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2:02 am, August 23, 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.).

  • Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    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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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    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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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Greg Kutz, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

    By not following agency protocols, the IRS put more than a million taxpayers at risk for fraud and identity theft. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration discovered security lapses during a routine compliance check. It found contractors didn't have the required background investigations before handling Sensitive But Unclassified Information. Assistant Inspector General, Greg Kutz, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the audit and how he thinks IRS should fix the situation.

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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    Right now, the Navy has more than 630 network baselines on its ships at sea. A contract the service awarded this week aims to change that. The Navy is committing up to $2.5 billion to five vendors who will replace that IT mishmash with a single, standards based network architecture. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The General Services Administration has an emerging, new vision for its Federal Acquisition Service. That could affect every federal agency that buys anything. In the next six weeks, GSA will launch the first set of initiatives under what officials call category management. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the Hallways project. Read Jason's related article.

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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel

    Customs and Border Protection has been called a corrupt, narcissistic, paramilitary security force. The man leveling these charges is the former head of internal affairs. James Tomsheck was recently transferred after saying the agency has been untruthful about circumstances involving fatal shootings by Border Patrol agents. Lynne Bernabei is a civil rights attorney with the law firm Bernabei & Wachtel. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this case of a high level whistleblower.

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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

    Feds are breaking records when it comes to their Thrift Savings Plan. Enrollment in the TSP is at an all-time high of 87.5 percent. That's among employees under the Federal Employee Retirement System. But it's not all good news for the TSP. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board held its monthly meeting. Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap of the meeting. Read Shefali's related article .

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    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

    Federal employees aren't typically known as members of the millionaires club. But, if you play your cards right, it is possible. Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

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    Thu Aug 21st, 2014
    Jonathan Bell, Federal Employment Attorney

    The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws. A federal judge ruled this week that the government failed to provide on-time pay to federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown. Federal Employment Attorney Jonathan Bell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the complaint.

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    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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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    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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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    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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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    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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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    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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.

    Download

  • Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Greg Kutz, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

    By not following agency protocols, the IRS put more than a million taxpayers at risk for fraud and identity theft. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration discovered security lapses during a routine compliance check. It found contractors didn't have the required background investigations before handling Sensitive But Unclassified Information. Assistant Inspector General, Greg Kutz, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the audit and how he thinks IRS should fix the situation.

    Download

    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    Right now, the Navy has more than 630 network baselines on its ships at sea. A contract the service awarded this week aims to change that. The Navy is committing up to $2.5 billion to five vendors who will replace that IT mishmash with a single, standards based network architecture. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

    Download

    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The General Services Administration has an emerging, new vision for its Federal Acquisition Service. That could affect every federal agency that buys anything. In the next six weeks, GSA will launch the first set of initiatives under what officials call category management. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the Hallways project. Read Jason's related article.

    Download

    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel

    Customs and Border Protection has been called a corrupt, narcissistic, paramilitary security force. The man leveling these charges is the former head of internal affairs. James Tomsheck was recently transferred after saying the agency has been untruthful about circumstances involving fatal shootings by Border Patrol agents. Lynne Bernabei is a civil rights attorney with the law firm Bernabei & Wachtel. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this case of a high level whistleblower.

    Download

    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Shefali Kapadia, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

    Feds are breaking records when it comes to their Thrift Savings Plan. Enrollment in the TSP is at an all-time high of 87.5 percent. That's among employees under the Federal Employee Retirement System. But it's not all good news for the TSP. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board held its monthly meeting. Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a recap of the meeting. Read Shefali's related article .

    Download

    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

    Federal employees aren't typically known as members of the millionaires club. But, if you play your cards right, it is possible. Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    Download

    Thu Aug 21st, 2014
    Jonathan Bell, Federal Employment Attorney

    The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws. A federal judge ruled this week that the government failed to provide on-time pay to federal employees who worked during last year's 16-day shutdown. Federal Employment Attorney Jonathan Bell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the complaint.

    Download

  • Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    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.

    Download

    Fri Aug 22nd, 2014
    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.

    Download

    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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.

    Download

    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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.

    Download

    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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.

    Download

    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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.

    Download

    Wed Aug 20th, 2014
    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.

    Download