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Nicole Clowers, Government Accountability Office

Government auditors have taken a look a federal spending and programs. The Government Accountability Office's latest annual report to Congress repeats earlier findings. Namely, agencies have plenty of opportunities to get rid of programs that are fragmented, overlapping or duplicative. GAO identified 15 new opportunities for cost savings and revenue enhancement. Nicole Clowers, director of financial markets and community investment issues at the GAO, discussed the report with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:36am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget makes a second attempt to move agencies to financial management shared services. The agency faces stubborn obstacles: lack of competition, the uncertainty of whether the federal providers are able to handle the increase in business and how to best ensure agencies are satisfied with its services. But OMB believes the second time around will be different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing challenges. In part one of his special series, Shared Services Revisited, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller looks at whether unanswered questions would doom shared services again. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:43am EDT
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John Palguta, Partnership for Public Service

The Partnership for Public Service has come up with a new set of civil service reform ideas. Together, they would modernize the decades-old General Schedule system to better reflect the work of today's federal employees. John Palguta, vice president for policy, describes problems with the GS system to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:16am EDT
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Dr. Robert Tauxe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The most common reason why a foodborne illness might send you to the hospital? A hairy little bacteria known as Salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected 40 years of data and, for the first time, published it online as an atlas. Dr. Robert Tauxe is the deputy director of CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the web atlas.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:10am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

One of the most prominent inspectors general in the federal government is retiring on April 19. Brian Miller has been IG at the General Services Administration for nine years. He has sent his resignation letter to President Barack Obama. Executive Editor Jason Miller tells Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the IG's greatest accomplishments. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Bob Cusack, Managing Editor, The Hill Newspaper

Congress has a full to-do list this week. Lawmakers must pass agency funding bills and come to a conclusion on the gas tax. But how much can the divided House and Senate accomplish before lawmakers leave Friday for a two-week break? Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp posed that question to Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:55am EDT
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Ed You, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

For the FBI, threats to the United States come in many forms. One of them is biological. The bureau has been investigating ways to combine big data analytics and life sciences to help protect against bio threats. Last week, the FBI joined in an event on the implications of big data on national security. Ed You, supervisory special agent in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at the FBI, joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. He explained how bio hazards, big data and life sciences come together to help national security.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:46am EDT
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Richard Chambers, President and CEO, Institute of Internal Auditors

Meet an auditor at a cocktail party, and you may start thinking of an exit line right off the bat, but the audit profession is not as boring as you might think. The Institute of Internal Auditors has worked to raise awareness of the important role auditors play in government and business worldwide, and it recently launched the new American Center for Government Auditing. Institute president and CEO Richard Chambers tells Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what the new center aims to accomplish.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI and inspectors general from the Environmental Protection Agency and the General Services Administration are investigating an 18 month scam targeting vendors on the GSA schedule. The bad actors are spoofing federal employee emails to buy toner cartridges with stolen credit cards. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller explains the scam to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, and how schedule holders can protect themselves. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:45am EDT
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Dianna Parker, Communications Specialist, Marine Debris Program

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has covered hundreds of thousands miles of ocean, and the plane still hasn't turned up. But the search has highlighted a growing problem in the oceans: giant blobs of garbage. The Marine Debris Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks the problem. The program's mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment and natural resources. Spokesperson Dianna Parker says trash often gets caught in gyres.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:33am EDT
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