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Steve Bucci, Heritage Foundation

Some members of Congress propose relying on special operations forces more as defense budgets shrink. But there is a reason special ops is called "special." Steve Bucci is director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation, former assistant deputy secretary of defense, and a retired Army Special Forces officer. He's one of the contributors to the new 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength just out from the Heritage Foundation. His piece is titled "The Importance of Special Operations Forces Today and Going Forward." His piece includes five truths about special forces, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he didn't make them up.

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Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:41pm EST
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Wednesday federal headlines - February 25, 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 - 02/25/2015, 07:45am EST

Rafael Borras, Senior Adviser, AT Kearney

Still no funding resolution for the Homeland Security Department. It's set to run out Friday. It will be the second time in less than two years. Rafael Borras was the acting deputy secretary of DHS during the October 2013 shutdown. He's now a senior advisor at AT Kearney. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his memory of that time with Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp.

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Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 04:33pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Center will become the government's focal point for collecting and analyzing all it knows about current cyber threats. But the Homeland Security Department sees the CTIC as serving two more purposes: integrating cyber threat data with intelligence sources from the physical world and declassifying it so it can be shared outside the intelligence community. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 04:42pm EST
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Dean Silverman, Former Senior Adviser to the Commissioner, IRS

"Test and learn" is a data analysis technique that more agencies are using to plow through the mountain of data they have to use. One agency that's already used it with success is the Internal Revenue Service. Dean Silverman is former senior adviser to the commissioner for compliance analytics initiatives at the Internal Revenue Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he defined "test and learn" and explained how the IRS uses it.

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Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 04:27pm EST
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Tuesday federal headlines - February 24, 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 Veterans Affairs Secretary apologizes for misstating his military record, a Yahoo technology executive trades barbs with the National Security Agency director and Mitch McConnell tries a new tactic to avoid a lapse in funding for the Homeland Security Department.

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Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 08:46am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

FedBid is back in the federal market. The Air Force announced it has lifted the suspension and stopped the debarment process for the reverse auction vendor. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why and how FedBid is back in business with the government.

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Monday - 02/23/2015, 04:59pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Friday is deadline day for the Homeland Security Department. Sen. Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.) will try/tried for the fourth time today to introduce the House's bill to fund DHS. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what to watch for next in the DHS showdown.

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Monday - 02/23/2015, 04:58pm EST
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

One major responsibility for the nation's first chief data scientist is helping federal agencies recruit more employees that are tech savvy and data minded. DJ Patil joins the growing ranks of federal chief data officers trying to fill those IT skill positions at your agency. Tim McManus is vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to focus your agency's approach to recruiting.

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Monday - 02/23/2015, 04:38pm EST
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Mark Peterson, Division Chief for Data and Analytics, USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development wants to channel a river of big data into an analysis program that can power future management decisions. The agency has a request for information out to find ways to transform the data into a more useful and visually intuitive form. Mark Peterson is division chief for data and analytics at USAID. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared details on what kind of data USAID has and what it wants to do with it.

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Monday - 02/23/2015, 04:28pm EST
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