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9:35 pm, November 28, 2014

Radio Interviews

Find and listen to every interview heard on Federal News Radio's daily radio programs, The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp (6-9 a.m.), and In Depth with Francis Rose (4-7 p.m.).

  • Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Matt Goodrich, Acting Director, FEDRAMP

    Demand is finally pushing the cloud services cybersecurity program known as FedRAMP to develop standards for high impact systems. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, acting director of the FedRAMP program, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes that are coming.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Dan Goure, Vice President, Lexington Institute

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his new Defense Innovation Initiative will find creative ways for America's military to stay the best in the world. Dan Goure is vice president of the Lexington Institute. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said Secretary Hagel, and whoever winds up replacing him, are wise to remember the story of King Canute and the waves when it comes to innovation at the Pentagon.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Tom Donnelly, Co-Director, AEI

    A new Defense Secretary likely won't get a confirmation hearing until after the 114th Congress convenes in January. Some people use the word opportunity to describe the change coming to DoD. Tom Donnelly is Co-Director of Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He writes in the Weekly Standard under the title the Hagel Opportunity. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are actually two opportunities with the departure of Secretary Hagel.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

    Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, and many people spend time saying thanks to special people in their lives. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal employees should be on your list of people to thank.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Bill Lynn, CEO, Finmeccanica North America

    A "Big Dog" is the latest icon in the effort to bring more innovation into the Defense Department. But the Big Dog may be on its way out of the Pentagon, instead of on its way in. Bill Lynn is CEO of Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies and former deputy secretary of defense. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Bill explained what "Big Dog" is, and the message about defense acquisition in its story.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Tisha Thompson, Investigative Reporter, NBC 4 Investigative Team

    The U.S. Postal Service is never more in demand than now, the year-end holiday season. But Postal employees face more than a heavy workload. Year-round, they're dealing with the threat of assaults as they make their rounds, sometimes in the dark. Then there's this: Postal Service employees who have faced sexual assault by their coworkers. In a new report by the NBC News-4 Investigative Team, two Postal workers told investigative reporter Tisha Thompson what they said happened to them and the retaliation they faced after speaking out. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss her investigation.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Miguel Garrido, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

    Agencies spend more and more each year on professional services. Now the General Services Administration is hatching a plan to round up all of the professional services contractors and herd them into one big multiple award schedule. It'll be called the Professional Services Schedule. Miguel Garrido, a quantitative analyst with Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the impetus for the move, how it will work, and who the new schedule will benefit.

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    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

    Selling to the federal government is a unique occupation. In no other industry do marketing and sales people face the dauting set of laws and regulations they face here. Yet, personal relationships matter in government contracting just like they do in the commercial world. Contracting veteran Tim Sullivan has authored the blog, 10 Myths of Government Contracting. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Sullivan tackled myth number 6: We contractors don't have to market to agencies like we do in the commercial sector.

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    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    New hope is coming from a program to modernize military helicopters. Defense Department leaders have long recognized that open systems architectures offer a lot of promise toward delivering weapons systems that stay within their budgets and adapt more quickly to emerging technologies. So far, the Pentagon has had a lot of trouble implementing those architectures. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu explains where the new hope is coming from.

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    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Chris Cummiskey, Former Acting Undersecretary for Management, DHS

    A major cyberattack on the nation's critical infrastructure will happen in the next 10 years, says Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency. He tells the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence the only way to handle the threat is to have a true partnership among the public sector, the private sector and academia. Chris Cummiskey is former acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He shared how to do that on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Jim Thomas, Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assesments

    The resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is bringing the administration's military and foreign policies into a new light. The next secretary will have to deal with the lingering issues of pay and benefits reform, sequestration, and the new technology offset strategy. Jim Thomas, vice president and director of studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, analyzed what Hagel's resignation means for the agency's present and future on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Sean Vitka, Federal Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation

    An amendment to the Freedom of Information Act appeared to sail through the Senate. The goal is to hold agencies more accountable for disclosing records and create a more uniform system for the public to file FOIA requests. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill unanimously. Sean Vitka, federal policy manager at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis of what the bill would do.

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    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Linda Kohn, Director of Healthcare Issues, GAO

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services operate websites meant to help Medicare patients navigate the tangled world of health care providers. But the sites often fail at basic tasks. Auditors from the Government Accountability Office found some don't provide enough information to compare prices, while others don't give adequate information about quality of care. Linda Kohn is director of Healthcare Issues at the GAO. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share more of what GAO found.

