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Thursday federal headlines - October 23, 2014

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, the FBI is changing the way it deals with whistleblowers, the DHS inspector general calls action taken by the Secret Service's deputy director a serious lapse in judgment and the military beefs up security at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery following a shooting at the Parliament building in Ottawa.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 08:38am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it's been trying to instill an culture of energy conservation at installations around the world. But it's tough to manage what you can't measure. The service has been installing advanced electric meters on most of its major buildings over the last several years, and it expects to finish the project by 2015. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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John Streufert, Director, Federal Network Resilience, DHS

The Homeland Security Department is pushing the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program to the cutting edge. CDM is just over a year old, but DHS is already reviewing new cyber technologies to include in the contract. John Streufert, director of Federal Network Resilience at the National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller how the Leap Ahead program is ensuring agencies get the latest and greatest cyber tools.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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Jim Carafano, Heritage Foundation

The Ebola crisis in West Africa and the ongoing combat operations against the Islamic State militants could hollow out the nation's military forces. That's according to Jim Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom David Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about three recommendations to keep the military from declining in capability as demands increase.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Sharon Burke, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

Ice at the North Pole is melting at record rates. Sea lanes are opening where they were never open before, and security implications are opening along with them. Sharon Burke is senior fellow for the Center for a New American Security. She was assistant secretary of defense for operational energy until earlier this year. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained the effect of the melting ice in the North Pole on national security.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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Keith Trippie, CEO, Trippie Group

Christmas is almost exactly two months away. Wish lists for Santa Claus are already filling up across government. One of them is an acquisition wish list. It's from Keith Trippie -- he's CEO of the Trippie Group -- and former Executive Director of the Enterprise System Development Office in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Homeland Security Departement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Keith explained why he's writing his list to Santa in the first place.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Pentagon launched 12 airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq during the last 24 hours. As Operation Inherent Resolve continues -- and becomes more expensive -- it highlights a need to develop more cost efficient military strategies. Retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is former Director of Naval History. Hendrix is now senior fellow and director of the new Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how the program will analyze and create new military strategies that emphasize cost effectiveness and innovation.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - October 22, 2014

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, Federal retirees will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015, two senators are drafting a bill to curb the use of paid administrative leave across government and Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.) releases his annual wastebook report on federal spending.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 10:03am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

More laboratory testing -- and less of an emphasis on commercial technologies -- lead the changes the Army is making to the Network Integration Evaluations process. That process began four years ago. The Army designed the NIE to put new systems in the hands of soldiers, so they can put those technologies through their paces before they go out to live-fire battlefields. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Charlie Armstrong, CIO, Customs and Border Protection

Federal chief information officers say overwhelmingly that cybersecurity is their top priority. That data is from the 2014 Federal News Radio Chief Information Officer survey. Charlie Armstrong is the chief information officer for the Customs and Border Protection directorate in the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller how CBP's priorities begin and end with cybersecurity.

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Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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