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An acquisition wish list for Santa

Keith Trippie, a former Senior Executive Service member executive director for the Enterprise System Development Office at DHS, pens an acquisition wish list for Santa.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , share-in-savings , FedRAMP , cloud computing , strategic sourcing , Keith Trippie

Friday - 10/17/2014, 10:15am EDT
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Federal workers: All I want for Christmas is a long weekend

A WhiteHouse.gov petition asks President Barack Obama to grant government employees off the Friday after Christmas, creating a four-day weekend.

Tags: Christmas , vacation , management , benefits , pay and benefits , paid leave , holiday

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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Ebola and your job description

Over the coming weeks and months, many federal workers and military personnel will be involved in the fight to contain, then isolate and eliminate the disease. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what measures agencies will be taking to protect those workers.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , ICE , CBP , Ebola

Monday - 10/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

Religious services as a commodity?

Is the Army really conducting a reverse auction for Catholic priest services?

Tags: FedBizopps.gov , Army , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 05:55pm EDT

Cautious responders at Pentagon transport ill woman to area hospital

Arlington County officials have transported an ill woman found Friday in a Pentagon parking lot to a local Virginia hospital. According to a DoD spokesperson, the woman told first responders she had recently traveled to Africa.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon , emergency response ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 01:09pm EDT

Latest employee viewpoint survey shows dissatisfaction with VA's senior leaders

In an agency rocked by scandal and mismanagement, employees at the Veterans Affairs Department are becoming less pleased with their senior leaders. According to data from the Office of Personnel Management's 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey, only 37 percent of employees surveyed said they are satisfied with their senior leaders' policies and practices. The number is down from 40 percent in the 2013 survey.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Employee Viewpoint Survey , management , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 10/17/2014, 11:27am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A chief risk officer (CRO) may be the answer to how your agency manages risk. But whether or not your agency adds another to the growing list of chief this or that officers, the White House expects you to consider anything that may impede your mission success. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on why measuring and mitigating risk will be a bigger priority in the coming year.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Chief Risk Officer ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:40am EDT
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