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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A more nuanced strategy is what the Defense Department is applying to its data center consolidation initiative. When the Pentagon first started four years ago, the approach was relatively straightforward: first count the data centers, then close as many as possible. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD says that more nuanced strategy focuses more on cost than sheer numbers.

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Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 05:11pm EDT

Ron Flom, Former Associate Director for Management, OPM

Contracting officers' representatives are disappearing because of age and sequestration. That's according to Ron Flom, former director of the Defense Acquisition Institute, and former associate director for management at the Office of Personnel Management. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said agencies need to bring in more CORs because they can be your agency's best friend during tight budget times.

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Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 05:05pm EDT
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Kevin Desouza, College of Public Programs, Arizona State University

The number of cyber attacks against the federal government is up almost 800 percent since 2006. And the Government Accountability Office said that trend is accelerating. Kevin Desouza is associate dean for research at the College of Public Programs, and professor for the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the vast majority of public agencies lack a clear cybersecurity plan.

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Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:38pm EDT
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Gordon Adams, Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center

The Senate Budget Committee's markup of its FY 2016 budget resolution is under way on Capitol Hill. Committee Chairman Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) plan is a lot different than the one the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), rolled out yesterday. Gordon Adams is a professor at American University and former OMB official responsible for national security budgets. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the House's plan to boost the Overseas Contingency Operations budget to reach the level of spending the Obama administration wants for the Pentagon is a gimmick.

Tags: Gordon Adams , Stimson Center , American University , budget , Congress

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:28pm EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - March 18, 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,

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Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 09:46am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers are fighting an epic battle over ceding budgetary turf to chief information officers. The Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) is now law. It gives CIOs control over agency IT budgets. The Office of Management and Budget is working with agencies to implement FITARA, and that's sparked the reaction from the CFOs. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about this long-simmering turf battle. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:34am EDT
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Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Assistant Chief of Staff, Air Force

The Air Force owns a huge stockpile of intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers that are quickly aging in place. It owns two out of three legs of the US nuclear triad; the Navy owns the third. Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration for the Air Force, tells Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola how the service is modernizing its two legs of the US nuclear triad.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:59pm EDT
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Gary Schmitt, Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Strategic Studies, AEI

The House of Representatives released its fiscal 2016 budget proposal. It would parse back the strict spending limits on the Defense Department while keeping in place a range of cuts for domestic programs. Gary Schmitt is co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Strategic Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the House Budget Committee's plan.

Tags: Gary Schmitt , American Enterprise Institute , DoD , budget

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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David Olive, Principal, Catalyst Partners

A bipartisan group of senators is finished waiting for the White House to nominate someone to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Five senators ask President Barack Obama in a letter to appoint someone as administrator of TSA. David Olive is principal at Catalyst Partners, and moderator of The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the solutions to openings at the Homeland Security Department should be easy to find.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:26pm EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - March 17, 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, former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus continues to advise the White House on its strategy related to ISIS and Iraq, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman says the VA is withholding reports from the panel and federal improper payment shot up to a record $125 billion last year.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 08:02am EDT
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