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House kills F-35 Alternative Engine funding

The second F-35 engine was to be built by General Electric and Rolls Royce as an alternative in case the primary engine built by Pratt & Whitney failed.

Tags: federal drive , DoD Report , F-35 alternative engine , Congress , budget , CR , Contracting

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:40am EST

OPM tracks cyber skills of the pros

OPM has completed a governmentwide cybersecurity survey to approximately 50,000 employees and their supervisors who handle cybersecurity as part of their daily job responsibilities.

Tags: federal drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , pay and benefits , OPM , survey

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:30am EST

Tech@State opens up for Open Source

The Open Source movement has opened a window for rapid development and implementation of technological solutions in the government space, but there are unresolved issues. State's Paul Swider tells us about a recent conference to address some of those issues.

Tags: federal drive , technology , State , Open source , Paul Swider , new media

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:41am EST

Budget showdown could lead to shutdown

President Obama has threatened to veto a continuing resolution that would fund government through the rest of the fiscal year. The Hill's Bob Cusack explains how the CR battle has gotten this far.

Tags: federal drive , continuing resolution , budget , FY 2010 budget , The Hill , Bob Cusack , shutdown , Congress , Vyomika Jairam

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:31am EST

HCMD: best practices from the biggest employer

Approximately 3 million people work for the Department of Defense, making it the largest employer in the US. Human Capital Management For Defense conference director, Lisa Ringlen, tells us why the personal touch is important.

Tags: federal drive , Pentagon , defense , human capital , human resources , HCMD , Lisa Ringlen , best practices

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:20am EST

Combined Federal Campaign comes to a close for the year

Efforts by the National Capital Area Combined Federal Campaign come to a close today. We get a numbers from the chair of the local coordinating committee chair, Linda Washington.

Tags: federal drive , pay and benefits , CFC , Linda Washington , Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:31am EST

DoD should share more cyber info

Lawmakers were told Friday that they should ensure that the Defense Department restricts itself to the military networks when it comes to active cybersecurity efforts, while the Department of Homeland Security should handle protection of the rest of the federal government's networks.

Tags: federal drive , Cybersecurity Update , defense , stovepipe

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:30am EST

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - February 16th

GAO's High Risk list released today Boehner on federal job losses: 'So be it' Federal Workforce Reduction Act is back

Tags: federal drive , newscast

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:11am EST

HCMD Conference examines HR challenges at DoD

The biggest human capital issue at the Defense Department is a shrinking budget, which could lead to hiring freezes, according to Adam Jelic, chairperson of the Human Capital Management for Defense Conference.

Tags: federal drive , HCMD , defense , Adam Jelic , IBM Global Business Services , hiring process

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:08am EST

100 foreign agencies test Defense networks

More than 100 foreign intelligence agencies have tried to crack the DoD computer networks.

Tags: federal drive , Cybersecurity Update , William Lynn , cybersecurity , cyberattacks

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 08:30am EST
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