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Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Littoral Combat Ship U.S.S. Fort Worth is in the Java Sea, helping with the effort to recover the remains of the Air Asia flight. The ship's work in that effort is generating a discussion about the future of the LCS program. Sydney Freedberg in Breaking Defense writes the mission "shows why the Navy needs something like LCS at all." Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program for the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained if he thinks the LCS program has turned the corner and is headed toward respectability in Congress.

Tags: Jerry Hendrix , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , enter for a New American Security , DoD ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:08pm EST
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Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , technology , cybersecurity , innovation , GSA , 18F , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST

Linda Springer, Government and Public Sector Director, Ernst & Young

A list of agencies at high risk of waste, fraud and abuse is due from the Government Accountability Office this year. Linda Springer is the executive director of the government and public sector practice for Ernst and Young. In her Top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why she's curious about the GAO High Risk List and how Congress will react to the report.

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:53pm EST

Wednesday federal headlines - January 14, 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, a woman who died in a Washington metro train malfunction was a government contractor, federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open today, but employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework and the Obama Administration dusts off some old cybersecurity ideas and adds a few new ones.

Tags: Federal Drive , newscasts

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 07:46am EST

Dan Blair, President, National Academy of Public Administration

New chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz, is reorganizing his subcommittees. He is expanding the number of subcommittees from five to six. Dan Blair is president of the National Academy of Public Administration. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose why new congressional oversight leaders could stir up some big changes.

Tags: National Academy of Public Administration , Congress , Dan Blair , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 01:59pm EST

Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Personally identifiable information for nearly 800,000 Postal Service employees was compromised in 2014. And cyber attacks also left 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department at risk last year. Karen Evans is the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenger and former E-Government administrator. In her top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the time is now for agencies to step up their cyber defense systems.

Tags: Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Top 3 for 2015 , cybersecurity , technology

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:53pm EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The FBI is a few weeks away from the finish line on one of the federal government's largest deployments of Android smartphones. Most of its field agents and analysts will get new devices and new security licenses. The next step is a new crop of mobile apps. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , FBI , mobile apps , smartphones

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:52pm EST
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Eric Crucius, Partner, Fed Nexus Law

The term lowest price-technically acceptable is a misnomer. LPTA contracts usually wind up costing federal agencies more than other kinds of contracts. That's according to Eric Crusius -- he's a partner at Fed Nexus Law and his practice is in the federal contracting space. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal agencies are pushing the LPTA concept too hard.

Tags: Eric Crusius , Fed Nexus Law , lowest price technically acceptable , contracting ,

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:37pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

Tags: Jason Miller , OMB , technology , NAPA , ICF International

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Bill Eggers, Global Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte

Agencies across government are developing and releasing strategic plans for the second half of this decade. But an effort is under way now to coordinate and direct the organization of government -- and the vision of government -- in the year 2020. Bill Eggers is Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte. He's leading the Gov 2020 effort, and on In Depth with Francis Rose he explained why.

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Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:15pm EST
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