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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
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- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Federal Benefits Specialist Bob Braunstein will take you through the process of understanding your retirement annuity estimate.
September 22, 2014
Over the past several years, the number of federal workers will million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts has jumped dramatically. That's due, no doubt, to the surging stock market, and some TSPers who stayed the course through tough times, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Some people go outside the TSP because they want to have a wider choice of investment options. Would you do the same? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Congress approves inflation increase for veterans receiving disability, other benefits
Forty-five percent of TSP investors who left government in 2012 closed their federal accounts within a year, according to a survey by the Board that runs the giant 401(k) style program. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders why.
Don't worry feds, you have more in common with the former "Governator" Arnold Schwarzenegger than you may think, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
The number of job series should be reduced by at least half, and more likely by three-quarters, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. It also makes for an arduous and overly complex hiring process for applicants from outside government.
TSP participants may be good at saving cash, but how will they spend that money when the time comes? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Do you want a lump sum? Do you want monthly payments? What will you need and when will you need it?
Federal News Radio experts answer your questions on phased retirement.
For today's column, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you check on your nest egg, get your affairs in order and pack some extra sunblock.
Do you dive headfirst into cold water? Maybe you prefer to ease into it. If so, you might feel the same way about retirement. For those "easing in" kind of feds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you consider phased retirement.
The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.
We discuss the stumbling blocks that can sabotage your best intentions to earn what you're worth, save adequately and spend responsibly.
Feds participating in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will now be able to rollover up to $500 from one year to the next in unspent funds from their limited expense and health care flexible spending accounts.
Although feds received a 1 percent pay raise last January and can expect a repeat come 2015, they may still be feeling the effects of the Great Recession, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown.
September 3, 2014
Federal employees are in the same boat as many private sector workers when it comes to cost-of-living pay increases. But, at least, feds can look forward to a likely 1 percent pay bump next January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
In a new report, the Government Accountability Office says the Office of Personnel Management needs to be more aggressive in updating the 55-year-old General Schedule, the system that governs pay for most white-collar federal jobs.
All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher than it began.
Federal benefits expert Ray Kirk gives his thoughts on OPM's phased retirement guidelines and what they mean for you.
September 1, 2014