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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.

Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B

Congressional Budget Office: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B, lowest of Obama's tenure

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 07:20pm EDT

When is the best day for you to retire?

The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation.
October 8, 2014

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:54pm EDT
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Andy Ozment, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

The Homeland Security Department has new orders from the Office of Management and Budget to scan certain agency networks. That's on top of a set of cyber initiatives DHS is working on, which is already pretty long. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Homeland Security Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how DHS will accomplish all of these cyber goals to make federal networks safer.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 05:12pm EDT
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Obama discussing strategy

Could the U.S. strategy to fight ISIL be changing?

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 05:09pm EDT

Bill Zielinski, Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has found a new home for all of its data. The agency recently unveiled its new National Support Data Center in Urbana, Maryland. The 300,000 square foot facility replaces the 30-year-old Woodlawn facility that couldn't adapt to changing technology or meet electricity requirements. Chief Information Officer Bill Zielinski joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:50pm EDT
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Beth Asch, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

A pay freeze can force almost 10 percent of your agency's workforce out the door. The RAND Corporation says a permanent three year pay freeze led to a 7 percent decline in the ranks of the General Schedule. Beth Asch is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. She joined Francis Rose on In Depth to discuss the impact of pay freezes on federal employee retention.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:46pm EDT
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Patrick Redling, Homeland Security Investigations

When it comes to catching child predators, speed is often law enforcement's most important requirement. That's why a mobile app can help. The Operation Predator App, developed at the Homeland Security Department, has already proved successful. One suspect was apprehended less than 36 hours after its launch. Now it's available in Spanish and on Android phones. Patrick Redling is the unit chief for child exploitation investigations at Homeland Security Investigation's Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Virginia. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the app.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

How's this for a bid protest case? Two companies bid and both have the same price for the project. One company gets higher ratings for what the source selection authority called a multitude of highly innovative processes and insightful technology trends. In this week's legal loop segment, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how the case unfolded.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:42pm EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The first data from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is out. The data tracks responses from millennials, and there are some surprising similarities and differences from the rest of your agency's workforce. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp reviewed the data. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the data seems to show millennials aren't as different from the rest of your employees as you might think.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:40pm EDT
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Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

The next steps in defense acquisition reform may come from the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is asking experts from all part of the defense acquisition community to tell them where the committee should go next to streamline defense acquisition. Dan Gordon is contributing to that effort. He is a Senior Adviser to the Government Procurement Law Program at George Washington University Law School and former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. He spoke with Francis Rose on In Depth about the committee's goals.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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US military personnel may test Ebola samples in Liberia

Pentagon officials say approximately two dozen U.S. military specialists in Liberia may conduct tests on laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the Pentagon's personnel deployed there are not expected to be in direct contact with the virus.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 12:38pm EDT

From Wellesley to Wendy's: How Janet Hill became the 'General'

Janet Hill, principal at Hill Family Advisors, sits down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss the importance of diversity in American corporations and her famous Wellesley classmate - Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 10:09am EDT

Wednesday federal headlines - October 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 gives DHS the authority to scan the networks of other civilian agencies, and DoD raises the ceiling on the number of troops that could be deployed to fight Ebola.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 08:49am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal employees' health care premiums are going up once again by 3.8 percent on average. That's less of an increase than what feds saw in 2014 and below the industry average. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the changes to federal employees' 2015 health care coverage.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 06:44am EDT
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DoD, DHS push 'fly before you buy' approach to acquisition

The Defense and Homeland Security departments both say they are putting their programs on a path that will insist that technologies are rigorously tested before they commit to expensive acquisition strategies.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:19am EDT

VA moves to ax 4 senior execs in scandal response

Veterans agency moves to fire 4 senior executives in crackdown following wait-time scandal

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 03:56am EDT

Finding your magic retirement date

Honesty is the best policy. It's also a best practice for feds trying to decide when they should retire, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

OPM: Millennial feds like their jobs but don't stay long

A new report by the Office of Personnel Management suggests the federal government is doing a better job of recruiting a new generation of workers than retaining them.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 11:53pm EDT

An update on OASIS

Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program.
October 7, 2014

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:45pm EDT
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Healthcare IT & acquisition

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of healthcare IT and how it relates to federal IT professionals and the whole acquisition process.
October 7, 2014

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 06:59pm EDT
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