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Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees deemed essential during the 2013 government shutdown will be receiving a legal notice if they are entitled to join a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the government. To win a settlement, the employee must join the class action suit. Heidi Burkiewicz is a partner with Mehri & Skalet, the law firm handling this case. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the lawsuit and what it means if you are classified as essential.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , shutdown , pay and benefits , workforce , Tom Temin ,

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 08:50am EST
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Fred Hochberg, Chairman & President, Export-Import Bank

Government at the speed of business is a goal the Export-Import Bank hopes to achieve with its latest improvements to their customer contact center. Ex-Im bank's mission supports export financing in order to promote the sale of U.S. goods and services abroad. Fred Hochberg is the Chairman and President of Ex-Im Bank and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to detail the contact center's improvements and what they mean to small businesses who want to enter the global marketplace.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:04am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's looking far and wide -- not just to its usual suppliers -- as it starts to build a long-range plan to maintain U.S. military superiority in 2025 and beyond. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Pentagon is asking for technology ideas from anyone and everyone, starting today.

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Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:48pm EST
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Lisa Mendelson, National Park Service

The National Park Service is putting in place 81 energy efficiency and water conservation projects in parks throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Lisa Mendelson is the Acting Regional Director for the National Capital Region at the National Park Service. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details the scope of the project that will install new intelligent bulbs, sprinklers and solar power across the region's hundreds of parks and landmarks in 2015.

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 11:42am EST
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Wednesday federal headlines - December 3, 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, House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill for 2015, official word on the nomination of Ashton Carter for Defense Secretary is expected this week and a multi-billion-dollar defense bill proposed by Congress includes more steps to combat military sexual assaults.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 07:59am EST

Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Education Department is giving potential managers a chance to walk in their supervisors' shoes. A program called "A Day in the Life" lets those on the rise see what it's like to be a manager by shadowing a current one over a few days. Quay Crowner is the Education Department's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director. She told Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller about how the program is part of a broader employee engagement effort going on across the department.

Tags: Education Department , management , workforce , personnel , Jason Miller , Quay Crowner , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:49am EST
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Leslie Steele, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

A simple question is being answered in sundry ways this morning. How can information technology assist in the mission to deliver the most effective health care? Innovators and practitioners assembled this morning for AFCEA Bethesda's annual Health IT day at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center. Leslie Steele is the resident of AFCEA's Bethesda Chapter and helped form the agenda for the seventh annual conference. She spoke with Emily Kopp and Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about what's changed since the first iteration.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:25am EST
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Jason McNamara, Senior Technical Advisor, HHS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid wants to change how it delivers and measures Medicaid. It launched the Medicaid Accelerator Program back in July. The goal is to get Medicaid services and payments to its beneficiaries faster than ever before. It's crowdsourcing best practices for payment and services delivery from states and other health providers. Jason McNamara is one of the leaders behind IAP and a senior technical advisor for CMS in the Health and Human Services Department. He spoke with Emily Kopp and Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about how CMS wants to pass its improvements onto the states.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:33am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

We'll soon find out which agencies made the 2014 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government list. The Partnership for Public Service is scheduled to release the annual survey next Tuesday (Dec. 9). As anticipation builds, John Palguta, vice president for public policy at the Partnership joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some action items for agency managers in advance of the release.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:41am EST
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Michael Tinsley, CEO, NeoSystems Corporation

Doing business with the federal government can be lucrative, but no one ever said it was easy. Contractors have always had hoops within hoops to jump through to get and then maintain their federal business. Now a few new challenges are popping up. Michael Tinsley is the CEO of NeoSystems Corporation. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about a few near-term issues for government contractors.

Tags: Michael Tinsley , NeoSystems Corp. , industry , contracting

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:32am EST
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