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Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee

Bonuses went to some employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs who later got caught up in the wait time scandal, and other incidents at the agency. The congressman who sponsored the bill that makes it easier to fire SESers at VA wants to go after those bonuses now. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said seeing results from the VA Management Accountability Act of 2014 (the firing bill that President Barack Obama signed late last year) won't happen overnight.

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Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:17pm EST
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Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

The Department of Defense is making another push for an electronic health record system. One factor is interoperability with the system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. EHRs, and a functional, interoperable system, may become a national security asset. Phil Carter is senior fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans & Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. He participated in a CNAS event called A Conversation About Healthcare Technology as a National Security Asset and Improving Outcomes. Dr. Karen Guice -- the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs -- was one of the speakers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what his takeaways were from the event.

Tags: Phil Carter , Center for a New American Security , Health IT , technology ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:14pm EST
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Ray Chandler, Sergeant Major of the Army

Friday is the last day of service for Sergeant Major of the Army Ray Chandler. He will retire as the top enlisted man in the Army after nearly 34 years of service. He's the 14th Sergeant Major, and his main job is advisor to Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared what thoughts are top-of-mind for him as he prepares to wind down his service.

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Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:12pm EST
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Wednesday federal headlines - January 28, 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, the man who flew a drone onto the White House lawn works for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, health care enrollment is getting closer to the Obama administration's goal and there's a little less gobbledygook coming from the federal government.

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Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 09:10am EST

TSP investors get a bargain in 2014

Retirement plan participants last year paid less than 29 cents in administrative costs for every $1,000 they invested, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's Kim Weaver told Francis Rose.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , retirement , Kim Weaver , risk management , Emily Kopp , money , savings

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 11:24am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Earlier this month, the Defense Information Systems Agency announced a major reorganization. It says the changes would help drive cybersecurity into everything the agency does. But DISA will never have unlimited resources, so it's now moving toward a "risk management" approach to cybersecurity: Accepting risk in some areas so that it can make sure that what really matters is highly secure. The risk management executive is a new position within the agency's organizational chart. DISA Risk Management Executive Mark Orndorff talked about the new cyber philosophy with Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DISA

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:38pm EST
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Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

A new outreach initiative at the Thrift Savings Plan comes from their Enterprise Risk Management Office. That Office is about two years old. The TSP wants the longest list possible of potential risks to their operation. Kim Weaver is director of external affairs at the TSP. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the ERM Office's new effort will look at risk in a number of different ways.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems

Federal agencies are experiencing a drought of IT professionals. The best way to get around it is to build an elite team of IT experts that can spearhead innovation at your agency. Richard Spires is CEO of Resilient, and former Chief Information Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ideas for how to build that elite cadre of IT professionals.

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Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:35pm EST
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Steve Beltz, Senior Consultant, Guidance Software

Federal agencies need three critical ingredients in place for data to make a lasting impact on their mission. That's according to Steve Beltz, senior consultant for Guidance Software, and former assistant director of the Recovery Operations Center for the RAT Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he promoted the "three-legged stool approach" to federal agency data.

Tags: RAT Board , data consolidation

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:13pm EST
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John Pendleton, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management, GAO

The Defense Department knows it wants to reduce the size of its headquarters, but it doesn't know exactly how. John Pendleton, director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the Pentagon should plan to trim down its management offices.

Tags: GAO , Pentagon

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:32pm EST
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