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    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Brian Krenzien, Science & Technology Transportation Security Lab, DHS

    When things go boom, often the Homeland Security Department wants to know what it was. To do that it requires sophisticated explosives detection equipment. In fact, the idea is to detect the presence of explosives before they can be detonated. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate has just broken ground on a new lab for evaluating explosives detection equipment. Brian Krenzien, acting executive director of the Transportation Security Lab, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

    Download

  • Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Tisha Thompson, Investigative Reporter, NBC 4 Investigative Team

    The U.S. Postal Service is never more in demand than now, the year-end holiday season. But Postal employees face more than a heavy workload. Year-round, they're dealing with the threat of assaults as they make their rounds, sometimes in the dark. Then there's this: Postal Service employees who have faced sexual assault by their coworkers. In a new report by the NBC News-4 Investigative Team, two Postal workers told investigative reporter Tisha Thompson what they said happened to them and the retaliation they faced after speaking out. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss her investigation.

    Download

    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Miguel Garrido, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

    Agencies spend more and more each year on professional services. Now the General Services Administration is hatching a plan to round up all of the professional services contractors and herd them into one big multiple award schedule. It'll be called the Professional Services Schedule. Miguel Garrido, a quantitative analyst with Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the impetus for the move, how it will work, and who the new schedule will benefit.

    Download

    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

    Selling to the federal government is a unique occupation. In no other industry do marketing and sales people face the dauting set of laws and regulations they face here. Yet, personal relationships matter in government contracting just like they do in the commercial world. Contracting veteran Tim Sullivan has authored the blog, 10 Myths of Government Contracting. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Sullivan tackled myth number 6: We contractors don't have to market to agencies like we do in the commercial sector.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Jim Thomas, Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assesments

    The resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is bringing the administration's military and foreign policies into a new light. The next secretary will have to deal with the lingering issues of pay and benefits reform, sequestration, and the new technology offset strategy. Jim Thomas, vice president and director of studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, analyzed what Hagel's resignation means for the agency's present and future on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Sean Vitka, Federal Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation

    An amendment to the Freedom of Information Act appeared to sail through the Senate. The goal is to hold agencies more accountable for disclosing records and create a more uniform system for the public to file FOIA requests. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill unanimously. Sean Vitka, federal policy manager at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis of what the bill would do.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Linda Kohn, Director of Healthcare Issues, GAO

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services operate websites meant to help Medicare patients navigate the tangled world of health care providers. But the sites often fail at basic tasks. Auditors from the Government Accountability Office found some don't provide enough information to compare prices, while others don't give adequate information about quality of care. Linda Kohn is director of Healthcare Issues at the GAO. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share more of what GAO found.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Brian Krenzien, Science & Technology Transportation Security Lab, DHS

    When things go boom, often the Homeland Security Department wants to know what it was. To do that it requires sophisticated explosives detection equipment. In fact, the idea is to detect the presence of explosives before they can be detonated. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate has just broken ground on a new lab for evaluating explosives detection equipment. Brian Krenzien, acting executive director of the Transportation Security Lab, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

    Download

  • Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Matt Goodrich, Acting Director, FEDRAMP

    Demand is finally pushing the cloud services cybersecurity program known as FedRAMP to develop standards for high impact systems. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, acting director of the FedRAMP program, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes that are coming.

    Download

    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Dan Goure, Vice President, Lexington Institute

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says his new Defense Innovation Initiative will find creative ways for America's military to stay the best in the world. Dan Goure is vice president of the Lexington Institute. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said Secretary Hagel, and whoever winds up replacing him, are wise to remember the story of King Canute and the waves when it comes to innovation at the Pentagon.

    Download

    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Tom Donnelly, Co-Director, AEI

    A new Defense Secretary likely won't get a confirmation hearing until after the 114th Congress convenes in January. Some people use the word opportunity to describe the change coming to DoD. Tom Donnelly is Co-Director of Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He writes in the Weekly Standard under the title the Hagel Opportunity. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are actually two opportunities with the departure of Secretary Hagel.

    Download

    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

    Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, and many people spend time saying thanks to special people in their lives. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal employees should be on your list of people to thank.

    Download

    Wed Nov 26th, 2014
    Bill Lynn, CEO, Finmeccanica North America

    A "Big Dog" is the latest icon in the effort to bring more innovation into the Defense Department. But the Big Dog may be on its way out of the Pentagon, instead of on its way in. Bill Lynn is CEO of Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies and former deputy secretary of defense. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Bill explained what "Big Dog" is, and the message about defense acquisition in its story.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    New hope is coming from a program to modernize military helicopters. Defense Department leaders have long recognized that open systems architectures offer a lot of promise toward delivering weapons systems that stay within their budgets and adapt more quickly to emerging technologies. So far, the Pentagon has had a lot of trouble implementing those architectures. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu explains where the new hope is coming from.

    Download

    Tue Nov 25th, 2014
    Chris Cummiskey, Former Acting Undersecretary for Management, DHS

    A major cyberattack on the nation's critical infrastructure will happen in the next 10 years, says Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency. He tells the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence the only way to handle the threat is to have a true partnership among the public sector, the private sector and academia. Chris Cummiskey is former acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He shared how to do that on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download