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Snowden case threw 'hand grenade' into government secrecy, openness expert says

Despite progress by some agencies in processing FOIA requests, Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org says its difficult to measure how open the government really is.

Tags: Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , transparency , openness and transparency , Edward Snowden , NSA , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:47pm EDT
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Army faces era of 'dynamic uncertainty' due to CR, sequestration

Army officials say the service is facing uncertainty times after weathering a series of continuing resolutions, sequestration and a partial government shutdown. Meanwhile, a new round of automatic budget cuts may be on the horizon if Congress doesn't pass a new budget come January.

Tags: Army , budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , DoD , AUSA conference , Ray Odierno , Raymond Chandler , Federal Drive , government shutdown

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Shutdown got you down? Here's what you had to say

We asked you how you felt about the shutdown of the federal government and you let us know through social media, email and story comments. Keep sharing your comments -- and photos -- with Federal News Radio.

Tags: government shutdown , workforce , people , social media ,

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:50pm EDT
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Alexander: Morale of cyber workforce takes hit from shutdown

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, said the greatest impact of the ongoing government shutdown on cybersecurity is on the morale of the cyber workforce.

Tags: Keith Alexander , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Central Security Service , GDIT Cyber Reports , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Workforce , workforce , government shutdown , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month ,

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:34am EDT

Federal courts about to run out of cash, ABA president says

Federal courts are using money from filing fees and long-term appropriations to stay open during the shutdown, but that money is about to run out. Jim Silkenat, American Bar Association president, says Congress needs to pass a budget that addresses the costs of the shutdown and sequestration.

Tags: Jim Silkenat , American Bar Association , Judiciary , Federal Courts , Federal Drive , sequestration , furloughs , government shutdown

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 01:28pm EDT
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Contractors do their best to weather shutdown storm

While furloughed federal employees can hang onto the hope Congress will authorize backpay once the shutdown ends, government contractors will likely face the reality of lost wages and revenue.

Tags: Tony Crescenzo , Devon Hewitt , contracting , acquisition , budget , furloughs , government shutdown , industry

Monday - 10/14/2013, 03:45pm EDT
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DHS, NASA team up to develop 'Holy Grail' of search and rescue

A partnership between the Homeland Security Department and NASA has led to the creation of a new technology called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER).

Tags: DHS , NASA , JPL , FINDER , John Price , Jim Lux , Mason Peck , technology , urban search and rescue , FEMA ,

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 03:55pm EDT
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Agencies face 'catch-22' in planning for cyber threats

Your agency's chief information security officer has a problem that might not have a solution. The online ecosystem of apps and mobile devices is creating a perfect storm of incoming threats and financial challenges. Hord Tipton, executive director of the information security non-profit (ISC), is the former chief information officer of the Interior Department.

Tags: Hord Tipton , cybersecurity , (ISC) , technology , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month ,

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 02:38pm EDT
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Threat information sharing builds better cyber standards, expert says

Anne Neuberger, director of the National Security Agency's Commercial Solutions Center, explains the pluses and minuses of public-private partnerships for the cybersecurity world.

Tags: Anne Neuberger , NSA , technology , cybersecurity , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , public-private partnerships , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:05pm EDT
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Rabens fosters next generation of government leaders

Andrew Rabens, 30, helps young people from the Middle East and North Africa to be come the next generation of leaders in the their communities.

Tags: Andrew Rabens , Sammies , Sammies 2013 , people , Partnership for Public Service , State ,

Monday - 09/23/2013, 02:42pm EDT
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