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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Top Pentagon officials are adamant that sequestration-level spending simply won't work for the military. But they also have serious misgivings about the plan House Republicans released this week to increase the DoD budget. They say it would limit their options and keep the military in a state of constant uncertainty. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:48pm EDT
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The potential new rule from the General Services Administration for contractors to report their Schedules transaction data could be redundant. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said GSA is asking contractors to report data it already has, and says the rule proposal raises five important questions.

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Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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Greg Boison, Director of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin

Cyber déjà vu can happen when the same or similar cyber attacks hit multiple agency networks. But cyber déjà vu can be a good thing if your agency looks at the problem in a different way. That's according to Greg Boison, director of Homeland Cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three ways to take advantage of cyber déjà vu to turn your agency's strategy from reactive to proactive.

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Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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Thursday federal headlines - March 19, 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, the Senate Budget Committee proposes shrinking the federal workforce through attrition, federal employees who break the law won't be eligible for bonuses under a new bill and a Veterans Affairs medical center in Aurora, Colorado is expected to cost more than five times the original estimate.

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Thursday - 03/19/2015, 08:36am EDT

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.

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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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