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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agency managers have about a month to come up with new management goals for fiscal 2016 and 2017. As part of the Office of Management and Budget's annual goal-setting process, agencies are following a well-worn path. But this year that path also includes a bit of a twist. Lisa Danzig is the associate director for Personnel and Performance at OMB. She told executive editor Jason Miller about how the administration wants to ensure long-term focus on achieving its agency high-priority goals. As always, it starts with a memo.

Tags: Jason Miller , OMB , management , Tom Temin

Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:34am EDT
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Thursday federal headlines - April 16, 2015

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 IRS has a very bad tax day on Capitol Hill, a congressional panel calls for the resignation of Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart and Homeland Security is asking for a big boost in cybersecurity spending next year.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:14am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM) is spreading to eight agencies, including some big ones. It's all the result of a big new contract award. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on where CDM is headed over the next year.

Tags: Jason Miller , CDM , Booz Allen Hamilton , Contracting , Tom Temin

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:42am EDT
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Col. Joseph Dupont, Project Manager, Electronic Warfare, U.S. Army

The Army's electronic warfare capabilities have been an important tool during the war in Iraq. They've taken a big evolutionary step with the new Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool. It's designed to give soldiers more options in dealing with improvised explosive devices, and it won't necessarily destroy local infrastructure when deployed. Col. Joseph Dupont, the Project Manager of the Electronic Warfare office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the tool.

Tags: Joseph Dupont , Army , Tom Temin , Electronic Warfare

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:39am EDT
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Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States

The Government Accountability Office's 2015 duplication report has produced the usual round of hearings and handwringing over how much the federal government wastes. This year's version even adds 12 new areas of waste to the list. Gene Dodaro is the GAO Comptroller General. After a full round of Congressional testimony, Dodaro joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to give his personal take on the annual effort. He says that although the report is big, it doesn't unduly burden the GAO.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , GAO , Tom Temin , Comptroller , Congress

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:33am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

If a program manager asks a company to bid on a highly technical requirement, you want to be sure the winning contractor or its subs can actually do the work. If it uses consultants to win the work, you could have a problem. That's the gist of a recent protest case that ruled out consultants. Joe Petrillo is a procurement attorney at Petrillo and Powell in Washington. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on this case.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , Tom Temin , Contracting

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:31am EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - April 15, 2015

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, NIH awards dozens of vendors spots on its latest governmentwide technology acquisition vehicle, GAO lays out its annual duplication and waste list and the remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor will be identified More then seven decades later, remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor more than seven decades later.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:20am EDT

Anthony Robbins, Vice President of Federal, Brocade

FITARA, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, can help agencies save money. But what about contractors? They've also got to live with the new law. Anthony Robbins, the vice president of federal at Brocade, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide one view of how FITARA is affecting them.

Tags: Anthony Robbins , Brocade , FITARA , Contracting , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:00am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Marine Corps is in the process of developing its first set of cyber doctrines. They're designed to help commanders build cyberspace operations into their battle plans, better defend their own networks and help integrate cyber with the more-mature field of electronic warfare. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , Marine Corps , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:23am EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - April 14, 2015

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, A new study finds agencies are falling behind in the race to attract cyber talent, President Obama sends nine nominations to the Senate and Veterans Affairs Department tells Congress it has a plan to pay for its Denver hospital.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 11:28am EDT
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