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Bill addresses problems found by Wartime Contracting Commission

The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 will attempt to fix many of the problems discovered by the Wartime Contracting Commission.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Jim Webb , DoD , DoD Update , Congress , Senate , contracting ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:47am EST

Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Tags: DoD , Army , cybersecurity , cyberworkforce , Air Force , Skip Runyan , Eric Bassel , SANS Institute , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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Moran crafting bill to shake up Senior Executive Service

The federal government's top career folks would have to move out of their "comfort zones," under a bill that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) plans to sponsor to overhaul the Senior Executive Service. A new report shows nearly half of federal senior executives have never changed positions, contrary to what lawmakers envisioned when they created the SES in 1978.

Tags: Congress , management , retention , Jim Moran , SES , Partnership for Public Service , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , McKinsey & Company , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Pay raise or retiree COLA: Timing is everything!

Worried about another pay freeze next year? Thinking about retiring to get a cost of living adjustment? Timing is everything, and for some people its already too late, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , federal report , buyouts , pay free , pay raise , COLA

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 02:00am EST

Air Force strategic plan focuses on cyber superiority

Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, the chief information officer of the Air Force, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller at the recent AFCEA Air Force IT Day in Vienna, Va.

Tags: Bill Lord , Federal Drive , Air Force , DoD , cybersecurity , technology ,

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:48am EST
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NTEU rallies on the Hill to energize feds, educate lawmakers

With a Capitol Hill rally Wednesday and a three-day legislative conference to follow, NTEU President Colleen Kelley discusses the union's priorities for the year ahead.

Tags: NTEU , Colleen Kelley , In Depth , Francis Rose , Congress , House , Senate

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:18pm EST
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GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Mike Coffman , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , FEHBP , OPM , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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Analysis: Federal employees tired of being punching bags

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a commentary published by a federal employee. Jason Ullner, a career Foreign Service Officer, wrote an op-ed in which he said he was sick of political leaders denigrating federal service.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Jason Ullner , Foreign Service , GovExec , Dennis Ross , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 07:04pm EST
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IRS offers targeted buyouts to employees in enforcement divisions

The IRS has offered another, more targeted round of buyouts. The agency, however, plans to grant buyouts and early-outs to a limited number of employees about 270 out of the 1,600 who are eligible, according to a staff email received by Federal News Radio. An IRS email said the targeted nature of the buyouts is different from previous offers and includes specific areas not covered before. The latest round of early-outs is the third set of offers in as many months.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , early retirements , buyouts , IRS , Steve Miller , Beth Tucker

Monday - 02/27/2012, 04:19pm EST

Interior pursues diverse, satisfied workforce

John Burden, the Interior Department's chief diversity officer, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin what Interior's diversity plan looks like and what he thinks is the best way to achieve the agency's goals.

Tags: Interior Department , John Burden , EEOC , diversity , Federal Drive , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/27/2012, 10:45am EST
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