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Rep. David Price (D-N.C.)

Personnel costs take up a larger share of Customs and Border Protection's budget than ever before. More than 70 percent of the agency's Fiscal 2015 budget request will go to compensation. Some members of Congress are worried those rising costs will crowd out CBP's ability to deliver high-priority IT projects and fulfill its mission. In our Congressional Spotlight, Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), ranking member of the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the problem CBP has is two-fold.

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Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:22pm EDT

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

A 1 percent pay raise may not seem like an element of the golden era of federal employment. But Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey looks at all the things that didn't happen in the past year or so in his column and says this might be as good as it gets for a while.

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Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:00pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's in the very early stages of creating a "3.0" version of its ongoing Better Buying Power initiative. There's nothing on paper yet, but Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, the new version will focus on making sure the U.S. military doesn't fall behind on technological superiority. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:39pm EDT

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Defense Department may be losing faith in the prices on the Federal Supply Schedule. DoD says its contracting officers can't assume the prices are fair and reasonable, so they need to make an extra effort to make sure they're the best option available. That mindset should sound familiar because it's already part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, whether this is a duplicative rule or not.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Federal Acquisition Regulation , acquisition

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Dave Powner, Director, Information Technology Management Issues, GAO

The IRS says six of its 19 information technology programs are running below cost and ahead of schedule. The agency says the others are experiencing cost overruns and schedule delays. But the IRS might not know if that's actually true. Dave Powner, director of Information Technology Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, told In Depth with Francis Rose that GAO is looking at whether or not the IRS is accurately reporting its progress or lack thereof.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:45pm EDT

Janet Kopenhaver, Federally Employed Women

The Federal-Postal Coalition is launching a campaign to attract new federal employees that are still in elementary school. Janet Kopenhaver, the Washington representative for Federally Employed Women, explains to In Depth with Francis Rose how the Coalition is marketing agency positions that people dream of having starting when they're little kids.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:27pm EDT

Glenn Haggstrom, Chief Acquisition Officer, Veterans Affairs Department

With a budget in place for the rest of the fiscal year and a topline in place that makes most people think 2015 will be a lot like 2014, agencies are getting back to long-term planning and priority setting. One of the areas the Department of Veterans Affairs is setting its priorities acquisition. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction and acting chief acquisition officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, told In Depth with Francis Rose one of his major acquisition priorities for 2014 has actually been around for a while.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:54pm EDT

Chris Hill, Host, Motley Fool Monday

The fight over your benefits continues on Capitol Hill as Congress sorts out the FY 2015 budget. Your Thrift Savings Plan isn't likely to change much though and that's a good thing. Chris Hill, host of Motley Fool Money, sits down with In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about your TSP account, companies that are heavy players in the federal space and the Michael Lewis controversy.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:11pm EDT

David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Hitting a July 4th deadline for your agency's budget bill is getting tighter because Congress isn't going to be around much between now and then. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the hearing and markup list is long this week.

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Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:15pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

After a long series of delays, the Navy says it fully intends to move its massive enterprise IT network onto a new contract known as NGEN by the end of September. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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