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Thursday federal headlines - March 5, 2015

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, Federal offices in the Washington D.C. area are closed today, the Air Force starts nine initiatives to get more women and minorities in the service and the Smithsonian has said no to selfie sticks.

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Thursday - 03/05/2015, 08:49am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress Wednesday he believes civilian workforce reductions need to be part of the Pentagon's strategy to deal with tightening budgets. Carter said the workforce has grown in some understandable ways over the past decade, but there are some areas that ought to shrink. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:50pm EST
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Phill Knoll, Fleet Manager, USPS

The classic white Postal Service trucks are changing. The agency's trying to replace them with Next Generation Delivery Vehicles over the next three years. Phil Knoll is fleet manager of the U.S. Postal Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described what the new fleet will look like.

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Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:42pm EST
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Janet Kopenhaver, Washington Representative, FEW

The Homeland Security Department's budget is fully funded for the rest of fiscal 2015. Congress will have a chance now to look at other issues that may impact the federal workforce. Janet Kopenhaver is Washington representative of Federally Employed Women. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a priority list FEW's taking to the Hill.

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Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:19pm EST
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Wednesday federal headlines - March 4, 2015

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, a military officer accidently let the cat out of the bag, former CIA director David Petraeus has admitted he shared military secrets with his mistress and Postal Service employees would have more appeal rights under a new bill in the Senate.

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Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 10:12am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The budget the Defense Department is pushing for in 2016 will help the agency start to dig out of a big backlog of deferred maintenance on military bases. But Pentagon officials say even their own plan isn't a complete solution to deteriorating facilities, and if sequestration returns next year, things will likely get much worse. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:40pm EST
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Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance

Cybersecurity incidents are up 15 percent over the past year. So now the Office of Management and Budget is ramping up pressure on your agency to develop and use smart identification cards for employees. Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the ways to stay on top of OMB's smart card guidance.

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Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Two pieces of legislation to repair the security clearance process are now one piece. Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and several of his colleagues are combining the Security Clearance Accountability Reform and Enhancement Act and the Preventing Conflicts of Interest Act. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said one bill will solve both problems.

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Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:23pm EST
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Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey

Marijuana possession is now legal in D.C. But that doesn't mean you can use it without affecting your career. Cheri Cannon, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, reviews the facts about marijuana legalization and your job on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:29pm EST
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Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email account for almost all her correspondence. So far, there is no record that those emails ever made it to any kind of records management infrastructure at the State Department. Jason Baron a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how federal employees should treat their email correspondence to stay out of any potential trouble.

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Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:37pm EST
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