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5:28 am, November 29, 2014

Continuing resolution or omnibus? Decision looms for Congress

When Congress returns on Dec. 1, it will be pressed for time on deciding its next course on funding before the current continuing resolution expires at midnight on Dec. 12.

TGIF or not

Whether you are working today or at home, take a minute to emerge from your turkey-induced haze and think about your 2015 health plan, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

White House crowdsources open-government playbook

In a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it's preaching by asking the public to help write a guide for agencies on ways to engage.

FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

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Radio Interviews

Tom Donnelly

AEI

A certain 11th Century monarch is the perfect role model for defense secretaries.

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Bill Lynn

Finmeccanica North America

A "Big Dog" is the latest symbol of the Pentagon's innovation problem.

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Dan Goure

Lexington Institute

A certain 11th century monarch is the perfect role model for defense secretaries.

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Jeff Neal

ICF International

Thanks all around are coming to you and your colleagues tomorrow.

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Linda Kohn

GAO

GAO says Health and Human Services has some work to do on sites aimed at consumers of Medicare services.

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Chris Cummiskey

Former DHS official

Time's running out to stop a ticking cyber time bomb.

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Sean Vitka

Sunlight Foundation

The implications of a new FOIA amendment.

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Miguel Garrido

Bloomberg Government

Will the GSA's new "mega schedule" be a good thing for contractors or agency customers?

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Tim Sullivan

Thomas Coburn LLP

A contracting veteran explains the importance of building relationships through more than email.

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Tisha Thompson

NBC 4

USPS employees say they faced sexual assaults at the hands of their coworkers.

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Jim Thomas

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assesments

What does DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation mean for the department's present and future?

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Brian Krenzien

DHS

DHS breaks ground on a new explosives detection lab.

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Features

  • View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.
  • Open Season expert Walt Francis answers your most pressing questions about this year's open season.
  • Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
  • The National Academy of Public Administration names 17 fellows for their contributions to federal service.
  • 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.
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's Government Contract Management Symposium.
  • What products are agencies buying, who are they buying them from, and how much does it cost?
  • From volunteering at orphanages to saving stray dogs, feds and their families are honored for their efforts.
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's GovCon Awards, recognizing the best in contracting.
  • Sign up today for our new Inside the Reporter's Notebook email alert for the latest IT, acquisition and DoD buzz.
  • Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, according to the latest EVS.
  • View photos from TechAmerica's annual Vision Conference, offering a peek into the future of Defense spending.
  • Few activities have vexed the federal government more over the years than procurement. Is reform needed?
  • The Feds Feed Families campaign collected 14.8 million pounds of food in 2014. View photos from a recent event.
  • Emily Kopp interviews Army leaders at the annual AUSA Expo. View photos and listen to the interviews.
  • The descendent of a British general returns a naval sword seized during the 1814 attack on Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • After executing a search warrant, authorities seized more than 40 items from John Sember's home.
  • 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.
  • Federal Drive with Tom Temin broadcasts from the 2014 Air Force Association Conference. View photos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Planning in the Government...

Monday, December 1st, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

VMware NSX Exploration

Monday, December 1st, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

AFCEA Bethesda's 7th Annual Health IT Day

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

AFCEA Washington, DC Winter Gala

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Disrupting the Status Quo: New Directions for Information Management in...

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Fort Lee Technology Expo

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Outcome Driven Government Forum

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Strength & Security: Building a Modern Foreign Policy

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

NDIA Mastering Business Development Workshop

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Government Video Expo

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

AFCEA NOVA 13th Annual Air Force IT Day

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

AG-100 Agile Orientation

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

B2G Content Boot Camp

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Fort Eustis Technology Expo

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter Small Business Networking Event

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Schaus & Pepper - Comply, Compete & Win - GSA Schedule Proposals

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Watchful Eye: Mitigating Risk in the Cloud

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

A Look Ahead: Federal Contracting in 2015 and Beyond

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

DIA Technology Expo

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Langley Air Force Base Technology Expo

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

NDIA C4ISR Breakfast

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Public Officials of the Year 2014

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Winter Outreach Seminar and Matchmaker

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Subcontract Management From A to Z

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - Friday, December 5th, 2014
  
Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Nov 28, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.4579 -0.01 3.24%
L 2020 23.0145 -0.05 4.51%
L 2030 24.9738 -0.07 5.12%
L 2040 26.5802 -0.09 5.53%
L 2050 15.1007 -0.06 5.73%
G Fund 14.5899 0.00 1.95%
F Fund 16.7673 0.03 5.73%
C Fund 27.2321 -0.07 11.06%
S Fund 35.9401 -0.32 5.34%
I Fund 25.2606 -0.12 (1.69%)
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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NAPA Fellows

The National Academy of Public Administration names 17 fellows for their contributions to federal service.


Federal Drive, 6-9 a.m.

Listen to Tom Temin's latest on-air interviews with federal executives and contractors.


In Depth, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features interviews on the top federal news of the day.


NCMA Symposium

View photos and hear interviews from this year's Government Contract Management Symposium.