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- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
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- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
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- Federal IT Challenge
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- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan offer advice on what you need to do if you are planning to retire in the next few months.
September 9, 2013
There's been no shortage of legislation introduced this year affecting the federal workforce. Federal News Radio's Bill Tracker follows the bills that would affect federal pay and benefits, the size of the workforce and more.
The Obama administration on Thursday released new proposals for carrying out a major requirement of the federal health care law that was postponed earlier this summer.
Feds to stop enforcing law blocking marriage benefits for same-sex spouses of veterans
Want to know the size of the next federal pay raise? Your best bet is to take $20, or the going rate, and find yourself a first-class tarot card reader. If she deals you the Ace of Pentacles you will be in the money, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
NARFE's David Snell will discuss the impact of a proposed change to how federal retirees' cost-of-living adjustments are calculated.
September 4, 2013
Texas, Miss. National Guards won't give same-sex benefits at some sites, cite gay-marriage ban
Funds in the Thrift Savings Plan took a plunge last month. With the exception of the government-securities G Fund, all the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan finished August in negative territory.
Bob and Bob trade places, as federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein plays host to the show's usual host, tax expert Bob Leins.
September 2, 2013
President Barack Obama issued some good news for federal workers before the start of Labor Day weekend, calling for a 1 percent pay increase for feds in 2014. But Congress could still prevent the raises through legislation. Federal employees have had their pay frozen since January 2011.
So how do you manage to pay 2013-level bills -- like rent, food and health insurance -- on a 2009 pay scale. Look around you. Look in the mirror. It's what millions of federal workers have been doing for the past three years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
The launch of state insurance exchanges will have little impact on most federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management says. It's a different story for OPM, itself, however. Due to its experience managing the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, OPM has been tasked with managing a part of the new health exchange system.
Picture yourself floating in a deep, dark swamp, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. There doesn't appear to be any danger, except the pair of eyes watching you from the surface of the swamp. But what harm could they do? Ever hear of the federal version of the "Creature from the Black Lagoon?"
Senior Executives Association president Carol Bonosaro will discuss a new survey where government execs were asked their opinions on a wide variey of issues.
August 28, 2013
VA secretary says law governing veterans benefits contained similar language to DOMA
Ever hear the old saying that bad things come in threes? It's been around a long time, and it often seems to work out that way. Bad news, bad weather, whatever. Unless you happen to work for the federal government, in which case, make that bad news comes as a foursome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
More and more baby boomers are approaching retirement age, but that doesn't mean they are leaving the workforce. Part of the reason is the mental satisfaction they get from their jobs, according to a new report.
In some states, they used to let condemned prisoners choose their method of execution. That has mostly gone out of style. But here in Washington, politicians still give about-to-be-kicked federal workers some different options, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Such as furloughed, fired or locked out.
Tax attorneys David DeJong and Eric Rollinger discuss how different state taxes affect your federal benefits.
August 26, 2013
Private lobbying groups for cities, counties get public pensions in at least 20 states