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Better public-private relationship key to preventing next cyber attack

The threat of a major cyberattack could expose the sensitive information of millions of Americans - whether breach happens at a retailer like Target or at a government agency like the Postal Service. Two former DHS officials offer their advice on making industry and government better prepared for the next breach.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , private sector , Chris Cumminskey , Janet Hale , technology

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 12:05pm EST
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All TSP funds grow for November

Every Thrift Savings Plan domestic fund showed growth in November, including the troubled I Fund, which had been in the negative for months.

Tags: TSP , retirement , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 12/01/2014, 10:34am EST

Continuing resolution or omnibus? Decision looms for Congress as holidays approach

When Congress returns on Dec. 1, it will be pressed for time on deciding its next course on funding before the current continuing resolution expires at midnight on Dec. 12.

Tags: omnibus , Federal Drive , In Depth , Congress , continuing resolution , budget , Francis Rose , Tom Temin , Katie Maddocks , Don Kettl , David Hawkings , Jessica Klement

Friday - 11/28/2014, 12:13pm EST
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CBO deficit report advises smaller fed workforce

In a new report on reducing the federal deficit, the Congressional Budget Office suggests that cutting 70,000 government jobs over the next decade and changing the math used for civilian and military pensions could save $100 billion.

Tags: CBO , deficit , pay and benefits , COLA , TSP , workforce , personnel , hiring , retirement , pensions , Federal Employees Comparability Act , budget , chained CPI

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 11:24am EST

Americans give USPS high ratings in new poll

In a recent Gallup poll, the American public overwhelmingly rated the U.S. Postal Service as the agency doing the best job, despite a recent cyber attack and budget deficits.

Tags: Gallup , USPS , Veterans Affairs , CDC , Pat Donahoe , polling

Monday - 11/24/2014, 12:20pm EST

President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jeh Johnson , DHS , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Citizenship and Immigration Services ,

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

DoJ collects record $24B in criminal, civil cases

The Department of Justice has recovered an unprecedented sum of money in civil and criminal cases this fiscal year, having collected billions in penalties from JPMorgan and Citgroup, Inc. for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Tags: Justice Department , Eric Holder , False Claims Act , whistleblower , JPMorgan Chase

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 12:50pm EST

GAO: Some agencies hit harder than others during sequestration

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that some agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Transportation and Health and Human Services, experienced stalled grants and contract activity during the government shutdown of 2013.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , Energy , DoT , NIH , HHS , grant management , contracting , budget , Mark Warner , OMB

Monday - 11/17/2014, 11:21am EST

Chaffetz to replace Issa as Oversight chair

In the most closely-contested race for committee chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will replace Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , Darrell Issa , House , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , oversight ,

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 11:06am EST

IG Report: Better acquisition monitoring needed at DHS

In his review of the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS inspector general says the agency needs better monitoring of catching duplicative programs and acquisition. An independent auditor also outlines some flaws at DHS.

Tags: DHS , OIG , oversight , Tom Carper , acquisition , Acquisition management , management

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 11:30am EST
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