Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Workforce Special Reports
Trust is a critical factor in the relationship between federal managers and employees. Without it, whistleblowers are retaliated against; minor Hatch Act violations receive severe punishments; and unsuitable employees are given security clearances. In our special report, Federal News Radio explores what a lack of trust has created in government and what it will take to restore it.
The NSA leak scandal, the Navy Yard shooting and allegations of fraud against the federal government's largest provider of background investigations thrust the security clearance process into the spotlight recently. In our special report, Questioning Clearances, Federal News Radio examines why efforts to measure the quality of background investigations have stalled, the government's response to allegations of widespread fraud by the background-check firm, USIS, and why some experts think it's time for the Pentagon to retake control of security-clearance investigations.
Faster and improved disaster response can save lives. A streamlined buying process can save the government hundreds of thousands of dollars. Better technology can give the public access to important data in minutes instead of hours. Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions like these to some of the nation's toughest challenges. Federal News Radio's special report takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Each year, federal employees are given the opportunity to donate to approved charities through the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars each year. Federal News Radio covers the 2013 campaign.
The Government Accountability Office issues hundreds of reports each year detailing billions of dollars in cost-savings. Its role, which has evolved since it was first created as the General Accounting Office in 1921, is considered essential to the congressional oversight process. But last year, Congress cut the GAO's budget and officials announced it was on track to hit its lowest staffing levels since the 1930s. Employees and oversight advocates worry how reduced a reduced budget and staff will impact the agency's effectiveness.
From federal pay freezes to tightening budgets and a shrinking workforce, federal employees and managers have had to deal with their fair share of changes the last few years. But what kind of toll has it taken on the workforce? Managers and employees alike tell Federal News Radio their morale has been affected drastically - and not in a good way. We find out from feds just how bad the problem is; we speak with federal managers and leadership experts on what can be done to fix morale issues; and we hear straight from members of Congress what they expect from the federal workforce during these difficult times.
Thousands of feds have one thing in common - they perform work most people don't associate with the government. In our ongoing series, Cool Jobs in Government, Federal News Radio uncovers and highlights some of the most interesting and unorthodox ways feds spend their days.
About 90 percent of federal employees live and work outside of Washington. We wondered what they would say if they could talk to headquarters. So, we asked them. In Federal News Radio's special report, Talk Back to Washington, we provide insight for the federal manager on the workforce outside the Beltway. We get perspectives of federal employees in different regions around the country and around the world. And, we find out about their working conditions, what they think of policy decisions made in Washington, and what they want Washington to know about the work they do day-in and day-out.
People in their 20s and 30s - often called Generation X'ers, Y'ers and Millenials - are sparking a cultural transformation in the federal workplace. This series explores the relationship between long-time and newer coworkers, and how the generations can help each other.
For more than a decade, the threat of a retirement wave has loomed over the federal government. So what is the government doing to bring young people into the federal workforce? This series highlights some of the innovative ways that agencies are recruiting and retaining the next generation of federal employees.
For decades, the government's HR systems have been one of the biggest scapegoats for agency performance problems. There have been scores of criticisms. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry now gets his turn to try to reform many long-standing federal HR challenges. In our series, HReinvented, Federal News Radio asks experts what would it take to build a better personnel system? We find where innovation already exists in government, and ask could these examples be a model for the rest of the agencies?
Go to any conference and listen to different speakers, or hear what those in Congress say and invariably someone will perpetuate a stereotype of the federal government. The government wastes money. Federal employees don't work hard. Over time, these statements have developed their own lives. But are they really true? Federal News Radio analyzes five common observations about the government and lets you decide if the depictions are deserved.