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Robot door greeters first step toward robot Marines?

The Navy is funding robotic door greeters to learn more about potential futuristic training options for the Marine Corps.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Office of Naval Research , Marine Corps , University of Central Florida , AMITIES , technology , Science and Technology Strategic Plan ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:49pm EST

GAO: Headquarters reduction plan still missing at Pentagon

The Pentagon wants to start the process of cutting 20 percent from its headquarters staff. But it still doesn't know who should stay, who should leave, or how to find that out, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: Pentagon , DoD , Chuck Hagel , GAO , John Pendleton ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:02am EST

House bills slash federal workforce, start possible hiring freeze

A collection of new House bills aim to slash the federal workforce, let go of 120,000 civilian employees at the Pentagon and take back top secret security clearances for contractors in the intelligence community.

Tags: Congress , workforce , workforce reductions , Cynthia Lummis , Ken Calvert , J. David Cox , AFGE , DoD , REDUCE Act , Chris Van Hollen , Sheila Jackson Lee , Disclose Act ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:13pm EST

House bill would reduce SES pensions at VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller wants new ways to punish SES members accused of misconduct, including possible pension reductions, limits on paid leave. He also wants to curtail VA's bonus award system.

Tags: Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , SES , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , veterans , Veterans Affairs , accountability , GAO , Hal Rogers ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:46am EST

OSC helps VA whistleblowers retain jobs, regain reputations

Veterans Affairs whistleblowers reclaimed their jobs and reputations after supervisors tried to downplay claims of falsified performance reports, a delayed response to rape allegations against a VA employee and low staffing levels at VA medical centers.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , OSC , oversight , MSPB , back pay , whistleblower , suspension , VA Medical Centers ,

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 05:17pm EST

Koskinen: Furloughs possible for IRS employees

Employees at the Internal Revenue Service may face two days of furloughs before the end of the fiscal year. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen detailed stark budget realities in an agency-wide e-mail to employees.

Tags: John Koskinen , IRS , budget , workforce , furloughs ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 06:03pm EST

Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Lockheed Martin faces a class-action lawsuit against 120,000 employees for how it handles their 401(k) retirement plans. The case focuses on whether the company's provider made the employees pay higher fees than they needed to and made bad investment decisions. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there isn't a direct connection between the Lockheed Martin case and federal employees. But he told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley they should pay attention to what happens afterward.

Tags: Mike Causey , Francis Rose , In Depth , Lockheed Martin , 401(k)

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:42pm EST
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President invites entire Senior Executive Service for one-on-one meeting

President Barack Obama issued an open invitation out to all of his senior managers for an exclusive meeting. Registration is open online and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tags: management , White House , SES , Senior Executives Association , management agenda , workforce , Barack Obama , Carol Bonosaro

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 06:47pm EST

Odierno: Global strategy helps Army balance readiness, threat response

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says new Army Operating Concept stresses flexibility and sustainability to combat a wide variety of enemies across a wide swath of domains.

Tags: Ray Odierno , Army , AUSA conference , Federal Drive , DoD , readiness ,

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 12:56pm EDT
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Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

A subcontractor working for the Environmental Protection Agency is using a cloud system to store and analyze data for the agency. But EPA's Inspector General says that's a big problem because the agency had no idea the company's in the cloud. Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley reported the story on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: In Depth , EPA

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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