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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 , Michael OConnell

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 , Michael OConnell

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 , 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
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