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Michael Vickers, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence

Strong intelligence is now the first priority of national security policy, according to Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers. He talks about the intersection of intelligence gathering and national security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He says the phrase intelligence is our first line of defense isn't just an old cliché anymore.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:45pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief information officers are adjusting well to the new normal of their technology budgets. But it doesn't mean they are successfully shifting money to modernization and innovation initiatives quite yet. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joins us with what CIOs say are their biggest challenges and concerns in a new TechAmerica and Grant Thornton survey. Read Jason's related story.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 06:05pm EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, of Government Executive Magazine

A huge element is missing this year from the Presidential Rank Awards. Tom Shoop, editor in chief at Goverment Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how this year's awards are different this time around.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 06:01pm EDT

Phil Carter, Center for a New American Security

Eighteen more people are dead after they were left off the official waiting list for health care at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. The VA Inspector General will investigate to see if long wait times caused the deaths. Phil Carter, senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, writes about six ways to reform the VA healthcare system and restore public trust in Slate.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 05:58pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Performance lies and the CIO puzzle

Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute and Mark Forman of TASC count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 05:28pm EDT

Hussain's forensic accounting helps SEC crack securities fraud cases

The Partnership for Public Service named Sofia Hussain, a forensic account with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as a finalist for the 2014 Call to Service Medal.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:05pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community is moving from "connect-the-dots" to sharing some or all of the picture created by connecting those dots. As part of this effort, a working group is creating data standards to ease the burden of understanding the picture the dots created. Dirk Rankin is the chief technology officer for the National Counterterrorism Center and the co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. Paul Reynolds is the other co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about the progress the DAWG is making.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Barry Pavel, Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Both the Pentagon and Congress are missing a critical piece of national security strategy in the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. Barry Pavel, vice president of the Atlantic Council and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. Barry writes policymakers need to consider a formal strategy to address the power of the individual.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT

Todd Zinser, Inspector General, Commerce Department

The Census Bureau is doing a good job following directions as it prepares for the 2020 census in the face of mandatory budget cuts the past two years. Todd Zinser is Inspector General of the Commerce Department. He's looking at how closely the Census Bureau is following its financial guidance for absorbing the cuts and preparing for 2020 and can still see some room to improve.

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Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:27pm EDT

Executive Suite: Kay Clarey, Department of Justice

Kay Clarey, a former program manager with the Department of Justice, was Francis Rose's guest on Executive Suite.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 05:49pm EDT
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