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USGS feds unshaken by D.C. earthquake

As a magnitude 3.6 quake struck the D.C. area just a few minutes past 5 a.m. this morning, the USGS stood ready within moments with answers. Geophysicist Jessica Sigala said it's all part of her really cool job in government.

Tags: newsstand , USGS , DC earthquake , Jessica Sigala , Cool Jobs in Government , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 07/16/2010, 08:32am EDT
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Cool Jobs: Fed holds weight of world on shoulders

Federal News Radio continues to highlight unorthodox ways that some feds spend their days with a visit to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tags: Cool Jobs in Government , NIST , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 08:08am EDT
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Cool Jobs: NASA researcher monitors the sun

Dr. Richard Fischer watches solar weather like a meteorologist watches hurricanes. He says that improvements in technology are actually increasing our vulnerability to solar events.

Tags: Cool Jobs in Government , NASA , Richard Fisher , solar storms , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Cool Jobs: DHS vet protects nation through food

Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS's Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.

Tags: Doug Meckes , DHS , Cool Jobs in Government , pay and benefits , national security

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Heritage: General Schedule should be abandoned

A new report suggests federal pay is burdening the American taxpayer. Study author James Sherk with the Heritage Foundation has details.

Tags: federal pay , Heritage Foundation , James Sherk , pay debate , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 10:45am EDT
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Analysis: Who will win the Air Force tanker contract?

The first two bids were expected but a surprise third bidder has joined the contest. Aviation industry analyst Richard Aboulafia explains.

Tags: Boeing , EADS , KC-135 , Vyomika Jairam , Antonov , Air Force , tanker contract

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 09:08am EDT
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DOE analyst takes science beyond textbook

We continue our Sammies Tracker series, speaking to finalists in this year's Service to America Medals from the Partnership for Public Service

Tags: Sue Ellen Walbridge , DoE , National Science Bowl , Sammies 2010 , Service to America

Monday - 07/12/2010, 10:40am EDT
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OPM study on workplace flexibility moves forward

OPM's new study is focused on workplace flexibility, but what are they hoping to learn?

Tags: Deloitte Consulting , OPM , workplace flexibility , Naomi Leventhal , Suzanne Kubota , ROWE , telework

Friday - 07/09/2010, 10:40am EDT
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State department reaches out to Muslim communities

A new State department partnership will reach out to Muslim communities with education, employment, skills training and economic development aid

Tags: Robert Lalka , State Department , Global Partnerships Liaison , Muslim communities , outreach

Friday - 07/09/2010, 09:40am EDT
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DHS, Amtrak partner to make train travel more secure

A new TSA initiative seeks to secure nation's railways

Tags: DHS , TSA , Amtrak , See Something/Say Something , Amy Kudwa

Friday - 07/09/2010, 09:31am EDT
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