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Saving money by making money: One engineer's quest saves millions at the US Mint

A savings of $2 million per year is now being realized at the U.S. Mint after an innovative engineer stepped out of the box and asked a friend at another federal agency for help. In part three of our special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio takes you inside the lab where a group of engineers and nanotribologists combined their expertise to solve a coin-making problem and, in turn, saved a lot of cash.

Tags: U.S. Mint , Tony Ying , Richard Gates , National Institute of Standards and Technology , Rainmakers and Money Savers ,

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Do's and don'ts for feds on vacation

Federal employees are a prime target for hackers and other bad guys when on vacation. Learn 12 tips for keeping you and your federal-issued laptop safe while out of the office this summer.

Tags: vacation , workforce , cell phone , laptop , cybersecurity , hackers , Jerry Irvine , Prescient Solutions ,

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Mike Causey, Lauren Larson, Federal News Radio

Public Service Recognition Week kicked off yesterday with a 5K run in Anacostia Park and a social media campaign to say thank you in 140 characters. This year's theme is "Proud to Serve." Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told Federal News's Radio's Mike Causey and Lauren Larson why she thinks this week is important. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Mike Causey , Katherine Archuleta , Public Service Recognition Week , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:06am EDT
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Lauren Larson, Host, Agency of the Month

The Defense Health Agency is on a mission to improve health, wellness and readiness across the DoD workforce. It wants to fight obesity and destructive behaviors like smoking and alcohol abuse. Capt. Kim Elenberg is program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. On this week's episode of our Agency of the Month radio show, she tells Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about Operation Live Well. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Agency of the Month , DHA

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:21am EDT
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DHA sets sights on big savings with joint-first strategy

The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

Tags: Douglas Robb , DHA , management , budget , health care , TRICARE , Agency of the Month , Military Enlisted Training Center , duplication

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Intelligence Community adapts to 'crisis as the new normal'

As the Intelligence Community gets ready for the launch of shared IT environment ICITE, some of the biggest hurdles may be human and not technical ones.

Tags: GEOINT , ICITE , Michael Flynn , DIA , DoD , Intelligence community ,

Friday - 04/18/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community is developing an agile workforce to embrace "crisis as the new normal." Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, describes some of the workforce challenges facing the Intelligence Community and the threats they're preparing for. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson has the story.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 06:24pm EDT
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DoD fights battle of the bulge

Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Capt. Kim Elenberg, program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio program.

Tags: DoD , Agency of the Month , military healthcare , wellness programs , obesity , alcohol abuse , smoking , Kim Elenberg , DHA , nutrition

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:44pm EDT

DHA builds a healthier DoD workforce through shared services

From health records to rubber gloves, the Defense Health Agency is streamlining health care at the Pentagon. In this week's Agency of the Month radio show, host Lauren Larson speaks with Navy Capt. James Poindexter, acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services, and Dave Bowen, director of health care IT and chief information officer at the Defense Health Agency.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Dave Bowen , James Poindexter , health care , DoD , military healthcare , CIO , Defense Health Agency , information technology , shared services

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 03:31am EDT

Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The Defense Health agency is streamlining healthcare. It's standardizing the clinical process across its 57 hospitals and 300 clinics and cutting back on excess medical supplies, with the help of the Defense Logistics Agency. Dave Bowen is director of health care IT and chief information officer of the Defense Health Agency. Navy Capt. James Poindexter is acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services. In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, they tell Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson how the new processes save the agency money. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Defense Health Agency , James Poindexter , Dave Bowen

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 10:52am EDT
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