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Diversity hiring keeps agencies productive

The ACT-IAC working group's latest report shows that diversity in agencies is directly linked to success. Dr. Susan Krup Grunin is the Consulting Director for Strategic Human Capital Management at RGS and co-authored the report.

Tags: susan krup grunin , strategic human capital management , hiring , management , ACT-IAC , Jory Heckman

Monday - 07/11/2011, 05:59pm EDT

TSP automatic enrollment explained

The Thrift Savings Plan is often lauded as the best retirement plan in the country. But there's still some confusion about who's eligible for the TSP and how it works.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , retirement , Tom Trabucco , CNN Money , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , automatic enrollment , Jory Heckman

Monday - 07/11/2011, 04:56pm EDT

Analysis: Hiring times down, but still not fast enough

The time it takes to hire a new federal employee has dropped significantly in the past year. From roughly 180 days to just over 100.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , hiring , people , management ,

Friday - 07/08/2011, 06:30pm EDT

Weak link in cybersecurity: The human element

Whether it's because we're in a rush, or we're naive, or we're just plain lazy, attackers know they can use various forms of what's sometimes called social engineering to use an organization's own employees against it.

Tags: Andy Purdy , computer sciences corporation , Cybersecurity Update , Bloomberg News , technology , DHS , USB drives ,

Friday - 07/08/2011, 06:25pm EDT

The biggest contractor you've never heard of

When it comes to federal contracting, you probably know the big names -- like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

Tags: dennis fields , nish , contracting ,

Friday - 07/08/2011, 06:14pm EDT

East-West examines best practices of international cyber collaboration

There's no cyberspace Geneva convention to govern specifically what is allowed in the event of a cyber war, and there's precious little formal agreement around the world on issues like international freedoms in cyberspace and governance of the Internet.

Tags: karl rauscher , east west institute , Cybersecurity Update , technology , international collaboration ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:47pm EDT

Debt ceiling deadline: What Congress must do now

Stan Collender, a federal budget guru, gives his analysis of what must be done in the coming weeks.

Tags: budget , Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , Congress , debt ceiling ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:43pm EDT

'Extreme' review process adding to FOIA backlog

A National Security Archive survey finds agencies are falling short of the Obama administration's order to improve response time for Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: Nate Jones , National Security Archive , FOIA , open government , transparency , backlog

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:38pm EDT

Navy's virtual scavenger hunt measures engagement

Lesley Lykins is the Director of Emerging Media Integration for the Navy Office of Information.

Tags: lesley lykins , DoD Report , Navy , scavenger hunt , technology , GovLoop ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 03:31pm EDT

Reporters' Roundup: drug trials, avoiding lawsuits


Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 06:42pm EDT
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