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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Two of the Air Force's most controversial budget proposals -- getting rid of excess bases and retiring aging aircraft -- will be back on the table in next year's budget. The force will try again this year, even though Congress voted against the proposals just a month ago. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:45pm EST

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Bureaucracy is not the problem in most acquisition shops in government. That's one finding from new research from the National Academy of Public Administration. The Federal Acquisition Regulations aren't the biggest holdup to better acquisition. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he dissected the conclusions of the new NAPA report that shows your agency's acquisition shop doesn't really have a bureaucracy problem.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:42pm EST

August Cole, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

New acquisition initiatives are out from the Air Force. The search for innovation in acquisition takes many IT leaders in government to Silicon Valley. August Cole is Director of the Art of Future War program in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He's also a writer-in-residence at Avascent. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the defense industrial base should engage Silicon Valley.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:38pm EST

Federal News Countdown: Cybersecurity, Secret Service shakeup

Mike Hettinger, former senior vice president for public sector at TechAmerica, and Martha Johnson, former GSA administrator, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 05:16pm EST

Friday federal headlines - January 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 readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, President Barack Obama hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House today to talk about cybersecurity, the Army opens up its Ranger School to women for the first time and contractor at the center of a Navy bribery scandal pleads guilty.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 07:57am EST

Prashant Gaur, President, Credence

A stronger economy is persuading senior executives to leave their jobs in the federal government. Twenty-three federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders left their positions in 2014. One reason why is more industry job opportunities because of the improved economy. Prashant Gaur is president of Credence, and former Director of Enterprise Integration at the Defense Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to streamline the reintegration of federal executives into the private sector.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:45pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Steve VanRoekel. Casey Coleman, Todd Park. Bernie Mazer. Simon Szykman. These were just five of the 23 federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders who left their positions in 2014. Turnover at the CIO position is not uncommon. But the data and analysis of this exodus show a combination of encouraging and disturbing trends. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller has been tracking the turnover of CIOs.

Tags: Jason Miller , management , people , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:26pm EST

Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Energy Department

President Barack Obama told agency leaders to focus on management, streamline programs and improve customer service. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz took the directive to heart. He restructured the department a year ago to create a new undersecretary of performance and management. Now, he says he is stopping expensive project overruns and scheduling delays. Before his first major speech on the newest changes, Ernest Moniz sat down with Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:20pm EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is kicking off a series of targeted acquisition initiatives that its leaders say will bring in more competition, cut out internal bureaucracy and ultimately lead to faster, cheaper procurements. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:15pm EST

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Dan Tangherlini is leaving as administrator of the General Services Administration. He tells GSA personnel in an email today that his last day will be Feb. 13. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he reviewed the legacy of Dan Tangherlini at GSA.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:09pm EST
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