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NARA declassification chief tackles backlog

For years, a huge backlog of government agency documents in need of declassification has piled up at the National Archives and Records Administration. Now, however, a woman whose name is familiar in the federal declassification community is on board at NARA, taking the first steps toward whittling away at that backlog of 410 million pages of documents by a seemingly impossible deadline set in the law.

Friday - 07/23/2010, 07:11am EDT
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How Defense feds prepare for deployment

The CEW is a workforce of Department of Defense civilians trained and equipped to deploy oversees in support of worldwide military missions. We learn more about it from Frank DiGiovanni, the Acting Director of Readiness and Training Policy and Programs at Defense.

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 10:42am EDT
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DHS delivers job offers on gas pumps, pizza boxes

The Transportation Security Administration is hiring, according to some D.C. pizza boxes.

Monday - 07/12/2010, 10:36am EDT

Fighting the Federal Career Internship Program (FCIP)

Calling for an end to the FCIP? This week, host Derrick T. Dortch talks with Employees Union (NTEU) President Colleen M. Kelley.
June 18, 2010

Friday - 07/09/2010, 08:25pm EDT
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Disabled vets see increase in job opportunities

An upcoming virtual career fair for disabled vets.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 08:13pm EDT
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China: A land of contradictions?

That's what one Harvard Professor calls China.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 06:17pm EDT
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Hiring challenges weigh most on federal managers

This far surpasses the percentage of respondents who identified other human capital issues.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 06:02pm EDT
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DHS officially assumes its new cyber role

DHS gets official oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 05:16pm EDT
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Groups fear 'Don't Ask' study skewed

Gay rights groups are concerned the Pentagon's massive survey of military attitudes toward repealing the "don't ask don't tell" policy could produce skewed results.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:43pm EDT

Now on Google street view: The homes of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

The folks from the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog are going after Google for taking "Street View" photos of the homes 19 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which happens to be the congressional overseers of much of Google's business.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:38pm EDT

Grading the new USA.gov

Did they do a good job?

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:34pm EDT

SAVE Awards - round 2

President Obama is asking workers on the frontlines to take a hard look again and to share their ideas and insight at SAVEAward.gov.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 03:31pm EDT

Measuring employees when they aren't at work

What is OPM trying to find out?

Friday - 07/09/2010, 03:23pm EDT

Manager buy-in remains the biggest telework challenge

Experts say nothing will matter unless agency managers buy-in to the idea that telework is an operational advantage.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 02:45pm EDT

Analysis: DHS's acquisitions reform process

Does it measure up?

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:59pm EDT
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Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide

Mobile phones may be the answer to linking federal agencies with the public.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 05:58pm EDT
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Federal cybersecurity depends on private sector

WFED's Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 05:39pm EDT
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V.A. is easing rules to cover stress disorder

The government is preparing to issue new rules that will make it substantially easier for veterans who have been found to have post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 04:21pm EDT

Are deadbeat U.S. contractors fueling the insurgency in AFG?

Several U.S. firms have not paid Afghan subcontractors for work those employees did in Afghanistan

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 04:03pm EDT

Massachusetts: The Why of social media

Some ask why Massachusetts is focusing on social media. The short answer: because it works.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 03:53pm EDT
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