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Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - January 19th

Issa investigates GAO auditors Goldman exec named SEC investment chief

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 08:52am EST

Women in combat ban expected to be lifted

The nonpartisan Military Leadership Diversity Commission will make 20 recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress to increase diversity and inclusiveness.

Tags: DoD Report , defense , women in combat , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , leadership , management

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 08:40am EST

Justice files charges in iPad data breach

Two men who authorities say were competing to impress their fellow hackers were arrested Tuesday on federal charges they stole the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including politicians and media personalities.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , iPad , data breach , DoJ , FBI

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 08:30am EST

Study: Agencies should work harder to keep employees

A new report warns that agencies need to focus on employee retention as Congress threatens pay and hiring freezes. Agency leaders and line managers must work together to maintain their workforces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , hiring , retention , best practices , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Meg Beasley , Suzanne Kubota ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 09:00pm EST

Navy takes aim at software, server spending

The Navy has set initial target dates to plan for a more efficient IT infrastructure, including data center consolidation, virtualization and enterprise software licensing. As a first step, the service says it needs to get a better handle on how many software licenses it actually owns.

Tags: technology , Navy , DoD , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , data center consolidation , cloud computing , DoD budget , Janice Haith , David Dorsett , Jared Serbu , DoD Report ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 07:04pm EST

CPSC database to make complaints transparent

With the new database available in March, consumers can easily go online to and report a complaint about an unsafe product or conduct a background check on a product's safety by examining reports of consumers' complaints. We get details from CPSC's Scott Wolfson.

Tags: CPSC , management , transparency , technology , best practices , complaints , Scott Wolfson

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:42am EST

Microsoft announces new cloud computing option

Microsoft introduces a new service to deliver the Power of Productivity to customers worldwide. Microsoft's Christine Zmuda explains how it works.

Tags: contracting , Microsoft , technology , cloud computing , Christine Zmuda

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:31am EST

Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tags: management , contracting , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce , Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation , Barbara Ashe , HHS , NIH , FDA , NIST , SSA , Cyber Security Command Center , health care reform

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST

Interior won't fight Chambers' reinstatement

Fired U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers will meet Tuesday afternoon with officials from the Department of Interior and National Park Service to determine how she will return to the job. We get the latest from WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein.

Tags: DOI , NPS , Teresa Chambers , Salvatore Lauro , management , whistleblower , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:08am EST

Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast - January 18th

OPM raises some interim retiree payments NASA taps Burkes to replace Jerry Davis

Tags: newscast

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 09:31am EST
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