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Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board

A new law signed by the President last month gives the Veterans Affairs secretary lots of discretion to fire or demote members of the Senior Executive Service. The law came in response to management problems resulting in long wait times for admittance to VA facilities. The law means SESers at VA work under a different set of civil service rules than those in the rest of government. It also imposes new burdens on the Merit Systems Protection Board. The board issued an interim final rule on how the agency will carry out the new mandate. Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the comments the board received about the rule and what the law does require of the board.

Tags: Susan Tsui Grundmann , Tom Temin , Merit Systems Protection Board , Veterans Affairs , management

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Rear Adm. Bill Galinis, Navy Regional Maintenance Centers

Navy ship crews encounter a reoccurring problem with something as routine as maintenance requests. It takes 89 administrative steps to turn a request into actual work. Ordinary tasks like laying a non-skid surface on a weather deck get bogged down in paperwork. Now, there is a plan to fix that. Rear Adm. Bill Galinis, Commander of the Navy Regional Maintenance Centers, spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about the Navy's plans to improve the process.

Tags: Tom Temin , Bill Galinis , Navy ,

Friday - 10/03/2014, 10:03am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget's technology shop is getting some new people and brain power after the recent exodus of several long-time executives and policy folks. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller covers this and more inside his Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , OMB , hiring

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:21am EDT
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is the leading force behind a bill that would reduce redundant or unnecessary reports by federal agencies. The 2014 Government Reports Elimination Act would modify or eliminate more than 50 reports that agencies produce annually for Congress. That bill has made its way through both the House and the Senate. Warner spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about the bill and the pressing issues Congress faces when it comes back after the November midterm elections.

Tags: Tom Temin , Mark Warner , Congress , Government Reports Elimination Act

Friday - 10/03/2014, 10:08am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Phased retirement, diversity initiatives, and employee morale are among the top priorities for the Office of Personnel Management. In an exclusive Q & A with Federal News Radio, OPM answered your questions about the topics that matter most. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler shared details with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Tom Temin , Julia Ziegler , OPM ,

Friday - 10/03/2014, 09:21am EDT
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Friday federal headlines - October 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, the Obama administration fights veteran homelessness, acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy starts work on Monday, and lawmakers support a former Air Marhsal's whistleblower case against the TSA.

Tags: In Depth , newscast

Friday - 10/03/2014, 07:41am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department believes deterrence is its best cyber defense strategy. The Pentagon is organizing that deterrence strategy around four pillars, starting with the idea that it needs to be more transparent about the strategy itself. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Andy Ozment, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

The 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, and it's much different than the previous 10. The main reason is because agencies have finally moved beyond the need to understand why cybersecurity is important. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Homeland Security Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why needing cybersecurity isn't a foreign concept to most within government anymore.

Tags: DHS , Andy Ozment , In Depth ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:55pm EDT
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Thursday federal headlines - October 2, 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 White House appoints a new Secret Service director, U.S. soldiers to fight Ebola in Liberia, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launch flawed website.

Tags: newscast , In Depth

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 07:58am EDT

Devon Hewitt, Government Contracts Lawyer, Protorae Law

A series of legal and regulatory changes have affected small business federal contracting doing business with the government. And more changes are in the pipeline. Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, gave Tom Temin an update on what's ahead on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Tom Temin , Devon Hewitt , contracting , Protorae Law ,

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:09pm EDT
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