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6:27 pm, September 16, 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 16th, 2014
    David Zavada, Partner, Kearney & Company

    It's the job of an inspector general to take a critical look at the programs within an agency and point out areas that need improvement. When data is unreliable or inaccessible, that critical oversight suffers, and IGs are forced to do too many routine audits. These are just two of the concerns voiced by IGs in a survey just released by the Association of Government Accountants and Kearney & Company. David Zavada, partner at Kearney & Company, directed the survey and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

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    Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    Ed Bersoff and Jonathan Aberman

    The government looks far and wide for answers to its most challenging problems. Yesterday, the White House hired 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows from around the country to come in and help. But sometimes, solutions are no farther away than your back yard. A new Virginia non-profit called Tandem NSI aims to link the government with technology entrepreneurs without a lot of red tape. Jonathan Aberman is managing partner of Amplifier Ventures and Ed Bersoff is a veteran in federal contracting. They joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss why the federal government should adopt new technologies.

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    Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Army is making strides in professionalizing its cyber workforce. Last week, the service announced a new cyber brigade with the mission of defending its computer networks. The new branch could be up and running by October. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu spoke to Emily Kopp about his Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

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    Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory

    A British research team aims to prove that 3-D technology could help Homeland Security discover more suspicious activity. Surveillance systems usually rely on 2-D images. Now, a team from England's Centre for Machine Vision is building a system to extract high resolution 3-D video from a distance of several hundred feet. Professor Melvyn Smith is director of the Centre for Machine Vision in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what prompted him to conduct this research.

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    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

    The House might vote on a continuing resolution to keep your agency running through the end of the year as early as tomorrow. But issues like military action against the Islamic State and what to do about the Import-Export Bank could get in the way. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered his thoughts on the chances a CR gets a vote in the House.

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    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, CSBA

    Readiness is the first casualty of sequestration, according to defense officials that testify to Congress about Pentagon budgets. Both uniformed and civilian leaders say budget cuts force all the branches of the military to sacrifice the training, equipment refreshes and other preparation they need to be ready to fight. Todd Harrison is senior fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments. He writes in a piece called Rethinking Readiness in Strategic Studies Quarterly that the Defense Department should think about readiness in a new way. He also shared his conclusions on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    Mat Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council

    Preparing for events before they happen has been a task that national security and intelligence officials in government have done to varying degrees of success. One source of preparation material is the Global Trends document from the National Intelligence Council. Mat Burrows is director of the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council. His new book is "The Future Declassified: Megatrends that will Undo the World Unless We Take Action." It's an extension of the work he did on Global Trends. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the Global Trends document is and who reads it.

    Download

    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Agencies are testing out ways to attract and hire technology experts for mission-critical programs. The Office of Management and Budget is overseeing these pilots, steps toward fixing long-standing federal IT challenges. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details. Read Jason's related article.

    Download

    Sun Sep 14th, 2014
    Maj. Johan Lee, Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Airmen of the Year represent the best of the Air Force. Maj. Johan Lee is a space operator and flight commander for the Air Force Reserve who watches for problems that could develop anywhere on earth. He's being recognized along with his employer Booz Allen. Lee joined Federal Drive host Tom Temin at this year's Air Force Association conference and expo at National Harbor. View photos and listen to interviews from the event.

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    Sun Sep 14th, 2014
    Ret. Gen. Craig McKinley, President, Air Force Association

    If you like things that fly fast and zoom through space, the annual Air Force Association conference and exposition is the place to be. It's also the place to catch the technology and policy trends for the Air Force. Retired Gen. Craig McKinley is president of the Air Force Association. He joined Federal Drive host Tom Temin talk about this year's conference. View photos and listen to interviews from the event.

    Download

    Fri Sep 12th, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Army expects to create its first set of official occupational specialties dedicated to cyber within the next month. And last week, it created its first brigade-level command dedicated to cyber defense. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu is writing about those moves as part of this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

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    Fri Sep 12th, 2014
    Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

    Violent crime is down almost 40 percent at four Indian reservations. It's the result of an aggressive campaign by the Interior Department to improve public safety for Native Americans. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Govermment Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the program's success and what's still left for Interior to accomplish.

    Download

    Fri Sep 12th, 2014
    Denise Dailey, Executive Director, Recovering Warrior Task Force

    The Pentagon has a disability system that's supposed to make it easy for wounded service members to find medical care and transition out of the military. But the system's really made the entire process more complicated. Denise Dailey is task force executive director of the Recovering Warrior Task Force. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said task force recommends the Pentagon scrap the whole program.

