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Napolitano wants NSA-like hiring authority for DHS cyber workforce

Senate version of the cyber legislation includes a provision to let the Homeland Security Department take specific steps to be more competitive in hiring cyber workers. Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS is in the midst of hiring hundreds, but could use many more.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano , DHS , hiring , hiring authorities , Washington Post Live , NSA , FBI

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 08:52pm EDT

Survivors of the storm

In politically-supercharged Washington, even a glancing blow from a monster hurricane can bring out the partisanship that makes us so unloved in other parts of the country, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's your storm-of-the- century story?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Sandy

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Importance of Hispanic vote discussed on "Inside Government" - October 26, 2012 and November 2nd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Democratic National Committee Senior Advisor for Hispanic Affairs Juan Sepúlveda addresses the importance of the Hispanic vote in the upcoming elections while Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., discusses infrastructure investment and reviving the middle class. AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr. and Federal Aviation Administration Local 2282 President Greg Brooks also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Eugene Hudson Jr. , Peter Welch , Greg Brooks , Juan Sepúlveda

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT

Baltimore federal offices reopen Wednesday

The Federal Executive Board in Baltimore has recommended that federal agencies in Baltimore reopen Wednesday -- with unscheduled leave and telework options in place. There's no word yet from the Office of Personnel Management on the operating status of federal buildings in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday.

Tags: Sandy , Richard Howell , Baltimore FEB , operating status , Jack Moore ,

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Federal agencies in D.C. reopen Wednesday

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area reopened Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework options available to employees, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Before OPM made the announcement, several agencies contacted by Federal News Radio detailed only minor impacts from the storm and said they would be ready to open if OPM made that decision.

Tags: OPM , Sandy , operating status , NASA , DHS

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 04:34pm EDT

Feds can apply for disaster relief through FEEA

Federal employees who experience major loss during Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy can apply for a grant from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. FEEA also offers no-interest emergency loans of up to $1,000. Loans are repaid through the employees' payroll.

Tags: FEEA , Hurricane Sandy , grants , pay and benefits

Monday - 10/29/2012, 11:48am EDT

Test your knowledge of government

So, just what does an air traffic controller do? How do they become ATC and how many are there? Short answer: They control air traffic, its hard work and probably not enough of them. For details check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Paul Rinaldi , Air Traffic Controllers Association ,

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:00am EDT

USPS aims to deliver mail in DC after Hurricane Sandy

Postal Service employees will attempt to deliver mail the day after superstorm Sandy hit the D.C. region.

Tags: Hurricane Sandy , USPS , closures

Monday - 10/29/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Federal government offices closed Tuesday after 'storm of a lifetime'

D.C.-area federal government offices are closed for the second consecutive day due to superstorm Sandy. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio before the storm hit, OPM Director John Berry called Sandy a "significant life-threatening event." He urged feds to stay inside and stay "hunkered down." There is no word yet on the federal government's operating status on Wednesday.

Tags: OPM , Hurricane Sandy , operating status

Monday - 10/29/2012, 03:00pm EDT

Help Federal News Radio during Hurricane Sandy

Federal News Radio needs your help during Hurricane Sandy to keep updated on all federal government closings.

Tags: OPM , operating status , Hurricane Sandy ,

Sunday - 10/28/2012, 04:28pm EDT
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