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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

Anne Rung is three months into her tenure as head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and it looks like she's been busy. On Dec. 4 she released new marching orders for how agencies must use data to make better procurement decisions. She discussed the details with Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller, starting with where some of the ideas originated.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , acquisition workforce , In Depth

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:54am EST
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Vicki Schmanske, Lockheed Martin

It's been a little over a year since Lockheed Martin opened the doors to its continuous diagnostics and mitigation lab. Since then, Lockheed has been conducting workshops with chief information security officers, security operations center managers, and cyber analysts. Vicki Schmanske is the vice president of IT and Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she explained the threat landscape and what the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program can do for agencies looking to secure their enterprise networks.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , Federal Drive , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation , CIOs , technology , Vicki Schmanske

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 09:06am EST
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

From budgets to Christmas break, federal employees aren't feeling the love this holiday season. That's because there's a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the entire government. And there's just a week left to clear the air. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Christmas , Federal Drive , workforce

Friday - 12/05/2014, 08:11am EST
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Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

The big national defense authorization bill is moving through Congress. It passed the House yesterday, and the Senate is expected to take it up next week. In purely military spending terms, the bill is a mixed bag. Some programs and platforms get plus-ups, others get cuts. Todd Harrison is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He's been studying the bill, and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the bill's winners and losers.

Tags: Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , House , Senate , NDAA , Federal Drive , DoD , budget

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:58am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Information has commercial value, and contractors doing business with the government need to consider how they communicate information so its proprietary status remains intact. Contracting veteran Tim Sullivan has authored the blog "10 Myths of Government Contracting." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Sullivan tackled myth number 7: Contractors' business information is safe with the government. Sullivan explained why that's a perilous position for contractors to take.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Federal Drive , FOIA , contracting

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 09:12am EST
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Jim Talent, American Enterprise Institute

After at least two leading candidates took their names out of contention for Defense Secretary, the President turned to Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary. Carter first worked as a civilian analyst in the 1970s, and holds degrees in physics and medieval history. He held policy positions in both the Clinton and Obama adminsitrations. What can the military expect from a Secretary Carter? Former Senator Jim Talent, now a senior fellow and director of the National Security 2020 Project at the American Enterprise Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: American Enterprise Institute , Jim Talent , Federal Drive , DoD , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:38am EST
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health announced a vaccine they've been testing for the Ebola virus appears to be safe so far, and that a clinical study in West Africa could happen in early 2015. Is it too good to be true? Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of NIH's National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why the latest study's finding of the vaccine's safety is an important step forward.

Tags: NIH , Ebola , Vaccine , West Africa , Anthony Fauci , National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:33am EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Three whistleblowers at the Veterans Affairs Department are the "Public Servants of the Year." The Office of Special Counsel awarded the employees, all doctors, with the distinction. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said, "because of these doctors' efforts, veterans are now far more likely to receive the treatment they deserve." Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was at the ceremony and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss their story.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , whistleblowers , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Carolyn Lerner

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:49am EST
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Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees deemed essential during the 2013 government shutdown will be receiving a legal notice if they are entitled to join a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the government. To win a settlement, the employee must join the class action suit. Heidi Burkiewicz is a partner with Mehri & Skalet, the law firm handling this case. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the lawsuit and what it means if you are classified as essential.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , shutdown , pay and benefits , workforce , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 08:50am EST
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Fred Hochberg, Chairman & President, Export-Import Bank

Government at the speed of business is a goal the Export-Import Bank hopes to achieve with its latest improvements to their customer contact center. Ex-Im bank's mission supports export financing in order to promote the sale of U.S. goods and services abroad. Fred Hochberg is the Chairman and President of Ex-Im Bank and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to detail the contact center's improvements and what they mean to small businesses who want to enter the global marketplace.

Tags: Export-Import Bank , Fred Hochberg , small businesses , global trade , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:04am EST
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