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3:57 am, May 25, 2015

Federal Drive

Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.

Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:15am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Having failed its cybersecurity audit for the sixteenth year in a row, Veterans Affairs is taking several steps to address long-standing cyber deficiencies to quicken the path toward a better grade under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Steph Warren is the VA's Chief Information Officer; Dan Galick is the associate deputy assistant secretary for security operations. They tell executive editor Jason Miller why they're optimistic after a long-string of poor audits.

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Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:13am EDT
Julia Ziegler, Website Managing Editor, Federal News Radio

Being a federal employee has its benefits, especially if you find yourself accused of wrongdoing. Several columns about that topic have appeared lately on federal news radio dot com, including a couple penned by Tom Temin. They've produced quite a bit of reaction. Julia Ziegler is the Managing Editor of FederalNewsRadio.com. She joined the Federal Drive to discuss what the latest traffic is saying.

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Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:53am 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.

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Friday - 05/22/2015, 08:48am EDT
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.

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

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 09:22am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - May 21, 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, construction on a Veterans Affairs hospital center in Denver could stop Sunday if Congress doesn't take action before the holiday weekend, House Speaker John Boehner lashes out at Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald and the Labor Department asks a House panel for help in overhauling the Federal Employees Compensation Act.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 08:25am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security is about to launch a new approach to make cybersecurity information sharing easier. In the next couple of months, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT) will begin using two new technical specifications called STICKS and TAXI. Both will help DHS automate how cyber information is shared between federal agencies and business. Brad Nix is the deputy director of U.S. CERT. He tells executive editor Jason Miller how DHS is putting these two standards to work to improve cybersecurity information sharing.

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Thursday - 05/21/2015, 08:22am EDT
John Mahoney, Federal Employment Attorney

The VA wastes at least $5 billion a year by skirting federal law and paying excessive prices for goods and services. That's according to Jan Frye, VA's deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics. He recently told a congressional hearing that illegal purchase-card abuse seems to be the biggest problem. Members of the Veterans Affairs committee echo the notion that VA employees are acting illegally. What if that's you they're making those allegations about? Federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some advice.

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Thursday - 05/21/2015, 08:21am EDT
Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, Deputy Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Health and Human Services reports saving hundreds of millions of dollars. It's been piloting a new payment model for health care providers, which was established by the Affordable Care Act. The model changes the incentives for providers who take a new approach to patient care and improving outcomes. Rahul Rajkumar is the deputy director of the Center for Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how the model works.

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Thursday - 05/21/2015, 03:38am EDT
Thomas Stanton, President, AFERM

Risk management is what you do when there's not enough people and money to take care of all the issues that could derail your program. In other words, it's something everyone needs to do. Easy to say, but for many federal managers, a lot harder to do. IBM's Thomas Stanton, president of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some insight on how to boost your risk management skills.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 10:07am EDT
Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

This afternoon, Rep. Darrell Issa (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that will change the way financial regulatory agencies go about their work. The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 would modernize the process of financial regulatory reporting, and force all nine major financial regulators to adopt open data formats for everything they collect. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the bill's implications and importance.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:50am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department survived it, and so will you. But you can't avoid it. By June 15, every large agency will go through the new FedStat process as part of its fiscal 2017 budget development. The Office of Management and Budget kicked off its latest data-driven review with Treasury earlier this week. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on what agencies should expect when they enter the Fed-STAT review chamber.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:35am EDT
Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH

The Partnership for Public Service has announced the 30 finalists for this year's Service to America Medals (SAMI). Among them is Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease at the National Institutes of Health. He and his team developed the first effective drug treatment for sickle cell disease something that's resisted cures for decades. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review his work.

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Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 08:35am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - May 20, 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 bill approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would let inspectors general subpoena former federal employees and federal contractors, a Virginia congressman wants the TSP to have a new fund devoted to companies with women in positions of leadership and the Senate passes a bill to clarify how Border Patrol agents get paid.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:49am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The hopes and expectations for Homeland Security's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program haven't diminished as the cyber program has rolled out over the past year. Nothing has stymied the program. But two recent agency procurements indicate people are tired of waiting. Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about this, among other topics, in his bi-weekly feature "Inside the Reporter's Notebook." He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on CDM's progress.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:39am EDT
Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

Despite significant investments in cybersecurity, the government's current state of readiness leaves a lot to be desired. That's according to security managers themselves, responding to the latest survey from ISC2. Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for the National Capital Region of ISC2, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the Global Information Security Workforce Study.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:05am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - May 19, 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, the House passes six bills related to veterans, a new bill in the House seeks to bring down the government's costs for employees' prescription drug benefits and with lots of federal leases expiring, Congress sees a chance at reining in the dollars spent on office space.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:00am EDT
Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service

Forest Service researchers expect 2015 to continue the trend of above average fire activity. That's according to testimony Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently delivered to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. That forecast means the Forest Service's costs could exceed one billion dollars. Chief Tidwell joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how his service is preparing for a long, hot summer.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:55am EDT
John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

The Merit System Protection Board's new report on due process doesn't just talk to federal employees. It says a lot to managers. The report covers how agencies can handle adverse personnel situations, and what kind of constitutional protections employees enjoy. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to highlight the managerial impact.

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Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:54am EDT
Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated senior officers to lead the Army and Navy. He recommends Adm. John Richardson to be the next chief of Naval operations, and Gen. Mark Milley to be the Army's next chief of staff. Both now face Senate confirmation. What sorts of challenges will they face atop these military branches? Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

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