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Former insider says DHS needs to get bigger

Breaking up the Department of Homeland Security shouldn't be an option, but a bigger budget is needed. Former DHS chief of staff Jan Lesher tells Federal News Radio about her lessons learned.

Tags: Jan Lesher , DHS , Lesher Communications , managment , lessons learned , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 10:48am EDT
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Unions work up a TSA wish list

To be sure, bargaining and arbitration rights are at the top of the list, but what else would AFGE like from TSA and its new administrator? We ask Brian Dewyngaert, chief of staff for the American Federation of Government Employees.

Tags: AFGE , TSA , John Pistole , Brian Dewyngaert

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 09:31am EDT
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TARP team honored as a Sammies finalist

Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department's newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.

Tags: SAMMIES Tracker , Service to America Medals , Sammies 2010 , Treasury , TARP , Timothy Massad , Office of Financial Stability

Monday - 06/28/2010, 10:40am EDT
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DISA thought leader hangs up his spurs

DISA information strategist John Garing retires. We talk with him about the past and his vision of the future.

Tags: DISA , John Garing

Monday - 06/28/2010, 09:44am EDT
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Sammies Tracker: Quantum cryptography gets real

Quantum cryptography was first demonstrated in the laboratory in the 1980s and had largely been viewed as an experimental field due to a variety of practical difficulties. NIST's Joshua Bienfang made the dream come true.

Tags: SAMMIES Tracker , NIST , quantum cryptography , Joshua Bienfang

Monday - 06/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Mission, then religion, in the federal workspace

A NASA employee is filing an amended complaint against the agency after he was demoted for discussing intelligent design at his laboratory. Attorney Bill Bransford explains it for us.

Tags: pay and benefits , Legal Loop , Bill Bransford , NASA , religion , Casini , David Coppedge , Alliance Defense Fund , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 10:50am EDT
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GAO: OMB PART could be better

Agencies aren't very clear on how to measure efficiency, in part because OMB has given inconsistent or limited guidance and technical assistance, says GAO. Bernice Steinhardt, Director of Governmentwide Management Issues for GAO, explains.

Tags: GAO , OMB , PART , Bernice Steinhardt

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 09:40am EDT
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GSA tries to make office supplies easy

GSA has established 12 new blanket purchase agreements for office supplies under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative that will help federal agencies meet mandates to cut procurement expenditures by seven percent for the current and 2011 fiscal years. GSA's Steve Kempf explains.

Tags: GSA , Steve Kempf , office supplies , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 06/04/2010, 10:57am EDT
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NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ

Rent-a-botnet attack for $9 an hour, Macs under attack by spyware

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity Workforce , botnet , VeriSign , NIST , Apple

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 09:23am EDT

Navy focuses on family matters

Vice Admiral Mark Ferguson explains how work-life balance is making the difference in retention for the Navy.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mark Ferguson , Chief of Naval Personnel , Alliance for Work Life Progress , telework , paternity leave , sabbatical , new mothers , work-life programs , Suzanne Kubota , recruitment , retention

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 10:50am EDT
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