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12:55 am, September 24, 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.).

  • Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

    The Office of Government Ethics is stepping out from behind the legal and policy curtain to help build a broader community, and it wants agency ethics officials and others to do the same. Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, says a month-long series of seminars and summits is part of a broader effort to change the view of ethics oversight across government. He spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller in part one of their interview.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The leader of TechAmerica's public sector, Mike Hettinger, is out. Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt are in as consultants to advise the board of TechAmerica about where to go next. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the reactions he's hearing to the changes at TechAmerica. Read Jason's related article.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Pentagon is about a month away from rescinding a 2012 policy that made the Defense Information Systems Agency the only outlet for DoD agencies to buy cloud services from commercial providers. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, department IT leaders think the current approach is taking too long.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Ann Hagedorn, Author, "The Invisible Soldiers"

    The Pentagon is looking at the relationship between its prime contractors and their subcontractors. That relationship has generated some controversy, especially in the area of private military security companies. Ann Hagedorn is author of The Invisible Soldiers: How American Outsourced Our Security. Her book focuses on the pros and cons of those companies and how the government buys their services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared the story of Kadhim Alkanani.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

    Mike Hettinger is out as TechAmerica's vice president for public sector. He was supposed to bring stability to the policy group after it lost four former leaders to one of its competitors. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners. He's now serving as a consultant for TechAmerica during this period of transition, and explained his approach on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Janet Kopenhaver, Washington Representative, FEW

    The continuing resolution that runs until Dec. 11 includes a 1 percent pay raise for you and your colleagues. But Congress could still write that out of federal budget plans once the CR runs out. Janet Kopenhaver is the Washingon representative of Federally Employed Women. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how they're fighting to keep the pay raise in Congress's budget plans for fiscal 2015.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Julian Hattem, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

    Tech companies are moving to block everyone from accessing people's data, including law enforcement. More products from Apple and Google automatically encrypt and protect people's data from both police and thieves. Critics say the changes will hamper law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Julian Hattem, staff writer for the Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Marco Conners, Chief of the Army Games for Training Program, National Simulation Center

    The Army is experimenting with a new type of interactive software to train its young leaders. It's called the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment software (ELITE). The training tool teaches soldiers to deal with a range of problems including disagreements with their platoon sergeant, driving under the influence and sexual harassment. Marco Conners is chief of the Army Games at the National Simulation Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

    Last night's Service to America Medals awards gala celebrated federal employees who went above and beyond the call of duty. The Federal Employee of the Year was Dr. Rana Hajjeh, director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap. Read related article.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Col. Donald Bray, Commander, Cyber Protection Brigade

    The Army has activated a new brigade, a cyber brigade, its first ever. The brigade is part of the Army's Cyber Command. The brigade will be divided into teams consisting of both soldiers and civilians. Their primary mission will be to conduct defensive cyberspace operations. Army Col. Donald Bray is commander of the Cyber Protection Brigade in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the brigade's structure and mission.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Dr. Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    From cracking down on medicare fraud to giving paralyzed veterans the ability to walk, over the past several months we've been telling you about the great work of this year's Service to America Medals nominees. The winners were recognized at a gala in Washington last night. Tom Temin spoke with this year's Federal Employee of the Year. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She told Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about her work and what's next. Read related article.

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    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG

    Health care is a major concern of the federal government. That's one reason why health IT and health informatics are growth industries. Now the long standing American Council for Technology Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has formed a Federal Healthcare Working Group. Its initial focus will be on informatives. John Teeter is managing director in the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how how he's helping the ACT-IAC effort.

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    Mon Sep 22nd, 2014
    David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

    President Obama's signature makes the continuing resolution through Dec. 11 official. And the leaders of the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate are already at work on a spending plan for the rest of fiscal 2015. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the committee's work on the omnibus bill.

