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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

One of the most prominent inspectors general in the federal government is retiring on April 19. Brian Miller has been IG at the General Services Administration for nine years. He has sent his resignation letter to President Barack Obama. Executive Editor Jason Miller tells Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the IG's greatest accomplishments. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Brian Miller , GSA , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Bob Cusack, Managing Editor, The Hill Newspaper

Congress has a full to-do list this week. Lawmakers must pass agency funding bills and come to a conclusion on the gas tax. But how much can the divided House and Senate accomplish before lawmakers leave Friday for a two-week break? Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp posed that question to Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill.

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Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:55am EDT
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Ed You, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

For the FBI, threats to the United States come in many forms. One of them is biological. The bureau has been investigating ways to combine big data analytics and life sciences to help protect against bio threats. Last week, the FBI joined in an event on the implications of big data on national security. Ed You, supervisory special agent in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at the FBI, joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. He explained how bio hazards, big data and life sciences come together to help national security.

Tags: Ed You , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , FBI

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:46am EDT
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Richard Chambers, President and CEO, Institute of Internal Auditors

Meet an auditor at a cocktail party, and you may start thinking of an exit line right off the bat, but the audit profession is not as boring as you might think. The Institute of Internal Auditors has worked to raise awareness of the important role auditors play in government and business worldwide, and it recently launched the new American Center for Government Auditing. Institute president and CEO Richard Chambers tells Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what the new center aims to accomplish.

Tags: Richard Chambers , Institute of Internal Auditors , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI and inspectors general from the Environmental Protection Agency and the General Services Administration are investigating an 18 month scam targeting vendors on the GSA schedule. The bad actors are spoofing federal employee emails to buy toner cartridges with stolen credit cards. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller explains the scam to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, and how schedule holders can protect themselves. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , GSA

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:45am EDT
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Dianna Parker, Communications Specialist, Marine Debris Program

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has covered hundreds of thousands miles of ocean, and the plane still hasn't turned up. But the search has highlighted a growing problem in the oceans: giant blobs of garbage. The Marine Debris Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks the problem. The program's mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment and natural resources. Spokesperson Dianna Parker says trash often gets caught in gyres.

Tags: Dianna Parker , NOAA , Marine Debris Program , Green government , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:33am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs Committee members are fed up with repeated cybersecurity problems. They want the VA to improve its cybersecurity once and for all. A new bill tells the department exactly how to do it. The legislation is among the most prescriptive cyber bills that any agency has seen in almost a decade. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller shares reactions to the bill with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , VA , cyber

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:27am EDT
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Marcia Smith, Editor, SpacePolicyOnline.com

U.S. tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis have spilled over into space. NASA has suspended all joint activities with Russia, except for the International Space Station. Employees cannot email or hold teleconferences with Russian counterparts. Marcia Smith, editor of SpacePolicyOnline.com discussed the situation with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. Read the Associated Press' related article.

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Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:21am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

House Republicans have released their 2015 budget plan. Plenty of provisions would affect federal employees, if they were to become law. Among them, feds would have to contribute more toward their own retirement. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler tells Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the plan and shares comments on the issue. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , budget

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:07am EDT
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Jim Cochrane, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Postal Service

Nearly 250,000 letter carriers will get handheld devices that let them track packages in real time. It's part of a major technology upgrade at the Postal Service that the agency hopes will give it an edge over competitors like UPS and FedEx. Chief Information Officer Jim Cochrane has called the deal a "billion-dollar bet on the future of the shipping business." He joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain the new device that enhances delivery infrastructure.

Tags: Jim Cochrane , U.S. Postal Service , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 09:43am EDT
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