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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Lockheed Martin faces a class-action lawsuit against 120,000 employees for how it handles their 401(k) retirement plans. The case focuses on whether the company's provider made the employees pay higher fees than they needed to and made bad investment decisions. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there isn't a direct connection between the Lockheed Martin case and federal employees. But he told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley they should pay attention to what happens afterward.

Tags: Mike Causey , Sean McCalley , In Depth , Lockheed Martin , 401(k)

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:42pm EST
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Jeff Steinhoff, Executive Director, KPMG Government Institute

About half of cabinet level agencies can prove to their Inspectors General that they're reducing improper payments. The Government Accountability Office reports some agencies continue to struggle, though. Jeff Steinhoff is executive director of the KPMG Government Institute, and former Assistant Comptroller General of the United States for Accounting and Information Management at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said agencies have made progress since 2009.

Tags: Jeff Steinhoff , KPMG Government Institute , GAO , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:46pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2015 -- except for the Homeland Security Department -- is on President Obama's desk, waiting for his signature. Congress was supposed to be gone by now; but, the Senate is still in session, and they may not leave for a while. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described the confirmation parade the Senate is on.

Tags: In Depth , David Hawkings , Roll Call , Senate , cromnibus

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:46pm EST
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Valerie Melvin, Director of Information Management, GAO

17 federal contractors each claim to know the best way to modernize the retirement system at the Office of Personnel Management. Those vendors pitched their ideas to OPM at an Industry Day earlier this year, and now the agency's gearing up for its fifth attempt to modernize its system. Valerie Melvin is Director of Information Management and Technology Resources Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said OPM needs to weigh its options carefully so the fifth try is the one that finally sticks.

Tags: In Depth , GAO , Valerie Melvin , OPM

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:22pm EST
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

A bill to automatically enroll new federal employees in the Thrift Savings Plan's Lifecycle funds is ready for President Obama's signature. But first your agency needs to hire new people for that bill to make a difference. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted the federal hiring outlook for 2015.

Tags: In Depth , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Thrift Savings Plan

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:18pm EST
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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies, CSBA

The Navy knows three things about its plan to build a stronger version of the Littoral Combat Ship. The first is it has the green light from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The second is who's going to build it. And the third is who's going to build it. Bryan Clark is senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He's former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and Director of his Commander's Action Group. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the Navy's plan to buy two different versions of the small surface combatant ship from two different companies.

Tags: In Depth , Bryan Clark , CSBA , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:11pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The granddaddy of cybersecurity legislation has a new heart and soul. The Federal Information Security Modernization Act is on the way to President Obama for his signature. FISMA was one of five cyber bills Congress passed over the last week. In his bi-weekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a few of the most important changes agencies should expect from the bounty of cyber laws.

Tags: In Depth , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Cybersecurity

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:49pm EST
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Jenny Mattingley, Director of Government Affairs, Senior Executives Association

The Office of Personnel Management wants to change your agency's performance rating system for senior executives. Its proposal is in the Federal Register, and time's running out to weigh in with your own comments and critiques. Jenny Mattingley is director of government affairs for the Senior Executives Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what the new system might look like.

Tags: In Depth , Jenny Mattingley , Senior Executive Association , OPM

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:06pm EST
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Obama SES reform plan makes problem worse, not better

President Barack Obama addressed members of the Senior Executive Service today intending to raise their morale. In Depth host Francis Rose says the President's remarks may have done the opposite.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , Commentary , management , Workforce , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:15pm EST

Continuing resolution or omnibus? Decision looms for Congress as holidays approach

When Congress returns on Dec. 1, it will be pressed for time on deciding its next course on funding before the current continuing resolution expires at midnight on Dec. 12.

Tags: Jory Heckman , omnibus , Federal Drive , In Depth , Congress , continuing resolution , budget , Tom Temin , Katie Maddocks , Don Kettl , David Hawkings , Jessica Klement

Friday - 11/28/2014, 12:13pm EST
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