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Peter Swire, Georgia Tech

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has released a thorough report on how federal agencies, mainly the National Security Agency, track foreigners' internet communications. The board found the surveillance, under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, to be legal. Former White House Privacy Chief, Peter Swire, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with his perspective on its findings.

Tags: Peter Swire , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 11:06am EDT
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From left, right and center, analysts beg DoD to tackle overhead costs

In an open letter to congressional leaders and to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a broad array of military scholars argue the cost of running the Pentagon bureaucracy soon will crowd out the spending necessary to fight and win wars.

Tags: DoD , budget , military compensation , BRAC , workforce , Jared Serbu , Larry Korb , Gordon Adams , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Stimson Center , Brookings Institution , David Berteau , Mackenzie Eaglen , American Enterprise Institute

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:13am EDT
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Will election results mean more gridlock on budget, sequestration?

President Barack Obama's victory over Republican Challenger Mitt Romney didn't come as a surprise to anyone who was following the pre-election polls. Few surprises occurred in the congressional races as well, which suggested a return of the status quo in Washington and continued gridlock ahead.

Tags: Election 2012 , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , sequestration , budget , Robert Shea , Scott Lilly , Congress , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:03am EST
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'Give it a rest,' USPTO chief tells patent critics

USPTO director David Kappos says software is every bit as entitled to patent protection as hardware innovations. Critics of the agency should give recent reforms a chance to work, he told a think tank audience Tuesday.

Tags: USPTO , patents , software patents , David Kappos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 01:18pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 6, 2012

Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress says sequestration may not be such a bad thing. Buddy Bland talk about upgrades to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's supercomputer. Mark Russo of the FDA talks about food shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: Lawence Korb , Budd Bland , Oak Ridge National Laboratory , Energy Department , Mark Russo , Incident Management Group , FDA , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 08:31am EST

Column: Second term for Obama could give feds opportunity to change program culture

Gadi Dechter, the managing director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, contends if President Barack Obama wins another four years in office, his performance management agenda would push for more data-driven program evaluations. This is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years

Tags: Gadi Dechter , Barack Obama , Obama Impact , budget , management , workforce , Investing in Innovation , Race to the Top

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:42am EDT
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Effects of sequestration on the Pentagon

If the debt reduction supercommittee fails to come up with spending cut recommendations by Nov. 23, automatic across-the-board cuts will go into effect. Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress analyzes what these cuts could mean for the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD Report , Lawrence Korb , supercommittee , budget , In Depth , management , deficit reduction , sequestration

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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In Depth interviews - June 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Scott Lilly , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 01:56am EDT

Outside experts see White House merger plan hitting choppy waters

There's waste and confusion among the six trade- and business-focused agencies that the White House wants to consolidate. That's the conclusion of four panelists who debated the merits of the proposed merger at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market Washington think tank. They disagreed, however, on the best solution.

Tags: workforce , management , SBA , Commerce , USTR , federal reorganization , consolidation , Chamber of Commerce , American Enterprise Institute , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:39pm EST
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