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Highest ranked agencies distinguished by strong leadership

NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.

Tags: management , Transportation , Surface Transportation Board , Partnership for Public Service , OMB , Best Places to Work , Daniel Elliott , John Porcari , Lori Garver , Danny Werfel , Max Stier , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/14/2012, 05:42am EST
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'Best Place to Work?' -- Not so much

The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte released the 2012 Best Places to Work in Federal Government rankings today. While some agencies improved their employee satisfaction rankings, the majority did not, resulting in the greatest overall change -- a 3.2 point drop -- since the rankings began.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work 2012 , Deloitte , Hay Group , Max Stier , employee satisfaction , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:36am EST
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Federal agencies in D.C. reopen Wednesday

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area reopened Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework options available to employees, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Before OPM made the announcement, several agencies contacted by Federal News Radio detailed only minor impacts from the storm and said they would be ready to open if OPM made that decision.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Sandy , operating status , DHS

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 04:34pm EDT

UK blocks extradition of alleged hacker to US

Home Secretary Theresa May said she had blocked the U.S. request to extradite Gary McKinnon after medical experts concluded he was seriously depressed and that there was "a high risk of him ending his life."

Tags: Gary McKinnon , DoD , hacker , technology , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 04:35pm EDT

Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies

Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.

Tags: technology , big data , TechAmerica Foundation , NSF , Energy , Suzi Iacono , Bill Perlowitz , Wyle , Steve Lucas , SAP , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , chief data officer , FCC , Steve Mills , IBM , challenges , contests , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - September 27

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive report , John Logsdon , Congress

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

NASA fills top job at Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA announced several leadership changes including two promotions among its top administrators this week.

Tags: Robert Lightfoot , Patrick Scheuermann , Richard Gilbrech , Gene Goldman , Stennis Space Center , Marshall Space Flight Center , SES

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 03:35pm EDT

How NASA's Curiosity rover got 1.1M Twitter followers

The Mars rover Curiosity is breaking barriers both in space and the Twittersphere. Curiosity now has more than 1.1 million followers on the social media site. A NASA social media manager shares best practices for maintaining a Twitter account.

Tags: Veronica McGregor , Mars , Curiosity , technology , social media , Twitter , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 04:12pm EDT
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