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Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry is in the middle of a bipartisan effort to reform defense acquisition policies. The goal is to save money and inspire new technology development in the defense industrial base. But plenty of ideas to reform DoD acquisition have floated around Washington for years. Steve Grundman is former Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs and Installations and George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council. He shared a list of principles to finally turn those ideas into action on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 06/16/2014, 03:50pm EDT
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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Negotiations continue on Capitol Hill between the House and Senate on legislation that could let the Secretary of Veterans Affairs fire senior executives at the agency. That legislation would make big changes to the rights of employees at the VA. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey said on In Depth with Francis Rose that Congress may be ignoring the biggest issue about the VA problem.

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Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Bob Tobias, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

The overall size of the federal workforce is shrinking. Different sources show different numbers, but they're all headed down. The raw number of civilian employees actually grew between 2004 and 2012, but 94 percent of that growth was at three agencies. Bob Tobias is Director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He said on In Depth with Francis Rose agency managers are starting to drop the "do more with less" mentality. Read a related story.

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Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 01:48pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Federal Communications Commission is challenging telecoms to work more closely with it to improve the nation's cybersecurity. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he is not planning more regulations, rather he is asking the companies to share responsibility. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the FCC's plans. Read Jason's related article.

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Friday - 06/13/2014, 10:45am EDT
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SSA prepares to open doors of new $200 million data center

Bill Zielinski, the Social Security Administration's chief information officer, said storage in the cloud and the greater use of virtualization are among the prerequisites for the agency before it moves into its new data center this summer.

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Thursday - 06/12/2014, 07:18am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Unified veterans' bill, civil-service reform

John Salamone of FMP Consulting and Ron Sanders of Booz Allen Hamilton counted down the top federal stories of the week with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 06/13/2014, 05:51pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Striking a balance between rewarding high performers and maintaining competition has been tricky for the Department of Defense. But they think they finally have the balance right. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu shared the latest developments from this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:54pm EDT
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Tom Temin, Host, Federal News Radio

A deal to give more money to the Department of Veterans Affairs could be done by the end of this month. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin from the Federal Drive says historically legislation is rarely a "fix" for an agency's problems. Tom asked on In Depth with Francis Rose: Does VA have a capacity problem, or some other issue?

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Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute for Transition Planning

Federal retirement filings are lower than the Office of Personnel Management expected. May's total was several hundred fewer than OPM expected to file for retirement. For federal employees thinking about retirement, you're not just dealing with a numbers issue. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute for Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why you should think about more than just dollar signs.

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Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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Jay Healey, Director of Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Congress is closer to cybersecurity legislation that tries to protect infrastructure from attacks. But Congress, and all the other organizations that make policy that affects the Internet, may be asking the wrong questions. Jay Healey, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, writes about the future of cybersecurity in National Interest Magazine. He explains on In Depth with Francis Rose what questions Congress should be asking.

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Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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