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Jim Grove, Prize & Small Business Office, S&T Directorate, DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced its latest prize competition. It wants competitors to offer solutions for indoor tracking of first responders. Jim Grove is senior adviser in the Prize and Small Business Innovation Office at the Science and Technology Directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He explained how the challenge will work and what the agency is looking for on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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Monday federal headlines - March 16, 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 Treasury Department won't invest in the Thrift Savings Plan's G-Fund until the debt limit is resolved, the Obama administration abandons plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy tries podcasting.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 09:31am EDT

Shoop: High-level feds avoid candor, controversy in emails

About half of the federal workforce is uncomfortable using their work e-mails. A recent survey by Government Executive magazine says they don't like the idea the public can review their internal office communications. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Gov Exec. He discussed the results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:20pm EDT
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Sabatino: SSA uses customer feedback to build winning websites

The Social Security Administration cleans up on ForeSee's fourth-quarter E-Government Satisfaction Index. Five of the top 10 positions on the list are SSA sites. Robin Sabatino is associate commissioner of the Office of Electronic Services and Technology at the Social Security Administration. She said the agency's success is because of several reasons on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:05pm EDT
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Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, DOJ

The Justice Department wants every federal employee to understand his role when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. Sunshine Week begins next week, and DOJ is reinforcing the concept through a set of new tools and training. Melanie Pustay, director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how her office works to ensure there's a broad understanding of every employees' expectations when it comes to FOIA.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

CIA Director John Brennan says his agency's new focus on cyber is part of a necessary evolution within his agency. It's not an attempt to elbow in on other agencies turf, including the National Security Agency, according to Director Brennan. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, Brennan defends a reorganization of the agency. He says the CIA's methods are changing, but its missions aren't.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:25pm EDT
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Friday federal headlines - March 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, some recently introduced bills in Congress could affect feds' jobs and salary, Americans' confidence in the federal government has reached new lows and thieves posing as IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 09:19am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is pushing the bounds of cybersecurity. It's moving from the idea of defense in-depth -- or even the popular continuous monitoring -- to a concept called orchestration. Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, and Paul Nguyen, president of CGS Invotas, tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how orchestration is giving OPM a head start on protecting its networks and applications.

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Thursday - 03/12/2015, 05:20pm EDT
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Szykman: Some of the hardest CIO challenges are cultural

Five agencies score zero on using strong authentication with their IT networks. That's according to the White House's annual compliance review of the Federal Information Security Management Act. Nextgov reports three of those agencies had cybersecurity breaches in recent years. Simon Szykman is chief technology officer for the federal services division at Attain, and former chief information officer of the Commerce Department. He broke down the results from the 2014 FISMA review on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:44pm EDT
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Allen: GSA offers industry carrot and stick on Price Reduction Clause

A new proposed rule from the General Services Administration includes some good news that vendors have wanted for a long time. But there's a bunch of potential bad news too, according to Larry Allen. He's President of Allen Federal Business Partners. He explained the carrot and the stick behind the new proposed rule on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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