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When the going gets tough, good leaders lead

Times of tight budgets, impending sequestration and a possible government shutdown require good leaders who can make tough decisions. But who are those leaders? Federal News Radio asked our readers to nominate people they work with who demonstrate the qualities of good leadership. You responded, we listened and a panel of judges picked the five Top Leaders in Federal Service.

Tags: Bev Godwin , Michael Parker , Marcia Pelberg , Charles Rothwell , Thomas Williams , Top Leaders in Federal Service , leadership , Loren Gary , John Baldoni , Max Stier , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:00am EST
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Will election results mean more gridlock on budget, sequestration?

President Barack Obama's victory over Republican Challenger Mitt Romney didn't come as a surprise to anyone who was following the pre-election polls. Few surprises occurred in the congressional races as well, which suggested a return of the status quo in Washington and continued gridlock ahead.

Tags: Election 2012 , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , sequestration , budget , Robert Shea , Scott Lilly , Center for American Progress , Congress , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:03am EST
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Warner hopeful feds won't feel a budget 'jolt'

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that a large number of lawmakers from both parties support a plan that raises more revenues and recognizes that entitlement programs have got to be made viable over the long term.

Tags: Mark Warner , Senate , Congress , Barack Obama , John Boehner , budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/19/2012, 12:30pm EST
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Union president calls Senate fiscal cliff bill 'bad deal'

William R. Dougan, national president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, said Tuesday the Senate's fiscal cliff bill will lead to a political standoff that will leave federal employees with an uncertain future.

Tags: William Dougan , NFFE , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Senate , workforce , budget , Congress , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 05:01pm EST

Analysis: Sequestration postponed? What does that mean?

Brian Friel of Bloomberg Government told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp Congress' latest piece of legislation both delays sequestration and reduces its potential effect.

Tags: Brian Friel , sequestration , Bloomberg Government , debt ceiling , Congress , Federal Drive , budget , continuing resolution , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 12:20pm EST
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Updated: DC federal offices open; New York feds on unscheduled leave, telework

It's business as usual for federal offices in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. But the New York City Federal Executive Board is recommending an unscheduled leave policy this morning due to an impending winter storm.

Tags: OPM , operating status , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/08/2013, 09:54am EST

Contractors can expect uncertain, difficult times ahead, expert says

Michael Tinsley, CEO of NeoSystems Corp., tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, there's little contractors can do to influence agencies facing impending sequestration beyond maintaining good communications and weathering the storm.

Tags: Michael Tinsley , Federal Drive , NeoSystems Corp. , contracting , industry , acquisition , budget , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 11:24am EST
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DC federal offices open Friday with unscheduled leave, telework in effect

For the second day in a row, federal offices in the D.C. area will be open with unscheduled leave and telework available for eligible employees.

Tags: Federal Drive , operating status , OPM , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 11:47pm EST

Video: House committee fires first shot in IT reform revolution

Later today, the full membership of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will begin to consider legislation to reduce wasteful IT spending.

Tags: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Darrell Issa , IT reform , technology , Michael OConnell , information technology , Congress , House

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 11:10am EST

Salazar to step down as Interior secretary

Ken Salazar, a former Colorado senator and attorney general, handed in his resignation as secretary of the Interior to President Barack Obama, according to a department spokesman. Salazar joined the administration in 2009, when Obama assumed his office.

Tags: Ken Salazar , Interior , people , Michael OConnell , Inauguration 2013

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 09:09am EST
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