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- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
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- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
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- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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A friendly home invasion
Friday - 6/28/2013, 2:00am EDT
The sad truth is that a lot of you may not be around next Friday!
This doesn't mean you are going to be dead. Nothing that drastic!
Just maybe dead-broke in some cases. With your take-home paycheck about 20 percent lighter than usual.
Next Friday is a furlough day for nearly 100,000 federal workers, including most of the Internal Revenue Service.
We all know why there are furloughs. It is because of the Sequestration Monster created by the White House and given life by Congress. They said it couldn't, wouldn't and shouldn't happen. But it did. And while life goes on — the Earth continues to rotate — things have changed.
Lots of people read this column at work. That's great for us, when you are at work. But when you stay home — like on holidays, vacation season or while on furlough — we feel lonely and unloved. And an unloved crew at Federal News Radio is not a pretty sight! In fact it is downright revolting.
So do us all a favor. Whatever else you do on your furlough day (and we would love to know that) check in with us. Lots of news, especially bad stuff politicians like to hide or minimize, breaks on Friday. So it will get lost in the weekend clutter. So check with us to see what's happening behind your back.
Also, we would genuinely like to know what you and yours are doing on your furlough day. Is it a time for adventure, romance or do you sit home angry and bitter. Tell us what you are doing (remember this is a family-oriented website), and we'll tell the world.
But check us out this Friday, and every Friday, especially if you are off that day. We make house calls!!
NEARLY USELESS FACTOID
Compiled by Jack Moore
A New Zealand farmer has claimed that playing classical music induces his hens to lay larger eggs.
(Source: Improbable Research)
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