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Former Commerce CIO Szykman lands in the private sector

Former Commerce Department chief information officer Simon Szykman Simon Szykman is joining Attain as its chief technology officer of the federal services division.

Energy rebounds from cyber attack thanks to new IT asset tracking tool

The Energy Department is finding a silver lining from its cyber breach that exposed the data of more than 50,000 employees last year.

Marine Corps weeks away from beta testing BYOD approach

The Marine Corps will begin a small scale pilot in the next several weeks to determine whether commercial-grade security containers on mobile devices can meet DoD's security demands.

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2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Senior leaders get low marks

Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, based on the Office of Personnel Management's survey of nearly 400,000 employees across government. More broadly, the survey suggests employees are even less enthusiastic about their jobs than they were last year, when OPM warned agencies to heed signs of low morale.

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Radio Interviews

Kate Schweit

Federal Bureau of Investigation

A comprehensive look at active-shooter incidents in the U.S.

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Adele Ratcliff

OSD for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

DoD's launching a new Institute for Manufacturing.

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Chris Mihm

Government Accountability Office

GAO finds thousands of feds are taking prolonged periods of administrative leave.

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Ron Sanders

Booz Allen Hamilton

Bad news for your agency's senior leaders in this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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Joe Petrillo

Petrillo & Powell

Sometimes even fraud can't get a task order overturned.

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Roger Cressey & Kiersten Todt

Liberty Group Ventures

Contractors may face new demands to reveal attacks on their cyber networks.

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Thad Allen

Booz Allen Hamilton

Advice on the road ahead for the new Ebola Czar

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Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Peace Corps

The number of people applying to the Peace Corps jumps 70 percent.

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Kathryn Medina

APCO

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey contains no surprises, and not much good news.

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Features

  • Few activities have vexed the federal government more over the years than procurement. Is reform needed?
  • Emily Kopp interviews Army leaders at the annual AUSA Expo. View photos and listen to the interviews.
  • Moving, important and, sometimes, amusing things happen in the federal community each day. Take a look!
  • The descendent of a British general returns a naval sword seized during the 1814 attack on Washington, D.C.
  • Listen to Tom Temin's latest on-air interviews with federal executives and contractors.
  • In Depth with Francis Rose features interviews on the top federal news of the day.
  • The Feds Feed Families campaign collected 14.8 million pounds of food in 2014. View photos from a recent event.
  • The Office of Personnel Management answered questions about phased retirement, morale, pay, and more.
  • VA's IG details a story of fraud and abuse that's right out of the movies.
  • The White House is giving DHS the authority to conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks.
  • All the answers you need on phased retirement and how to take advantage of it.
  • In the inaugural edition of our new feature, Federal Voices, diplomats' share stories of crisis and survival.
  • Former Chief of Prosthetics at VA Medical Center charged with health care fraud.
  • Martha Rubenstein at the National Science Foundation discusses the results of our exclusive CFO survey.
  • View photos of five unique Air Force aircraft you've probably never heard of.
  • The Broadcasting Board of Governors aims for a morale boost with an office facelift. View photos of the workspace.
  • Meet 33 feds who changed lives and saved billions of dollars in 2013. View photos and learn about the finalists.
  • The National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing.
  • Senior Correspondent Mike Causey and his readers look back at where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Federal Drive with Tom Temin broadcasts live from the 2013 Air Force Association Conference.
  • Sign up today for our new Inside the Reporter's Notebook email alert for the latest IT, acquisition and DoD buzz.
  • Department of Energy employees enjoy music, games and food at a Feds Feed Families event.
  • Four unique stories about the feds whose work has saved significant amounts of money for the government.
  • Four feds are named for their outstanding achievements in human resources. Read our exclusive Q&As.
  • Labor Deputy CIO Dawn Leaf discusses her priorities around IT modernization in a free online chat.
  • Federal workers could see as much as a 50 percent reduction in cubicle and office space in the years ahead.
  • NASA's Curiosity rover completed its second full year on Mars. View photos the rover has taken of the red planet.
  • Track which agencies are offering early retirement and buyout offers this year.
  • Sonny Hashmi, CIO at GSA, answers your questions about open data and mobility, among other topics.
  • What products are agencies buying, who are they buying them from, and how much does it cost?
  • Veterans urge Congress to reunite military dogs with the service members they served overseas. View photos.
  • Ongoing coverage of VA's cyber vulnerabilities, its struggle to fix them, and the people behind it.
  • View photos and listen to interviews from the National Contract Management Association's World Congress event.
  • Why is the morale of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender feds lower than their non-LGBT colleagues?
  • Many federal managers are heading to the private sector. Track which feds are on the move.
  • View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.
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2014 ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

25th Annual ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

AFCEA Washington, DC Monthly Luncheon

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Monday, October 27th, 2014

Billion Dollar Proposal Graphics

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Monday, October 27th, 2014

NDIA's Security Effectiveness & Programmatic Progress Metrics Project Workshop

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Monday, October 27th, 2014

UMD-NVIDIA GPU Summit

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

NDIA's 17th Annual Systems Engineering Conference

Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Fall Outreach Seminar and Matchmaker

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Improving Operational Efficiencies in Government

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

MOAA Career Fair

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Technical Exchange on Network Management Interoperability

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

2014 Vision Conference

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

USDA Cyber Security Symposium and Expo 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Advanced Internal Controls in Government Training Workshop

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Cyber Job Fair--Baltimore Convention Center

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Getting Results Without Authority

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

NDIA S&ET Executive Breakfast

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

NDIA's 2014 Manufacturing Division Meeting

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

NRO IT Planning Conference

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

3rd Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit: Decoding the New Era of U.S. National...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

AGILE Development in Government Training Workshop IV

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Deltek Seminar: FedFocus

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Cyber Security Conference

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Staying Out of Jail: Government Security and Accounting Compliance

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

TankThoughts: National Insecurity

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Can We Make Government Work?

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - Friday, October 31st, 2014

Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - Friday, October 31st, 2014
  
Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Oct 24, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2573 0.02 2.61%
L 2020 22.4377 0.06 3.38%
L 2030 24.1883 0.08 3.70%
L 2040 25.6288 0.09 3.88%
L 2050 14.4988 0.06 3.97%
G Fund 14.5591 0.00 1.75%
F Fund 16.6787 0.00 4.73%
C Fund 25.8092 0.18 8.41%
S Fund 34.3007 0.15 1.18%
I Fund 24.3758 0.03 (1.06%)
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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1814 Sword Returned

The descendent of a British general returns a naval sword seized during the 1814 attack on Washington, D.C.


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The Feds Feed Families campaign collected 14.8 million pounds of food in 2014. View photos from a recent event.