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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

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

Feds at DEFCON-2! Are you having fun yet?

More is often better than less, unless its ants at a picnic, your expanding waistline or the number of threats to your pay and benefits. So just how bad are things, and what's next for members of the federal family, retirees and people who get Social Security benefits? Checkout Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , John Grobe

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD assures Congress contractors will share in the pain of sequestration

The Defense Department is examining all of its contracts as part of the reductions necessary under automatic budget cuts. Reductions to contractors, not civilians, will make up "the majority" of the cost savings.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , service contracting , Edward Snowden , Richard Durbin , Chuck Hagel , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , industry , contracting

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:54am EDT
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