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1:27 am, May 25, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

The News Stream is a continuously updated list of every story, interview, panel discussion, and feature added to FederalNewsRadio.com. As a story is posted to the website, it will appear at the top of the News Stream. Never miss a beat with Federal News Radio's News Stream.

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
May 25, 2015

Updated 15 minutes, 59 seconds ago
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Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions

Deadlocked over long list of problems, Congress picks familiar path and goes short-term

Updated 31 minutes, 48 seconds ago

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

Barring 11th hour deal, once-secret phone records program, other spy tools to expire May 31

Updated 31 minutes, 50 seconds ago

Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

Senate tweaks health care 'choice' law to boost veterans' access to specialized care

Updated 39 minutes, 57 seconds ago

Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

Aviation agency showcases electronic messaging system for pilots, controllers to reduce delays

Sunday - 05/24/2015, 01:16pm EDT

VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

Construction at Denver VA hospital to move forward, but millions still needed to finish it

Saturday - 05/23/2015, 06:12am EDT

Help for homeless vets

Randy Brown, director of Communications for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, will talk about the programs and services provided by his organization to help homeless veterans.
May 22, 2015

Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:18pm EDT
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Agency customer service initiatives

ForeSee Vice President Dave Lewan and Abby Herriman, senior vice president of Delivery and Innovation at HighPoint Global, join host Jason Briefel for a wide ranging discussion of customer service initiatives in the federal government.
May 22, 2015

Friday - 05/22/2015, 05:11pm EDT
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GAO: Agencies need to keep better tabs on the mobile devices they issue

Inspectors zeroed in on the 15 federal agencies with the highest reported annual telecommunications spending. What they found shows inadequate procedures for monitoring and controlling spending on cell phones.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:11pm EDT

USAID's Beers provides 'tremendous' leadership during response to Ebola outbreak

The Partnership for Public Service recently named Mia Beers as a 2015 Sammies finalist for leading the U.S. Agency for International Development Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team's efforts during the last year's Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:53pm EDT

Why Koskinen says the IRS won't cause another scandal

It's the IRS' employees, rather than its rules, who will keep the agency out of trouble, Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 02:22pm EDT
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Democrat: Shrink VA health system for veterans' sake

Maryland Congressman John Delaney says the Veterans Affairs Department should focus on veterans' unique health needs and leave routine medical care to others.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 12:08pm EDT

GAO: Most agencies meeting requirements to improve records management

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives issued a set of requirements in 2012 for agencies to improve their electronic records management. A new Government Accountability Office report says most agencies are meeting those requirements, but some still have more work to do.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 11:39am EDT
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USPS ready to replace aging delivery fleet

The Postal Service told a House panel Thursday that it's become too expensive to maintain its aging delivery fleet and it needs to purchase up to 180,000 new vehicles. USPS spends $4,200 annually on maintenance per vehicle to keep the fleet running.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:50am EDT

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)

Customer service at the Veterans Affairs Department has been a mixed bag lately. After the long weekend and the barbeque paraphernalia are cleaned up, area vets will have a chance to sit down with a caseworker and sort their affairs. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) will have those caseworkers on hand for a Constituent Services Workshop in Germantown. Vets can get help with all sorts of things. Rep. Delaney joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more workshop details.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:53am EDT
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Anne Wagner, Associate Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel

For newly minted or experienced lawyers, the federal government provides lots of opportunities for a long and challenging career. Just ask Anne Wagner. She recently left the Merit Systems Protection Board after a six-year stint. Now she's the new associate special counsel at the Office of Special Counsel. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about her career change, and her extensive background as a civil servant.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:48am EDT
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Friday federal headlines - May 22, 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, Denise Turner Roth gets a shot at becoming permanent administration at the GSA, the White House wants to teach old dogs some new tricks and a lawmaker slams the Small Business Administration for flaws in the procurement process.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:10am EDT

One size does not fit all: A multi-faceted approach toward the cyber domain

Commentary: Andrea Little Limbago, a principal social scientist at Endgame, argues for a new type of cyber framework to help public and private sector organizations prepare for and better respond to attacks.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 05:42am EDT

This Memorial Day, remembering those who died

Commentary: former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:51am EDT

TSA IT budget cuts spur innovations in cloud, risk management

Stephen Rice, the TSA chief information officer, said the agency is figuring out how to modernize its IT infrastructure despite seeing a $65 million budget cut over the last three years.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:31am EDT
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