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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A five-year plan with specific targets for more cuts to your agency's office space is at the center of a new memo from the Office of Management and Budget. OMB released a strategy detailing how agencies shouldn't just freeze their footprints. Making them smaller and more efficient is the new priority. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about OMB's new Reduce the Footprint policy.

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Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:44pm EDT
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Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The House and Senate Budget Committees are working through plans today that would add funds to the Overseas Contingency Operations budget. But the White House has already said President Barack Obama won't sign a budget with a huge increase in OCO funding. Long-term financial planning for the military is one aspect of a long-term strategy detailed in a new work called "Avoiding Trivia: A Strategy for Sustainment and Fiscal Security." Retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is the author and senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Jerry explained where the term "avoiding trivia" comes from and how it applies to military strategy.

Tags: Jerry Hendrix , Center for a New American Security , budget , Congress , DoD ,

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas)

December 2013 was a major milestone on DoD's path to audit-ready financial statements. The Marine Corps became the first military service in history to get a clean opinion on a major part of its general fund. But new information has come to light since then, and on Monday, the DoD inspector general rescinded its favorable audit opinion - saying it's no longer reliable. Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) is a member of the House Armed Service Committee and is focused intently on DoD audit readiness over the last several years. He spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about the latest developments and what they mean for DoD's broader audit goals.

Tags: rep. mike conway (r-texas) , DoD audit , Jared Serbu , DoD IG , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 05:01pm EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - March 25, 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, Defense Secretary Ash Carter hears pushback from senior military leaders on lifting the ban on transgender people serving in the military and a Senate panel urges the President to fill vacant inspector general posts.

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Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 07:53am EDT

Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

Reverse auctions can save your agency money, but only if it uses them the right way. That's according to Dan Gordon, a procurement professor at George Washington University and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, who testified about reverse auctions to the House Small Business committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why he told the committee agencies should ask themselves a few questions before they decide to use reverse auctions.

Tags: Dan Gordon , reverse auctions , House Small Business Committee

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:35pm EDT
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Dave Wennergren, Senior Vice President for Technology, PSC

25 percent of the federal contracting workforce has less than five years of experience. And there are ten times more contracting employees over 50 years old than under 30. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president for technology at the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those splits between age and experience mean your agency's not using innovative solutions you already have.

Tags: Dave Wennergren , contracting

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:33pm EDT
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Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

A hidden proposal in the new budget resolution the House of Representatives is about to pass would change the way the G-Fund in the Thrift Savings Plan bears interest. The idea is to save the government money by paying less into the fund. But that means participants would receive less money out of the fund. Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, about the details behind the proposal and why it could be a big headache.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , TSP , G-fund

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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Sonny Hashmi, Outgoing CIO, GSA

The latest federal chief information officer to transition to the federal business space is Sonny Hashmi. He is the outgoing chief information officer of the General Services Administration, and he'll be the new managing director of Box. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the past, present and future of federal government IT.

Tags: Sonny Hashmi , GSA

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - March 24, 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, Sen. Jon Tester introduces a bill to improve the mental health care of the National Guard and Reserve, and the National Archives and Records Administration has a new inspector general.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 07:15am EDT

Why do feds and contractors have such a bad reputation outside DC?

Two huge steps could go a long way toward healing the frustration taxpayers have with agencies and vendors, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

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Monday - 03/23/2015, 07:30am EDT
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