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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration handed out the first of seven awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS will implement tools and services to improve its cybersecurity under the CDM program. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," Jason Miller writes about this award and the next ones on tap. He joined producer Shefali Kapadia on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the DHS awards and other happenings in the federal IT community.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Inside the Reporters Notebook , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:00pm EST
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Coast Guard Commandant lays out budget, acquisition challenges for year ahead

Should an appropriations lapse occur, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard's workforce, acquisition programs and daily operations would be "adversely affected."

Tags: Coast Guard , Paul Zukunft , DHS , management , acquisition ,

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:37am EST

NIH plans massive overhaul of Bethesda campus

The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus 500 pages of plans, to be specific. The plan includes everything from replacing buildings to clearing traffic congestion to changing landscaping.

Tags: NIH , buildings , Ricardo Herring , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 11:25am EST
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TSP Board looks for fund manager for C Fund

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issued a request for proposal for the Thrift Savings Plan's Common Stock Fund.

Tags: TSP , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board ,

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 10:20am EST

When is phased retirement coming to your agency?

The waiting game continues for agencies to implement their own guidance and put phased retirement into practice. An OPM spokesman told Federal News Radio it hasn't received any applications for phased retirement so far, and it has no reports on agencies implementing the program.

Tags: retirement , phased retirement , OPM , Julie Perkins , Mike Causey , Your Turn ,

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 10:12am EST
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Ash Carter may face 'rocky' confirmation hearing for Defense secretary

Despite bipartisan support and years of experience in the Defense Department, Ash Carter's confirmation hearing to be Defense secretary might not be smooth sailing.

Tags: Ashton Carter , DoD , Congress , Senate , John McCain , Nora Bensahel , Senate Armed Services Committee , People , American University ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:43am EST
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House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tags: pay , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Senate , pay raise , workforce , NTEU , Federal-Postal Coalition , Ben Cardin , Brian Schatz , NFFE , House

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

First snow of the season: Did OPM make the right call?

The Office of Personnel Management announced early Tuesday morning that agencies in the D.C. are open, but employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Federal employees reacted to social media.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , snow closings ,

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 10:19am EST

Obama announces series of SES reforms

During a meeting with thousands of federal managers today, President Barack Obama announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service. They include creating an SES advisory group, developing a leadership program for future career executives, and forming a new customer service awards program.

Tags: management , SES , Jitinder Kohli , Barack Obama , SES reform

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 10:14am EST

Thousands of veterans' calls for help go to voicemail

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General identified a total of 40,500 missed opportunities for the call center to refer veterans to appropriate care and services.

Tags: veterans , Veterans Affairs Department , homelessness , Baylee Crone ,

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:54am EST
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