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Christina Ho, Data Transparency Director, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

The Treasury Department has heard the complaints about the USASpending.gov portal: it's hard to use, the data quality is poor, etc. Treasury inherited the portal in February from the General Services Administration. It already has short- and long-term plans to improve the federal spending website. In part one of their interview, Christina Ho, executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the portal's improvement strategy.

Tags: In Depth , Jason Miller , GSA , Treasury Department , USASpending.gov , Christina Ho , Bureau of the Fiscal Service , data transparency , technology

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Cyber operations is about the only area of the DoD budget that hasn't been subject to cuts. But the new leader of the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence says that doesn't mean the Army can grow its newest military discipline in isolation. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , management , budget , technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Army , Cyber Center of Excellence

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:20pm EDT
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Friday federal headlines - September 26, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the State Department quickly retracts a tweet depicting dead Islamic State militants, and the Homeland Security Department loses track of thousands of illegal immigrants.

Tags: newscast

Friday - 09/26/2014, 08:14am EDT

Col. Paul Reese, Center for Army Lessons Learned

The Center for Army Lessons Learned is calling for soldiers who want to serve a yearlong tour in a hot spot such as Afghanistan, Kuwait or Africa. As an Embedded Liaison Officer, they would report back on what they observed. Colonel Paul Reese, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the Army is calling a great opportunity.

Tags: DoD , Embedded Liaison Officer , Paul Reese , Center for Army Lessons Learned , Tom Temin , Army

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 09:20am EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The Office of Government Ethics is stepping out from behind the legal and policy curtain to help build a broader community, and it wants agency ethics officials and others to do the same. Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, says a month-long series of seminars and summits is part of a broader effort to change the view of ethics oversight across government. He spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller in part one of their interview.

Tags: Walter Shaub , Office of Government Ethics , In Depth , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Silvia Inéz Salazar, National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute is trying to connect with its audience in new ways. Scientists in a user-experience lab are designing technologies and collecting data on customers' experiences to understand the needs of cancer patients and researchers. Silvia Salazar is the Informatics Research Lab Manager at NCI. She shared details about the lab on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Tom Temin , National Cancer Institute , Silvia Salazar , health IT , user-experience lab , technology

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

A big contractor goes to court to challenge the Veterans Affairs Department's plan to limit a solicitation for services to small businesses - and the big guy wins. The details of the case make it one to watch, according to our procurement expert. Attorney Joe Petrillo explained the case of Rotech v. United States on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Veterans Affairs , Rotech , Legal Loop , contracting , acquisition , SBA

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 01:09pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next summer, the Defense Department plans to make an award for a new off-the-shelf electronic health record system that meets modern health IT standards. But the system won't be a silver bullet for DoD's challenges in exchanging medical data with VA, or within the department itself. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has details on the legwork DoD will be doing over the next couple years to make its existing data more interoperable.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , DoD , Veteran Affairs , health IT , electronic health record system ,

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

Tags: Walter Shaub , STOCK Act , training , ethics , Jason Miller , In Depth , management , OGE ,

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:47pm EDT
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Thursday federal headlines - September 25, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, an FBI report finds active shooter situations on military bases are rarer but more deadly, and US-CERT issues a warning on the Bash bug.

Tags: newscast

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 08:21am EDT
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