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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 , Michael OConnell , 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 , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/23/2013, 02:42pm EDT
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Ambassador John Berry checks in Down Under

Former OPM director introduces himself to his new Australian neighbors through State Department-produced video. Through Facebook comments, Aussies welcome new ambassador and spouse.

Tags: John Berry , Curtis Yee , State Department , Australia , people , OPM , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:52pm EDT

Budget constraints top IG concerns, new survey reveals

A new survey of the inspector general community says tighter budgets are making it difficult for IGs to do their jobs effectively. Sequestration hasn't help matters either.

Tags: oversight , inspector general , AGA , survey , sequestration , furloughs , David Zavada , Kearney & Co. , Michael OConnell , human resources , management , budget

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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2013 Causey Award winners announced

Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the fourth annual Causey Awards, recognizing human-resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better. This year's winners are individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the departments of Defense and Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.

Tags: 2013 Causey Awards , Causey Awards , Mike Causey , Ronald Loube , Lynn Simpson , Phil Lenowitz , Reginald Wells , Francis McDonough , people , Michael OConnell , workforce , human capital

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:00am EDT

US safer 12 years after 9/11, but threat has evolved, experts say

While the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack may not be as great, terrorism, either of the lone-wolf or state-sponsored variety, still poses a threat to the U.S. Agencies are moving to protect themselves in areas such as cybersecurity.

Tags: 9-11 , terrorism , DHS , NSA , Chad Sweet , Mike Brown , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , privacy , Edward Snowden , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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MSPB reports 32,000+ furlough appeals during FY2013

Majority of appeals are from DoD employees and the MSPB's regional offices have docketed nearly all of the furlough-related appeals.

Tags: MSPB , furloughs , sequestration , Michael OConnell , Susan Tsui Grundmann

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:46pm EDT

Partnership honors protector of student, teachers' rights

During his 40-plus years in the federal service, Philip Rosenfelt, the Education Department's acting general counsel, has bolstered the rights of students and advanced the teaching profession through his work in education law.

Tags: Philip Rosenfelt , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Education Department , people , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/09/2013, 05:02pm EDT

September could be big month for small contractors, experts say

Small businesses may be the big winners this month as agencies scramble to spend their budgets and meet their small business goals before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

Tags: Evan Croen , Jen Sakole , In Depth , Federal Drive , small business , Small business goals , budget , contracting , acquisition , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/09/2013, 04:07pm EDT
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Behind the Scenes: Diplomatic Reception Rooms

For several weeks each August, the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are closed to the public to allow conservators to repair and renovate the collection of historic objects. The rooms, which hosted more than 800 events last year, serve as a backdrop to State's diplomatic efforts. (Read related story.)

Tags: State , Marcee Craighill , Diplomatic Reception Rooms , renovations , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 05:25pm EDT
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