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Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

Despite significant investments in cybersecurity, the government's current state of readiness leaves a lot to be desired. That's according to security managers themselves, responding to the latest survey from ISC2. Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for the National Capital Region of ISC2, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Tags: Dan Waddell , ISC2 , Cybersecurity , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:39am EDT
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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Merit System Protection Board's new report on due process doesn't just talk to federal employees. It says a lot to managers. The report covers how agencies can handle adverse personnel situations, and what kind of constitutional protections employees enjoy. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to highlight the managerial impact.

Tags: John Palguta , MSPB , Tom Temin , Partnership for Public Service , management

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:55am EDT
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Edwin Fountain, Vice Chair, World War I Centennial Commission

In the pantheon of major memorials in Washington, there's a big one missing: World War I. The centennial celebration of the end of the Great War is less than three years away. But the WWI Centennial Commission opens a design competition later this week. It's looking for a plan to fit well in D.C.'s Pershing Park. Edwin Fountain, the vice chair of the Centennial Commission, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the competition.

Tags: Edwin Fountain , WWI Centennial Commission , Tom Temin , Pershing Park , Memorial

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:00am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - May 18, 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 Veterans Affairs Department launches five challenges, records management is something agencies have to be told to do and the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction finds there's still a chance to leave that country with a functioning civil airspace system.

Tags: newscasts , Tom Temin

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:06am EDT

Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

Tags: Carolyn Colvin , SSA , management , retirement , Tom Temin

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to overhaul the military's compensation system, shifting it slightly away from a defined benefit structure. The committee would also add a government-matched investment plan similar to a 401k. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the vote puts both the House and Senate on the same page. But the White House is still studying the issue.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , military retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:07am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, FederalNewsRadio.com

President Obama is planning a one percent pay raise for federal employees next year. So don't go out and put a down payment on that new Lexus just yet. One percent? The House Progressive Caucus says phooey. It's proposing a 4 percent raise, and has garnered support of a few other members. Wishful thinking or a real possibility? Managing Editor Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to shares some of your thoughts.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , House Progressive Caucus , pay and benefits

Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:59am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy Department isn't making as much progress on data center consolidation and moving to the cloud as the brass want it to. So it's moving both initiatives, consolidation and cloud under a new owner, and training some big guns on those who are standing in the way. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how the Navy wants to kick-start its data center and cloud efforts.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Navy , cloud , Data center consolidation

Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:57am EDT
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John Hudak, Fellow, Brookings Institution

Inspectors General exist to ferret out waste, fraud and abuse. They save and recover money for the government. But how do your measure the effectiveness of the IGs themselves? Researchers at the Brookings Institution think they've found a way to figure out the return on investment agencies get from their inspectors general. John Hudak is a fellow at Brookings, and co-authored the research report. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the findings and the methodology behind them.

Tags: John Hudak , Brookings , inspector general , Oversight , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/15/2015, 09:11am EDT
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Friday federal headlines - May 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,

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Friday - 05/15/2015, 09:13am EDT
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