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Online Chat: Ask the CIO with Commerce's Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper, the Commerce Department's CIO, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat on Feb. 5 to discuss his IT priorities around operational excellence, enterprisewide services and infrastructure modernization.

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Online Chat: Ask DISA's Mark Orndorff

Mark Orndorff, risk management executive & chief information officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat on January 27, 2015.

Updated 25 minutes, 52 seconds ago

Coming up: De-stressing your life

Health and fitness consultant Patti Hudson joins host Bob Leins to discuss what you can do to de-stress your life.
January 26, 2015

Updated 38 minutes, 52 seconds ago

The terror attacks in Paris

Fred Burton, vice president of Intelligence for Strator, tells us what he knows about the terrorist attacks in Paris, and what the United States can do to avoid similar attacks in the future.
January 23, 2015

Friday - 01/23/2015, 09:13pm EST
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Law enforcement fatality trends

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Acting President Nate Catura, and Steve Groeninger, senior director of Communications and Marketing for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, discuss the preliminary law enforcement fatality statistics for 2014.
January 23, 2015

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:49pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: HealthCare.gov sends out personal data, Policing online terrorism

Karen Evans, executive director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, and Dale Meyerrose, president of the Meyerrose Group, counted down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 05:24pm EST

OSC considers giving whistleblower protections to contractors

The Office of Special Counsel has proposed a rule change that would extend whistleblower protections to private sector employees on federal contracts.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:25pm EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Two congressional updates to the Federal Employee Retirement System are creating different groups of FERS employees. Those are on top of the separation between FERS employees and employees under the Civil Services Retirement System. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her expertise for the first wave of FERS employees to start retiring.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Perry Pederson, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Langner Group

The Homeland Security Department tries to do the right thing when it gives reporters information through the Freedom of Information Act. But DHS made a huge mistake and wound up releasing dangerous information about the nation's critical infrastrucure. Perry Pederson is co-founder and managing principal of the Langner Group, and former Director of the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what might happen now that the public knows about Operation Aurora.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:07pm EST
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No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

DISA's 'one belly button' approach to IT services

The Defense Information Services Agency has reorganized its services to be more customer focus and have accountability over what technology they provide.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 10:54am EST

Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service

In Nina Olson's new report to Congress covering 2014, the National Taxpayer Advocate told of a grim situation for the IRS. Service has eroded badly, oversight is poor and tax administration is being reshaped in negative ways by forces outside the agency's control. There's plenty of blame to go around. But the situation isn't hopeless. Olson joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the problems and possible solutions.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 09:30am EST
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Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration

He's been the voice for the farmer when EPA regulations call for spilled milk to be treated like an oil spill. Advocacy is about relieving unnecessary burden for small businesses without losing sight of the goal of the regulation. Dr. Winslow Sargeant is chief counsel for advocacy at the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy. Today is his last day on the job. Before leaving, he joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to review his time at the agency,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 09:28am EST
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Friday federal headlines - January 23, 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 new bill would cut pensions for some senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department, the Social Security Administration is extending hours at its field offices after getting a budget boost this year and U.S. and Iraqi military forces are planning for a summer assault to take back the city of Mosul.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 08:12am EST

House bill would reduce SES pensions at VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller wants new ways to punish SES members accused of misconduct, including possible pension reductions, limits on paid leave. He also wants to curtail VA's bonus award system.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:46am EST

VA seeks Army Corps of Engineers' help after construction failures

VA will seek at least $1.1 billion from Congress to rescue a Denver hospital project that was supposed to cost $600 million. The final price tag won't be known for several more months. VA also asked the Army Corps to conduct a complete examination of its major construction programs across the country.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:56am EST
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Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:04am EST

Gridlock and your pension package!

Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you're a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:00am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Cybersecurity for the intelligence community has become what terrorism was in the early 2000s an all encompassing priority. It's such a big priority that Michael Vickers, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, is making cybersecurity transformation the hallmark of his tenure. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how Undersecretary Vickers is trying to take on the cybersecurity challenge.

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:16pm EST
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