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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

Anne Rung is three months into her tenure as head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and it looks like she's been busy. On Dec. 4 she released new marching orders for how agencies must use data to make better procurement decisions. She discussed the details with Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller, starting with where some of the ideas originated.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , acquisition workforce , In Depth

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:54am EST
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Friday federal headlines - December 5, 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, It's take two for NASA today to launch its Orion spacecraft, Veterans Affairs has a new mess on its hands and the new United States ambassador to Iraq says a sticking point between the two countries is resolved.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Friday - 12/05/2014, 08:27am EST

Vicki Schmanske, Lockheed Martin

It's been a little over a year since Lockheed Martin opened the doors to its continuous diagnostics and mitigation lab. Since then, Lockheed has been conducting workshops with chief information security officers, security operations center managers, and cyber analysts. Vicki Schmanske is the vice president of IT and Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she explained the threat landscape and what the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program can do for agencies looking to secure their enterprise networks.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , Tom Temin , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , CIOs , technology , Vicki Schmanske

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 09:06am EST
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

From budgets to Christmas break, federal employees aren't feeling the love this holiday season. That's because there's a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the entire government. And there's just a week left to clear the air. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Christmas , Tom Temin , workforce

Friday - 12/05/2014, 08:11am EST
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Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

The big national defense authorization bill is moving through Congress. It passed the House yesterday, and the Senate is expected to take it up next week. In purely military spending terms, the bill is a mixed bag. Some programs and platforms get plus-ups, others get cuts. Todd Harrison is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He's been studying the bill, and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the bill's winners and losers.

Tags: Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , House , Senate , NDAA , Tom Temin , DoD , budget

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:58am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Information has commercial value, and contractors doing business with the government need to consider how they communicate information so its proprietary status remains intact. Contracting veteran Tim Sullivan has authored the blog "10 Myths of Government Contracting." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Sullivan tackled myth number 7: Contractors' business information is safe with the government. Sullivan explained why that's a perilous position for contractors to take.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Tom Temin , FOIA , contracting

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 09:12am EST
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Jim Talent, American Enterprise Institute

After at least two leading candidates took their names out of contention for Defense Secretary, the President turned to Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary. Carter first worked as a civilian analyst in the 1970s, and holds degrees in physics and medieval history. He held policy positions in both the Clinton and Obama adminsitrations. What can the military expect from a Secretary Carter? Former Senator Jim Talent, now a senior fellow and director of the National Security 2020 Project at the American Enterprise Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: American Enterprise Institute , Jim Talent , Tom Temin , DoD , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:38am EST
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health announced a vaccine they've been testing for the Ebola virus appears to be safe so far, and that a clinical study in West Africa could happen in early 2015. Is it too good to be true? Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of NIH's National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why the latest study's finding of the vaccine's safety is an important step forward.

Tags: NIH , Ebola , Vaccine , West Africa , Anthony Fauci , National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:33am EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Three whistleblowers at the Veterans Affairs Department are the "Public Servants of the Year." The Office of Special Counsel awarded the employees, all doctors, with the distinction. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said, "because of these doctors' efforts, veterans are now far more likely to receive the treatment they deserve." Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was at the ceremony and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss their story.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , whistleblowers , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Carolyn Lerner

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:49am EST
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Thursday federal headlines - December 4, 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 House is expected to vote today on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, NASA and contractor engineers are busy with last minute preparations for this morning's launch of the Orion space capsule and reports of military sexual assaults rise 8 percent this year.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 08:25am EST
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