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10:00 pm, April 1, 2015

Study: Innovation in government still lagging

In a follow-up analysis of their 2014 Best Places to Work survey, the Partnership with Public Service reported its lowest grade ever for governmentwide innovation.

SES members troubled by prospect of at-will employment

A new survey shows just how jittery Senior Executive Service members are following a landmark law targeting SES members in the Veterans Affairs Department.

Guilty plea from former GSA official Jeff Neely

The ex-Public Buildings Service regional commissioner admitted to charging GSA for a vacation he took at the M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (AP photo)

IRS declares enough is enough for hiring freezes

The Internal Revenue Service has frozen or severely restricted all new hiring for the past several years in response to budget cuts. But IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told senior agency officials to lift the freeze next year, not because the IRS' budget situation has gotten any better, but because several consecutive years of hiring restrictions have brought the demographics of its workforce severely out of whack and left it with very few young employees in its ranks.

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Radio Interviews

Bill Welch

McMahon, Welch and Learned

Just because you win a protest doesn't mean you win the contract.

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Larry Allen

Allen Federal Business Partners

Some winners of the NASA SEWP V sweepstakes are out.

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Matt Clemens

Arxan Technologies

The current state of mobile app security leaves a lot to be desired.

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Brian Bouffard

Military Defense Counsel

A U.S. soldier held by the Taliban is charged with desertion and will face a court martial.

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John Mahoney

Federal Employment Attorney

Discrimination cases rarely end well. But sometimes they end in tragedy.

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Shawn McCarthy

IDC Government Insights

Federal IT spending is getting bigger and growing faster than ever before.

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Ian Kalin

Commerce Department

The Commerce Department finds its first-ever Chief Data Officer.

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Cmdr. David DiTallo

National Defense University

The National Defense University has a new course offering: cyber intelligence.

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David Bray

FCC

Cyber threats can seem overwhelming at times, even to agencies.

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Beth McGrath

Deloitte

A view from the top on the defense acquisition reform bill.

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Rudy deLeon & Danielle Pletka

CAP & AEI

A new level of collaboration in the national security community.

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Valencia Martin-Wallace

Patent and Trademark Office

What the PTO wants its first-ever Patent Quality Summit to accomplish.

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Ron Prater

Corner Alliance

A huge new BRAIN at NIH may help your agency next.

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Lt. Col. Mark Reith

U.S. Air Force

A new shot of power on the desktop of every airman.

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Features

  • 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.
  • Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
  • The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus -- 500 pages of plans, to be specific.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The descendent of a British general returns a naval sword seized during the 1814 attack on Washington, D.C.
  • The White House is giving DHS the authority to conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks.
  • All the answers you need on phased retirement and how to take advantage of it.
  • In the inaugural edition of our new feature, Federal Voices, diplomats' share stories of crisis and survival.
  • View photos of five unique Air Force aircraft you've probably never heard of.
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Women in Defense and Aerospace Law, Compliance & Ethics

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

MODSIM World 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

5th Annual Mobile Gov Summit

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Four Keys to Professional Success​

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

ModernGOV Summit: Strategies for Leading Agency IT Transformation

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Planning in the Government...

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

AFCEA DC Cybersecurity Technology Summit

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

GSA Schedule - Do I Qualify?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

5th Annual HP Software Government Summit

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Privacy & Physical Security...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

14th Annual C4ISR & Networks Conference

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

5th Defense Renewable Energy Summit

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Fort Meade Technology Expo

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Defense Security Service (DSS) Industry Day & Technology Expo

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

SplunkLive! Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Federal Workplace Training & Expo

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Friday, April 10th, 2015
  
Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Mar 31, 2015 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.6309 -0.03 1.11%
L 2020 23.3350 -0.10 2.36%
L 2030 25.3877 -0.14 2.94%
L 2040 27.0809 -0.17 3.32%
L 2050 15.4018 -0.11 3.75%
G Fund 14.6845 0.00 0.31%
F Fund 17.0842 0.03 1.20%
C Fund 27.4284 -0.24 2.58%
S Fund 38.2516 -0.15 4.09%
I Fund 25.5993 -0.30 7.24%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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NIH Makeover

The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus -- 500 pages of plans, to be specific.


Federal Drive, 6-9 a.m.

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


In Depth, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features interviews on the top federal news of the day.


Fixing the SES

Is the Senior Executive Service an honor or a joke? Our candid talks with SES members might surprise you.