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10:05 pm, January 29, 2015

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.

Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Experienced executives know they can't keep reporting to the same contacts when something goes wrong. They also never lose sight of the fact that most government actions originate with low or mid-level employees. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the new blog, "A Government Contractor's Ten Commandments." He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to tackle his third commandment: Thou shalt start as low as possible &mdash: not at the top of the ladder.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:47am EST
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Tuesday federal headlines - January 20, 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, Federal employees will share a little bit of the spotlight when President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, Reverse auction host FedBid is splitting into two separate organizations and A California lawmaker wants to make cuts to the Defense civilian workforce.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:15am EST

FedBid splits into two, names Jordan CEO of new public sector company

The reverse auction vendor says its decision to split up its federal and commercial businesses has nothing to do with the critical Veterans Affairs inspector general report from September. Joe Jordan said FedBid has taken several steps to ensure any problems highlighted by the IG are resolved.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 07:00am EST

Contracting Commandment #3: Start from the bottom up when dealing with a problem

If you've got a problem or concern when dealing with a government agency on a contract, acquisition expert Tim Sullivan says it's best to start from the ground up to fix the issue. In his latest commentary, he says going over someone's head could hurt your company in the long run.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:00am EST

TSP: Is it risky to play it safe?

The G-fund never has a bad day, which is the good news. The bad news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that the G-fund also never has a really good day.

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 03:00am EST

Marketing tips for your small business

Business development expert and consultant Bob Davis joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how marketing has changed over the years and what that means for your company.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 07:55pm EST
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Singles and retirement

Gerontology professor and life coach Michael Creedon joins host Bob Leins to discuss the issues and challenges that single retirees face.
January 19, 2015

Monday - 01/19/2015, 06:35pm EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Department

Agencies are slowly realizing the benefits of cloud computing don't rest in real dollar savings. Agencies like the Transportation Department should expect the move to cloud services to provide mission-focused value instead. Maria Roat, DOT's chief technology officer, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how agencies are changing their expectations of cloud computing.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Mark Goldstein, Physical Infrastructure Issues Director, GAO

The Homeland Security Department is falling short on securing federal buildings from cyber attack. Your office may be vulnerable to attacks that would keep you from getting in or out, or could make the climate in the building unbearable. It may even encounter other problems that could impact the ability of your agency to meet its mission. Mark Goldstein is director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said building security is far more complicated than it used to be.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:40pm EST
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Bill Eggers, Global Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte

The Data Act will give your agency more tools to use data to make decisions. Some people have applied the term "moneyball" to that concept from the eponymous book about the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Bill Eggers is Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte. He is the head of the Government 2020 effort. One element of Gov 2020 is looking at how governments use data. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Bill said some definitions of "data driven government" are a little different from each other.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:33pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A few details about tomorrow night's State of the Union Address are trickling out of the White House. President Barack Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. Members of Congress will be in Washington tomorrow, but not a lot of work will get done. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the work of the 114th Congress was already off to a slow start.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Astronauts close to moving into space station for year

Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year, NASA plans more yearlong crews

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB sets deadline to set up digital services teams, FITARA implementation process begins

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, OMB makes a significant policy decision, agencies are starting to figure out FITARA implementation and USDA makes steps toward Network Services 2020 move.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST

IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST

DoD loses key IT exec; two formers are lured back to government

Long-time and well-respected cybersecurity executive Mark Orndorff is calling it a government career on Jan. 31.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:46pm EST

A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

FITARA implementation begins

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a meeting last week to discuss the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and ensure there is consistent implementation across the government.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:33pm EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

The FirstNet mission

What are the strategic priorities for FirstNet? How is FirstNet pursuing its outreach strategy with key stakeholders? What is FirstNet doing to use collaboration and partnership to meet mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with TJ Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 01:48pm EST
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