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6:11 am, September 19, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

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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.

Updated 11 minutes, 17 seconds ago

Coming up: Let's take a look at your federal retirement annuity estimate!

Federal Benefits Specialist Bob Braunstein will take you through the process of understanding your retirement annuity estimate.
September 22, 2014

Updated 56 minutes, 17 seconds ago

Positive PR for feds

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union will discuss a new website that educates people about the federal government.
September 19, 2014

Updated 07 minutes, 17 seconds ago
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Support law enforcement: Ride & Run to Remember 2014

Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association President Jon Adler will give us an update on this year's Ride & Run to Remember event.
September 19, 2014

Updated 14 minutes, 17 seconds ago

Intel agencies push shared IT services from concept to reality

After two years of planning and pilot programs, the intelligence community says its plan to integrate the IT systems of its 17 agencies is moving forward toward large-scale adoption.

Updated 32 minutes, 30 seconds ago
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CMS sets new deadline to fix two dozen HealthCare.gov cyber shortfalls

Marilyn Tavenner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, promised House lawmakers Thursday that the site would be better protected when open enrollment begins in two months. The recent attack on the HealthCare.gov didn't succeed in stealing any data, DHS says. But some lawmakers say a year into the Affordable Care Act, the website still has basic cybersecurity challenges that should have been fixed.

Updated 1 hours, 54 minutes ago

Former VA employee sentenced for stealing government property

Venita Godfrey-Scott was charged with stealing government property she used for various home improvement projects.

Updated 1 hours, 57 minutes ago

It happened to me: Diplomats recount stories of crisis and survival

Diane Dillard picked up the pieces of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon after it was bombed in 1983. Ambassador Bill Brown found himself at the heart of a Soviet Union spy scandal. And John Limbert survived the infamous 444-day Iran hostage crisis. In the inaugural edition of Federal News Radio's new feature, Federal Voices, we hear from each of them, in their own words, about what those experiences were really like and how they survived to tell the tale.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Join the government and become a millionaire?

Over the past several years, the number of federal workers will million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts has jumped dramatically. That's due, no doubt, to the surging stock market, and some TSPers who stayed the course through tough times, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Senate investigation says China hacked into military contractor networks at least 9 times

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Three years after intelligence community leaders agreed it was time to consolidate their IT systems into a shared infrastructure, the project has moved from a planning and piloting phase. IC officials say they're well on their way toward implementation. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:34pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Hiring a million more federal employees is one solution to the "doing more with less" problem. Former Bush administration official John DiIulio proposed that in the Washington Post recently. He argues more employees overseeing the performance and spending of government projects will lead to cost savings and less bureaucracy. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the size of the federal government is really just a matter of perspective.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:29pm EDT
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Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems

The Air Force might be on a path to insolvency because of its weapons contracts, so it's reinventing its approach to focus more on strategic sourcing. Your agency could probably use some reinvention of its own, especially in the case of large IT contracts. That's according to Richard Spires -- he's CEO of Resilient Network Systems and former Chief Information Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the right relationship an IT contractor needs to have with your agency's contract program office.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have until Nov. 15 to close existing and potential holes in HealthCare.gov. Marilyn Tavenner, the CMS administrator, promises members of the House the site will be more secure when open enrollment begins. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about CMS's plans and some concerns in Congress over the security of HealthCare.gov.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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J. David Cox, President, AFGE

New leadership at the Veterans Affairs Department has its union, the American Federation of Government Employees, are hoping for better times ahead. VA is just one agency working to repair relations between unionized employees and their managers. Some unions within the National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations say agencies are shutting them out their meetings before making decisions. J. David Cox, president of AFGE, tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp why pre-decisional involvement is important to unions and employees.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Steve Goodrich, CEO, Center for Organizational Excellence

"Keep it simple" may be the leading-edge advice for your operational strategy soon. Steve Goodrich is president and CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence. He's writing under the title Cutting Through the Red Tape: It's Time To Sweat The Small Stuff. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said timing is one of the reasons you should look at your budget with a magnifying glass.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Bauman, Spungen work to improve paralyzed veterans' quality of life

Dr. William Bauman and Ann Spungen of the Veterans Affairs Department have been working as a team to improve the quality of life of paralyzed veterans for nearly 25 years.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 03:28pm EDT

US to train veterans to install solar panels

The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:00am EDT

Army to recruit next generation of cyber workers through new career field

Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:38am EDT
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Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Nothing like a good scandal to rouse Congress into spending money and enacting reform. The latest example is the Veterans' Affairs Department. Blame for the scheduling problems and cover up is scattered everywhere. Congress singled out the Senior Executive Service, giving the VA Secretary summary dismissal authority. Now a House bill would double the probation period for new SES managers, and take back salary if an SESer is demoted. Cheri Cannon, partner at Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with an update on these developments.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:23am EDT
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