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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Federal employees planning their retirement need to make a lot of decisions, including how to leave a surviving spouse in good financial shape after death. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, says its one of the most important questions you need to answer before retiring. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of your options.

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Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:23pm EDT

Kathleen Cowles, Principal, Deep Water Point

Federal CIOs spend about 75 percent of their budgets on legacy IT systems. Experts say innovation on shared models, acquisition and technology policy will give government the ability to meet emerging needs. Building that collaboration culture across government is key to driving cost savings. Kathleen Cowles, industry chair of the Executive Leadership Conference and a principal at Deep Water Point, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the path forward for federal IT spending.

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Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:21pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: VA chief defends discipline record, Change world tour launches

Jeff Neal, senior vice president at ICF International, and Keith Trippie, chief executive officer of the Trippie Group, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , Keith Trippie , Trippie Group , DHS , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 10/17/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Friday federal headlines - October 17, 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, Lawmakers grill a top government health official on the nation's response to Ebola, TSA chief John Pistole says he'll retire at the end of the year and FBI director James Comey warns tech companies against encrypting smart phone data.

Tags: Federal Drive , newscasts

Friday - 10/17/2014, 09:04am EDT

Kelvin Wood, Director, Treasury Acquisition Institute

The Treasury Acquisition Institute has experienced a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of federal employees it trains each year. The appetite for training is going to keep growing, forcing TAI to rethink how it delivers workforce education. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, today we'll focus on taking stock for the future. Institute Director Kelvin Wood tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how TAI is changing with the times.

Tags: Tom Temin , Jason Miller , Federal Drive , kelvin wood , Treasury Acquisition Institute , training , workforce , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 09:40am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress has repeatedly tried to eliminate the problem of defense acquisition programs that cost more than they're supposed to and take too long to deliver. After several decades of attempts, it might be time to admit that lawmakers can't solve all of the Pentagon's purchasing problems. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu explains.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Congress , Pentagon ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 10:15am EDT

Stan Soloway, PSC, and Roger Waldron, CGP

It's day three of our special report "The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform". Today's focus -- taking stock for the future. What aspects of the procurement process should the government preserve or replicate across government? Stan Soloway is president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government. They joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what's working well in the procurement process.

Tags: Stan Soloway , PSC , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:11pm EDT

Mike Papay, Northrop Grumman, and Frank Cilluffo, GW University

Embedding cybersecurity into the Defense Department's design, manufacturing, and supply chain is a goal the Pentagon sees is possible. Mike Papay is Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President at Northrop Grumman, and Frank Cilluffo is director of the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative and the Homeland Security Policy Institute. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they offered steps the DoD can take to address the issue.

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Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:28pm EDT

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Bringing back the rule of three may be the key to improving how you assess candidates for federal jobs and how you improve the category ratings system. That's according to Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said category ratings aren't the problem, and that agencies can improve the process by conducting better assessments.

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Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:49pm EDT

Melissa Starinsky, Chancellor, VA Acquisition Academy

The acquisition workforce is issue number one for just about every person Federal News Radio has talked to as part of our special report "The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform". Today's focus - taking stock for the future. Melissa Starinsky is chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said they're realizing some success in training the acquisition workforce of the future.

Tags: Melissa Starinsky , VA Acquisition Academy , Veterans Affairs , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , acquisition ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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