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Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

The Social Security Administration is on pace to issue about $1 billion in improper payments this year. SSA's Inspector General says that's actually a good rate considering the agency expects to award more than $860 billion in benefit claims this year. Federal News Radio's special report, "Rainmakers and Money Savers," takes inspiration from programs and people working to keep the Treasury coffers where the need to be. SSA OIG helps save money in more ways than just identifying improper payments. Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley reports. Read Sean's related article.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army has a new acquisition strategy to guide the way it will buy and modernize its ground based robotics systems in the future. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, it relies heavily on open architectures, open standards and open source software.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department will identify a set of pilot programs in the next month to put more sensitive data into a cloud the military doesn't run. It's one of several initiatives the Pentagon's chief information officer plans to change the way the military uses and manages its network. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose where DoD is heading.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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Ciera Crawford, Producer, Federal News Radio

Dirty money helps the Justice Department bring billions of dollars to the federal treasury. To find out how we turn to the next part of our special report "Rainmakers and Money Savers," a look at the people whose job it is to return millions or save millions for the federal government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio's Ciera Crawford says DOJ finds dirty money in all sorts of places, and it all winds up clean in the end.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack, is back from a round of visits to Army bases to see how they're dealing with climate change. She says readiness is dependent upon how they prepare for a future of limited energy resources. She explained what she saw on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:06pm EDT
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ranking Member, House Budget Committee

Congress is in recess, which means your pay and benefits won't change -- at least for the next month. But budget conversations in September (when Congress comes back) may mean you should keep your ears open again. Congressman Chris Van Hollen is ranking member of the House Budget Committee and Democratic representative of the 8th district of Maryland. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the most important issue you should watch is money (of course!).

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:48pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Patent and Trademark Office's model telework program is in trouble after a negative report on employee abuses. PTO's challenges may demonstrate the need for the government to modernize its rules defining what it means to perform work. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why PTO's problems are the next hurdle every agency must jump through to make telework successful.v

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:55pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department is off to a slow start in the move to a continuous monitoring approach to cybersecurity. They've been working at it for about a year. That's the bad news. On the plus side, the agencies that have gotten the ball rolling are already seeing good results. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has more.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:53pm EDT
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Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

Employees under the age of 30 make up about 7% of the federal workforce. Federal managers are looking for ways to attract millennials to government, but also get young feds who are in government to stick around. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said Generation Y craves feedback from their federal managers.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The General Services Administration chooses 21 companies for a spot on its Office Supplies 3 contract. 20 of them are small businesses. GSA expects to save $90 million a year with the OS3 contract. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. He shared a couple surprises with the contract awards on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:40pm EDT
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