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Thursday federal headlines - August 21, 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 FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, Congress looks into telework abuse at PTO, MSPB clarifies veterans hiring preferences for agencies and dozens of sailors are kicked out of the Navy.

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Thursday - 08/21/2014, 10:15am EDT

Ryan Dickover, Director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight, Navy

When the Navy needs to reform a program it sometimes turns to a special test called an Analysis of Alternatives. Right now the Navy's analysts are hard at work on acquisition reform. Ryan Dickover is director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. He explained the AoA process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:07pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The National Security Agency is disbanding its mobility mission management office. The 3-year-old office is going away not because it failed but because it was too successful. Mark Althouse, out-going technical director of the NSA's Mobility Mission Management Office, tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller how NSA is integrating mobile in everything it does.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:06pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency says it's undertaking a top-to-bottom review of the security criteria it uses to decide whether it should use commercial cloud computing systems for Defense data. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DISA thinks the current process is too stringent and too slow.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:04pm EDT
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Bob Tobias, Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

Your agency needs to clarify what it expects from employees who telework. That's according to the Patent Office Professional Association. Their president says the recent telework controversy at the Patent and Trademark Office exposes problems with how agencies manage employees working outside the office. Bob Tobias is director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He explained what he sees behind the controversy on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:02pm EDT
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Lt. Col. Dan Ward, Hanscom Air Force Base

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says DoD's fleet of A-10 jet fighters can't survive long term budget cuts. But Congress says it doesn't want to write them out of next year's defense budget, so the Pentagon needs to find a different way to pay for the fleet. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Lt. Col. Dan Ward of Hanscom Air Force Base shared a way to save the A-10 using some simple math.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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Robert Canino, Regional Attorney, Dallas District Office, EEOC

Creativity helps a federal attorney catch the bad guys. Robert Canino is regional attorney at the Dallas District Office for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Career Achievement category for his history of creative legal prosecutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how he uses civil rights law to prosecute human trafficking cases. View a photo gallery of Sammies finalists.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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Tom Salmon, Assistant Inspector General, Audit Services Office, HHS

The 10-year anniversary of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 is next week. Agencies have spent the last 10 years pursuing ways to verify the identities of their employees. The Department of Health and Human Services is one of them, and the Inspector General's office at HHS has new research on how the agency is doing. Tom Salmon is assistant inspector general in the Office of Audit Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said this work may be new -- but the HHS IG has been reporting on HSPD-12 for a long time.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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Dr. Tom Murphy, Program Manager, Wounded Warrior Intern Program

The Navy puts its wounded sailors back to work before they're even discharged from the hospital. The Wounded Warrior Intern Program takes wounded sailors interested in science and engineering careers and puts them to work at Naval Sea Systems Command. Dr. Tom Murphy is the program manager. He explained how the program works on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:26pm EDT
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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

When Congress comes back to work after Labor Day, it will have to figure out how to fund the government to start off fiscal year 2015. Most people think it will be a continuing resolution. But they may wind up needing more than the 12 days they have scheduled now. Jessica Klement is legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said getting a budget in place will take up a lot of Congress's time -- and may stretch that time to the limit.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:40pm EDT
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