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3:40 pm, September 16, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

The News Stream is a continuously updated list of every story, interview, panel discussion, and feature added to FederalNewsRadio.com. As a story is posted to the website, it will appear at the top of the News Stream. Never miss a beat with Federal News Radio's News Stream.

Rear Adm. Mat Winter, Naval Air Systems Command

The Navy has made an important step in advancing its aerial strike and surveillance technology. It's found a way to blend unmanned and manned jets on the same aircraft carrier. Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt off of the Virginia coast, the Navy successfully completed a test. A self-guided plane took off, landed and then maneuvered out of the way for a manned jet to land. Rear Adm. Mat Winter is the program executive for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons at Naval Air Systems Command. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why the test runs are important to the Navy.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 09:44am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Labor Department's leap of faith in putting its financial management system in the cloud and that effort is troubled. Labor's inspector general recently found the agency's back up plans to take over from its contractor running the financial system to be lacking. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about Labor's challenges in his biweekly feature Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on why Labor's financial management system is at risk.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 08:50am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - September 8, 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 White House asks for millions to cope with immigrant children, and Obama says he will outline his strategy regarding ISIS on Tuesday.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 08:18am EDT

DoD targets service contracts, small procurements to boost competition rate

The Pentagon issued a handful of directives in August designed to reverse the trend in its contract competition rate, which has slipped from 64 percent in 2008 to 56.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014. A preliminary analysis shows most of the opportunity for improvement is in service contracting.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:46am EDT

DATA Act kick-off meeting

The Treasury Department officially is kicking off the implementation of the DATA Act on Sept. 26. This post is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:33am EDT

A growing forest of innovation labs

The Office of Personnel Management's Innovation lab has been eerily quiet over the last year or so. This post is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:29am EDT

New role for GSA CFO

GSA's chief financial officer Mike Casella is shifting jobs. This post is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:25am EDT

A green light for OASIS

The General Services Administration continues to face protest after protest around many of the programs but just this past week got the go-ahead for the unrestricted version of the OASIS professional services contract. This post is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:22am EDT

Confusion rises over the CDM dashboard

Despite news to the contrary, the Homeland Security Department has not picked a vendor to provide the CDM dashboard. This post is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:16am EDT

Labor, GSA forced to buy systems from bankrupt vendor

Global Computer Enterprises filed Sept. 4 for bankruptcy protection. This post is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:05am EDT

A fed's guide to the congressional blitz ahead

Will Congress pass a continuing resolution? Will Republicans try to block a 1 percent pay raise for feds? Federal News Radio tells you what to watch for as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for a busy two weeks.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:00am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Labor, GSA forced to buy systems from bankrupt vendor; dashboard fever strikes DHS

Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news tidbits, strongly-sourced buzz, and other items of interest that have happened or are happening in the federal IT and acquisition communities. In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," the OASIS contract gets a green light, and GSA's CFO moves into a new role.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 03:53am EDT

9/11/01: Where were you?

Everyone remembers where they were on 9/11/01, this generation's equivalent of "Where were you when Pearl Harbor was bombed?" Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks readers to share their memories of 9/11.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Social media & security clearance professionals

Evan Lesser, founder and director of ClearanceJobs.com will discuss how cleared professionals should be dealing with social media.
September 5, 2014

Friday - 09/05/2014, 09:23pm EDT
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The future of performance reviews

Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of the Gabriel Institute and Grant Thornton's Virginia Gibson will discuss the importance of performance reviews and how to improve them.
September 5, 2014

Friday - 09/05/2014, 08:41pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: No shutdown drama, Program management

Jim Williams, left, partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, and Ron Marks, president of Intelligence Enterprises, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 05:13pm EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Every single fund in the Thrift Savings Plan is up at least 1.5 percent since this time last year. But the strength of the TSP might not matter at all if you're thinking about phased retirement. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, helps federal employees navigate the new world of phased retirement options. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of your options. Register for Federal News Radio's Phased Retirement Chat.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Keith Trippie, Former Director of Enterprise System Development , DHS

Bob Brese steps down Friday as the chief information officer of the Energy Department. He leaves right before the agency starts a technology consolidation program he helped plan for the last two years. Keith Trippie, chief executive officer of the Trippie Group and former executive director of the Enterprise System Development Office at the Homeland Security Department, has predictions for how the roles of future CIOs will change over the next few years. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the job can change so quickly. Read Keith's related column.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 04:26pm EDT
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OPM continues to shrink retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Behavioral finance: how our emotions sabotage our success

We discuss the stumbling blocks that can sabotage your best intentions to earn what you're worth, save adequately and spend responsibly.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 02:56pm EDT
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