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2:32 pm, March 2, 2015

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Virtual sex at the office: Get real!

Got a lot of time on your hands in your federal office? How about finding something to do rather than watching pornography, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:00am EST

The mysteries of estate planning

Host Mike Causey is joined by estate planner Tom O'Rourke who will discuss what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
February 18, 2015

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:50pm EST

Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:10pm EST

Bill Phillips, principal, KPMG

The new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, will have some new input on transforming business operations at the department. The Defense Business Board has recommendations for Carter and his colleagues at the top of the Pentagon for improving the department's business operations. Bill Phillips is principal in charge of the federal advisory unit at KPMG. He's also chair of the Defense Business Board task force, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the recommendations.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:55pm EST
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Dan Tangherlini, administrator, General Services Administration

Dan Tangherlini calls back office functions in government "the boiler room." And he has positioned the General Services Administration to be the leader in providing services that stoke the boiler for agencies across government. Friday is his last day as GSA Administrator. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he discussed the federal real estate portfolio, GSA's establishment of 18F as one of the early leaders in digital services in government, and much more.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:35pm EST
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Bob Hale, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Dov Zakheim, CSIS

Sequestration is still the law of the land, and the spending cap that the government has to work under is about $498 billion for the defense budget. But more and more members of Congress say that's not enough for the Pentagon. Dov Zakheim is senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Bob Hale is a fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Both have served as Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they talked about the possibilities for an agreement on the defense budget.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Section 508 guidelines get an update under proposed rule

The U.S. Access Board released its long-awaited proposed rule to update accessibility guidelines for federal information and communication technology. Some of the changes are significant, others are subtle.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:56pm EST

Obama picks Clancy as Secret Service director

Obama picks Secret Service Acting Director Joe Clancy to fill position permanently

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:09pm EST

Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from 'should-cost' management

Over five years, Air Force has beat the independent cost estimates in its acquisition programs by a collective $2 billion, according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition. Some of the savings have been returned to the Air Force's top line, but acquisition managers have been allowed to plow some of the money back into their own programs.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:46am EST
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Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairwoman, Merit Systems Protection Board

The Merit Systems Protection Board recently released its annual report card for 2014. It summarizes the agency's performance in the last year, and lays out some targets to try and hit in the current year. Susan Tsui Grundmann, chairwoman of the MSPB, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report card as well as what's hopefully in store for 2015.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 09:08am EST
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David North, Senior Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies

U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have new orders for dealing with illegal immigrants. Under the President's immigration plan, agents are supposed to ask illegal immigrants if they might qualify for deferred deportation. And now Homeland Security has furnished immigrants with three complaint hotlines they can call if they feel they're treated unfairly. There's one for Customs and Border Protection, one for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and one for Citizenship and Immigration Services. David North, a senior fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how this can all possibly work.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 09:07am EST
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New defense chief vows to protect troops' safety, dignity

Ash Carter sworn in as Pentagon chief, promises to protect dignity, safety of troops

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 08:58am EST

Wednesday federal headlines - February 18, 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,

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 07:54am EST

EPA aims to please employees with short-term projects

For the agency, the Skills Marketplace offers a new way to get work done without more staff or resources. For employees, it provides a chance to build skills and make connections without giving up their day jobs.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 07:00am EST
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Obama sets out privacy rules for government drones

Obama orders government to adhere to privacy, civil rights protections when using drones

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:18am EST

OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn't use the IPP. It's part of the administration's effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:06am EST

Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Effort to boost military spending puts GOP in a bind on the budget

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:28am EST

Wanted: You. Dead or alive!

Estate planning is not fun and it can be somewhat grim. But the only thing worse than doing it now is not doing it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:00am EST

Fed agencies in DC open Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework in effect

Federal agency offices in the Washington, D.C., area are open Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, but employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:43pm EST

Understanding big data

Tim Estes, chairman and CEO of DigitalReasoning joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help federal agencies understand and manage large data sets.
February 17, 2015

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 05:17pm EST
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