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The paperback scoop on landing a federal job

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Government Jobs offers advice and insider tips for job and internship seekers to navigate the often intimidating government application process. John Palguta, from the Partnership for Public Service, has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Complete Idiot's Guide , The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Government J , federal jobs ,

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:40am EDT
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DoD to host a performance symposium open to all

500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you're invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department's Lean Six Sigma Program Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , performance management , J. D. Sicilia , DoD , Lean Six Sigma , OMB , VA , HUD , DoE , NRC , FAA , DHS , Jeffery Zients ,

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Telework in the real world

"Mobile workdays" are telework's sexy side. The truth of the matter is the day to day telework grind has benefits too.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , telework , OPM , Jon Desnberg , Performance Management And Human Capital Managemen , The Performance Institute ,

Monday - 05/17/2010, 10:57am EDT

Census to use Web in future counts

Ten years from now, how the population in the U.S. is counted will probably be even more different than the population will be! Director of the Census Bureau, Dr. Robert Groves tells us the Census plans to test using the Internet for future counts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Census , Robert Groves , technology , management , Internet ,

Friday - 05/14/2010, 10:55am EDT
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How to fight through a digital meltdown

How would the military carry on in the event that an enemy manages to meltdown the DoD's digital information infrastructure? We get thoughts from Air Force Major General Kevin Kennedy, Director for Joint Capability Development (J8), U.S. Joint Forces Command.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , DoD , Kevin Kennedy , Air Force , AFCEA , security ,

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 09:56am EDT
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Admin. Babbitt: Human error, not technology, behind November FAA outage

Early reports say human error caused the breakdown of an FAA communications system in November. That word comes from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in an exclusive interview with FederalNewsRadio. Babbitt says technicians performing a router upgrade turned off a warning system but didn't switch it on when they finished. That resulted in a system breakdown, snarling air traffic around the country.

Tags: mngt , tech , FAA , human error , outage , Randy Babbitt ,

Friday - 12/11/2009, 10:41am EST
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How to work around FEHBP's fewer choices and higher costs

There are fewer options and higher prices in store for most federal employees this Open Season. But premiums may not have to be as high as many feds think. FederalNewsRadio gets tips from the editor of CHECKBOOK's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , FEHBP , Mike Causey , OPM , health insurance , premiums , Walton Francis , Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Empl , Blue Cross , GEHA , Kaiser

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 11:54am EDT
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Agencies consider transforming the federal workplace

In an historic first, three federal department and agency heads met to discuss the creation of a model Work-Life campus that would include more than 6,000 Federal employees on multiple acres.

Tags: P&B , federal workplace , OPM , GSA , DOI , Federal Reserve , Ruben Gomez , federal campus

Wednesday - 07/15/2009, 07:34am EDT

In his own words: DHS IG Rick Skinner

The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security looks back over 40 years of public service, and sees change.

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Friday - 06/26/2009, 01:15pm EDT
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