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John Pickett, Senior Economist, Office of Inspector General, USPS

A better work-life balance at the Postal Service will help the agency, its employees and its customers. That's according to the agency's Inspector General, who has a plan to introduce more workplace flexibility for Postal Service employees. The IG says the plan should make everyone that interacts with the agency happier and more productive. John Pickett is senior economist for the Postal Service's Office of Inspector General. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared details on how to implement a new work-life balance plan.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:05pm EST
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Monday federal headlines - January 12, 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, Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is encouraging student veterans to join the agency, President Obama will spend some time focusing on cybersecurity this week and the new chairman of the House Oversight committee wants agencies to be able to fire feds who don't pay their taxes.

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Monday - 01/12/2015, 08:24am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is setting the table for a systemic change to how federal IT projects are completed. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services now have a request for information on the street that would initiate a sea change to how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the RFI and reaction to this approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , technology , GSA , 18F

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:15pm EST
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Shawn Kingsberry, Director of Cloud Services, TASC

More agencies are hiring Chief Data Officers, or at least designating an official to lead data collection and curation efforts. That data may make Congress's oversight job easier. Shawn Kingsberry is director of cloud services at TASC, and former chief information officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he expects Congress will use a lot more data to oversee Federal agencies this year.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Jay Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Cyber attacks come in three different flavors, at least when it comes to figuring out who's behind the attack. That's according to Jay Healey -- he's director of Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the three flavors of cyber attribution.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:57pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: FEHBP reform, IT budget authority

John Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, and Tim Young, principal for Private Sector at Deloitte, counted down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:24pm EST
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Friday federal headlines - January 9, 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, members of Congress have introduced more than 350 pieces of legislation this week, Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says eliminating sexual assault in the Army is a top priority for the incoming sergeant major and lawmakers want to step up efforts against terrorism after an attack in Paris killed 12 people.

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Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:01am EST

Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

NASA is still five months away from kicking off its next generation governmentwide acquisition contract known as SEWP 5. But that isn't stopping the space agency from rolling out a series of new initiatives to give customer agencies more data -- and context about their spending -- than ever before. Joanne Woytek, program manager of NASA SEWP, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the status of SEWP V and where NASA is heading next.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:49pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is likely to push for another round of Base Realignment and Closure in fiscal 2016, even though Congress has shot down the idea more than once. But there are no legal restrictions on closing bases overseas. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD is moving forward to do just that.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Bid protest numbers indicate things are getting worse. But the numbers also indicate things are getting better. Roger Waldron is the President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He looked at the numbers, and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why they can be getting better and worse at the same time.

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Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:22pm EST
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