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DHS 'aces' plain writing report; State, Interior score 'incompletes'

The Center for Plain Language issued its annual plain language report cards Tuesday, with the Homeland Security Department, Social Security Administration and Security Exchange Commission earning top scores.

Tags: Plain Writing Act of 2010 , Center for Plain Language , Kath Straub , Dave Loebsack , Annetta Cheek , DHS , SSA , SEC , Interior Department , Education Department , best practices

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 06:16pm EST

Matthew Asada, State Vice President, Foreign Service Association

Federal linguists are finding themselves in a Catch-22 situation. They become experts in another culture and language by spending a lot of time living in another country. But spending a lot of time outside of the United States can make their security lives more difficult. Matthew Asada is State vice president of the American Foreign Service Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the obstacles a federal linguist faces when trying to advance a career.

Tags: Matthew Asada , American Foreign Service Association , In Depth

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:17pm EST
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DoD loses key IT exec; two formers are lured back to government

Long-time and well-respected cybersecurity executive Mark Orndorff is calling it a government career on Jan. 31.

Tags: people , DISA , Mark Orndorff , GSA , Kelly Olson , Bev Godwin , David Bray , FCC , Phaedra Chrousos

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:46pm EST

Improving the user experience on your agency's website

Tim McLaughlin, CEO of Sitework, will discuss how his company is helping agencies make their websites more user friendly.
December 23, 2014

Tags: technology , website design , website makeover , Tim McLaughlin , Siteworx , mobile app design , responsive design , Adobe , Adobe Experience Manager , data analytics , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:34pm EST
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Several US government buildings lose power

Tags: FDIC , Pepco , GSA , Department of Labor , OPM ,

Monday - 12/15/2014, 01:54pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD trying to remove the haze around its use of commercial clouds

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," The Department of Defense releases the results of a study detailing three new approaches to help military services and agencies ensure the security of the commercial clouds they use; what could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals and Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Terry Halvorsen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , oversight , FISMA , continuous monitoring , people , White House , Office of Science and Technology , Commerce Department , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , Nick Sinai , Harvard University , Lynn Overman , Charles Worthington , Aneesh Chopra

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:56am EST

Paul Davies, Diplomatic Security Chief, State Department

Two years after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, training for the Diplomatic Security Service has undergone a thorough overhaul. The training course for high threat posts is now 10 weeks instead of five, and it's so realistic trainees might forget they're actually on a military base in Virginia. Paul Davies, Diplomatic Security Chief for High Threat Training at the State Department, spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Paul Davies , Diplomatic Security Chief , Chris Stevens , Benghazi , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , embassy , security

Monday - 11/24/2014, 10:59am EST
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Foreign Service members honored for volunteer efforts abroad

From helping dogs in India find new homes in the U.S. to obtaining shoes for a school of Bulgarian children, award-winning volunteers help Foreign Service transform "tea and crumpets" image.

Tags: SOSA Award Program , AAFSW , volunteering , Lara Center , Kyle Romero , Kerry Caswell , Shilpa Gadde , Jose Ramierez Dolce , Fernando Marcelo Alvarez , Liana Maria Alvarez , Foreign Service , Michael OConnell , Ann La Porta , Jamie Armstrong

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 05:42pm EST

Improving the user experience on your agency's website

Tim McLaughlin, CEO of Sitework, will discuss how his company is helping agencies make their websites more user friendly.
September 30, 2014

Tags: technology , website design , website makeover , Tim McLaughlin , Siteworx , mobile app design , responsive design , Adobe , data analytics , Adobe Experience Manager , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk ,

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 08:34pm EDT
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