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The FBI counterintelligence AD covers current threats

Randall Coleman, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Department and Charles Kable, section chief of the Counterespionage Section, join host Debra Roth to discuss counterintelligence and insider threats and what the FBI is doing to stop them.
April 24, 2015

Friday - 04/24/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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You didn't get the job ... Now what?

What happens when you don't get your dream job. Jeff Neal, a former chief human capital officer, shares his own story in a new commentary.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 03:43pm EDT

Fun stuff: April hours bring Mayfest of Huntingdon

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation's capital.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 12:20pm EDT
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SES members leaving for greener pastures, OPM finds

Members retiring from the Senior Executive Service say they're leaving for better-paying work, and cite politics and management as reasons for departure - but insist it's still a great place to work.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 11:33am EDT

Presidential Rank awardees 'demonstrate the value of public service'

The annual event returns after being halted by budget challenges in 2013. The awards recognize 24 Senior Executive Service members with the Distinguished Rank honor and 89 with the Meritorious Rank honor for their contributions in 2014.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 11:21am EDT

Close encounters with the boss!

Have you had an uncomfortable or unusual, off-the-clock encounter with your boss? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey sympathizes. He wants to hear your story, warts and all.

Friday - 04/24/2015, 03:00am EDT

Government cuts security clearances by 12 percent

New data reflects the Obama administration's efforts to pare back their lists of cleared employees and contractors to those who need access to classified data in order to do their jobs and to buckle down on insider-threat programs.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 07:36pm EDT

IRS should get spending in order before asking for larger budget, House says

The House Ways and Means Committee released a report taking issue with IRS management on matters previously raised by the Republican leadership in Congress -- tax-delinquent federal employees, paying bonuses to agency employees and use of official time during the workday.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 10:04am EDT

Steve Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Workhorse Group, Inc.

The Postal Service is planning to buy 180,000 new vehicles over the next three years. It wants those new trucks to have better safety equipment and fuel mileage than the current fleet. Mail-carriers driving the new trucks will need more room, with parcel business up 20 percent over the past five years. Steve Burns is chief executive officer at Workhorse Group, Inc. That's one of several companies bidding on the new Postal truck. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to elaborate on his company's design, which includes a drone to lighten the load.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 09:06am EDT
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Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth

An employee with the Transportation Security Administration gets her job back after being fired for being pregnant. TSA ruled Amanda Kincannon's pregnancy made her "unfit for duty" and subsequently fired her. The decision was eventually overruled by TSA's internal review board, and she was recently reinstated. The incident was made public by the American Federation of Government Employees. Debra Roth, a partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some more insight into this case. She said it's not exactly unheard of.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 09:03am EDT
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20 years later: An update on the orphans of Oklahoma City

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, joins host Mike Causey to give us an update on the two hundred children who were given college scholarships after losing at least one parent in the Oklahoma City bombing.
April 22, 2015

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 05:23pm EDT

Orphans of Oklahoma City: 20 years later

Twenty years ago this month, domestic terrorists set off a powerful car bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks to one of the people who helped the families and victims of the 1995 tragedy.

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 03:00am EDT

Improving Workforce Efficiencies in Government

Listen to Federal News Radio Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola's interview series on workforce challenges and opportunities in the federal government. Fornicola was joined by Miranda Ashby, senior director of federal sales for Cornerstone OnDemand; Jennifer McDowell, transformation specialist for USDA's Forest Service; and Verron Brade, director of the Office of Human Capital Management for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:00pm EDT

With online learning for feds, OPM sees narrowed skills gap

Following up on the success of its first continuing education program, the Office of Personnel Management on Monday announced its partnership with Champlain College, a 137-year-old private college based in Burlington, Vermont. Federal workers and their spouses will be able to enroll in degree or certificate programs before the start of the summer 2015 semester. The admission deadline is June 5.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:26am EDT

New Congress 'worst places to work' hotline: right idea, wrong question

Republican leadership in Congress needs a makeover of the way it oversees the executive branch if it expects different results, says In Depth host Francis Rose.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:26am EDT

Estate planning missteps and how to avoid them

Attorney Megan Schaeffer and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer join host Bob Leins to discuss what happens when you don't create an estate plan for your family.
April 20, 2015

Monday - 04/20/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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Career Tips: Avoid helicoptering coach

If you're a federal employee and you're contemplating a very public, very questionable act, for your own good, don't do it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:00am EDT

The state of the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the challenges that agencies are facing in filling jobs that require a security clearance.
April 17, 2015

Friday - 04/17/2015, 08:42pm EDT
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DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
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Federal employees help their own after Oklahoma tragedy

In the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist bombing, the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund helped federal families recover, including sending 200 children to college.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:19am EDT
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