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Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Tags: LightSquared , FCC , DoD , Transportation , GPS , broadband network , John Koskinen , OMB , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , technology

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST

Scientists use quantum cryptography to create 'un-crackable' phone security

Los Alamos National Lab researchers say they've found a way to put u-crackable security on smart phones. The technique is called quantum cryptography.

Tags: Federal Drive , Los Alamos National Laboratory , quantum cryptography , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Michael OConnell

Monday - 01/23/2012, 08:58am EST

Analysis: Sequester unlikely, but major Defense cuts ahead

Russel Rumbaugh, co-director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense at the Stimson Center, sees the looming sequester as an empty threat. Meanwhile, DoD and the administration move forward with significant cuts in spending.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , Russel Rumbaugh , Stimson Center , sequester , sequestration , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Website, job fair help veterans secure employment

Veterans can use the VA for Vets to gain career advice and get help on how to find a job. The website is also sponsoring a Jan. 18 veterans-only job fair at the Washington Convention Center.

Tags: VA for Vets , John Sepulveda , Veteran Affairs , DoD , job advice , job fair , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 10:27am EST
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ICE union leader denies alleged opposition to immigration policy

National ICE Council President Chris Crane disputes reports that his union has delayed implementation of a new Obama Administration policy on rounding up illegal immigrants.

Tags: ICE , DHS , Chris Crane , Federal Drive , Obama administration , immigration , AFGE , policy , Michael OConnell , workforce

Friday - 01/13/2012, 10:02am EST
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What has the Army learned in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Col. Thomas Roe, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, offers insight on how the Army takes what it has learned from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq and is applying it to future conflicts.

Tags: Thomas Roe , Army , DoD , Center for Army Lessons Learned , Iraq and Afghanistan , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , IEDs

Monday - 01/16/2012, 12:03pm EST
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Federal Mobility Strategy begins with public dialogue

Members of the public have until Jan. 20 to submit ideas for the National Dialogue on Federal Mobility Strategy.

Tags: mobility , technology , Steven VanRoekel , EOP , GSA , Federal Mobility Strategy , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 07:43am EST

CBP, Labor team up for disabilities hiring initiative

Customs and Board Protection recently signed an agreement to adopt a program developed by the Labor Department that facilities the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Tags: CBP , Franklin Jones , Labor Department , best practices , disabilities , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce , management

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:15am EST
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Cummings: Fight ahead for federal pay raise

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , USPS , Congress , House , pay increase , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:29am EST
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Obama praises EPA staff for pursuit of 'vital mission'

President Barack Obama spoke to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, challenging them to continue pursuing their "vital mission" of protecting the American people.

Tags: Barack Obama , EPA , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:57am EST
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