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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Respect for federal agency leaders continues to fall. The last few Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys say rank-and-file employees don't respect their upper level leaders as much as they used to. Executive Core Qualifications are supposed to help senior executives maintain high leadership standards, but they might be too easy to follow. Bob Tobias, professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, is also a former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about ways to improve the Executive Core Qualifications to build better agency leaders.

Tags: Bob Tobias , Senior Executive Service , SES

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:13pm EST

Linda Springer, Executive Director for Government, Ernst and Young

The drone that accidentally crashed on the White House lawn isn't just changing procedure at the Secret Service. It's making agencies across government think bigger about risk management, according to Linda Springer, executive director for government and public sector at Ernst and Young and former Comptroller at the Office of Management and Budget. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about ways your agency can stay creative when thinking about worst-case scenarios.

Tags: Linda Springer , risk management

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:03pm EST

Monday federal headlines - February 2, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, President Barack Obama sends his 2016 budget proposal to Congress today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to release data on physician payment records each year and two Republican senators introduce a bill to limit the number of senior executives in the Veterans Affairs Department eligible for bonuses.

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Monday - 02/02/2015, 08:55am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission came away from its huge task with a mixed bag of recommendations. Some of the 15 suggestions the experts revealed Thursday were obvious changes that have been needed for decades. Other recommendations are going to cause heartburn among military service members, retirees and their families, and on Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the commission believes all of them are not only needed, but achievable.

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Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:35pm EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A new analysis based on early media leaks of the Pentagon's 2016 budget request suggests DoD is using Afghanistan as a partial safety valve to once again ease the threat of sequestration. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the data is suggesting a pattern over the past few years.

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Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:16pm EST

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Public satisfaction with federal agency services is at its lowest point in 16 years, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. That's not a good start to your agency's recruiting efforts. And even if someone passes that mental hurdle and decides to apply for a job at your agency, they then have to get past a bureaucratic gauntlet of a hiring process. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve how people get in and out of the federal workforce.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive

Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:14pm EST

Federal News Countdown: Pentagon spending boost, Buying nuclear subs

Nora Bensahel of American University and Bryan Clark of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Nora Bensahel , American University , Bryan Clark , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 01/30/2015, 06:03pm EST

Jason R. Baron, Co-Chair, Information Governance Initiative, Drinker Biddle

The next step in the evolution of records management may come from the non-profit sector. And the help will include some people who are pretty experienced with the federal government. Your agency doesn't have to meet its records management obligations by itself. The private sector and nonprofits want to help. Jason Baron is co-chair of the Information Governance Initiative, of counsel for Drinker Biddle, and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some solutions for information governance.

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Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:23pm EST

Friday federal headlines - January 30, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, President Barack Obama's 2016 budget request will include $1 billion for Native American schools, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday and the military makes data on Afghan National Security Forces classified.

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Friday - 01/30/2015, 07:57am EST

Ryan McCullough, Vice President for Federal, GovPlace

Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith says agencies need to boost their TQ to meet today's digital services demands. A TQ is like someone's IQ, but instead of an Intelligence Quotient, it's a Technical Quotient. Ryan McCullough is vice president and general manager for federal at GovPlace. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how agencies can improve their IT performance, and for healthcare in particular.

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Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:09pm EST
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