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Managers need to unleash workers for successful telework

While agencies and employees are reaping the benefits of telework, many frontline supervisors remain reluctant. They have to learn to manage the work, not the workers, experts say.

Tags: retention , workforce , Telework Enhancement Act , management , technology , OPM , Justin Johnson , Microsoft , Martha Clarkson , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Jim Neighbors , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:46am EDT
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IT award recognizes system that sniffs out classified info

Davin Knolton, the assistant chief of staff at the Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., who created a system that searches for, finds and remediates classified information on unclassified systems, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his idea.

Tags: Army , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , ISC(2) , Davin Knolton

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:06am EDT
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VFW urges members to fight military benefits changes

he Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday urged its 2 million members to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans' benefits as a special deficit-cutting panel looks to slash $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

Tags: military , supercommittee , Congress , VFW , pay and benefits , benefits

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:04pm EDT

Federal budget and procurement

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jon Etherton of Etherton and Associates. They will discuss the outlook for congressional budget negotiations.
October 18, 2011 (Encore presentation November 1, 2011 and November 22, 2011)

Tags: acquistion , contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , budget battle , procurement , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Better Buying Initiative , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:21pm EDT
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Sens. McCain, McCaskill ask DoD to review ANC contracts

Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have asked the Defense Department to review its ANC contracts and to provide detailed reports on all contracts more than $20 million that went to small businesses in the last five years.

Tags: DoD Report , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Alaska Native Corporations , contracting , acquisition , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:29am EDT

Agencies consider privacy training after TRICARE data breach

The training would show how to handle personal information, government records and show restrictions on how the data is stored.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , TRICARE , pay and benefits , data breach , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Marines frustrated by ban on bracelets

The bracelets commemorate friends who were killed in action and vary in design; some are rubber, some are metal. But they're considered unauthorized jewelry, and the Marine Corps has banned them.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Marines

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:37am EDT

CIOs still not meeting spirit, intent of Clinger-Cohen law, GAO finds

A new report highlights fewer CIOs are reporting to their agency's secretary today than in 2004. More of these senior technology managers wear more than one-hat and are responsible for many areas outside the 13 the statute originally called for.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , GAO , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Clinger-Cohen Act , Teri Takai , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:28am EDT

U.S. military will negotiate with North Korea

The Pentagon says it's going to re-open negotiations with North Korea. The focus is resuming efforts to recover the remains of some of the estimated 5,500 U.S. service members unaccounted for from the 1950-53 Korean War. The Bush Administration stopped the recovery in 2005 because of concern about the safety of recovery teams in North Korea. No indication has been given yet as to how the security situation will be addressed.

Tags: defense , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 12:51am EDT

USS Cole anniversary marked

Survivors and relatives of those killed in the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen marked the 11th anniversary of the bombing at the ship's home base in Norfolk. The ceremony comes after a Pentagon official recently approved charges that carry a possible death penalty for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of planning the attack. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is to be arraigned Nov. 9 at the U.S. military base in Cuba. The attack on the U.S. destroyer killed 17 sailors and wounded 37.

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Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 12:51am EDT
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