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Matt Boehmer, Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program

It's estimated that between 1 and 7 million Americans live overseas. That's admittedly a pretty broad range, and the lack of precise data is causing consternation at a small Defense Department office. The Federal Voting Assistance Program helps all U.S. citizens overseas, regardless of their military affiliation, to vote. But first, it has to find them. Matt Boehmer, director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, explained FVAP's challenges to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:48am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Air Force claims the most progress in helping the military improve financial management. But government auditors say the Defense Department's effort to get an unqualified financial audit is at risk. One reason is the shortcomings in IT systems. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp where DoD stands as the first of two financial management deadlines approach. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:43am EDT
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Chris Voss, Former Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, FBI

The search for hundreds of abducted school girls heats up in Nigeria. The U.S. has sent a team of experts to assist with search efforts, including personnel from the departments of State and Defense and four FBI officials with expertise in safe recovery and negotiations. Chris Voss, former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the process behind a hostage negotiation strategy.

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Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:35am EDT
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Bill Shear, Government Accountability Office

The federal government celebrates Small Business Week with great fanfare. Thursday and Friday, there will be panels, speeches and award ceremonies. But on a day-to-day basis, agencies have had mixed success in helping entrepreneurs. Bill Shear, director of Financial Markets and Community Investment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, has written many reports about ways to improve federal services for small businesses. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp some of the challenges to helping small businesses.

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Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:15am EDT
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Jim Beaupre, Director, ACT-IAC Academy

For more than 20 years, the group now known as ACT-IAC has been a medium of information exchange between government and the information technology industry. More recently, it has formalized the Academy program, which offers training and courses on specific government IT topics. Jim Beaupre, director of the ACT-IAC Academy, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the program.

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Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Doug Nierle, Bryan Polisuk, Merit Systems Protection Board

Even in 2014, sexual orientation is a touchy subject in the workplace. The Merit Systems Protection Board has just finished taking a comprehensive look at workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and published the results in a report. MSPB's General Counsel Bryan Polisuk and Project Manager Doug Nierle discussed the findings with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:51am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Patent and Trademark Office says it may need 18 months to recover from sequestration cuts. PTO offers a rare look inside the real impact of these automatic budget cuts. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how sequestration took a bite out of one of PTO's top technology priorities. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:47am EDT
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Anthony Regalbuto, U.S. Coast Guard

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. Anthony Regalbuto, chief of the Coast Guard Office of International and Domestic Port Security, plays a key role in protecting shipping ports from terrorist attacks. He has set up a program to improve security both in the United States and abroad. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his program.

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Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:39am EDT
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Julia Phillips, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sandia National Laboratories

Although it dates back to World War II, Sandia National Labs continues to make important contributions to national security today. Sandia's research and development aid the Pentagon in its nuclear mission and civilian agencies in energy, climate and infrastructure security. Julia Phillips, vice president and chief technology officer of Sandia National Laboratories, discussed Sandia's research agenda with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:42am EDT
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Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President for Public Sector, TechAmerica

The White House has issued six recommendations for protecting privacy in the era of big data. It's the result of a 90-day review of big data policies and practices. One of the top recommendations was to pass a National Data Breach bill, similar to the cybersecurity bill the administration proposed in 2011. Mike Hettinger, vice president for Public Sector at TechAmerica, gave industry's take on the recommendations to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:36am EDT
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