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Reid Wiseman, Flight Engineer, NASA

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Friday - 05/09/2014, 10:03am EDT
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Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

Tags: Jon Tester , Senate , Katherine Archuleta , J. David Cox , OPM , Best Places to Work , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jeri L. Buchholz , Carol Waller Pope , FLRA , employee satisfaction , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Rod Pyle, Author, Innovation the NASA Way

So you don't think the federal bureaucracy is so creative? A new analysis of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows innovation in government is on the wane. Just one-third of federal employees say their agencies reward outside-the-box thinking. The Partnership for Public Service and its partners in the analysis find some bright spots, however. At the top is NASA. Author Rod Pyle has written a new book on the agency, called Innovation the NASA Way. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his book.

Tags: Rod Pyle , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/25/2014, 10:14am EDT
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NASA fixing security holes in oversight of foreign nationals

Changes come in the wake of a NASA-commissioned report on the issue of foreign nationals' access to sensitive information. The study, which has not been released to the public, found the agency had failed to establish a central management structure for those workers' access to data and didn't impose consequences when its policies were violated.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , oversight , Frank Wolf , Richard Thornburgh , Bo Jiang , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/14/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Joe Thompson, National Academy of Public Administration

A House panel recently held back-to-back hearings: one with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's budget request, and the other with the authors of a report on security at NASA centers. NASA is under pressure to show Congress it's tightening security following a high-profile case of a Chinese spy and other cybersecurity breaches that have flown under the radar. NASA requested a review of its security procedures after spotting some red flags. Joe Thompson, project director of the National Academy of Public Administration, organized the review. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the study. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Joe Thompson , National Academy of Public Administration , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/14/2014, 09:40am EDT
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An update on the Senior Executives Service

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will discuss the status of the SES, and Nicole Johnson and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will talk about cloud computing and the likelihood that feds will get a pay raise.
April 9, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executive Association , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , GS-15 , cloud computing , GSA , retirement , pay raise , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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Marcia Smith, Editor, SpacePolicyOnline.com

U.S. tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis have spilled over into space. NASA has suspended all joint activities with Russia, except for the International Space Station. Employees cannot email or hold teleconferences with Russian counterparts. Marcia Smith, editor of SpacePolicyOnline.com discussed the situation with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. Read the Associated Press' related article.

Tags: Marcia Smith , Space Policy Online , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:21am EDT
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Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

Telework and a strong technology infrastructure could be the best way to find and keep talented employees at your agency. That's according to a Federal News Radio survey of chief human capital officers across the federal government. Jeri Buchholz, NASA's chief human capital officer, joined Federal News Radio's Jason Miller and Francis Rose to discuss the results of the survey and NASA's new culture strategy to tackle those challenges. Read Jason's related article and view the full survey results.

Tags: Jeri Buchholz , CHCO , In Depth , workforce , morale , management , best practices

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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From morale to training, NASA CHCO answers your HR questions

NASA Chief Human Capital Officer Jeri Buchholz joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat. View an archived version of the discussion now.

Tags: Ask the CHCO , online chat , Jeri Buchholz , workforce , Jason Miller , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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