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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.).

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  • Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

    The General Services Administration wants to change how vendors list their prices on GSA schedule contracts. So it's proposing a few changes to the Price Reduction Clause. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered industry input on the potential changes.

    Download

    Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

    Your agency shouldn't be reinventing the wheel to follow the Government Performance and Results Act. The Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to use performance review measures already in place to find the results-based answers it needs. John Kamensky is senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government and former assistant director at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered advice on how to tweak what your agency already does to meet the GPRA law.

    Download

    Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    Ann-Marie Bryant, CEO, Beacon Associates

    A growing trend among federal employees is a sense they can't escape their work. The National Academy of Public Administration says changes in mobile technology mean employees feel they have to be available at all hours of the day. The NAPA study finds that can have both a positive and negative impact on the overall culture of an agency. Ann-Marie Bryant is CEO of Beacon Associates. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she broke down a variety of human capital challenges facing federal agencies.

    Download

    Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)

    Congress is renewing its push for more oversight of a controversial agency. Two House members introduced the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Inspector General Act of 2015. It was a bipartisan effort, sponsored by Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio). The bill would create an independent Inspector General position at the CFPB. Stivers joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the bill.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Phill Knoll, Fleet Manager, USPS

    The classic white Postal Service trucks are changing. The agency's trying to replace them with Next Generation Delivery Vehicles over the next three years. Phil Knoll is fleet manager of the U.S. Postal Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described what the new fleet will look like.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Janet Kopenhaver, Washington Representative, FEW

    The Homeland Security Department's budget is fully funded for the rest of fiscal 2015. Congress will have a chance now to look at other issues that may impact the federal workforce. Janet Kopenhaver is Washington representative of Federally Employed Women. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a priority list FEW's taking to the Hill.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

    The Defense Department will close 15 sites in Europe over the next two years. The Department expects the European Infrastructure Consolidation to save $500 million a year. Katherine Hammack is assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared the details on this and DoD's other cost-saving plans.

    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. Read a related story.

    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
    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
    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

  • Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)

    Congress is renewing its push for more oversight of a controversial agency. Two House members introduced the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Inspector General Act of 2015. It was a bipartisan effort, sponsored by Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio). The bill would create an independent Inspector General position at the CFPB. Stivers joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the bill.

    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. Read a related story.

    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

  • Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

    The General Services Administration wants to change how vendors list their prices on GSA schedule contracts. So it's proposing a few changes to the Price Reduction Clause. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered industry input on the potential changes.

    Download

    Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

    Your agency shouldn't be reinventing the wheel to follow the Government Performance and Results Act. The Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to use performance review measures already in place to find the results-based answers it needs. John Kamensky is senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government and former assistant director at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered advice on how to tweak what your agency already does to meet the GPRA law.

    Download

    Thu Mar 05th, 2015
    Ann-Marie Bryant, CEO, Beacon Associates

    A growing trend among federal employees is a sense they can't escape their work. The National Academy of Public Administration says changes in mobile technology mean employees feel they have to be available at all hours of the day. The NAPA study finds that can have both a positive and negative impact on the overall culture of an agency. Ann-Marie Bryant is CEO of Beacon Associates. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she broke down a variety of human capital challenges facing federal agencies.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Phill Knoll, Fleet Manager, USPS

    The classic white Postal Service trucks are changing. The agency's trying to replace them with Next Generation Delivery Vehicles over the next three years. Phil Knoll is fleet manager of the U.S. Postal Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described what the new fleet will look like.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Janet Kopenhaver, Washington Representative, FEW

    The Homeland Security Department's budget is fully funded for the rest of fiscal 2015. Congress will have a chance now to look at other issues that may impact the federal workforce. Janet Kopenhaver is Washington representative of Federally Employed Women. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a priority list FEW's taking to the Hill.

    Download

    Wed Mar 04th, 2015
    Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

    The Defense Department will close 15 sites in Europe over the next two years. The Department expects the European Infrastructure Consolidation to save $500 million a year. Katherine Hammack is assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared the details on this and DoD's other cost-saving plans.

    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