    Download

    Mon Sep 22nd, 2014
    Greg Wilshusen, Government Accountability Office

    Open enrollment for health care insurance through the federal exchange is coming around again. Congress, among others, is wondering if the exchange and its website HealthCare.gov are secure. The Government Accountability Office took a look and found some issues. Greg Wilshusen is the information security issues at GAO. He testified last week about what auditors say need to be done. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    Download

  • Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Julian Hattem, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

    Tech companies are moving to block everyone from accessing people's data, including law enforcement. More products from Apple and Google automatically encrypt and protect people's data from both police and thieves. Critics say the changes will hamper law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Julian Hattem, staff writer for the Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Marco Conners, Chief of the Army Games for Training Program, National Simulation Center

    The Army is experimenting with a new type of interactive software to train its young leaders. It's called the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment software (ELITE). The training tool teaches soldiers to deal with a range of problems including disagreements with their platoon sergeant, driving under the influence and sexual harassment. Marco Conners is chief of the Army Games at the National Simulation Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

    Last night's Service to America Medals awards gala celebrated federal employees who went above and beyond the call of duty. The Federal Employee of the Year was Dr. Rana Hajjeh, director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap. Read related article.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Col. Donald Bray, Commander, Cyber Protection Brigade

    The Army has activated a new brigade, a cyber brigade, its first ever. The brigade is part of the Army's Cyber Command. The brigade will be divided into teams consisting of both soldiers and civilians. Their primary mission will be to conduct defensive cyberspace operations. Army Col. Donald Bray is commander of the Cyber Protection Brigade in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the brigade's structure and mission.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Dr. Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    From cracking down on medicare fraud to giving paralyzed veterans the ability to walk, over the past several months we've been telling you about the great work of this year's Service to America Medals nominees. The winners were recognized at a gala in Washington last night. Tom Temin spoke with this year's Federal Employee of the Year. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She told Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about her work and what's next. Read related article.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG

    Health care is a major concern of the federal government. That's one reason why health IT and health informatics are growth industries. Now the long standing American Council for Technology Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has formed a Federal Healthcare Working Group. Its initial focus will be on informatives. John Teeter is managing director in the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how how he's helping the ACT-IAC effort.

    Download

    Mon Sep 22nd, 2014
    Greg Wilshusen, Government Accountability Office

    Open enrollment for health care insurance through the federal exchange is coming around again. Congress, among others, is wondering if the exchange and its website HealthCare.gov are secure. The Government Accountability Office took a look and found some issues. Greg Wilshusen is the information security issues at GAO. He testified last week about what auditors say need to be done. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    Download

  • Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

    The Office of Government Ethics is stepping out from behind the legal and policy curtain to help build a broader community, and it wants agency ethics officials and others to do the same. Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, says a month-long series of seminars and summits is part of a broader effort to change the view of ethics oversight across government. He spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller in part one of their interview.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The leader of TechAmerica's public sector, Mike Hettinger, is out. Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt are in as consultants to advise the board of TechAmerica about where to go next. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the reactions he's hearing to the changes at TechAmerica. Read Jason's related article.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Pentagon is about a month away from rescinding a 2012 policy that made the Defense Information Systems Agency the only outlet for DoD agencies to buy cloud services from commercial providers. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, department IT leaders think the current approach is taking too long.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Ann Hagedorn, Author, "The Invisible Soldiers"

    The Pentagon is looking at the relationship between its prime contractors and their subcontractors. That relationship has generated some controversy, especially in the area of private military security companies. Ann Hagedorn is author of The Invisible Soldiers: How American Outsourced Our Security. Her book focuses on the pros and cons of those companies and how the government buys their services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared the story of Kadhim Alkanani.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

    Mike Hettinger is out as TechAmerica's vice president for public sector. He was supposed to bring stability to the policy group after it lost four former leaders to one of its competitors. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners. He's now serving as a consultant for TechAmerica during this period of transition, and explained his approach on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Tue Sep 23rd, 2014
    Janet Kopenhaver, Washington Representative, FEW

    The continuing resolution that runs until Dec. 11 includes a 1 percent pay raise for you and your colleagues. But Congress could still write that out of federal budget plans once the CR runs out. Janet Kopenhaver is the Washingon representative of Federally Employed Women. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how they're fighting to keep the pay raise in Congress's budget plans for fiscal 2015.

    Download

    Mon Sep 22nd, 2014
    David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

    President Obama's signature makes the continuing resolution through Dec. 11 official. And the leaders of the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate are already at work on a spending plan for the rest of fiscal 2015. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the committee's work on the omnibus bill.

    Download