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An update on the federal job market

Evan Lesser, co-founder and managing director of ClearanceJobs.com, will give his take on the State of the Union's impact on federal hiring in 2014.
February 7, 2014 (Encore presentation February 14, 2014)

Tags: contracting , hiring , security clearance , ClearanceJobs.com , Evan Lesser , State of the Union , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:01pm EST
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Affordable Care Act implementation continues - February 7, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Guests include National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig, author and former insurance executive Wendell Potter, The Daily Beast Contributing Editor Eleanor Clift and Young Invincibles Senior Policy Analyst Christina Postolowski.

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Thursday - 02/06/2014, 09:25am EST
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How's your escape planning going?

Does your federal retirement plan involve leaving at the earliest possible date, or having your funeral at the office? Whatever your plan -- retire or expire -- you are not alone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Retire or expire: What's your plan?

When it comes to career planning, do you have a target date for retirement, or are you going to work until you drop? One in three feds could retire now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So why aren't they?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , retirement ,

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 02:00am EST

New IRS chief says budget crunch, understaffing taking its toll

John Koskinen, sworn in as IRS commissioner in late December, has been meeting with frontline employees and crunching numbers for the last several weeks. He told Congress Wednesday that every corner of the agency is underfunded, and as a direct result, the Treasury is collecting fewer dollars than it should.

Tags: IRS , Treasury , budget , Congress , management , House Ways and Means Committee , John Koskinen , Charles Boustany , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 03:47am EST
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Forget the Oscars -- this one's for you!

Forget the Academy Awards, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. There is another awards event that honors the people who make the government work. People like you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Causey Awards , management

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 02:00am EST

Army identifies up to $100 million in fraud in recruiting payments

The Army's audit arm finds huge accountability holes in a years-long program that recruited 130,000 soldiers. The program most likely violated federal law from the get-go, officials say.

Tags: DoD , Army , Congress , recruiting , oversight , waste, fraud and abuse , Army Criminal Investigation Command , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , William Grisoli , David Quantock , Joseph Bentz , Claire McCaskill , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:45am EST
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Pace of federal retirements slows at start of 2014

The number of federal employees filing for retirement in January swelled to more than 17,000, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. But that's actually about 2,600 fewer than expected. In fact, this past month marked the first time in at least two years that the number of federal workers filing for retirement in January fell below 20,000 claims.

Tags: retirement , OPM , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 11:18am EST

DHS, SANS Institute join forces to give agencies cyber primer

Federal employees are eligible for a free one-day training session in early November on implementing continuous monitoring. The goal is to help agencies make good use of the continuous diagnostics and monitoring contract DHS awarded in August.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , SANS Institute , John Pescatore , DHS , continuous monitoring , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/18/2013, 03:40am EDT
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Cyber workers control their future as skillsets converge

As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.

Tags: Earl Crane , technology , cybersecurity , CNSS , NIST , commentary , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:37pm EDT
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