The agency that safeguards the nation’s nuclear stockpile isn’t a good steward of its own money. Nearly every major project of the National Nuclear Security Administration is behind schedule and over budget. That’s led Congress to appoint a review panel to look at the agency’s management structure. Former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine is leading it.
Federal employees: You are going to paying more for health insurance in 2014 — on average 4.4 percent more. The Office of Personnel Management says the rate increases are half of those in the private sector, on average. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller has details on how your health insurance is changing in 2014.
Key congressional committees have approved an Army request to spend $175 million on restructuring computer-network security in the United States and the Middle East. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, it’s an early step on the path to DoD’s Joint Information Environment.
Mike Spinella Combined Federal Campaign Coordinator National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
This year, the Combined Federal Campaign is focusing on the people behind the charitable donations. “I make it possible” is the new slogan of the world’s largest workplace fundraiser. The CFC is actually comprised of nearly 200 smaller campaigns throughout the world. Mike Spinella is the CFC coordinator at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Nancy Wallace Director of Marine Debris Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Hurricane Sandy left behind a huge swath of damage. It hurled building materials, large pieces of debris, even cars and trucks in the waters and marshes along the northeast coastline. Almost a year after the devastation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for the public’s help to get that junk out of the sea. It’s called the Marine Debris Program, and it has enabled new technology in the form of an app, and by old fashioned technology in the form of elbow grease. Nancy Wallace is the director for NOAA’s Marine Debris program.
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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.