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Most members of Congress are not as cute as Bambi, but they do have some similarities to the four-footed animals that are overrunning the Capitol region, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Congress ,

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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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What happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas!

Remember when conferences were fun-filled, let-it-all-hang-out events? Those good old days may be gone for good, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , GSA scandal , Jeff Neely , management , Shakeup at GSA

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 02:00am EDT

Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces, not ‘exquisite stovepipes'

The leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says his job is not merely to build the cyber workforce, but to integrate that up-and-coming capability with the Army's existing signals and intelligence disciplines.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , technology , Internet , Cyber Center of Excellence , Fort Gordon , Stephen Fogarty , cyber corps , intelligence , DISA , management , budget

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

This week, the award for Federal Employee of the Year went to Dr. Rana Hajjeh for her contributions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her work with vaccines will save the lives of about 7 million children by 2020. The Service to America Medals gala on Monday also featured several young federal employees who might earn that honor for themselves one day. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He was at the Sammies Awards. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he sees some special potential from this year's finalists in the Call to Serve category.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , people , Sammies , HHS , CDC , Rana Hajjeh , Partnership for Public Service , Call to Serve , Tim McManus

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

The Office of Personnel Management has a list of 25 different conferences that comply with federal training regulations. Dan Waddell is director of government affairs for the cybersecurity non-profit (ISC)2. OPM just added their fourth annual Security Congress event to its list of approved conferences. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Waddell explained how the event got on the list.

Tags: OPM , In Depth , management , technology , cybersecurity , Francis Rose , Security Congress , Dan Waddell , ISC(2) , training

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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High-profile Marine Corps whistleblower's suit settled

Franz Gayl's seven-year Whistleblower Protection Act complaint case against the United States Marine Corps has come to an end. On top of preserving Gayl's position, the deal also appoints Gayl to a new team tasked with developing guidelines for whistleblower rights.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , MRAP , Franz Gayl , Whistleblower Protection Act , Government Accountability Project , whistleblowers ,

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 02:50pm EDT

Report: Services for female veterans fall short

The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military, even as their number is rising dramatically, according to a new report.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , DoD , oversight

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 05:40pm EDT

USPS to add 9,000 union jobs in 90 days

In accordance with an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, the U.S. Postal Service will convert 9,000 jobs previously held by non-union employees into bargaining unit positions.

Tags: postal service , American Postal Workers Union , Mark Dimondstein , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 10:08am EDT

VA has one ethics officer for every 18,674 employees

The Office of Government Ethics says the Veterans Affairs Department needs to expand the legal team responsible for ensuring employees follow government ethics rules. The team has just 19 people, in a department of more than 342,000.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , OGE , ethics , financial disclosure , Emily Kopp , oversight , management ,

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 02:21pm EDT
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