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Understanding financial literacy

NITP federal benefits specialist Ray Kirk joins co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss what you can do to improve your financial literacy.
April 27, 2014

Updated 17 minutes, 36 seconds ago
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Events! Nothing but events!

Kerry Rea, president of GovEvents.com, and Claudia Hosky, publisher of FedInsider.com, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the importance of business to government events.
April 27, 2015

Updated 49 minutes, 36 seconds ago
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An insight into GSA's FAS

What are the strategic priorities for the GSA's Federal Acquisition Service? What is category management and how does it benefit federal acquisition? How is FAS fully leveraging the government's buying power and saving taxpayer dollars? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more with Thomas Sharpe, Commissioner, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

Updated 02 minutes, 36 seconds ago

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks to mark Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary

Monday - 04/27/2015, 11:06am EDT

Rebecca Richards, Privacy and Civil Liberties Director, NSA

The National Security Agency went into crisis mode after contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of its massive spying enterprise. One of the things it did was hire a privacy and civil liberties officer. Rebecca Richards got that job, and says it's more than just words on paper. She's determined to implement effective safeguards. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she explained more about her mission.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 09:34am EDT
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Jason Olsen, President, Federal Employees with Disabilities

The federal government aims to be a model employer, welcoming diversity and fostering an inclusive environment. To that end, it's hiring people with disabilities at the fastest clip in decades. Eighteen percent of new hires in 2013 reported they had some sort of disability. But problems remain. Today, Federal Employees with Disabilities, a grassroots organization, has paired with a group representing Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual and Transgendered feds. They're holding a training program with some big speakers lined up. Jason Olson is the group's president. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a glimpse behind the conference curtain.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 09:27am EDT
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Jack Harrington, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

The Super Bowl of cyber competitions just wrapped up this weekend. Ten teams competed in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, Texas. Showcases like this one, in which teams show off the skills to protect cyber networks from intruders, are becoming a popular way for companies to scout new and sorely needed talent. But the government needs those people too. Jack Harrington is the vice president of cybersecurity and special missions at Raytheon, which hosted last weekend's event. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain what agencies are taking away from competitions like this.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 09:23am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - April 27, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, a construction expert joins the VA team investigating its Denver hospital project, four veterans will climb Mount McKinley in a Memorial Day tribute and three Senators urge the Postal Service to make big changes to its fleet.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 08:42am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: House works on NDAA bill; Carter asked to probe alleged retaliation

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, language explicitly barring another BRAC round appeared last week in the House readiness subcommittee's contribution to the annual Defense authorization bill. The full House Armed Services Committee will begin to mark up the bill this week. The legislation would order DoD to draw up a 20-year plan that compares the force structure it expects to have with the precise categories of infrastructure it will need, indicating that lawmakers might be willing to consider some infrastructure consolidations once the department identifies where the excesses are in more granular detail.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 05:22am EDT

We need to address 'deep, systemic problems' to improve federal workforce morale

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wants to improve working conditions for federal workers by dealing with poorly performing employees more quickly. He said most federal workers are committed, hard-working people, but long-standing challenges are hampering employee success need to be addressed.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:46am EDT

Todd Akers, Vice President of Public Sector, Acquia

A lot of people today have their heads in the cloud the digital cloud that is. And if open-cloud providers like Acquia have their way, more in the government will follow suit. Acquia itself had some progress on that front recently, securing deals with the Justice Department and other government entities to use its Drupal open-cloud software. Todd Akers is the vice president of public sector at Acquia. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained how Drupal came to be.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:36am EDT
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The naked boss/dressing for the office party

We asked for you to send us your scary boss stories and you delivered -- and how! Keep 'em coming, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:00am EDT

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.

Sunday - 04/26/2015, 05:20pm EDT

VA pledges broad review of claims processing

VA pledges top-down review of claims processing amid mismanagement in Philadelphia

Sunday - 04/26/2015, 12:30pm EDT

An expert's view of terrorism in the Middle East

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University will talk about terrorism in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, with host Derrick Dortch.
April 24, 2015

Friday - 04/24/2015, 06:47pm EDT
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The FBI counterintelligence AD covers current threats

Randall Coleman, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Department and Charles Kable, section chief of the Counterespionage Section, join host Debra Roth to discuss counterintelligence and insider threats and what the FBI is doing to stop them.
April 24, 2015

Friday - 04/24/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Good news for feds, Swapping budget boosts

Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, counts down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 05:01pm EDT
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Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Twenty-four federal employees earn the 2014 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award for outstanding service to the country. That's about half as many people who won the award in 2012. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he analyzed the decline in recognition of federal employees who go above and beyond in public service.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 04:22pm EDT
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John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

The Office of Management and Budget is ramping up its oversight on how well agencies are meeting their two and four-year priority goals. OMB is also pushing agencies to beef up their own strategic reviews, too. John Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the results from the latest round of agency-run reviews.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 04:07pm EDT
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You didn't get the job ... Now what?

What happens when you don't get your dream job. Jeff Neal, a former chief human capital officer, shares his own story in a new commentary.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 03:43pm EDT
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