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Watchdog board adopts new strategic plan

The Merit Systems Protection Board has come up with new strategic plan for the next four years which updates the agency's mission and vision statements and includes new strategic goals.

Tags: MSPB , OPM , DeeAnn Batten , Federal Drive , Merit Systems Protection Board , management , workforce ,

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 07:31am EST
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AFGE, SSA reach 'conceptual agreement' on new contract

A long-fought negotiation between the American Federation of Government Employees and the Social Security Administration seems to be over as the two sides agree to terms of new national contract.

Tags: Witold Skwierczynski , John Gage , SSA , AGFE , workforce , management ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Analysis: Competing bills offer different approaches to cybersecurity

Bob Dix, vice president for government affairs and critical infrastructure for Juniper Networks, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new cyber bill introduced by Senate Republicans.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am EST
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DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Burke , Federal Drive , Army , Marine Corps , Green government , energy savings

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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OMB builds strategy to better target grant fraud, error and waste

The Obama administration has released a set of proposals it hopes will improve the oversight of grant programs. Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, told Federal News Radio why the changes are necessary.

Tags: Danny Werfel , OMB , Federal Drive , oversight , auditing ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 10:33am EST
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Interior pursues diverse, satisfied workforce

John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.

Tags: Interior Department , John Burden , EEOC , diversity , Federal Drive , workforce , management ,

Monday - 02/27/2012, 10:45am EST
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GAO: Work needed to correct errors in TARP financial statements

Gary Engel, GAO's director of financial management, says the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Stability, which implements TARP, still needs to establish a mechanism for effective implementation of its review and approval process for preparing its financial statements.

Tags: Gary Engel , GAO , OFS , TARP , financial accountability , Federal Drive , Treasure Department , financial management

Monday - 02/27/2012, 12:12pm EST
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NIST helps eliminate human error in fingerprint analysis

Melissa Taylor, who works in the Law Enforcement Standards Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, worked with the Justice Department on recommendations for reducing human error in fingerprint analysis.

Tags: Melissa Taylor , NIST , Justice , Federal Drive , crime ,

Friday - 02/24/2012, 11:33am EST
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Latinos under-represented at all levels of federal employment

According to Jorge Ponce, co-chair of the Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives, Latinos are under-represented across all job categories and levels of the government, all the way up to senior executive rank.

Tags: Jorge Ponce , diversity , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , civil rights , Government-Wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 12:51pm EST
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Feds should expect more of the same in 2013 budget, expert says

Steve Bell, senior director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Economic Policy Project, says while the President's proposed budget includes some interesting details for feds, none of them are likely to become law.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , OMB , budget , FERS , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:51am EST
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