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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon is about a month away from rescinding a 2012 policy that made the Defense Information Systems Agency the only outlet for DoD agencies to buy cloud services from commercial providers. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, department IT leaders think the current approach is taking too long.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:23pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The leader of TechAmerica's public sector, Mike Hettinger, is out. Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt are in as consultants to advise the board of TechAmerica about where to go next. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the reactions he's hearing to the changes at TechAmerica.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:25pm EDT

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Mike Hettinger is out as TechAmerica's vice president for public sector. He was supposed to bring stability to the policy group after it lost four former leaders to one of its competitors. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners. He's now serving as a consultant for TechAmerica during this period of transition, and explained his approach on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:16pm EDT

Janet Kopenhaver, Washington Representative, FEW

The continuing resolution that runs until Dec. 11 includes a 1 percent pay raise for you and your colleagues. But Congress could still write that out of federal budget plans once the CR runs out. Janet Kopenhaver is the Washingon representative of Federally Employed Women. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how they're fighting to keep the pay raise in Congress's budget plans for fiscal 2015.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:15pm EDT

Tuesday federal headlines - September 23, 2014

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, U.S. forces launch airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, and the Postal Service adds 9,000 jobs.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 08:48am EDT

Dave Maurer, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, GAO

The Homeland Security Department is out of sync with the General Services Administration and their plan to consolidate DHS headquarters. Poor planning is causing cost overruns and delays, and the construction project still has another 12 years to go. David Maurer is Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office. He testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency about the progress on the $4.5 billion project, and shared his insight on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:24pm EDT

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

President Barack Obama's signature makes the continuing resolution through Dec. 11 official. And the leaders of the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate are already at work on a spending plan for the rest of fiscal 2015. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the committee's work on the omnibus bill.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:28pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Steve VanRoekel's decision last week to move out of the federal chief information officer's position and into a more operational role for the U.S. Agency for International Development caught most people by surprise. But after spending more than three years as the federal CIO, many experts surmise VanRoekel's decision was as much about stepping into a new role fighting the Ebola virus as it was that he probably needed a change. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about VanRoekel's legacy in his bi-weekly feature Inside the Reporter's Notebook. Jason tells In Depth with Francis Rose what some are saying about Steve VanRoekel's impact on federal technology.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:23pm EDT

Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

A continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11 now has President Barack Obama's signature. It prevents a full government shutdown from kicking in on Oct. 1, but it doesn't do much else for federal employees. Colleen Kelley is president of the National Treasury Employees Union. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she analyzed the impact of the CR for her members.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:16pm EDT

Charles Tiefer, Law Professor, University of Baltimore

A contracting loophole denies small businesses the chance to land subcontracting opportunities with the Defense Department. The Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program removes the requirement for prime DoD contractors to report their small business subcontracting plans. That leaves them without an incentive to meet their small business goals. Charles Tiefer is a law professor and contracting expert from the University of Baltimore. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's time to end the 25-year old test program.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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