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Flynn starts 'dream job' as new DIA director

New director of the Defense Intelligence Agency challenges his workers to better serve their customers both military and private sector by being more responsive, timely and relevant.

Tags: Michael Flynn , DIA , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:41am EDT

Senators ask DoD to consider debarment for P&WC

Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Defense Secretary Panetta and Secretary of State Clinton asking them to consider further actions against contractor Pratt & Whitney Canada. P&WC pleaded guilty in June to illegally exporting military software to China.

Tags: Pratt & Whitney , United Technologies , Carl Levin , John McCain , Leon Panetta , Hillary Rodham Clinton , DoD , State Department , Congress , China , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:39am EDT

Analysis: $5.5B default fails to inspire urgency over Postal Service bill

Although the word "default" might elicit a sense of urgency in most people, it doesn't appear to be inspiring lawmakers to take action on the proposed Postal Service bill. USPS is expected to default on $5.5 billion in pension costs that it owes to the Treasury.

Tags: USPS , Congress , Bernie Becker , The Hill , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 12:28pm EDT
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Multiple roles more help than hindrance, say agency CAOs

The Government Accountability Office looked at how agencies were complying with the Services Acquisitions Reform Act of 2003. It discovered that while many chief acquisition officers had assumed duties far beyond what the act intended, that might not be such a bad thing.

Tags: GAO , Bill Woods , CAO , acquisition , SARA , OFPP , Chief Acquisition Officer , management , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:55pm EDT
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Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , Veterans Affairs , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , workforce , hiring , Joining Forces , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT

7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Tags: Cloud First , OMB , GAO , HHS , GSA , DHS , Treasury , USDA , SBA , technology , information technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

Open Season creates opportunities for tax savings

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employees benefits consultant, recommends that feds consider possible tax deductions when choosing a health insurance plan. But hurry, open season ends Dec. 12.

Tags: Pay & Benefit , Ed Zurndorfer , supercommittee , tax breaks , Open Season , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/02/2011, 01:04pm EST
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Treasury's paperless initiative means no more paper benefit checks

Those who are already receiving paper checks for federal benefit payments have until March 1, 2013, to sign up for direct deposit or direct express.

Tags: Treasury , Walt Henderson , paperless , Green government , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , pay and benefits

Friday - 03/02/2012, 10:23am EST
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Debilitating storm? No sweat for teleworking feds

While some federal agencies in Washington, D.C., struggled to get their work done on Monday due to power outages caused by a recent storm, thousands of Patent and Trademark Office employees worked remotely as part of the agency's successful teleworking plan.

Tags: Danette Campbell , In Depth , telework , USPTO , workforce , management , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 01:29pm EDT
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TSP numbers bounce back in June

All 10 Thrift Savings Plan funds finished the month of June with positive figures, ending a several month slide into the red. The I Fund grew from -11.40 percent in May to 7.08 percent on June 30.

Tags: TSP , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 09:38am EDT
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