Federal News Countdown: DoD budget, DHS oversight and agency cyber hacks

Friday - 1/27/2012, 5:35pm EST

Federal News Countdown

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Today's guests on the Federal News Countdown:
- Jon Desenberg, senior policy director, The Performance Institute
- Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

Jon Desenberg's stories
#3 All federal workers to be quizzed on satisfaction
From The Washington Post:

In what Obama administration officials are calling a first, all permanent, full- and part-time federal employees will have the opportunity to participate this year in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the federal government's only way of assessing worker satisfaction on a wide scale.

#2 House Homeland Security lawmakers request sole oversight of DHS
From Nextgov:

The top House Republican and Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee have asked Speaker John Boehner to consolidate congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department within one House committee -- theirs.

#1 Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 Functional Competencies
From CHCOC.gov:

Over the next year, as specified in the (Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act) , OPM will provide guidance on how to incorporate the skills and competencies into positions descriptions and will work with the Chief Learning Officers to incorporate the key skills and competencies into agency training programs.


Jason Miller's stories
#3 Army praised for management turnaround at Arlington cemetery
From Federal News Radio:

More than 18 months after a scathing Army Inspector General report about the poor management and oversight at Arlington National Cemetery, auditors have a different story to tell.

#2 Hackers claim new attack on government website
From Federal News Radio:

Hackers may have taken down a federal website aimed at protecting you from hackers. A group called AntiSec says it has knocked OnGuardOnline.gov offline late Monday, according to PC World. The hackers announced the shutdown on the website and Pastebin.

#1 Pay raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts
From Federal News Radio:

The Defense Department began to detail its response to the realities of last summer's debt ceiling deal Thursday, proposing to spend six billion fewer dollars in its base budget next year than it will in 2012, followed by four years of growth.