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What federal applicants should know about polygraph tests

More and more Americans reported last year to having to submit to a polygraph examination in the quest of a coveted security clearance for federal employment or to keep a federal job. But unless you are like George Washington and you "cannot tell a lie" about cutting down the cherry tree, this controversial method could leave you rattled and unaware that you might have incriminated yourself during the process.

Tags: polygraph , Bill Bransford , Federal Drive , Katie Howard , best practices

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 03:31pm EST
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Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Protection Working Together

Can a "whole of nation" approach be the answer to the increasing connectivity of physical and cyber infrastructure protection? Hear insights from DHS experts Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate and Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, National Protection and Programs Directorate as they discuss DHS programs in recognition of National Critical Infrastructure and Protection Resilience Month.

Tags: management , FedCentral , Deloitte , Physical and Cyber Infrastructure , Suzanne Spaulding , Mark Weatherford , Harry Raduege Jr , Jane Norris , Shamyra Edmonds , Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month , DHS , NPPD , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 02:43pm EST
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Bonus holiday clock is ticking

Time is running out for the president to make a decision on the status of the government on Monday, Dec. 24. Will it be a bonus holiday for feds as it often is, or is this a bad year to make such a call? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got the track record.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Christmas Eve

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 02:00am EST

Navy, Air Force CMOs decry 'blunt, formulaic' cuts to civilian workforce

Senate-passed annual authorization bill for DoD would require a 5 percent cut in non-uniformed employees. Chief management officers from two military services say mathematical cuts to a workforce that's "under siege" would be unwise.

Tags: DoD , civilian workforce , Navy , Air Force , Congress , Robert Work , Jamie Morin , Jared Serbu , Government Executive

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:56am EST
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VetNet: Helping veterans find jobs

Host Derrick Dortch hosts a roundtable discussion of a new initiatiave to help transitioning veterans find jobs once they leave the military.
December 7, 2012(Encore presentation December 21, 2012 & December 28, 2012)

Tags: hiring , Veterans hiring , Vet Net , Carrie Laureno , Google for Veterans , Google , Kevin Schmiegal , Hire our Heroes , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Brian Stann , Hire Heroes USA , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 12/07/2012, 08:50pm EST
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AFGE fights back against Social Security cuts - December 7, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses a series of nationwide protests against Social Security cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. With more on the fiscal cliff, former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner reacts to the GOP counteroffer. Bill Fletcher Jr. addresses union myths with his book, "They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths About Unions."

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Bob Weiner , Bill Fletcher Jr

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:35pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 5, 2012

Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals talks about today's SSA demonstration. Travis Howerton discusses the National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to launch its own social network. Jeremy Herb of The Hill details the Defense Bill just passed by the Senate.

Tags: Federal Drive , Witold Skwierczynski , Jeremy Herb , The Hill , DoD , DoD authorization bill , budget , Travis Howerton , NNSA , AFGE , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 07:13am EST

A last-minute and very real pension threat

The next couple of weeks will be make or break time for federal workers and retirees as Congress flounders for a way to put the brakes on before the government goes off the infamous fiscal cliff. Among the endangered species: your future retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , Congress ,

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 02:00am EST

NSF facing gov't branding challenge in hiring reform

In a hiring pool where NSF has to compete with academia and high-profile companies for staff from the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, branding is everything, particularly the brand name of NSF and the federal government.

Tags: Gene Hubbard , Federal Drive , CHCO Council , hiring , Katie Howard

Friday - 11/30/2012, 04:05pm EST
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Air Force role just 1 piece of DoD's cyber puzzle

Air Force senior leaders assigned themselves several tasks after a summit on cyberspace in mid-November. But the service's role in cyberspace also awaits forthcoming guidance from the military's top leadership on the future of U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu , training

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:16am EST
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