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GOP proposal would freeze federal pay, cut workforce by 10 percent

Senate Republicans are proposing an extension of the federal pay freeze in order to pay for a continuation of a payroll tax cut favored by congressional Democrats and the White House. The proposal, which was assailed by some Democrats and federal employee unions, also includes a provision to cut 10 percent of the federal workforce or about 200,000 positions.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Senate , Meredith Shiner , In Depth , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 08:43pm EST
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Cyber attack that wasn't and one that was offer lessons

Two recent cyber incidents hightlight the real threat that cyber attacks can have, Vance Taylor, a partner Catalyst said. He penned a blog post on SecurityDebrief.com calling the most recent of these a "stark reminder."

Tags: cybersecurity , In Depth , Vance Taylor , Catalyst Partners ,

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:35pm EST
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'Password' as a password a poor security choice

Your password might not be as secure as you think. Do these passwords sound familiar: "123456," "password" and "monkey." Those are just a few of the 25 worst passwords according to Splash Data.

Tags: cybersecurity , In Depth , Cybersecurity Update , SplashData , Morgan Slain

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:15pm EST
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Contract savings ideas range from innovative to old-school

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said in an in interview on In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies should consider a range of options to find contracting savings. His own list of cost-savings tips runs the gamut from "Nobody's ever done this," to "So old, it's new again."

Tags: Steve Kelman , contracting , acquisition , acquisition workforce , In Depth , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 06:49pm EST
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DoD wants improved information sharing

DISA wants improve its enterprise information visibility for the department's 15,000 unclassified networks by creating an Enterprise Information Web. The semantic Web will allow data to be more easily shared and reused across the department.

Tags: DISA , DoD , In Depth , information sharing

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 04:47pm EST

Do you have 'Sequestration Anxiety?'

Furloughs, layoffs, more buyouts and shrinking pay and benefits. Those have all heightened the awareness of "Sequestration Anxiety," Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , budget , Congress , supercommittee , sequestration

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:02pm EST
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Does Android's success make it a cyber target?

Bradley Anstis is the vice president of technical strategy at M86 Security, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the network threats, why the Android platform is an increasing target and what agencies can do protect themselves.

Tags: mobile , cybersecurity , In Depth , Bradley Anstis

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 06:02pm EST
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New cloud computing contract vehicles? Not so fast, expert says

Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal and the former president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what these new contracts could mean for federal agencies and why there are so many.

Tags: contracting , Larry Allen , cloud computing , In Depth , contract vehicles

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 06:35pm EST
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TSP's I Fund brings 'true diversification' to portfolio

Your Thrift Savings Plan is probably home to the G Fund and maybe some C Fund as well. But there's more to the TSP than just those two funds.

Tags: TSP , Tom Trabucco , Federal Thrift Investment Board , In Depth , I Fund

Monday - 11/28/2011, 07:06pm EST
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