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Outgoing FDA Commissioner confident in agency's future

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down after nearly six years on the job.

Commentary: 5 steps for the government to regain trust

The way to better, more trustworthy government is through fixing broken systems and processes, and funding them adequately, says Tom Temin in a new commentary.

OFPP fixing procurement reform's unintended consequences

"I think a lot of well-intentioned acquisition reform legislation has had some unintended consequences," says Anne Rung, head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Congress to feds: Do union work on your own time

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) have both introduced legislation that would bar federal employees from conducting union work while on the clock. Office of Personnel Management data shows official time has been on the rise. In fiscal year 2012, the latest year the Office of Personnel Management has data for, the government spent $157 million on 3.4 million hours of official time a 19 percent increase from the hours spent in fiscal 2008.

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Radio Interviews

John Benison

HUD

Inside the plan to help reform and improve the SES.

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David Robinson

FEMA

FEMA redefines what a leader is to reshape its own future.

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Dakota Wood

Heritage Foundation

The Pentagon falls two regions short on military readiness.

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Thomas Day

USPS

The Postal Service is trying to go green, but has an aging fleet of gas guzzlers.

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Dr. Robert Shapiro

Sonecon

The Postal Service doesn't have a management problem. It has an incentive problem.

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Bob Tobias

American University

A value system is the key to holding on to young employees.

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Jessica Klement

NARFE

It feels like a pay cut for federal employees in the House and Senate budget plans.

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Rich Wilkinson

NeoSystems

The Defense Contract Audit Agency gets tough with delinquent contractors.

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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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Mark Goldstein

GAO

A cheaper way to make your agency a safer place to work.

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Dr. Margaret Hamburg

FDA

The outgoing FDA Commissioner makes one final pitch for more budget dollars.

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Nani Coloretti

HUD

The HUD deputy secretary has some tips for women building federal careers.

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David Hawkings

Roll Call

Congress has three budget plans for next year, but it can only pass one.

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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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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.