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AFGE questions Ebola protection efforts for frontline feds

The American Federation of Government Employees wants mandatory safety guidelines for federal Ebola responders. Those include nurses, doctors and employees at agencies including the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. Among the union's priorities are better communication between agencies and universal protocols.

Tags: AFGE , J. David Cox Sr. , Ebola , workforce , CBP , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Elise Garofalo

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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Thursday federal headlines - October 23, 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 FBI is changing the way it deals with whistleblowers, the DHS inspector general calls action taken by the Secret Service's deputy director a serious lapse in judgment and the military beefs up security at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery following a shooting at the Parliament building in Ottawa.

Tags: In Depth , newscasts

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 08:38am EDT

Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Consider this: You're a contracting officer. Your technical representative recommends one contractor out of three who are competing for task orders. You give eight orders to the recommended one, two to another and zero to the third contractor. Now, suppose your representatives were bribed by that first contractor. Yep, it all ended up in court. In this week's legal loop, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the lessons learned.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Tom Temin , contracting , Legal Loop

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - October 22, 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, Federal retirees will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015, two senators are drafting a bill to curb the use of paid administrative leave across government and Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.) releases his annual wastebook report on federal spending.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 10:03am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

More laboratory testing -- and less of an emphasis on commercial technologies -- lead the changes the Army is making to the Network Integration Evaluations process. That process began four years ago. The Army designed the NIE to put new systems in the hands of soldiers, so they can put those technologies through their paces before they go out to live-fire battlefields. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jason Serbu , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Charlie Armstrong, CIO, Customs and Border Protection

Federal chief information officers say overwhelmingly that cybersecurity is their top priority. That data is from the 2014 Federal News Radio Chief Information Officer survey. Charlie Armstrong is the chief information officer for the Customs and Border Protection directorate in the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller how CBP's priorities begin and end with cybersecurity.

Tags: Charlie Armstrong , CBP , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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Thad Allen, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

The government has an official Ebola Czar as of today. Vice President Joe Biden's former Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, begins work as the chief coordinator of the federal response to the crisis. Thad Allen is executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton. He's also a former government czar himself, overseeing the government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and to Hurricane Katrina. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to map out the road ahead for Ron Klain as czar.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10am EDT
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Roger Cressey and Kiersten Todt, Liberty Group Ventures

The deeper they dive into cybersecurity, the closer government and industry get. The Defense Department is requiring contractors to report, within three days, any cyber breach that threatens trade secrets or government data. Civilian agencies are looking at a similar rule. Former federal cyber officials Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey, now with Liberty Group Ventures, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new rule.

Tags: Roger Cressey , Kiersten Todt , Liberty Group Ventures LLC ,

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 01:05pm EDT
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Kate Schweit, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Active shooter situations are more rare but more deadly on military bases than on other government property. That finding comes from a FBI report on active shooter situations. The FBI finds that since 2000 there have been five incidents on military property with 27 people killed and 43 wounded. Agent Kate Schweit is the senior executive program manager for the FBI's Active Shooter Program. She joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

Ebola is more than a nasty virus. It's a national security concern, a big data problem, a technology challenge and perhaps a business opportunity. Jonathan Aberman is founder and CEO of Amplifier Ventures. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the business and technology implications of Ebola.

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Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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