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Chris Inglis — deputy director, National Security Agency
Half of the employees at the National Security Agency joined up since the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. That means there’s noticeably less gray hair at NSA headquarters than in most federal offices. NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis tells Federal News Radio such a young workforce has put NSA in an unique position.
Sen. Chuck Grassley — (R-Iowa)
Imagine not being able to get the painkillers you need after surgery or a tranquilizer to limit seizures. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says hospital emergency rooms throughout the country are reporting shortages of these drugs. He thinks federal drug enforcement agents may be inadvertently contributing to the problem by doing their jobs too well.
Danielle Ivory — reporter, Bloomberg Government
A new program to help small, female-owned companies win federal contracts hasn’t worked out as expected. In fact, as Bloomberg Government reporter Danielle Ivory writes, women vendors have gotten less than the price of a drone from these set- asides.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.