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Friday federal headlines - January 9, 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, members of Congress have introduced more than 350 pieces of legislation this week, Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says eliminating sexual assault in the Army is a top priority for the incoming sergeant major and lawmakers want to step up efforts against terrorism after an attack in Paris killed 12 people.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:01am EST

Human Capital Management Panel

With the new year and a new Congress getting underway, the possibilities seem limitless. We're going to spend the next hour talking about people. Specifically, the human capital management questions that vex the government. Engagement, pay and benefits, whether federal employees get the recognition and respect they deserve. Danny Werfel, a long-time career employee and former acting IRS Commissioner is now with the Boston Consulting Group. Jeri Buchholz, is NASA's chief human capital officer. Angela Bailey is the chief operating officer of the Office of Personnel Management. They joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on a special bonus hour of the Federal Drive to explore those issues and try to come up with a few answers.

Tags: Angela Bailey , Danny Werfel , Jeri Buchholz , management , workforce , human capital management , panel discussion

Friday - 01/09/2015, 11:42am EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

The D.C. area experienced its first snowstorm of the season earlier this week. The Office of Personnel Management decided to keep federal offices open during the storm, but it allowed federal employees the option to take unscheduled leave or telework. But the snowfall exceeded expectations and commuting conditions got really bad. Federal employees began to speak out. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , snowstorm , OPM

Friday - 01/09/2015, 09:02am EST
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Peter Dumont, President, Air Traffic Control Association

Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they're ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it's funded. One reason is the FAA's struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Pete Dumont, president of the trade group Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to present ATCA's feelings on the matter.

Tags: Peter Dumont , air traffic control , Air Traffic Control Association , privatization , FAA , Tom Temin ,

Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:58am EST
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Dr. Nancy Merritt, Senior Policy Advisor, National Institute of Justice

Criminal justice agencies collect a variety of information and use it in multiple ways. Their datasets are often large and complex. And many crime analysts find it difficult to present this data in an easy-to-understand way. That's the problem the National Institute of Justice is tackling with its new Data Visualization Challenge. Dr. Nancy Merritt, senior policy advisor at NIJ, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more details on the challenge.

Tags: Nancy Merritt , National Institute of Justice , NIJ , Tom Temin , criminal justice , information sharing

Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:49am EST
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Robert MacLean, Chief, U.S. Park Police

After more than two decades of service and a year acting in the role, our next guest is leading the National Park Police as its new chief. With an operating budget of more than $100 million and a workforce that exceeds 700 employees, the Park Service maintains jurisdiction in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco. Chief Robert MacLean joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to outline his vision for the agency,

Tags: Robert MacLean , Park Police , Park Service , workforce , budget , Tom Temin , National Park Service

Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:37am EST
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Thursday federal headlines - January 8, 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 former HUD employee is sentenced for stealing more than $800,000 dollars from the government, the Postal Service breaks an agency record for parcel deliveries and Chuck Hagel might be secretary of Defense a month longer than he and President Obama anticipated.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 07:55am EST

Trish Gilbert, Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they're ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it's funded. One reason is the FAA's struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Trish Gilbert, executive vice-president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain NATCA members' concerns over the proposed switch.

Tags: Trish Gilbert , National Air Traffic Controllers Association , FAA , NATCA , Tom Temin , industry

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 09:39am EST
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Rep. Mark Meadows, Chairman, Subcommittee on Government Operations

The new Congress has lots of new committee and subcomittee chairs. That's especially true of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Its subcommittee on government operations has a new chairman with new priorities. On the Federal Drive, Rep. Mark Meadows (R, N.C.) spoke with Tom Temin and outlined what the subcommittee wants to achieve this session and where it plans to start.

Tags: Mark Meadows , Congress , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , government operations , subcommittee , Tom Temin ,

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 09:43am EST
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Matt Stuck, First Coast Guard District Aids to Navigation Manager

Hundreds of New Englanders are sounding off about a Coast Guard plan to update its coastal foghorns. It wants to replace 1970s technology, which the Coast Guard says has gotten more expensive than replacement. They'll be activated via radio signals by users of marine radios. That will mean fewer soundings. Matt Stuck, the First Coast Guard District Aids-to-Navigation Manager, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the modernization efforts.

Tags: Matt Stuck , Coast Guard , New England , foghorns , technology , Tom Temin ,

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 09:27am EST
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