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2:42 pm, September 22, 2014

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Will Levy, Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Federal News Radio's Causey Awards honor top achievers in federal human resources. It's named after our own Mike Causey, in tribute to his career spent reporting on issues that matter to the federal workforce. This year judges have selected four winners. One of them is Will Levy, associate director for management and chief information officer at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how he tackled the problems with employee engagement at the bureau. View more about our 2014 Causey Award winners.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:47pm EDT
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Bob Silverman, President, American Foreign Service Association

One of the toughest jobs in the State Department these days might be ambassador to Russia. That job was conferred just days ago on veteran career diplomat John Tefft. He arrives in Moscow when tensions between Russia and the United States are as high as they've been since the Cold War. Bob Silverman is president of the American Foreign Service Association. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how Tefft will have to go about his job.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:33pm EDT
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Do you lie about your commute time?

We all know getting from here to there, especially during rush hour, can be time consuming, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Why lie about it?

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 07:04am EDT

2014 Causey Award Winner - Mika Cross

Mika Cross received a 2014 Causey Award for raising the level of workforce issues at the Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 03:19am EDT

2014 Causey Award Winner - Will Levy III

2014 Causey Award Winner Will Levy helped the Bureau of Engraving and Printing improve its ranking on the 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:44am EDT

2014 Causey Award winners announced

Federal News Radio recognizes professionals who have gone above and beyond in the human resources arena to help the government operate better.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:34am EDT

2014 Causey Award Winner - Dr. Linda M. Jensen

Dr. Linda M. Jensen was honored with a 2014 Causey Award for shifting the culture at NASA Ames Research Center and improving its workforce capabilities.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:28am EDT

2014 Causey Award Winner - Dr. Nick Nayak

As the former chief procurement officer at DHS, Nick Nayak led a governmentwide push to build a smarter acquisition workforce. He was named a 2014 Causey Award winner for his efforts.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:08am EDT

Taxes, estate planning, and the IRS - What's the best strategy?

David DeJong and Steve Widdes, partners at Stein Sperling, answer your questions about estate planning.
August 4, 2014

Monday - 08/04/2014, 09:16pm EDT
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Mika Cross, Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager, Agriculture Department

Federal News Radio's Causey Awards honor top achievers in federal human resources. It's named after our own Mike Causey, in tribute to his career spent reporting on issues that matter to the federal workforce. This year, judges have selected four winners. One is Mika Cross, the work-life and wellness program manager at the Agriculture Department. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how she convinced USDA to use telework as a strategic tool. View more about our 2014 Causey Award winners.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 03:28pm EDT
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Levi Gundert, Technical Lead, Cisco

With 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, the rules of cybersecurity are changing. Agencies and more companies are on to the importance of cybersecurity, but they might be watching out for high-profile threats rather than more common and stealthy problems that can do lots of damage. That's what Cisco has found and will release in a report. Levi Gundert is the technical lead for Cisco's Threat Research, Analysis and Communications, or TRAC. He spoke with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:53pm EDT
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Tax deadbeat feds flee DC

Comedian Steve Martin has some useful words of advice -- two of them, actually -- for tax deadbeats on Capitol Hill, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 06:09am EDT

Ed Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Justice Department

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio will speak to the finalists. When the Justice Department has a big case before the Supreme Court there's one man it turns to over and over again. Ed Kneedler has argued 125 cases before the high court, a record among today's lawyers. He's defended the government's positions on the Affordable Care Act, on a controversial Arizona immigration law and even in the Elian Gonzalez case during the Clinton Administration. Deputy Solicitor General Ed Kneedler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss his Sammies nomination.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 01:09am EDT
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Rear Adm. Peg Klein, Defense Department

Most members of the military become steeped in ethics and professionalism from the outset. But in an organization as large as the Defense Department, bad apples will sometimes turn up. Recently, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appointed Navy Rear Adm. Peg Klein as his senior advisor for military professionalism, looking across all of the armed services. She gives Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive an inside look at her job.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 12:52am EDT
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Fun stuff: everything's coming up peaches

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

Saturday - 08/02/2014, 09:13am EDT
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VA reforms & vetsHQ.com

Linda Rix, co-CEO of FastYeti Incorporated, will discuss proposals to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, and how her website -- vetsHQ.com -- is helping veterans get the benefits they need.
August 1, 2014

Friday - 08/01/2014, 08:30pm EDT
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Panel: 2014 QDR reveals 'growing gap' between DoD mission, available resources

The National Defense Panel delivered "Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future" an assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review put forth by the Defense Department.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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Do's and don'ts for feds on vacation

Federal employees are a prime target for hackers and other bad guys when on vacation. Learn 12 tips for keeping you and your federal-issued laptop safe while out of the office this summer.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Rep. Edwards proposes restoring lower retirement contributions for feds

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) introduced a bill Thursday that would reduce the amount new federal employees must pay toward their government pensions. The National Treasury Employees Union and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association support the legislation, which would repeal the last two increases in retirement contributions.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 03:34pm EDT

For once, it's OK to watch the clock

Consider yourself on holiday, of sorts, for the next five weeks. Even if you've had your vacation or can't afford one the time between now and Labor Day should be more relaxed because Congress is gone. And that's good news for most feds.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 06:27am EDT
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