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Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), House Armed Services Committee

Both the House and Senate Armed Services committees are setting their hearing agendas for the 114th Congress. Both have new leaders, but many of the problems they'll deal with have been around for a long time. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Chairman Randy Forbes (R-Va.) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces says carrying momentum into future Congresses could be one of the most important achievements of this Congress.

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Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:46pm EST
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Monday federal headlines - January 26, 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, House Democrats hold a press conference today to reintroduce the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, federal agencies open on time today, but non-emergency employees can take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework and auditors say the Defense Department needs to finalize plans to reduce its staff.

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Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:47am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Innovation and smart risk-taking remain foreign to too many federal acquisition professionals. But with the recent mini-hiring wave of contracting officers and the retirement of others, experts say now is the time to institute what they say is a much-needed culture change. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some believe the White House needs to lead this transformation. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , retirement , hiring

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:23pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Military leaders up to and including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff say cyber attacks by a sophisticated nation state are near the top of the list of things they worry about. From that point of view, a new Pentagon report has to make them worry a bit more. It finds that far too many of DoD's own networks aren't up to the challenge of defending against amateur cyber attackers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu talks about it as part of this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:18pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Two congressional updates to the Federal Employee Retirement System are creating different groups of FERS employees. Those are on top of the separation between FERS employees and employees under the Civil Services Retirement System. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her expertise for the first wave of FERS employees to start retiring.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , CSRS , FERS , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Perry Pederson, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Langner Group

The Homeland Security Department tries to do the right thing when it gives reporters information through the Freedom of Information Act. But DHS made a huge mistake and wound up releasing dangerous information about the nation's critical infrastrucure. Perry Pederson is co-founder and managing principal of the Langner Group, and former Director of the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what might happen now that the public knows about Operation Aurora.

Tags: Perry Pederson , Langner Group , DHS , Freedom of Information Act ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:07pm EST
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Friday federal headlines - January 23, 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 new bill would cut pensions for some senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department, the Social Security Administration is extending hours at its field offices after getting a budget boost this year and U.S. and Iraqi military forces are planning for a summer assault to take back the city of Mosul.

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Friday - 01/23/2015, 08:12am EST

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration's 18F wants input from vendors on how they could use Schedule 70 for agile development. But the model for agile development in government is already available for 18F, and anyone else that wants to use it. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said GSA's own schedules program is the answer.

Tags: Roger Waldron , GSA

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Roger Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, Agilex, Former CIO, VA

The commercial-cloud versus private-cloud debate is starting to turn in favor of the commercial cloud. Roger Baker is chief strategy officer at Agilex and former chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said commercial clouds can be more secure because that's their business.

Tags: cloud , technology

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:18pm EST
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Bob Stevens, Vice President, Lookout Mobile Security

The number one destination for data stolen off wireless networks isn't China or Russia. It's actually the United States, according to research from Lookout Mobile Security. But they say that makes sense because of how mobile threats travel across a network. Bob Stevens is a vice president of Lookout Mobile Security and leader of their federal division. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he detailed the latest mobile security trends that can keep your agency ahead of the curve.

Tags: Industry Chatter , mobile security , technology

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:17pm EST
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