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3:30 pm, March 4, 2015

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 Mar 04th, 2015
    Denise Turner Roth, Acting Administrator, GSA

    As it has many times over the past decade, the General Services Administration has an acting administrator. This time, unlike several previous situations, the transition was without drama and scandal. Denise Turner Roth joined the GSA a year ago as deputy administrator. Now that Dan Tangherlini has departed for the private sector, Turner Roth has been just named acting administrator. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on her plans for her time at the agency's helm.

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    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

    Precise as it might be, sometimes contract language doesn't quite cover a particular situation. While it would probably make a contractor's life easier to just stick to the contract language, that's not always an option. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the ninth commandment: Be prepared to reciprocate. It's not just the words on the page that matter; it's the relationship between a contractor and the government customer.

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    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal e-mail account for almost all her correspondence. So far, there is no record that those e-mails ever made it to any kind of records management infrastructure at the State Department. Jason Baron, a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how federal employees should treat their email correspondence to stay out of any potential trouble.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey

    Marijuana possession is now legal in D.C. But that doesn't mean you can use it without affecting your career. Cheri Cannon, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, reviews the facts about marijuana legalization and your job on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance

    Cybersecurity incidents are up 15 percent over the past year. So now the Office of Management and Budget is ramping up pressure on your agency to develop and use smart identification cards for employees. Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the ways to stay on top of OMB's smart card guidance.

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    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

    Two pieces of legislation to repair the security clearance process are now one piece. Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and several of his colleagues are combining the Security Clearance Accountability Reform and Enhancement Act, and the Preventing Conflicts of Interest Act. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said one bill will solve both problems.

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    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Andrew O'Brien, Special Rep. for Global Partnerships, State Dept.

    The State Department hopes to tap into veterans' overseas experiences with a new program. The Veterans Innovation Partnership launched last month. The goal is to apply service members' skills to foreign policy and international affairs. Drew O'Brien is the Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the State Department. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain more about the program.

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    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsmen, GSA

    Can we talk? That's what government and industry have been asking for decades. The answer is yes, and there's plenty of Federal Acquisition Regulation backup for that. Yet the administration thought it needed to launch the mythbusters initiative to get industry and government talking at the pre-solicitation stage. That was followed by last year's Open Dialog initiative. How's it all working? Millisa Gary, the procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer some answers. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Paul Bean, Contract Specialist/Business Adviser, TSA

    With tens of thousands of companies doing business with the federal government each year, you'd think it's easy. But in reality, lots of barriers still stand in the way for many companies. "Barrier Busting" is the subject of a special session at today's ACT-IAC conference on acquisition excellence. Paul Bean, a contract specialist and business adviser at the Transportation Security Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on bringing down the walls. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Frank McNally, Content Developer, ASI Government

    Let's face it. People's eyes glaze over if you tell them you're in federal procurement. It's all a boring mass of rules, regulations and bureaucracy. Right? For the upcoming generation of federal procurement people and the companies they deal with, it's pedal to the metal when it comes to acquisition. Case in point: Frank McNally, content developer at ASI government. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington to explain. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Paul Gregory, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

    All morning we've been talking about acquisition, and how to improve and modernize it. Sometimes it's easy to forget that acquisitions aren't just for their own sake; they support programs. So good program management is part of the mix of success. Paul Gregory, the vice chancellor of the Program Management School at the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT- IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference with more on that perspective. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Mon Mar 02nd, 2015
    David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

    The Homeland Security Department is running on a one-week continuing resolution after Congress couldn't agree on a long-term spending plan for the agency. The new CR is set to run out on Friday. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. He outlined the debate over the DHS budget on Capitol Hill for Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Mon Mar 02nd, 2015
    David Powner, Director of IT Management Issues, GAO

    The Internal Revenue Service is making technology investments to move away from some programs it says started during the Kennedy Administration. Congress repeatedly slashed and froze its budget over the past five years, so it's important for the IRS to know exactly how much its IT investments will cost. According to the Government Accountability office, that's not exactly the case today. David Powner is director of information technology management issues at the GAO. He shared three recommendations to improve how the IRS tracks its investments with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Mon Mar 02nd, 2015
    Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

    Congress has three main responsibilities as Board of Directors for the Executive Branch. It has to set lines of business for Congress, create agency programs, and evaluate agency performance. All of those responsibilities imply Congress should try to solve agency problems before they occur. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University, and former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu Congress isn't proactive enough regarding the well being of your agency.

