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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 15, 2012

David Goldman of Public Health Science discusses a new customer complaint form put out by USDA. Martin Libicki of the Rand Corp. talks about Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent speech on cybersecurity. John Mahoney discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's latest report on the federal workforce. GAO's Brenda Farrell talks about her agency's analysis of the Military Health System.

Tags: DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , John Mahoney , Martin Libicki , David Goldman , cybersecurity , DoD , USDA , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 09:14am EDT

DoD extends civilian hiring restrictions through 2018

Pentagon hiring freeze for civilian employees will last several more years, although Defense Department leaders say they'll grant exemptions to give the department flexibility.

Tags: DoD , GAO , Congress , workforce , cybersecurity , Randy Forbes , Jay Aronowitz , Frederick Vollrath , Jared Serbu , freeze , sequestration , budget

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:53am EDT
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Agencies face 'hodge-podge' guidance on security clearances

The federal government has issued more than 4.8 million security clearances to federal civilians, military service members and contractors. But the process for determining what positions require clearances amounts to little more than a "hodge-podge" across agencies, an official with the Government Accountability Office told Federal News Radio.

Tags: DHS , OPM , GAO , security clearances , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:53pm EDT
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GAO: Comparison of military, civilian pay & benefits complex

A recent report released by the congressional watchdog looks at whether or not DoD's military compensation package is sufficient to recruit and retain the best and the brightest. The GAO's director of defense capabilities and management issues says the issue isn't as easy to examine as it sounds.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , GAO , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:52pm EDT
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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , DoD , GAO , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition , acquisition workforce , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

Shrinking security clearance times: how to keep up the momentum

Government making progress on cutting clearance times, but member of Congress fear backsliding.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , Chris Coons , Jeffrey Zients , James Clapper , John Berry , Beth McGrath , security clearance

Monday - 11/22/2010, 03:08pm EST

GAO: DoD senior staff assessment lacks clear documentation

Brenda Farrell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss GAO's recommendations for DoD's senior staff assessment process.

Tags: GAO , DoD , budget , management , Dorobek Insider , transparency

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 06:52pm EST
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UPDATE: More on military pay raise from Senate Armed Services subcommittee

More from this hearing on using funds for specialty and incentive pay instead of across-the-board pay raises.

Tags: In Depth , pay and benefits , management , best practices , Defense , DoD , Pentagon , defense department , Department of Defense , William Carr , Government Accountability Office

Friday - 04/30/2010, 02:17pm EDT
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