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Everyday 'federal' MacGyvers matter too

Letter to the Editor: The White House shouldn't overlook the career staff who keep agencies running as it gets excited about new, shiny people at USDS, 18F and other places.

Service to America Medal finalists honor feds' hard work

Out of nearly 500 entries, the Partnership for Public Service has selected 30 finalists for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

Digital services shouldn't feel like thumbscrews

Commentary: People don't want digital services per se so much as they want easy access to whatever services they seek, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

OMB looking for new ways to modernize shared service centers' aging IT

The decision a decade ago to migrate agencies' payment functions into a few government mega-centers that specialize in HR and financial management has saved money and kept checks moving on time. But the IT systems backing those shared service centers are getting old, and no one's quite sure how to fund their replacements.

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Radio Interviews

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

House

A Congressional promise to look at the good things your agency does.

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Kymm McCabe

ValueStorm Growth Partners

Your agency's inspector general is doing his job too well.

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Lynne Bernabei

Bernabei and Watchel

A Defense comptroller reports wrongdoing ... and gets reassigned to an obscure position

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Tammy Flanagan

National Institute of Transition Planning

Congress offers a bigger retirement nest egg to some federal retirees.

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Zachary Goldstein

NOAA

NOAA teams up with big tech companies to move its data to the cloud.

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Vince Kane

Veterans Affairs Department

VA has a plan to help end veteran homelessness in the L.A. area.

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Todd Harrison

CSBA

Nearly 40 Defense think-tank experts have a long list of reforms they want considered.

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Roger Zakheim

Covington and Burling

Tough answers to tough questions about the 2016 Defense Authorization bill.

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Rob Coen

NIH

NIH's new GWAC will help provide federal IT solutions.

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John Harvey

Commonwealth of Virginia

Civilian workforce leaders could take a page from the military for planning the next decade.

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Tom Grzymski

Social Security

How SSA pulled off a smooth transition moving from one giant data center to a new one.

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John Horrigan

Pew Research Center

Does open government data live up to its moniker?

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Features

  • What factors impact employee decisions to leave or stay in government?
  • Nominations open for 2015 Causey Awards
  • Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
  • The annual awards ceremony returns after being halted by budget challenges in 2013.
  • Listen to Tom Temin's latest on-air interviews with federal executives and contractors.
  • In Depth with Francis Rose features interviews on the top federal news of the day.
  • Federal News Radio Reporter and Host Emily Kopp broadcast live on from the 50th Sea-Air-Space Expo.
  • Federal employees remember the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • In our special report, we examine the creative ways agencies are saving space and making money on property.
  • Children participate in the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of White House.
  • Photos taken from the Coast Guard's Operation Deep Freeze 2015, part of the U.S. Antarctic program.
  • Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to acquisition innovators at at the ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference.
  • The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus -- 500 pages of plans, to be specific.
  • Is the Senior Executive Service an honor or a joke? Our candid talks with SES members might surprise you.
  • Union members rally to raise awareness of issues impacting federal employees.
  • In honor of Presidents Day, Federal News Radio takes a look back at America's 43 presidents via photos.
  • Which agencies get sizable increases and which get the short end of the stick in the 2016 budget?
  • A 1.3-percent pay raise and reforms to the SES are just two of the initiatives in President Obama's 2016 budget.
  • Everyone from interns to congressmen lined up to greet President Obama at his State of the Union Address.
  • Many federal managers are heading to the private sector. Track which feds are on the move.
  • Federal experts tell what top three concepts, trends or priorities they believe will be important in 2015.
  • The Veterans Affairs IG found alleged procurement fraud, intimidation and threats against a federal official.
  • 23 CIOs and other senior IT officials left government in 2014. The exodus shows encouraging and disturbing trends.
  • Sign up today for our new Inside the Reporter's Notebook email alert for the latest IT, acquisition and DoD buzz.
  • What feds need to know about the latest updates to OPM's dismissal and closure policy.
  • Federal News Radio digs through the first 400 bills introduced by the 114th Congress, and what they mean for feds.
  • NASA scientists are developing more innovative and cost-effective technologies for future space missions.
  • Congress has passed a $1 trillion budget to fund agencies in 2015. Find out how it will affect feds and agencies.
  • Office of Federal Procurement Policy's Anne Rung released a road map for re-imagining federal contracting.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Meadows discovers his artistic voice while recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
  • Wounded warriors display power of adaptive reconditioning at annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament.
  • View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.
  • The National Academy of Public Administration names 17 fellows for their contributions to federal service.
  • What products are agencies buying, who are they buying them from, and how much does it cost?
  • From volunteering at orphanages to saving stray dogs, feds and their families are honored for their efforts.
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's GovCon Awards, recognizing the best in contracting.
  • Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, according to the latest EVS.
  • View photos from TechAmerica's annual Vision Conference, offering a peek into the future of Defense spending.
  • Few activities have vexed the federal government more over the years than procurement. Is reform needed?
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's Government Contract Management Symposium.
  • The Feds Feed Families campaign collected 14.8 million pounds of food in 2014. View photos from a recent event.
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May 01, 2015 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.7181 0.02 1.41%
L 2020 23.5937 0.07 2.73%
L 2030 25.7288 0.10 3.32%
L 2040 27.4753 0.12 3.69%
L 2050 15.6589 0.08 4.16%
G Fund 14.7078 0.00 0.62%
F Fund 16.9726 -0.06 1.40%
C Fund 27.9953 0.30 1.94%
S Fund 37.9493 0.27 3.81%
I Fund 26.5799 -0.07 10.05%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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