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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

When the U.S. military deployed to West Africa to support the fight against Ebola, it needed plenty of trained medical and logistics personnel. But they also needed good maps -- something the country didn't have last October. It does now, thanks to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and NGA's new director says the Ebola response is the start of what he says will be "unprecedented transparency" for his agency. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , NGA , In Depth ,

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:50pm EST
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Matt Hummer, Director of Analytics, Govini

Homeland Security officials and their many constituencies are wondering how Congress will resolve the department's budget tug of war. Secretary Jeh Johnson has testified a funding lapse would result in 30,000 furloughs. Another fallout would be a slowdown in cybersecurity spending. Matt Hummer, director of analytics at the data firm Govini, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio with more on that possibility.

Tags: Matt Hummer , Govini , cybersecurity , DHS , budget

Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:14am EST
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Sean Vitka, Federal Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation

The federal government has agreed to release one of the largest indexes of government data in the world. The Office of Management and Budget will fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request filed last December by the Sunlight Foundation. Sean Vitka, a federal policy manager at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what that data will cover.

Tags: Sean Vitka , Sunlight Foundation , FOIA ,

Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:12am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Commerce Department is one of five agencies the White House chose to pilot an Idea Lab in fiscal 2016. As part of the President's budget request, Commerce would get a few million dollars to create this new office. Bruce Andrews is the deputy secretary of Commerce. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller what his department hopes to accomplish with the lab.

Tags: Jason Miller , Bruce Andrews , Commerce Department , budget ,

Friday - 02/13/2015, 06:32am EST
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Thursday federal headlines - February 12, 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 Postal Service contracting officer and a mail delivery contractor are charged in a bribery scheme, a new bill would prevent federal employees from watching pornography on government-issued devices, and what's former Secret Service official A.T. Smith doing now? It's a mystery.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 07:31am EST

Larry Youngner, Managing Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Nearly 1,000 military service members whose homes were wrongly foreclosed on will be receiving over $123 million. That's thanks to a new Justice Department settlement with five of the nation's largest mortgage companies. Justice said they violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act in foreclosing the homes. Larry Youngner, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further analyze the settlement.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Tully Rinckey PLLC , Justice Department , Tom Temin , Service Members Civil Relief Act , foreclosures

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 09:05am EST
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Steve Lord, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

The Veterans Affairs Department has hundreds of land-use agreements worth tens of millions of dollars. It needs help in managing them. A new study by the Government Accountability Office found several agreements were recorded multiple times, and some revenue hadn't even been reported. Steve Lord, the managing director of Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at GAO, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about how land-use agreements work and what GAO found.

Tags: Steve Lord , Tom Temin , GAO , Veterans Affairs , land-use agreements

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 09:12am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

When if comes to cybersecurity, who's your daddy? In your case, it's the White House. Federal agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider is a federal cybersecurity advisor at OMB. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect in the coming months.

Tags: Jason Miller , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , OMB , Grant Schneider

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 08:26am EST
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Tuesday federal headlines - February 10, 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, President Obama asks Germany for the benefit of the doubt on National Security Agency surveillance, the second-highest ranking official at the Secret Service is stepping down and the Fish and Wildlife Service will spend $3.2 million dollars to help save the monarch butterfly.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 07:35am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House announces a new cyber threat intelligence center to better understand and coordinate the response to the threats the nation faces. The approach the administration is taking is not new. In fact, it's modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more about the new center and why many experts say this approach seems like the right one.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , National Counterterrorism Center , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:54am EST
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