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Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn to step down

William Lynn is stepping down as Defense Department deputy secretary.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:09pm EDT

Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT

ACT-IAC proposes financial system improvement plan

Andrew McLauchlin, vice president at CGI Federal, spoke with Federal News Radio about ACT-IAC's four recommendations.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 11:19am EDT
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How feds can avoid getting sued by the public

The Justice Department defends employees who are accused of violating citizens' constitutional rights. Law enforcement officers are in the most danger of being sued. DoJ provides training for employees about how to steer clear of these situations.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:42pm EDT
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OPM prepares for 'above normal' hurricane season

OPM Director John Berry reminded federal employees of their benefits and other options in preparation for an unusual hurricane season.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:01pm EDT

National Archives to continue opening access under new deputy

Debra Wall has been with the National Archives for over 20 years.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 05:10pm EDT
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Labor helps contracting officers find wage data online

A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 02:45pm EDT

Panetta takes over at Pentagon, cites priorities

On his first day as Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta said his top priorities are preserving U.S. military power despite budget cuts, defeating al-Qaida, stabilizing Afghanistan and forging a "real and lasting partnership" with Iraq.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 05:03pm EDT

Groves: Census reorg will boost efficiency, technological edge

Census Director Robert Groves explains how the agency will be able to still perform effectively despite the consolidation and cuts.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 02:34pm EDT
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Inside look at DoD-VA interagency relations

In Debra Filippi's 34 years of work in the federal government she served as the Director of the DoD/VA Interagency program office.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 02:28pm EDT
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DoD, CIA play musical chairs

Leon Panetta will be sworn in today as the next defense secretary. David Petraeus was confirmed by the Senate yesterday as the next CIA director.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 10:32am EDT

GAO: How to better implement new projects

Lisa Shames is director of natural resources and environment at the Government Accountability Office and shares tips for your agency.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:54pm EDT
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Panetta starts job as Defense secretary on Friday

Leon Panetta will start his new job as the Defense secretary tomorrow.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:44pm EDT

7 Keys to management success

Jonathan Breul, executive director at the IBM Center for The Business of Government, outlines the the seven management imperatives federal managers should incorporate.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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How to keep your supply chain safe

Supply chain cybersecurity is a growing concern for agencies. John Pironti, an advisor to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, gives us advice on keeping your supply chain safe.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 12:56pm EDT
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Gates bids farewell to Pentagon

After four-and-a-half years, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says goodbye to the Pentagon. Today is his last day on the job.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 10:30am EDT

Thursday Morning Federal Newscast - June 30, 2011

In this morning's Federal Newscast, today is Defense Secretary Robert Gates' last day on the job. Plus, how some Census workers could be losing their jobs.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 10:10am EDT

Job cuts possible in Census reorg

The Census Bureau plans to close half of its regional offices in its first realignment of field offices in 50 years. The change could affect more than 300 employees. Agency leaders expect to save up to $18 million dollars per year under the plan.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 07:12pm EDT

DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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