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12:32 am, August 21, 2014

People News

Who were the victims in the Washington Navy Yard shooting?

Thirteen people were killed when 34-year-old Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16. The shooter himself was killed in a gun battle with the police. These are the stories of the victims.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 12:48pm EDT

Estate planning, CR, and more

Attorney Thomas J. O'Rourke will answer your calls and emails on how to best prepare for your family's financial future. Also, Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on some of the big issues affecting federal workers.
September 18, 2013

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:40pm EDT
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Retirement plan distribution opportunities

Attorneys Steve Widdes and Micah Bonaviri give you advice on how to maximize the value of your retirement plans.
September 16th, 2013

Monday - 09/16/2013, 10:47pm EDT
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INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

2013 Causey Award winners announced

Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the fourth annual Causey Awards, recognizing human-resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better. This year's winners are individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the departments of Defense and Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:00am EDT

Obama economic adviser leaving, successor picked

Top Obama economic adviser to leave; Obama chooses former aide as successor

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 01:58pm EDT

Veteran employment and entrepreneurship

The American Legion's Mark Walker and Phillip Selleh from the VA Business Accelerator will discuss programs and initiatives to help veterans find jobs.
September 13, 2013

Friday - 09/13/2013, 10:16pm EDT
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Analysis: Cobert must avoid second term pitfalls

Experts say Beth Cobert must take the Goldilocks approach to developing management priorities for the next three years. President Barack Obama nominated Cobert to be OMB's deputy director for management Wednesday. Performance management observers say she needs to bring energy and new ways of looking at old problems.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Furloughs, layoffs and health premiums

Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will discuss furloughs, layoffs, and other issues affecting federal workers.
September 11, 2013

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 09:30pm EDT
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DHS S&T director O'Toole leaving

Tara O'Toole, the undersecretary of science and technology at the Homeland Security Department, announced she will step down after more than four years leading research and development efforts at the agency.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 05:55pm EDT

Obama nominates McKinsey consultant as deputy director for management

If confirmed by the Senate, Beth Cobert would become the DDM and lead the second term management agenda. Obama nominated deputy secretaries at VA and Education, and senior officials at the Navy and State.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Partnership honors protector of student, teachers' rights

During his 40-plus years in the federal service, Philip Rosenfelt, the Education Department's acting general counsel, has bolstered the rights of students and advanced the teaching profession through his work in education law.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 05:02pm EDT

Q&A with author John Maclean

Author John Maclean will discuss his latest book on the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California.
September 6, 2013

Friday - 09/06/2013, 11:02pm EDT
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Replica Flying Fortress offers peek into WWII history

Federal Drive's Tom Temin lives a life-long dream as he soars above the Maryland countryside in a B-17 bomber. The aircraft, operated by the Liberty Foundation, is one of the few such bombers still flying.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:23pm EDT

Female general: Ability, confidence propel career

First woman to head Air Force Academy says competence, confidence overcame gender resistance

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 12:24pm EDT

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft marks the end of an era

CEO Steve Ballmer's exit from Microsoft feels like an end of the PC revolution era, Tom Temin writes. Though investors and a good many insiders feel it's past time for new leadership for Microsoft, don't shed a tear for Ballmer. Many of the tech rock stars of prior generations have moved on and made way for Apple, Google and Amazon.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 11:33am EDT

Napolitano talks cyber, terrorism in farewell address

In her farewall remarks Tuesday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said security improvements have made the U.S. safer. She will leave her position Sept. 6.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 05:32pm EDT

DHS employee behind racist website on paid leave

An employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave. His website criticizes whites, gays, those of mixed race, and blacks who integrate with whites.

Saturday - 08/24/2013, 07:50pm EDT

Ex-EPA official charged with stealing nearly $900K

John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation, is charged with stealing nearly $900,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency over 13 years. A document filed by the Justice Department says Beale stole the money by collecting bonuses and extra salary.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 07:10pm EDT

SBA names Jeanne Hulit as acting chief

The Small Business Administration names agency official Jeanne Hulit as its acting head. Current SBA Administrator Karen Mills will leave her position at the end of August.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 01:57pm EDT
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