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1:46 pm, August 23, 2014

In Depth

Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features daily interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 4 to 7 p.m. or download his archived interviews below.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 05:25pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: One government solution, Chili-cooking feds

Dan Blair, president & CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and former deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management, and Kathryn Medina, senior vice-president of Global Human Resources for APCO Worldwide and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:26pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

The new phased retirement plan is becoming part of the landscape at agencies across government. Just about every agency can offer it. But just because your agency offers phased retirement doesn't mean you automatically qualify. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she answered questions from federal employees across the government on how to make phased retirement work best.

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Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:48pm EDT
Rogers develops Blast Gauge to assess impact of IED blasts on soldiers

Former DARPA program manager Jeffrey Rogers developed a device that measures the effects of bomb blasts on injured soldiers, speeding the medical assessment and treatment.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:31pm EDT
Communications 'guardian angel' saves soldiers lives

Engineer Patrick DeGroodt helps build Army's communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment Two.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:24pm EDT
Monique Colter, Audit Director, Office of Inspector General, USPS

Last year, $1 billion of Postal Service money went to recipients of workers compensation. But the rules that govern how agencies compensate federal employees when they're hurt on the job haven't changed since 1974. Monique Colter is an audit director for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Postal Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Monique explained why the Postal Service Inspector General is looking at worker's comp.

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Thursday - 08/21/2014, 06:27pm EDT
EEOC attorney finds creative ways to uphold antidiscrimination laws

For nearly three decades, Robert A. Canino has been a champion for the underdog, finding creative solutions to protect the most vulnerable from discrimination.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 10:15am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - August 21, 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, Congress looks into telework abuse at PTO, MSPB clarifies veterans hiring preferences for agencies and dozens of sailors are kicked out of the Navy.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:06pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The National Security Agency is disbanding its mobility mission management office. The 3-year-old office is going away not because it failed but because it was too successful. Mark Althouse, out-going technical director of the NSA's Mobility Mission Management Office, tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller how NSA is integrating mobile in everything it does.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:04pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency says it's undertaking a top-to-bottom review of the security criteria it uses to decide whether it should use commercial cloud computing systems for Defense data. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DISA thinks the current process is too stringent and too slow.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:02pm EDT
Bob Tobias, Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

Your agency needs to clarify what it expects from employees who telework. That's according to the Patent Office Professional Association. Their president says the recent telework controversy at the Patent and Trademark Office exposes problems with how agencies manage employees working outside the office. Bob Tobias is director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He explained what he sees behind the controversy on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:19pm EDT
Lt. Col. Dan Ward, Hanscom Air Force Base

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says DoD's fleet of A-10 jet fighters can't survive long term budget cuts. But Congress says it doesn't want to write them out of next year's defense budget, so the Pentagon needs to find a different way to pay for the fleet. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Lt. Col. Dan Ward of Hanscom Air Force Base shared a way to save the A-10 using some simple math.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:12pm EDT
Robert Canino, Regional Attorney, Dallas District Office, EEOC

Creativity helps a federal attorney catch the bad guys. Robert Canino is regional attorney at the Dallas District Office for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Career Achievement category for his history of creative legal prosecutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how he uses civil rights law to prosecute human trafficking cases. View a photo gallery of Sammies finalists. Read an exclusive Q&A with Canino.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:07pm EDT
Ryan Dickover, Director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight, Navy

When the Navy needs to reform a program it sometimes turns to a special test called an Analysis of Alternatives. Right now the Navy's analysts are hard at work on acquisition reform. Ryan Dickover is director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. He explained the AoA process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:40pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration wants to make it easier for agencies to buy professional, management, technology and a host of other kinds of services from the schedule contracts. To that end, GSA will consolidate seven different professional services contracts into what could end up being one mega-schedule. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how GSA is rethinking professional services contracting. Read Jason's related article.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:23pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is taking a strategic sourcing approach to the way it spends money on conferences. The service awards 17 blanket purchase agreements for conference planning, and in the near future, those BPAs might become the only authorized way to spend money on official meetings for the Navy and Marine Corps. Jamey Halke, Navy Department strategic sourcing program manager, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu. He explains the Navy's response to governmentwide pressure to reduce spending on conferences. Read Jared's related article.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:19pm EDT
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

One of a federal agency's acquistion strategies might disappear. A rewrite of the Federal Acquisition Regulation sets new requirements for blanket purchase agreements. The goal is to promote competition for new contracts. Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the rewrite will have some unintended consequences for federal agencies.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:15pm EDT
Robert Budens, President, Patent Office Professional Association

The telework controversy at the Patent and Trademark Office might not even be a telework problem to begin with. Poor management and misinformation might have caused it. That's according to Robert Budens, president of the Patent Office Professional Association. He explained his take on the issue on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:40pm EDT
Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

When Congress comes back to work after Labor Day, it will have to figure out how to fund the government to start off fiscal year 2015. Most people think it will be a continuing resolution. But they may wind up needing more than the 12 days they have scheduled now. Jessica Klement is legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said getting a budget in place will take up a lot of Congress's time -- and may stretch that time to the limit.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:26pm EDT
Dr. Tom Murphy, Program Manager, Wounded Warrior Intern Program

The Navy puts its wounded sailors back to work before they're even discharged from the hospital. The Wounded Warrior Intern Program takes wounded sailors interested in science and engineering careers and puts them to work at Naval Sea Systems Command. Dr. Tom Murphy is the program manager. He explained how the program works on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:19pm EDT
Tom Salmon, Assistant Inspector General, Audit Services Office, HHS

The 10-year anniversary of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 is next week. Agencies have spent the last 10 years pursuing ways to verify the identities of their employees. The Department of Health and Human Services is one of them, and the Inspector General's office at HHS has new research on how the agency is doing. Tom Salmon is assistant inspector general in the Office of Audit Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said this work may be new -- but the HHS IG has been reporting on HSPD-12 for a long time.

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