime strategy -- or lack thereof -- are all over the federal defense community. One retired officer tells the U.S. Naval Institute the defense community may not understand what the word "strategy" means anymore. Congressman Randy Forbes has an open letter to chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, asking him to lead an effort to restore strategic planning to the Navy. Barney Rubel is former dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the U.S. Naval War College. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those critics are missing an important piece of the strategy puzzle.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:05pm EST
Ted Davies. CEO, Altamira Technologies

The first commandment of government contracting is "do your homework", according to contracting expert Tim Sullivan. He says, in part one of a 10-part series, the complex details of every procurement cycle demand preparation and understanding from federal contracting officers if they want to build successful programs. Ted Davies is CEO of Altamira Technologies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained a host of federal business trends that can help your agency's contracting officers prepare for the next big project.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 07:55am EST
Thursday federal headlines - January 8, 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 former HUD employee is sentenced for stealing more than $800,000 dollars from the government, the Postal Service breaks an agency record for parcel deliveries and Chuck Hagel might be secretary of Defense a month longer than he and President Obama anticipated.

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:40pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Department of Housing and Urban Development expects the 1,000 new employees it hired in 2014 to do more than just help it to meet its mission.The new employees are an important way HUD is leading a culture change. Michael Anderson is HUD's chief human capital officer and Towanda Brooks is HUD's deputy CHCO. In part two of their interview with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller, they discuss the secondary goal of HUD's 2014 hiring spree.

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Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:39pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The U.S. military relies on commercial technology for the most important building blocks. It doesn't design and build its own computing hardware any more. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the Navy is applying the same principle to its big weapons systems more and more.

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Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:30pm EST
Rafael Borras, Senior Advisor, AT Kearney

A chief risk officer can help some agencies deal with budget uncertainty and high-profile program failures like HealthCare.gov, according to the Office of Management and Budget. 2015 may be the year OMB lays out a way to add the new CXO title to the federal workforce. Rafael Borras is a senior adviser at AT Kearney, and former under secretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says agencies need to pay attention to OMB's plan for enterprise risk management.

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Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:28pm EST
Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

Agencies across government are changing their budget priorities as the money shrinks. That means your agency may have to get creative to provide training opportunities. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says you shouldn't wait for someone else to take the training lead.

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:20pm EST
Roger Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, Agilex, Former CIO, VA

Christmas is over, but a new Congress starts this week. So now is really the perfect time to offer Capitol Hill a federal IT wish list. Roger Baker is chief strategy officer of Agilex, and former chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a wish list of his own.

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Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:17pm EST
Dov Zakheim, Senior Adviser, CSIS

As the 114th Congress convenes this week, leaders on both sides of the Hill say budget issues will be priorities. Leaders at the Defense Department are already campaigning against sequestration, and the budget will likely be a big part of the discussion at Ashton Carter's confirmation hearing next month. Dov Zakheim is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former Comptroller of the Department of Defense. He's also a member of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said DoD getting in front of the sequester problem is the right strategy.

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Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 08:40am EST
Wednesday federal headlines - January 7, 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 Office of Personnel Management's retirement claims backlog drops to its lowest point in more than a year, a Navy commander pleads guilty to federal bribery charges and two people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting at a Veterans Affairs medical clinic in Texas.

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:29pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Department of Housing and Urban Development hired more than 1,000 new employees last fiscal year. The agency needed to replenish a workforce that had been hit hard from employees leaving from both sides of the spectrum. Many long-time employees retired and many recent hires left for other jobs. Michael Anderson is HUD's chief human capital officer and Towanda Brooks is HUD's deputy CHCO. In part one of their interview with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller, they discuss why they needed the hiring spree.

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Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:28pm EST
Jim Carafano, Heritage Foundation

The budget will be one of the first things the new Congress takes up, according to leadership on both sides of Capitol Hill. The Defense Department is already starting its push to end -- or at least cut back on -- sequestration. James Jay Carafano is director of the Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says he thinks Congress will do a real defense budget in 2015, but that doesn't mean sequestration will go away.

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