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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is back at full strength Monday. The Senate has another full work week, and the House is back after a recess last week. But a quick look down the agendas for each chamber doesn't show much is going on with funding federal agencies for fiscal 2016. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what he's looking for on the Congressional schedule this week.

Tags: David Hawkings , appropriations , Congress

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:18pm EDT

Michele Mackin, Director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management, GAO

Some Rapid Innovation Program projects are still slow-going for the Defense Department. The Pentagon uses the program to get new technology projects off the ground. But the Government Accountability Office says half of the 44 rapid innovation projects DoD completed in July 20-14 are in the hands of acquisition departments or other users. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what she found.

Tags: Michele Mackin , GAO , Rapid Innovation Program

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:16pm EDT

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Federal employee compensation packages are mostly safe -- for now. A revised budget from the House removes most of the provisions that make federal employees nervous about their retirement savings. Congress now has a chance to make some changes to civilian compensation, and it doesn't have to look far for how to do it. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and a former chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Congress should think about.

Tags: Jeff Neal , pay and benefits

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:12pm EDT

Monday federal headlines - May 11, 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, new rules from the National Archives and Records Administration seek to bring some order to how agencies handle controlled, unclassified information, Attorney General Loretta Lynch moves forward on plans to investigate the police department in Baltimore and the Postal Service loses $1.5 billion in the first three months of this year.

Tags: newscasts , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Now the hard work really begins for agencies to make their spending data more transparent. The Office of Management and Budget issues new guidance and other tools to begin the implementation of the Data Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about the new policy in his bi-weekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what agencies have to do over the next two years.

Tags: Jason Miller , DATA Act , OMB

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:06pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is worried about an impending shortage of engineers across a lot of its technical professions. But when it comes to its acquisition programs, the shortage is already here. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the Pentagon's top science official says too few of the department's program managers have engineering programs, and it's one reason programs fail.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:03pm EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Federal employees get a "thank you" and an apology from President Barack Obama during Public Service Recognition Week. He admits sequestration, budget cuts and hiring freezes haven't made things easier for federal employees. Tom Shoop, editor in chief at Government Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about PSRW and the President's proclamation.

Tags: Tom Shoop , GovExec , Public Service Recognition Week ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:02pm EDT

Scott Quehl, Senior Principal, Accenture Federal Services

The Office of Management and Budget's guidance for fiscal 2017 is out. The administration tells agencies to show how they'll make 5 percent cuts in their budgets. Scott Quehl, a senior principal at Accenture Federal Services and former chief financial officer at the Commerce Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the budget guidance means and how agencies use it.

Tags: Scott Quehl , Accenture Federal Services , OMB , Commerce Department ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:56pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: An uncertain marriage, Rewiring the Pentagon

Dave McClure, the chief strategist at the Veris Group, and Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and chairman of the Industry Advisory Council, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Dave McClure , Veris Group , Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Federal News Countdown ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 05:30pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: IT reform, Disappearing reinventors

Federal consultant Jeff Koch and Jonathan Breul, former executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jeff Koch , Jonathan Breul , IBM Center for the Business of Government ,

Friday - 05/01/2015, 06:37pm EDT
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