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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.

Sisson: No higher calling than serving the American people

Women of Washington hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black talk to Barbara Sisson, assistant chief of the Army Reserve.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 12:48pm EDT

Tuesday federal headlines - May 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, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants ideas to build stronger telescopes, a former CIA officer is sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking classified information and

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:17am EDT

Cathy Ventrell-Monses, Senior Counsel to Chairman Yang, EEOC

Just days ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began a pilot program called ACT Digital. It's the first step in the agency's move toward an online charge system, and designed to streamline the submission of discrimination charges to the EEOC. Officials there hope ACT Digital will cut paperwork and improve customer service. Cathy Ventrell-Monses, senior counsel to EEOC chairwoman Jenny Yang, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a progress update on ACT Digital.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:12am EDT
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Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board

The Merit Systems Protection Board wants federal managers and Congress to know exactly what it takes to fire a federal employee and why you can't do so arbitrarily or capriciously. That's the subject of the agency's just-released report on due process. It outlines how the government handles adverse personnel actions in the civil service, and examines the laws and constitutional protections on due process employees enjoy. Susan Tsui Grundmann is chairwoman of the MSPB. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the report. She said it should clear up some misconceptions that have been circling in the press.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 09:08am EDT
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On DoD: Pentagon's new nurse advice line closes gap in after-hours medical care for military members

On this week's edition of On DoD, Regina Julian, the chief of primary care for the Defense Health Agency joins Jared Serbu to talk about DoD's new nurse advice line.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:39am EDT
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Pay raise: Bad news, good news, back to bad ...

Just as it takes two to tango, the only way to make money in politics, the law and the media is to have at least two sides, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 03:00am EDT

SEWP is on!

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about SEWP V.
May 11, 2015

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:37pm EDT
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Your Next Career: Transitioning from the public sector to the private sector

Executive recruiter Kathy Lavinder joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss how ex-government workers can leverage their federal experience to get jobs in the private sector.
May 11, 2015

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:14pm EDT
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Despite declining budgets, CHCOs still desire outside training opportunities

A new survey federal CHCOs, deputy CHCOs and CLOs by Federal News Radio found budget challenges and workforce turnover is causing agencies to value training and education even more. This is putting chief learning officers in a new and more prominent role to ensure critical skill gaps are filled and employees are turned into leaders.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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Disaster Resilience for America - May 12, 2015

On this edition of "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Chris Eisenbrey, the Director of Business Continuity & Operations in Edison Electric Institute's Energy Delivery Group.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:04pm EDT

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is back at full strength Monday. The Senate has another full work week, and the House is back after a recess last week. But a quick look down the agendas for each chamber doesn't show much is going on with funding federal agencies for fiscal 2016. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what he's looking for on the Congressional schedule this week.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:18pm EDT
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Bryce Pippert, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

The Treasury Department and White House have issued long-awaited guidance for agencies to fulfill the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. The law was enacted a year ago, and requires agencies to use standard formats for financial information so they, and the public, can more easily track spending on contracts, grants and loans. Bryce Pippert, a financial data expert and principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain on what this all means, and how it's different from current agency practices.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:17pm EDT
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Michele Mackin, Director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management, GAO

Some Rapid Innovation Program projects are still slow-going for the Defense Department. The Pentagon uses the program to get new technology projects off the ground. But the Government Accountability Office says half of the 44 rapid innovation projects DoD completed in July 20-14 are in the hands of acquisition departments or other users. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what she found.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:16pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Federal employee compensation packages are mostly safe -- for now. A revised budget from the House removes most of the provisions that make federal employees nervous about their retirement savings. Congress now has a chance to make some changes to civilian compensation, and it doesn't have to look far for how to do it. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and a former chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Congress should think about.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:12pm EDT
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Sydney Heimbrock, Chief Learning Officer, OPM

Federal chief learning officers are gaining a higher profile across the government. A majority of the respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey of federal chief human capital officers and CLOs say agencies highly value these executives. Sydney Heimbrock, chief learning officer at the Office of Personnel Management, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller the CLO is more important ever, even though the job has been around for a least a decade.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:07pm EDT
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Justice gets $9M back from bankrupt vendor, GCE

Global Computer Enterprises agreed to settle allegations under the False Claims Act with the government by paying a fine. GCE filed for bankruptcy in September while also receiving $23 million from GSA and Labor to buy back financial management systems and data.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:47pm EDT

5 things to know about the NSA court ruling

5 things to know about the NSA court ruling and the future of domestic surveillance

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:18pm EDT

All about the CMS Center for Program Integrity

What are the key priorities for CMS's Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the "pay and chase" approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:43am EDT

Frank Webb, Deputy Manager, Earth System Science Formulation Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has joined the relief effort in Nepal, which was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake several weeks ago. Using satellite data, NASA is compiling maps that show areas with the most movement and the most damage. It's information the Nepalese would have no other way to get on their own. Frank Webb is the deputy manager of the Earth System Science Formulation Office in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On the Federal Drive, he told Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia more about the relief efforts.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:30am EDT
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

A new piece of legislation would help ensure a smoother transition between presidential administrations. The bill would put a senior-level, White House-led interagency transition council in place at least six months before Election Day to help with the move. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He's also one of the bill's two sponsors, along with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). Johnson joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how he perceives the transition process today.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:26am EDT
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