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Hackers attack websites of cybersecurity bill backers

Tech America and USTelecom said the Anonymous hacker group targeted their Internet sites in denial-of-service attacks.

Tags: Anonymous , hackers , USTelecom , Tech America , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 09:48am EDT

Commerce renovation project called 'precedent setting'

The Commerce Department has big plans for its headquarters in downtown Washington, and it could lead a revolution in public-building planning.

Tags: Commerce , Bill Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , Federal Drive , renovations , workforce , Michael OConnell

Monday - 04/09/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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USDA takes direct approach to managing workforce, reducing costs

Billy Milton, chief human capital officer at the USDA, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the Agriculture Department's successful approach to managing its workforce in tough budgetary times.

Tags: Billy Milton , Tom Vilsack , USDA , CHCO , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Senior Executive Service , Michael OConnell , VERA , VISA , VSIP

Friday - 04/06/2012, 10:13am EDT
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Analysis: Further actions against GSA commissioners remain a possibility

Although scandal rocked the General Services Administration's leadership this last week, it remains unclear whether the four regional commissioners out on leave would face criminal prosecution.

Tags: GSA , Debra Roth , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , management , Michael OConnell , acquisition , contracting , inspector general , fraud, waste and abuse

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:21am EDT
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Analysis: Cybersecurity bill not needed, expert says

Jim Harper, senior policy analyst at the conservative Cato Institute, says that some of the cybersecurity bills Congress is considering are overreaching and may be unnecessary in the long run.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Jim Harper , Cato Institute , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:10am EDT
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Army calls for proposals on protective underwear

The Army issued a request for proposals to develop protective underwear for warfighters. The boxer-style briefs would provide projection from improvised explosive devices.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Army , contracting , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:12am EDT

Government already in cybersecurity regulation business, report says

While Congress debates several new cybersecurity bills, a Congressional Research Service reports shows the government is already involved in regulating cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Congressional Research Service , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:50am EDT

New tool will help Air Force speed up civilian hiring process

The Air Force is hoping that its USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool can help it slash the time it takes to hire civilians.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , Federal Drive , hiring , workforce , Michael OConnell , DoD Report

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:56am EDT

Senate bill seeks to reform Senior Executive Service

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Senior Executive Reform Act, which would link the General Schedule with the pay system for senior executives and let senior executives include their performance bonuses in their retirement calculation.

Tags: Daniel Akaka , SES , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Congress , Senate , retirement , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/30/2012, 12:25pm EDT
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Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GSA , NIST , DoD , Energy , Justice , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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