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From ruby slippers to first ladies' gowns, American History Museum celebrates major milestone

2014 marks 50 years since the Smithsonian Institution opened the doors on its National Museum of American History. Federal News Radio explores the museum's beginnings through pictures and stories with the people who were there then and now.

Tags: Smithsonian Institution , National Museum of American History , Art Molella , technology , history , Michael OConnell

Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:00am EDT

Michael O'Connell, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

One Smithsonian museum is celebrating a big milestone this year. The National Museum of American History turns 50-years old. Federal News Radio is taking a look back at the museum's creation with a special Web feature Friday. Web editor Michael O'Connell gives In Depth with Francis Rose a preview.

Tags: Michael OConnell , Smithsonian Institution , National Museum of American History , In Depth

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:42pm EDT
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OPM amends CFC rule to streamline donor process, improve transparency

The Office of Personnel Management published a final rule to amend the of regulations of the Combined Federal Campaign. The changes make it easier for federal employees to contribute to the charities of their choice and increase transparency of the donor process.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , CFC , CFC-50 Commission , Federal Register , charity , OPM , Michael OConnell , workforce

Monday - 04/14/2014, 05:50pm EDT

By air and sea, military shows off hardware at Sea-Air-Space Expo

The Navy and Marine Corps provided hands-on demonstrations of some of the innovative machines they use to help them do their jobs.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , V-22 , Osprey , Stiletto , technology , Sea-Air-Space Expo , Michael OConnell , NAVSEA

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:59pm EDT

VA reduces disability claims backlog by 44 percent

The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less than they did a year ago for their claims to be processed.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , Eric Shinseki , Agent Orange , pay and benefits , Bernie Sanders , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:56pm EDT

Just a test: Anacostia-Bolling trains for active-shooter attack

The hallways of a building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling echoed with the sounds of gunfire last month as part of a training exercise to help base law enforcement personnel prepare for an active-shooter event.

Tags: Anthony Calandra , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , training , workforce , Navy , Naval Installations Command , Timothy Trammell , Carlos Ansley , DoD , Navy Yard shooting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:26pm EDT

Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , information sharing , management , technology , Michael OConnell , transparency , records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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Gates: Compensation, benefits more than a third of DoD budget

When Robert Gates was secretary of Defense, he tried three years in a row to increase out-of-pocket expenses for TRICARE participants. But Congress voted that down every time.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , budget , Quadrennial Defense Review , TRICARE , In Depth , benefits , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:39pm EST
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EEOC revises procedures for sorting out EEO and HR conflicts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking public input on significant changes to the directive that provides guidance for federal agencies when it comes to EEO policies and procedures.

Tags: EEOC , Management Directive 110 , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/24/2014, 03:02pm EST

White House issues new tools to fight patent trolls

Federal CTO Todd Park and other White House officials unveiled a new set of initiatives Thursday designed to help businesses and consumers avoid unnecessary and costly patent litigation.

Tags: Todd Park , Gene Sperling , Patty Pritzker , Michelle Lee , patent trolls , patent reform , USPTO , Commerce , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:05pm EST
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