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Monday federal headlines - December 22, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the Veterans Affairs Department tries to cater to a growing number of female veterans, federal employees under the General Schedule will receive a 1 percent pay increase in 2015 and the Army is a step closer to deciding the final fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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Monday - 12/22/2014, 07:42am EST

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

The head of the U.S. Agengy for International Development is stepping down after five years of service. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said that leader will leave behind a legacy that proves innovation can happen in a stifling federal bureaucracy in a relatively short amount of time.

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Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:34pm EST

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expects about half of the taxpayers who call the agency this tax season for help to not reach anyone. He says budget cuts and workforce reductions make good customer service impossible at the IRS. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells In Depth with Francis Rose that as bad as that sounds, it's actually worse.

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Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:37pm EST

Mike Astrue, Former Commissioner, SSA

Your agency has less than two weeks to decide on a two-year plan for how to structure its senior executive workforce. Once that workforce plan is in place, your agency can refocus back to an ongoing morale problem affecting the entire federal workforce. Mike Astrue is former commissioner of the Social Security Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to start progressive leadership strategies at your agency.

Tags: Mike Astrue , SSA , Senior Executive Service

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:31pm EST

Federal News Countdown: VA's cyber tools, unproductive Congress

Horace Blackman, vice president of health and life sciences at Lockheed Martin, and Jon Adler, president of Federal Law Enforcement Officers of America, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 12/19/2014, 05:29pm EST

Friday federal headlines - December 19, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the Office of Personnel Management notifies nearly 50,000 federal employees their identities may have been exposed to hackers, IRS commissioner John Koskinen says taxpayers will feel the effects of cuts to the IRS budget for 2015 and the Army restores full benefits for captains being forced to retire.

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Friday - 12/19/2014, 08:52am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A higher level of accountability, zero-based budgeting and more, better trained people are among the recommendations from an expert panel to improve the Secret Service. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson releases the panel's suggestions Thursday after a two-month study. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose details on the report and other areas Johnson is focusing on.

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Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:59pm EST

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

In the latest flurry of bills, nominations, and budget plans, four things on Capitol Hill rise to the top of the need-to-know list, according to Larry Allen. He's President of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what those four things are.

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Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:56pm EST

John Schaus, Senior Fellow, CSIS

If the Senate confirms former deputy defense secretary Ash Carter to replace defense secretary Chuck Hagel, his agenda will include: A military conflict in the Middle East, tensions with Russia, and loud cries for defense acquisition reform. John Schaus is fellow for the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he proposed a specific agenda for Secretary Carter if he's confirmed.

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Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:30pm EST

Dr. Terry Allard, Warfighter Performance Department, ONR

The Office of Naval Research is reviewing its takeaways from the Warfighter Performance Focus Area Forum. They will use what they learned at that event to start the preparation for the Naval Future-Force Science and Technology Expo, here in D.C. in February. Dr. Terry Allard is head of ONR's Warfighter Performance Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he detailed what he took away from the forum the first week of November.

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Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:14pm EST
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