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OPM: Fixing retirement backlog 'vitally important'

It's not the easiest time to tackle the growing backlog of retirement applications from federal employees. The Office of Personnel Management has received more than 15,000 new applications this month, which is more than double the normal load, said Retirement Services Director Ken Zawodny.

Tags: Ken Zawodny , OPM , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , technology , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:49pm EST
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Obama to push spectrum development for first responders

The White House will push Congress to "finish the job" on spectrum policy, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. First responders still are using analog communications to talk to each other during emergencies.

Tags: technology , Aneesh Chopra , D-block , spectrum , emergency responders , public safety , 9/11 , NIST , Emily Kopp , Politico Pro , White House

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:09am EST
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Track tweets from the State of the Union

Track tweets from the State of the Union in real-time.

Tags: SOTU , State of the Union , Barack Obama , Twitter , Tweetizen ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 09:21pm EST

What's in State of the Union for federal employees?

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal employees can expect to hear in the State of the Union.

Tags: House , Senate , Government Executive , Tom Shoop , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:47pm EST
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Will congressional retirements spell knowledge vacuum?

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the wave of announced congressional retirements this year and whether it will lead to a potential knowledge vacuum.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Hawkings , House , Senate , congressional retirements

Monday - 01/23/2012, 06:51pm EST
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Small biz trying to get piece of DoD procurement pie

The Pentagon has been under pressure to spend less, and that urgency is growing, as the threat of automatic-cuts looms.

Tags: John Shoraka , SBA , contracting , acquisition , DoD ,

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:08am EST
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Senate cyber bill likely to be first on Senate floor

Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the a proposed cybersecurity bill that the Senate has moved closed toward debating.

Tags: Senate , cybersecurity , In Depth , Francis Rose , Alan Paller , SANS Institute

Monday - 01/23/2012, 07:22pm EST
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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

A couple of weeks back, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote a rare "this-is-good-news" column about federal workers. He would now like to withdraw that column and apologize for what turned out to be irrational exuberance.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , federal unions , pay freeze

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:00am EST

Analysis: 3 areas DoD can target for cost-cutting

Travis Sharp, a defense analyst at the Center for a New American Security, outlines three main areas where DoD could make cuts.

Tags: Travis Sharp , CNAS , DoD , budget , sequestration , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/20/2012, 11:25am EST
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Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Tags: technology , acquisition , management , DoJ , Integrated Wireless Network , telecommunications , General Dynamics , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST
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