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Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , financial management , auditability , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:54am EDT

Pay raise - to be or not to be?

Imagine William Shakespeare were alive today and a federal employee. Would he still come up with stuff like "to be, or not to be, that is the question?" Or would he be preoccupied by the prospect of a furlough? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furlough song: Laugh or you'll cry

When the going gets tough, some people laugh, some cry and some, apparently, burst into song. Like the fed who recently penned the furlough song to a tune you already know, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

Contractors with security clearances lack path to report problems

Government contractors with security clearances, such as Edward Snowden, aren't legally protected from whistleblowing even by going through the proper channels. But John Mahoney, of the law firm Tully Rinckey, said Snowden should have defaulted to the standard whistleblowing procedure used by government employees in the intelligence community, who are protected under the law.

Tags: NSA , Intelligence community , management , whistleblower protections , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 06/17/2013, 02:44pm EDT

NSA leak case gives vendors reason to reevaluate personnel

Intelligence community contractors, similar to Booz Allen, likely are reevaluating employees who have access to classified information in order to identify any questionable personnel, according to Steve Ryan, leader of government strategies practice group at McDermott, Will and Emery law firm.

Tags: industry , management , Steve Ryan , McDermott, Will and Emery , Rob Levinson , Bloomberg , security clearances , NSA , NSA leaks , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 06/17/2013, 06:45pm EDT
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Ripple effect of furloughs: Life beyond the Beltway

Despite dire predictions, the world didn't end when sequestration started. It was more whimper than bang. But that is changing as never-gonna-happen furloughs have started to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The problem is that the people who devised the medicine the White House and Congress don't have to take it.

Tags: Mike Causey , furloughs , sequestration

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Fed dreams: Love, promotions, finally acronyms

Do federal workers dream and, if so, about what? Apparently, many have the same dream sequence starting with love, then moving to the promotion ladder and finally it ends with lusting for acronyms. So, where are you in the dream cycle? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Monday - 06/17/2013, 02:00am EDT

Hiring and mentoring returning veterans

American Corporate Partners Founder Sidney Goodfriend and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Business Accelerator will discuss how their organizations are helping returning veterans find jobs and start businesses.
June 14, 2013

Tags: Sidney Goodfriend , American Corporate Partners , mentoring , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , veterans , Veterans hiring , veteran-owned business , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 06/14/2013, 10:35pm EDT
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Furlough reality begins to bite feds

If traffic is a little light today, don't credit it entirely to the weather or people on alternative work schedules. In many places you can chalk it up to the presence of the F-word, which is becoming part of the deal if you work for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 06/14/2013, 02:00am EDT

Uncle Sam's dilemma: In-house or the outhouse!

Just as many cats get very nervous around dogs, many federal workers tense up when the discussion turns to the subject of federal contractors. And while there is tension, there are also instances when feds become contractors and contractors turn into civil servants. The ongoing NSA leak flap has many people thinking anew about the sometimes uneasy alliance between insiders and outsiders, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Thursday - 06/13/2013, 02:00am EDT
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