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Online Chat: Martha Rubenstein, CFO, NSF

Martha Rubenstein, the National Science Foundation's chief financial officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat.

Tags: Martha Rubenstein , NSF , CFO , online chat , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , financial management , budget

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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The latest scandal grabbing the Veterans Affairs Department could have come straight from Hollywood. It's a story of a senior Veterans Health Administration procurement official committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators, retaliating against whistleblowers and misusing agency resources to promote reverse auction vendor FedBid. The VA inspector general detailed what happened over the last four years in an 82-page report issued Friday. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller combed through that tale of intrigue on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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VA IG unwinds tale of procurement fraud, abuse involving senior agency officials, FedBid

The Veterans Affairs inspector general issued a report alleging the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration used her position to promote and award a contract to FedBid, a reverse auction vendor, and improperly acted as an agent of the vendor, creating a conflict of interest.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , contracting , industry , management , oversight , Veterans Affairs , FedBid , reverse auctions , Susan Taylor , Jan Frye

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:26am EDT
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Christina Ho, Data Transparency Director, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

The Treasury Department's long-term vision for USASpending.gov is getting a boost by the DATA Act. President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act into law in May. Christina Ho is the executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. In part 2 of their interview, she tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how the DATA Act implementation effort dovetails into the USASpending.gov improvement plan.

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Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:23am EDT
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Former official at center of GSA conference scandal indicted

The U.S. District Court in San Francisco indicted Jeff Neely on five counts of making false statements and submitting fraudulent documents. Two of the five counts against Neely are directly related to the Western Regions Conference disgrace.

Tags: management , Jeff Neely , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Western Regions Conference , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:30am EDT

Treasury's fixes to USASpending.gov begin with mapping, navigation

Christina Ho, the executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, said Treasury developed short-and long-term plans to improve the spending portal. She said DATA Act requirements fit well in the department's strategy.

Tags: technology , USASpending.gov , Christina Ho , Treasury Department , DATA Act , contracting , information sharing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:57am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The latest scandal grabbing the Veterans Affairs Department is a classic. It's a tale of a senior veterans health administration deputy chief procurement officer committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators, retaliating against whistleblowers and misusing agency resources to promote reverse auction vendor FedBid. The VA inspector general detailed what happened over the last four years in an 82-page report issued Friday. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller combed through that tale of intrigue and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

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Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:20am EDT
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Christina Ho, Data Transparency Director, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

The Treasury Department has heard the complaints about the USASpending.gov portal: it's hard to use, the data quality is poor, etc. Treasury inherited the portal in February from the General Services Administration. It already has short- and long-term plans to improve the federal spending website. In part one of their interview, Christina Ho, executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the portal's improvement strategy.

Tags: Federal Drive , In Depth , Jason Miller , GSA , Treasury Department , USASpending.gov , Christina Ho , Bureau of the Fiscal Service , data transparency , technology

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The Office of Government Ethics is stepping out from behind the legal and policy curtain to help build a broader community, and it wants agency ethics officials and others to do the same. Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, says a month-long series of seminars and summits is part of a broader effort to change the view of ethics oversight across government. He spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller in part one of their interview.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

Tags: Walter Shaub , STOCK Act , training , ethics , Jason Miller , In Depth , management , OGE , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:47pm EDT
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