    Download

    Thu Sep 11th, 2014
    Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

    Millennials make up 7 percent of the federal workforce, but your agency could increase that percentage by awakening a call to serve the nation in the younger generation. That's according to Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He explained how to awaken that call on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

  • Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    David Zavada, Partner, Kearney & Company

    It's the job of an inspector general to take a critical look at the programs within an agency and point out areas that need improvement. When data is unreliable or inaccessible, that critical oversight suffers, and IGs are forced to do too many routine audits. These are just two of the concerns voiced by IGs in a survey just released by the Association of Government Accountants and Kearney & Company. David Zavada, partner at Kearney & Company, directed the survey and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    Download

    Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    Ed Bersoff and Jonathan Aberman

    The government looks far and wide for answers to its most challenging problems. Yesterday, the White House hired 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows from around the country to come in and help. But sometimes, solutions are no farther away than your back yard. A new Virginia non-profit called Tandem NSI aims to link the government with technology entrepreneurs without a lot of red tape. Jonathan Aberman is managing partner of Amplifier Ventures and Ed Bersoff is a veteran in federal contracting. They joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss why the federal government should adopt new technologies.

    Download

    Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Army is making strides in professionalizing its cyber workforce. Last week, the service announced a new cyber brigade with the mission of defending its computer networks. The new branch could be up and running by October. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu spoke to Emily Kopp about his Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

    Download

    Tue Sep 16th, 2014
    Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory

    A British research team aims to prove that 3-D technology could help Homeland Security discover more suspicious activity. Surveillance systems usually rely on 2-D images. Now, a team from England's Centre for Machine Vision is building a system to extract high resolution 3-D video from a distance of several hundred feet. Professor Melvyn Smith is director of the Centre for Machine Vision in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what prompted him to conduct this research.

    Download

    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Agencies are testing out ways to attract and hire technology experts for mission-critical programs. The Office of Management and Budget is overseeing these pilots, steps toward fixing long-standing federal IT challenges. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details. Read Jason's related article.

    Download

    Sun Sep 14th, 2014
    Maj. Johan Lee, Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Airmen of the Year represent the best of the Air Force. Maj. Johan Lee is a space operator and flight commander for the Air Force Reserve who watches for problems that could develop anywhere on earth. He's being recognized along with his employer Booz Allen. Lee joined Federal Drive host Tom Temin at this year's Air Force Association conference and expo at National Harbor. View photos and listen to interviews from the event.

    Download

    Sun Sep 14th, 2014
    Ret. Gen. Craig McKinley, President, Air Force Association

    If you like things that fly fast and zoom through space, the annual Air Force Association conference and exposition is the place to be. It's also the place to catch the technology and policy trends for the Air Force. Retired Gen. Craig McKinley is president of the Air Force Association. He joined Federal Drive host Tom Temin talk about this year's conference. View photos and listen to interviews from the event.

    Download

  • Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

    The House might vote on a continuing resolution to keep your agency running through the end of the year as early as tomorrow. But issues like military action against the Islamic State and what to do about the Import-Export Bank could get in the way. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered his thoughts on the chances a CR gets a vote in the House.

    Download

    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, CSBA

    Readiness is the first casualty of sequestration, according to defense officials that testify to Congress about Pentagon budgets. Both uniformed and civilian leaders say budget cuts force all the branches of the military to sacrifice the training, equipment refreshes and other preparation they need to be ready to fight. Todd Harrison is senior fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments. He writes in a piece called Rethinking Readiness in Strategic Studies Quarterly that the Defense Department should think about readiness in a new way. He also shared his conclusions on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Mon Sep 15th, 2014
    Mat Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council

    Preparing for events before they happen has been a task that national security and intelligence officials in government have done to varying degrees of success. One source of preparation material is the Global Trends document from the National Intelligence Council. Mat Burrows is director of the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council. His new book is "The Future Declassified: Megatrends that will Undo the World Unless We Take Action." It's an extension of the work he did on Global Trends. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the Global Trends document is and who reads it.

    Download

    Fri Sep 12th, 2014
    Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Army expects to create its first set of official occupational specialties dedicated to cyber within the next month. And last week, it created its first brigade-level command dedicated to cyber defense. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu is writing about those moves as part of this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

    Download

    Fri Sep 12th, 2014
    Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

    Violent crime is down almost 40 percent at four Indian reservations. It's the result of an aggressive campaign by the Interior Department to improve public safety for Native Americans. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Govermment Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the program's success and what's still left for Interior to accomplish.

    Download

    Fri Sep 12th, 2014
    Denise Dailey, Executive Director, Recovering Warrior Task Force

    The Pentagon has a disability system that's supposed to make it easy for wounded service members to find medical care and transition out of the military. But the system's really made the entire process more complicated. Denise Dailey is task force executive director of the Recovering Warrior Task Force. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said task force recommends the Pentagon scrap the whole program.

    Download

    Thu Sep 11th, 2014
    Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

    Millennials make up 7 percent of the federal workforce, but your agency could increase that percentage by awakening a call to serve the nation in the younger generation. That's according to Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He explained how to awaken that call on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download