    Download

  • Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Denise Turner Roth, Acting Administrator, GSA

    As it has many times over the past decade, the General Services Administration has an acting administrator. This time, unlike several previous situations, the transition was without drama and scandal. Denise Turner Roth joined the GSA a year ago as deputy administrator. Now that Dan Tangherlini has departed for the private sector, Turner Roth has been just named acting administrator. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on her plans for her time at the agency's helm.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

    Precise as it might be, sometimes contract language doesn't quite cover a particular situation. While it would probably make a contractor's life easier to just stick to the contract language, that's not always an option. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the ninth commandment: Be prepared to reciprocate. It's not just the words on the page that matter; it's the relationship between a contractor and the government customer.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Andrew O'Brien, Special Rep. for Global Partnerships, State Dept.

    The State Department hopes to tap into veterans' overseas experiences with a new program. The Veterans Innovation Partnership launched last month. The goal is to apply service members' skills to foreign policy and international affairs. Drew O'Brien is the Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the State Department. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain more about the program.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsmen, GSA

    Can we talk? That's what government and industry have been asking for decades. The answer is yes, and there's plenty of Federal Acquisition Regulation backup for that. Yet the administration thought it needed to launch the mythbusters initiative to get industry and government talking at the pre-solicitation stage. That was followed by last year's Open Dialog initiative. How's it all working? Millisa Gary, the procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer some answers. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Paul Bean, Contract Specialist/Business Adviser, TSA

    With tens of thousands of companies doing business with the federal government each year, you'd think it's easy. But in reality, lots of barriers still stand in the way for many companies. "Barrier Busting" is the subject of a special session at today's ACT-IAC conference on acquisition excellence. Paul Bean, a contract specialist and business adviser at the Transportation Security Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on bringing down the walls. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Frank McNally, Content Developer, ASI Government

    Let's face it. People's eyes glaze over if you tell them you're in federal procurement. It's all a boring mass of rules, regulations and bureaucracy. Right? For the upcoming generation of federal procurement people and the companies they deal with, it's pedal to the metal when it comes to acquisition. Case in point: Frank McNally, content developer at ASI government. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington to explain. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Paul Gregory, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

    All morning we've been talking about acquisition, and how to improve and modernize it. Sometimes it's easy to forget that acquisitions aren't just for their own sake; they support programs. So good program management is part of the mix of success. Paul Gregory, the vice chancellor of the Program Management School at the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT- IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference with more on that perspective. View our complete coverage of the 2015 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.

    Download

  • Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal e-mail account for almost all her correspondence. So far, there is no record that those e-mails ever made it to any kind of records management infrastructure at the State Department. Jason Baron, a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how federal employees should treat their email correspondence to stay out of any potential trouble.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey

    Marijuana possession is now legal in D.C. But that doesn't mean you can use it without affecting your career. Cheri Cannon, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, reviews the facts about marijuana legalization and your job on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance

    Cybersecurity incidents are up 15 percent over the past year. So now the Office of Management and Budget is ramping up pressure on your agency to develop and use smart identification cards for employees. Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the ways to stay on top of OMB's smart card guidance.

    Download

    Tue Mar 03rd, 2015
    Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

    Two pieces of legislation to repair the security clearance process are now one piece. Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and several of his colleagues are combining the Security Clearance Accountability Reform and Enhancement Act, and the Preventing Conflicts of Interest Act. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said one bill will solve both problems.

    Download

    Mon Mar 02nd, 2015
    David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

    The Homeland Security Department is running on a one-week continuing resolution after Congress couldn't agree on a long-term spending plan for the agency. The new CR is set to run out on Friday. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. He outlined the debate over the DHS budget on Capitol Hill for Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Mon Mar 02nd, 2015
    David Powner, Director of IT Management Issues, GAO

    The Internal Revenue Service is making technology investments to move away from some programs it says started during the Kennedy Administration. Congress repeatedly slashed and froze its budget over the past five years, so it's important for the IRS to know exactly how much its IT investments will cost. According to the Government Accountability office, that's not exactly the case today. David Powner is director of information technology management issues at the GAO. He shared three recommendations to improve how the IRS tracks its investments with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

    Download

    Mon Mar 02nd, 2015
    Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

    Congress has three main responsibilities as Board of Directors for the Executive Branch. It has to set lines of business for Congress, create agency programs, and evaluate agency performance. All of those responsibilities imply Congress should try to solve agency problems before they occur. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University, and former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu Congress isn't proactive enough regarding the well being of your agency.

    Download