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White House cyber meeting refines agenda

President Barack Obama and several of the administration's top cybersecurity officials met with key members of the private sector at the White House Wednesday to review progress in national cybersecurity activity in the past year. Alan Paller brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , Alan Paller , SANS Institute ,

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:30am EDT

How Defense feds prepare for deployment

The CEW is a workforce of Department of Defense civilians trained and equipped to deploy oversees in support of worldwide military missions. We learn more about it from Frank DiGiovanni, the Acting Director of Readiness and Training Policy and Programs at Defense.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Civilian Expeditionary Workforce , Frank DiGiovanni , DoD , Defense , best practices , Training

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 10:42am EDT

Tips for knowing what the government owns

OMB's figures come "from an incomplete database built from inconsistent data managed mainly by the agencies themselves, each using its own inventory method," says the Reason Foundation. Director of economic research, Anthony Randazzo, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , OMB , management , Reason Foundation , Anthony Randazzo ,

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 09:40am EDT

At-home Agent: telework on vitamins

The differences between federal workers and the private sector can be seen in the way they look at telework.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , cisco , telework , American Council for Technology , Advisory Council , Mark Samblanet , Dorobek Insider ,

Sunday - 07/11/2010, 03:44pm EDT

Battening down the telework hatches

In case of emergency, do you know what your telework options are? OPM says NOW is the time to find out.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , cisco , OPM , John Berry , telework , Redskins ,

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 02:38pm EDT

DFAS employees fired after security review

Pay your bills or lose your job. Thirty nine Defense Department workers whose jobs were at risk because of their bad credit ratings will lose their positions after all.

Tags: pay and benefits , credit , security clearance , DoD , DFAS , Terri McKay , Debra Roth ,

Monday - 07/05/2010, 07:55am EDT

Wall Street worries hit your TSP planning

As the third quarter starts, employers cut 125,000 jobs from the nation's payrolls in June, but the loss was driven by a wave of census layoffs. Certified financial planner Arthur Stein explains what's ahead.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , investing , Arthur Stein , TSP ,

Friday - 07/02/2010, 10:30am EDT

NPS IT team brings home the gold

The Alaska National Park Service IT/radio team has received the Alaska Federal Executive Association 2009 Civilian Team of the Year Award on the basis of cost savings to the government by means of technology. We learn more from NPS's Alaska region CIO, Dan Healey.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , technology , NPS , CIO , Dan Healey , best practices , lessons learned ,

Friday - 07/02/2010, 09:40am EDT

Cybersecurity awareness gets a NICE start

Cybersecurity training is expanding beyond agencies and into high schools, libraries and other workplaces. It's called the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. We learn more about it from NIST's Dr. Ernest McDuffie.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , NICE , Ernest McDuffie , NIST ,

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 02:05pm EDT

Recovery tool will help agencies shift paradigms

The success the Recovery and Transparency Board is having in tracking how recipients are spending funds has become a national model. Chair Earl Devaney explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , recovery , technology , Earl Devaney , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , management ,

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 10:08am EDT
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