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Behind the Song

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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.
 
Tangier Island, Virginia - Population 460 (and shrinking). It's a quirky, isolated place located smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Residents drive golf carts and speak their own dialect, while visitors must travel by boat or plane to get there. But the island is vanishing. The reason why depends who you ask. But the fact is it could become uninhabitable in as little as 25 years, wiping an entire community and way of life off the planet. Should the island be saved... and at what ...
 
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When you think of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, what comes to mind? Weekly patch updates. Log4J. Solar Winds. Ransomware. But the agency has a much wider mission than cybersecurity, critical as that might be. Another element of CISA recently noted its 15th anniversary. We get that story now from CISA's associate director for…
 
My next guest enlisted in the Marine Corps back in the 1980s and became one its first female combat officers. Later she held a series of increasingly responsible jobs connected to military manpower and readiness. Now she's the first-ever executive director of U.S. Naval Forces for Europe and Africa, and one this year's distinguished senior executiv…
 
The Defense Department is backing proposed legislation meant to make it easier for contracting officers to get their hands on companies’ internal pricing documents. Both the Pentagon and its inspector general say the changes are needed to head off price gouging – especially when it comes to small quantities of spare parts. The urging comes as a new…
 
After eleven terms in Congress, Rhode Island Representative Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is leaving office. He's still got one year left. Langevin has been a champion for cybersecurity, and promises to keep pushing in 2022. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with Langevin the day after he announced his retirement.…
 
Energy savings performance contracts have been around for a while, and in the new green frenzy we may see more of them. So when one of these deals goes south, it's worth looking at how and why. The Defense Department backed out of such a performance contract for an Air Force base. Now it's headed to court. The Federal Drive got more on the case fro…
 
The Nevada office of the Bureau of Land Management has so many paper records, they'd probably cover the land the agency manages. Recently it awarded multiple contractors a blanket purchase agreement to scan and digitize the paper. For details of how this will all work, the BLM's Nevada range program lead, Kathryn Dyer.…
 
Last year’s cybersecurity executive order was mostly focused on federal civilian agencies. But don't think the Biden administration will let defense and intelligence agencies off the hook. He signed a new national security directive yesterday with some updated cyber requirements for classified systems. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin Double…
 
In-person hearings are coming back to the Social Security Administration. SSA and the Association of Administrative Law Judges reached an agreement on that point. But video and phone hearings will still be an option this year. Judges over the past two years have held hundreds of thousands of tele-hearings since the start of the pandemic. For more, …
 
Humanitarian groups often swoop in around the world to help people hit by natural disasters. Now the U.S. Agency for International Development has launched a program to see if people can be saved before disasters. It's funding a consortium of seven universities around the world to explore the possibilities. Joining the Federal Drive with the detail…
 
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