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Do you know your whistleblower rights?

Many agencies are making well-known their Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman and employees' rights when exposing wrongdoing. But other agencies are missing the mark.

Commentary: CIO 20/20: Trusted Adviser

Former DHS executive Keith Trippie says it's time for a conversation on how CIOs and their organization need to morph over the next decade.

DoD still slow to share medical records; New hiring initiative at VA

In Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu examines news and buzz in the Defense community. Also in this edition...

Koskinen: We're from the IRS and we're here to help

Commissioner John Koskinen came into the IRS amid a scandal in its tax-exempt division. Now he's working hard to convince Congress and the public that the agency is neutral and just wants to collect the money owed to the government. In an interview with In Depth host Francis Rose, Koskinen says he'll need a bigger budget to do that right.

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Radio Interviews

Joe Petrillo

Petrillo & Powell

Navigating the new rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

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Col. Rob Romer

Air Force

Reserve officers can pursue other career goals without losing their ability to return to duty.

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Michael Smallberg

Project on Government Oversight

An advocacy group blows the whistle on agencies' compliance with the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Tim McManus

Partnership for Public Service

The federal government has back-to-school fever.

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Pete Randazzo

National Federation for Federal Employees

A breakthrough for federal unions and the Pentagon.

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Tom Karygiannis

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Third-party mobile apps could create security risks for agencies.

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Col. Margaret Yacovone

Military Vaccine Agency

The Military Health System is on a mission to vaccinate people in the military and beyond.

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Duncan Amos

Bloomberg Government

Sorting out the confusion of contracting with 8(a) firms.

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Features

  • Department of Energy employees enjoy music, games and food at a Feds Feed Families event.
  • Sign up today for our new Inside the Reporter's Notebook email alert for the latest IT, acquisition and DoD buzz.
  • Moving, important and, sometimes, amusing things happen in the federal community each day. Take a look!
  • All the answers you need on phased retirement and how to take advantage of it.
  • 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.
  • An Army general drops in rank from two-star to one-star for failing to investigate sexual assault accusations.
  • 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.
  • 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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ComDef 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Pentagon Technology Expo

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

COVITS 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - Thursday, September 4th, 2014

HSMAI'S MEET National

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Army Intelligence Industry Day

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Cleared Job Fair Thursday, September 4, from 11am - 3pm at the Waterford...

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Fort Meade Technology Expo

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Military Hiring Conference - Baltimore, MD

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - Monday, September 8th, 2014

NVTC Senate Candidates' Technology Town Hall Forum: Senator Mark Warner...

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - Monday, September 8th, 2014

TRIAD

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - Monday, September 8th, 2014

2014 AAFEA Training Workshop: Leading People

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Distinguished Military Candidate Hiring Conference - Baltimore, MD

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Nextgov Prime 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

CIO Forum

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Deltek Seminar: Cocktails & Conversations: Small Business Success in 2015

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Fort Belvoir Technology Expo

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Securing Government's Mission on the Go

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Tech Town Hall

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

11th National Small Business Conference

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Military Tactical Communications Summit

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
  
Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Aug 29, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.3287 0.01 2.19%
L 2020 22.8451 0.04 3.12%
L 2030 24.7831 0.05 3.50%
L 2040 26.3748 0.07 3.72%
L 2050 14.9962 0.04 3.92%
G Fund 14.5109 0.00 1.36%
F Fund 16.5824 0.00 4.17%
C Fund 26.2491 0.09 5.71%
S Fund 35.8987 0.21 1.56%
I Fund 26.2962 0.03 3.01%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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Phased Retirement Q&A

All the answers you need on phased retirement and how to take advantage of it.


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


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An Army general drops in rank from two-star to one-star for failing to investigate sexual assault accusations.