Reporters' Roundup: Reshaping the federal image

Tuesday - 5/3/2011, 4:38pm EDT

Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, reporter, Federal News Radio

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These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • Sentiment against the federal government is running high...and most people haven't stopped to consider that the people that found and killed Osama Bin Laden were Federal employees. Mike Causey is, though, and he's writing about it in his column today, called "Faceless Feds Nail Osama."

  • The fog that has settled over federal employees because of the pay freeze and the averted government shutdown seems to be lifting. Senior administration officials say the federal response to the tornadoes in the south and the success in tracking down Osama Bin Laden is helping to reshape the image of federal employees. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins us with details on how some agencies are trying to improve your morale.

  • The Army says its move to cloud-based email is still on schedule and on budget. And if the Army proves the system works, leaders at the Defense Information Systems Agency think it's only a matter of time before the Navy and Air Force decide to make the move to DISA's private cloud too. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the story.