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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department believes deterrence is its best cyber defense strategy. The Pentagon is organizing that deterrence strategy around four pillars, starting with the idea that it needs to be more transparent about the strategy itself. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:36pm EDT

Andy Ozment, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

The 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, and it's much different than the previous 10. The main reason is because agencies have finally moved beyond the need to understand why cybersecurity is important. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Homeland Security Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why needing cybersecurity isn't a foreign concept to most within government anymore.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Two construction companies will share a $4.5 billion contract to build the next phase of Homeland Security Department headquarters. But the debate about the future of DHS continues, with some people believing Congress should break it up again. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the agency should live on because the good news from the agency outweighs the bad.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:33pm EDT

John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

The Defense Department expects to have a new electronic health records system by next summer. But the new system won't fix the longstanding integration problems DoD has with the electronic health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Neither agency seems ready to compromise on a system to use. John Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways agencies can build inter-organizational networks to fix large problems like veterans healthcare.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:25pm EDT

August Cole, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

The new Call of Duty video game comes out on Nov. 4. The concepts in that war game are similar to the modeling and simulation training tools the Department of Defense uses. Art may be another way to approach understanding the future of war fighting. August Cole is a Senior Fellow for the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He moderated a discussion with the writer Dave Anthony called the Future of Unknown Conflict, and is Director of the new Art of Future War project. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the relationship between art and military strategy.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:17pm EDT

Eric Adolphe, Co-Founder and CEO, Government Proposal Solutions

NASA offers 43 technology firms a spot on the new SEWP V contract. The contract's worth $20 billion over five years. Getting a spot on a contract like that starts with your business proposal. Eric Adolphe is co-founder and CEO of Government Proposal Solutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the proposal process for contracting companies.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:12pm EDT

Thursday federal headlines - October 2, 2014

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, the White House appoints a new Secret Service director, U.S. soldiers to fight Ebola in Liberia, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launch flawed website.

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Thursday - 10/02/2014, 07:58am EDT

Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , workforce , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT

NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Tags: Jason Miller , financial management , management , NSF , Martha Rubenstein , CFO survey , risk management , shared services , Exclusive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT

Lt. Col. Sean Kern, National Defense University

The Army is the latest federal organization to lay out a career path for its cybersecurity leaders. Career Field 17 will offer soldiers that career path. Advocates of professionalizing the cyber workforce believe that would feed talent pipelines with the people agencies need to succeed. Lt. Col. Sean Kern is cyberspace operations officer, and a graduate student at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the main cyber problem right now is a people problem.

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Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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