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Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration's efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

Tags: Angela Canterbury , POGO , oversight , open government , Accountability and Transparency Board , Interior , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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Senate amendment would extend pay freeze through 2013

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment Thursday to the Senate Highway Bill that would extend the federal pay freeze for another year as part of special deficit reduction trust fund.

Tags: Pat Roberts , Senate , highway bill , pay freeze , budget , workforce , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48am EDT

Force cuts won't alter Air Force's ability to do its job

Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, says that mandated cuts will not alter the services' ability to do its job.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , workforce , retirement , Darrel Jones , Federal Drive , buyouts , force reduction , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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Analysis: Hatch Act modernization good for feds, better for locals

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the Hatch Act Modernization of 2012 would widen the array of penalties for violating the law that governs political activities by government workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Carolyn Lerner , Hatch Act , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , OSC , MSPB , Congress , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 11:52am EST
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Watchdog board adopts new strategic plan

The Merit Systems Protection Board has come up with new strategic plan for the next four years which updates the agency's mission and vision statements and includes new strategic goals.

Tags: MSPB , OPM , DeeAnn Batten , Federal Drive , Merit Systems Protection Board , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 07:31am EST
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AFGE, SSA reach 'conceptual agreement' on new contract

A long-fought negotiation between the American Federation of Government Employees and the Social Security Administration seems to be over as the two sides agree to terms of new national contract.

Tags: Witold Skwierczynski , John Gage , SSA , AGFE , workforce , management , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Analysis: Competing bills offer different approaches to cybersecurity

Bob Dix, vice president for government affairs and critical infrastructure for Juniper Networks, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new cyber bill introduced by Senate Republicans.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:02am EST
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DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Burke , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Army , Marine Corps , green government , energy savings

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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OMB builds strategy to better target grant fraud, error and waste

The Obama administration has released a set of proposals it hopes will improve the oversight of grant programs. Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, told Federal News Radio why the changes are necessary.

Tags: Danny Werfel , OMB , Federal Drive , oversight , auditing , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 10:33am EST
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Interior pursues diverse, satisfied workforce

John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.

Tags: Interior Department , John Burden , EEOC , diversity , Federal Drive , workforce , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/27/2012, 10:45am EST
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