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Transitions: my exit from Federal News Radio

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This report in the Washingtonian is accurate. WTOP and its sibling station, WFED, have laid off four employees, General Manager Joel Oxley told staffers Friday, and it will not fill five other open jobs. Digital chief John Meyer, evening producer…
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Visit to the Hill: Gerry Connolly on pay raise, OPM breach, shutdown, and more

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I visited Congressman Gerry Connolly’s office today to talk about a wide range of topics federal agency leaders care about. I recorded the conversation and will play it on my show later this week. You shouldn’t miss it, because Rep. Connolly…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Good news & bad news for VA

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The Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs believes over 300,000 veterans may have died while waiting for approval to receive health care from the VA. The Denver VA debacle isn’t the only one, as the Army Corps of…
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Sergeant Major Dailey USA: sequester, poss. benefits cuts making enlisted uneasy

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I visited the Pentagon today to meet and interview the Sergeant Major of the US Army, Dan Dailey. We discussed how the sequester and budget debate in Congress is affecting enlisted personnel; how recruitment sometimes overshadows retention, especially in a…
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Watch (NC8): Countdown to end of FY15: Federal spending spree coming

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Tuesday marks the beginning of Uncle Sam’s push to spend the rest of its 2015 funding. Why are agencies rushing to the finish line? I discussed the time-honored tradition, plus new federal pay raises, with Morris Jones on Capital Insider.

EXCLUSIVE: Go “behind the firewall” of GSA’s Acquisition Gateway

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Only federal government acquisition professionals can go “behind the firewall” and see exactly how GSA’s Acquisition Gateway works. Until now. Laura Stanton of GSA demonstrated the Gateway to me and my colleague Jason Miller, and let us video the demonstration…
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Listen (John Batchelor): VA crisis becomes issue in POTUS race

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The Department of Veterans Affairs claims a huge success in dealing with its disability backlog; one Presidential candidate proposes doing away with VA altogether; and the VA’s suicide problem is mostly Vietnam vets, not vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. I…
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US Coast Guard’s RDML Vojvodich on new ships, planes, and challenges

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Since the last time he was on the show, US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Vojvodich has seen the final contract go out in his National Security Cutter program, and he’s gotten a promotion. He’s now Assistant Commandant for Acquisition &…
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