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Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

OMB evolving mobile strategy as focus broadens

The administration now will release a digital services strategy in April instead of just one for mobile computing. The document will bring together two efforts, mobile and .gov reform. Agencies are trying to avoid mistakes made when they entered the PC-era by ensuring a mission need for these devices.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:17am EDT
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GSA website now offers 100 federal apps

In less than two years, the General Services Administration's mobile application website has grown from offering 15 apps to 100.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:16am EST
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Federal Air Marshals claim unfair work environment

Government investigators have found some senior officials at the Federal Air Marshal service made fun of veterans, homosexuals and minorities, creating an "unpleasant work environment" at an agency.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:33am EST

TSA partners with Coast Guard on emergency alert system

A new emergency alert system will allow 50,000 Transportation Security Administration employees to be able receive the same message at the same time thanks to a new cooperative effort with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST
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TSA, NGA offer buyouts, early outs

TSA is offering targeted early retirements, but certain mission-critical employees cannot apply. NGA is offering 150 buyouts.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:21pm EST

Obama signs pipeline safety, airport security laws

Military personnel and accompanying family members will now enjoy expedited screening at airports, thanks to new law signed by President Obama.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 05:19pm EST

AFGE pushes for TSA workers to have due process rights

The Transportation Security Administration is unwilling to give airport security officers the same due process rights that other federal employees have, according to the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents TSA officers nationwide. AFGE said it planned to picket on key issues, which also included policies that allegedly discriminate against female security officers.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 02:19pm EST
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OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

House votes to ease airport screening for troops

he bill, approved 404-0, would give the Homeland Security Department six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:37pm EST

TSA offers tips for holiday travelers

Want to bring a raw turkey in your carry-on bag? Kawika Riley of the Transportation Security Administration explains what items can and can't be brought onto a plane during the holidays and during the rest of the year.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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TSA evolves beyond "everyone's a terrorist" approach

Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, director of homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, ponders the TSA's evolving role in keeping the transportation system secure.

Monday - 11/21/2011, 11:54am EST
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DHS: New airport security policy for kids under 13

Children 12 years old and younger soon will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Tuesday. The policy also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a pat-down that involves touching private areas on the body.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 06:50pm EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines Sept. 7

On today's Federal Drive, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has asked Congress for more flexibility in its finances to stave off an impending default and the chief designer of the General Services Administration's Networx telecommunications program announced he'll leave early next year.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 08:36am EDT

DHS program trains truck, bus drivers to report suspicious activity

William Arrington, the general manager of TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division, which trains those professional drivers, who log hours on the road, to observe, assess and report suspicious activity.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 10:48am EDT
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How to avoid TSA headaches

TSA can learn from other countries using technology to prevent security breaches.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 04:17pm EDT
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Friday Morning Federal Newscast - July 1, 2011

USPS cancels bonuses for executives, officers and administrative staff.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 07:45am EDT

Elite police force guards VRE from terrorist plots

Following news that bin Laden was pushing to target trains, a local rail provider asked immediately for additional, elite police presence to beef up security.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 11:58am EDT

How will the TSA union vote be decided?

Workers at Uncle Sam's most touchy/feely agency must soon decide which union they want to represent them...even if they don't like any of the choices. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ask so how's that going to work?

Friday - 04/22/2011, 04:00am EDT
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