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Where does the 2015 COLA stand?

Thanks to a slight dip in July living costs, the tentative inflation-catch up for millions of retired Americans now stands at 1.8 percent.

TSP enrollment hits record high

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced that 87.5 percent of FERS employees are actively contributing to their TSP accounts.

Former contractor sentenced for communicating restricted data

A former contract employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory admits to conspiring to convey U.S. restricted data to the Venezuelan government.

New GSA initiatives light path toward better governmentwide acquisition

The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service will launch the first set of initiatives under its new category management approach, called hallways, in the next six weeks. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe says the strategy gives customer agencies more data to make better acquisition decisions.

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Radio Interviews

Robert Canino

EEOC

A federal employee turns discrimination cases into works of art.

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Greg Kutz

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

It's back to the basics at IRS when it comes to identity theft.

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Bob Tobias

American University

The future of your agency's telework programs might depend on what counts as work.

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Lynne Bernabei

Bernabei & Wachtel

Charges of corruption, cover ups and whistleblower retaliation at the CBP.

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Lt. Col. Dan Ward

Air Force

The future of your agency's telework programs might depend on what counts as work.

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Ryan Dickover

Navy

The Navy takes an alternative approach acquisition reform.

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Jonathan Bell

Federal Employment Attorney

The government is on the hook for violating its own labor laws.

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Features

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  • All the answers you need on phased retirement and how to take advantage of it.
  • Moving, important and, sometimes, amusing things happen in the federal community each day. Take a look!
  • A Former contractor is sentenced for communicating restricted data.
  • Listen to Tom Temin and Emily Kopp's latest on-air interviews with federal executives and contractors.
  • Francis Rose interviews government and industry execs on the latest issues affecting the federal community.
  • Four unique stories about the feds whose work has saved significant amounts of money for the government.
  • Four feds are named for their outstanding achievements in human resources. Read our exclusive Q&As.
  • Feds are prime targets for hackers. Learn 12 tips for keeping you and your agency-issued laptop safe.
  • Federal workers could see as much as a 50 percent reduction in cubicle and office space in the years ahead.
  • NASA's Curiosity rover completed its second full year on Mars. View photos the rover has taken of the red planet.
  • Meet 33 feds who changed lives and saved billions of dollars in 2013. View photos and learn about the finalists.
  • Track which agencies are offering early retirement and buyout offers this year.
  • Sonny Hashmi, CIO at GSA, answers your questions about open data and mobility, among other topics.
  • What products are agencies buying, who are they buying them from, and how much does it cost?
  • Veterans urge Congress to reunite military dogs with the service members they served overseas. View photos.
  • Ongoing coverage of VA's cyber vulnerabilities, its struggle to fix them, and the people behind it.
  • View photos and listen to interviews from the National Contract Management Association's World Congress event.
  • Why is the morale of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender feds lower than their non-LGBT colleagues?
  • VA acquisition exec Ford Heard answers questions about his agency's $18 billion procurement budget.
  • 26 years of federal service comes to an end for Navy Capt. Henry Hendrix. View photos from his retirement ceremony.
  • Many federal managers are heading to the private sector. Track which feds are on the move.
  • The Navy honors the heroic actions around the Navy Yard shootings. View photos from the ceremony.
  • View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.
  • Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel answers your questions on shared services, cloud computing and more.
  • What has a lack of trust in the federal workplace created and what will it take to restore it?
  • Is the security clearance process completely broken? Federal News Radio investigates.
  • Bob Brese, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, answers your questions during an online chat.
  • Track the Obama administration's proposed funding levels for each federal agency in fiscal 2015.
  • Tammy Flanagan and Mike Causey answer your most pressing pay and benefits issues in an online chat.
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Earned Value Management (EVM) and Agile Series for Project Managers

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Agile Development and Earned Value Management for Government Programs

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Military Hiring Conference - Norfolk, VA

Monday, August 25th, 2014 - Monday, August 25th, 2014

IT Legacy Modernization for Government

Monday, August 25th, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

ACT-IAC Small Business Alliance OASIS Teaming Event

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Adobe Intelligence Community Classified Forum

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Information To Win™: The Complete FPDS-NG Workshop!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Continuous Monitoring – Continuous Diagnostics – Authority to Operate...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

USGIF YPG Electro-Optical Imagery Working Group Brown Bag Lunch at NCE

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - Thursday, August 28th, 2014
  
Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Aug 21, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2969 0.01 2.19%
L 2020 22.7714 0.04 3.12%
L 2030 24.6834 0.05 3.50%
L 2040 26.2525 0.06 3.72%
L 2050 14.9212 0.04 3.92%
G Fund 14.5015 0.00 1.36%
F Fund 16.5148 0.02 4.17%
C Fund 26.0894 0.08 5.71%
S Fund 35.4950 0.05 1.56%
I Fund 26.2804 0.13 3.01%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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Crime of the Week

A Former contractor is sentenced for communicating restricted data.


Federal Drive, 6-9 a.m.

Listen to Tom Temin and Emily Kopp's latest on-air interviews with federal executives and contractors.


In Depth, 4-7 p.m.

Francis Rose interviews government and industry execs on the latest issues affecting the federal community.


Special Report: Rainmakers

Four unique stories about the feds whose work has saved significant amounts of money for the government.