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DoD constructing offensive, defensive cyber teams

U.S. Cyber Command is putting together dozens of groups to defend the military's network, to work with combatant commanders on offensive tactics and to respond to attacks against the nation. Gen. Keith Alexander, however, said budget cuts will delay DoD's ability to recruit and train team members.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , Robert Kehler , workforce , Senate Armed Services Committee , training , sequestration , Jason Miller , U.S. Cyber Command

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:13am EDT
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Sequestration to force HUD to shut down for 7 days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will furlough all 9,000 of its employees for seven days between May and August in a bid to reduce costs due to sequestration. All employees, including career employees, will be furloughed the same number of days, which will effectively result in a shutdown of the department on those days.

Tags: HUD , furloughs , workforce , sequestration

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:48pm EDT

Teleworking: 50 Shades of Not-So-Gray

What does the bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common with telework-designated federal employees. Well for one thing they both involve voluntary torture, at least for some people, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , telework , management

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

EEOC hosts Executive Leadership Conference

Jo Linda Johnson and Dexter Brooks from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will talk about the organization's upcoming leadership conference.
March 8, 2013

Tags: workforce , EEOC , EEOC Executive Leadership Conference , professional development , leadership development , leadership , resume , speed mentoring , Tony Vergnetti , Jo Linda Johnson , Dexter Brooks , EEOC Office of Field Operations , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/08/2013, 09:21pm EST
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CBP issues tens of thousands of furlough notices

In order to counter funding reductions due to sequestration, Customs and Border Protection has begun sending furlough notices to many of its 60,000 employees. An officer in the union representing CBP agents says these measures amount to a 40 percent reduction in salaries.

Tags: CBP , Shawn Moran , National Border Patrol Council , furloughs , overtime , workforce , sequestration , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , pay , management

Friday - 03/08/2013, 12:35pm EST
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FBI investigating NASA whistleblower reports of Chinese data breach

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose subcommittee handles NASA's budget, said whistleblowers have reported a foreign national connected to an 'entity of concern' was allowed to exfiltrate sensitive data to China. The FBI is investigating the allegations.

Tags: NASA , Frank Wolf , Congress , David Weaver , Jared Serbu , workforce , physical security , management , House Appropriations Committee , FBI

Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:13am EST
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Just what do government workers do?

Ever wonder what feds who work at airports actually do? Many people complain that they mostly slow down important people, like us, who are on a mission or heading for vacation. But it turns out that they do some pretty dramatic and important stuff all the time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , CBP , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:00am EST

Farenthold bill offers way to stop sequestration-related furloughs

The Protecting America's Civilian Employees Act would require the Office of Management and Budget to submit a plan to Congress on how they would cut spending without harming the federal workforce.

Tags: Blake Farenthold , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , sequestration , furloughs , Jason Miller , workforce

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 11:22am EST

Furloughs: Vacation or hard time?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: If furloughs come to your agency, will you treat them like a surprise budget vacation, or would that 20 percent per week pay cut put you under water? And is there a place where you can get an emergency, no-interest loan?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Sequestration causes rare March blizzard?

In 18th century Paris, the people demanded Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. In 21st century Washington, when a snowstorm approaches, the battle cry is white bread, milk and toilet paper, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , snow

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 02:00am EST
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