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Eric Crucius, Partner, Fed Nexus Law

The term lowest price-technically acceptable is a misnomer. LPTA contracts usually wind up costing federal agencies more than other kinds of contracts. That's according to Eric Crusius -- he's a partner at Fed Nexus Law and his practice is in the federal contracting space. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal agencies are pushing the LPTA concept too hard.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:37pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

Tags: Jason Miller , OMB , technology , NAPA , ICF International

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Bill Eggers, Global Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte

Agencies across government are developing and releasing strategic plans for the second half of this decade. But an effort is under way now to coordinate and direct the organization of government -- and the vision of government -- in the year 2020. Bill Eggers is Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte. He's leading the Gov 2020 effort, and on In Depth with Francis Rose he explained why.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Jamie Barnett, Cybersecurity Practice Partner, Venable

CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts are back up and running after Islamic State sympathizers hacked the sites yesterday. The Defense Department says the attack lasted for about 30 minutes. The sites posted threatening messages about American troops and showed pro-Islamic State images. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett is a partner for the cybersecurity practice at Venable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the cybervandalism means for CENTCOM and national security.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:10pm EST
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Tuesday federal headlines - January 13, 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, Metro is suspending all yellow line service today after smoke filled a train near L'Enfant Plaza station, leaving one dead and many injured, President Obama's nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury Department withdraws after facing opposition in the Senate and the Homeland Security Department boosts security after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 08:24am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches a new cyber defense organization. The Joint Task Force DoD Information Networks will official launch Thursday. The new cyber organization is part of the broader DISA reorganization that goes into effect Monday. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the changes.

Tags: Jason Miller , DoD , DISA

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:25pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A plan to fund the Homeland Security Department is taking shape in Congress. But there's a big question mark next to HR 240: Is it an actual bill? Or just another continuing resolution? David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the details on HR 240.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:23pm EST
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John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health

Federal health agencies need help drafting their latest update to the Federal Health IT strategy guide. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan relies on new research gathered about electronic health records in both the public and private sectors. But those agencies are looking for public input to make it perfect. John Teeter is managing director of the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve the new strategy guide that will inform public health policies until the year 2020.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:18pm EST
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

The federal hiring process is too complicated to give people a fair shot at working for your agency, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's possible to fix the hiring process without compromising your agency's core principles.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Sharon Burke, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

If oil prices stay at their current level, the Defense Department stands to save about $2 billion this year. Defense News reports the Pentagon has already saved about $500 million. Sharon Burke is senior advisor of the New America Foundation, and former assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how today's oil prices will affect future defense policy.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:13pm EST
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