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6:24 am, March 2, 2015
Special Report

How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

Political leaders of all stripes have long called for reforming the Senior Executive Service. But what if instead of fixing the SES' current problems, the government wiped the slate clean and started from scratch? In part 4 of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

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Radio Interviews

Steve Grundman

Atlantic Council

Running the Pentagon more like a business may be a path to disaster.

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Robert Autry

AFGE Local 4060

What a DHS shutdown would mean for agencies like FEMA.

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Heidi Burakiewicz

Mehri & Skalet

Could a DHS shutdown gives furloughed employees grounds for a lawsuit?

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Dick Gregg

HJ Steininger

A top three list for embracing the DATA Act.

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Steve Krauss

Censeo Consulting

A top three list for embracing the DATA Act.

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Daniel Snyder

Bloomberg Government

DoD is fixin' to buy a lot of micro-electronics to keep weapons systems up to date.

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Lt. Col. Scott Nelson

U.S. Army Reserve

Training a new army to fight on the cyber front.

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Chris Cummiskey

Former DHS

With or without a shutdown, morale at DHS will stay low.

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Adm. Paul Zukunft

U.S. Coast Guard

The state of the Coast Guard — straight from the Commandant.

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Greg Kutz

TIGTA

The Internal Revenue Service might need to be more selective when they rehire people.

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Todd Thibodeaux

CompTIA

Talking SMAC to the White House.

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Larry Allen

Allen Federal Business Partners

The ups and downs of federal hiring may be clues to help your bottom line.

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James White

GAO

The IRS needs to rethink how it assesses — and compensates for — identity theft.

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Lt. Gen. Jack Klimp

National Association for Uniformed Services

Turning the corner in the debate over military benefits.

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Features

  • In honor of Presidents Day, Federal News Radio takes a look back at America's 43 presidents via photos.
  • Is the Senior Executive Service an honor or a joke? Our candid talks with SES members might surprise you.
  • Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
  • Union members rally to raise awareness of issues impacting federal employees.
  • 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.
  • Which agencies get sizable increases and which get the short end of the stick in the 2016 budget?
  • A 1.3-percent pay raise and reforms to the SES are just two of the initiatives in President Obama's 2016 budget.
  • Everyone from interns to congressmen lined up to greet President Obama at his State of the Union Address.
  • Many federal managers are heading to the private sector. Track which feds are on the move.
  • Federal experts tell what top three concepts, trends or priorities they believe will be important in 2015.
  • The Veterans Affairs IG found alleged procurement fraud, intimidation and threats against a federal official.
  • 23 CIOs and other senior IT officials left government in 2014. The exodus shows encouraging and disturbing trends.
  • Sign up today for our new Inside the Reporter's Notebook email alert for the latest IT, acquisition and DoD buzz.
  • What feds need to know about the latest updates to OPM's dismissal and closure policy.
  • Federal News Radio digs through the first 400 bills introduced by the 114th Congress, and what they mean for feds.
  • NASA scientists are developing more innovative and cost-effective technologies for future space missions.
  • Congress has passed a $1 trillion budget to fund agencies in 2015. Find out how it will affect feds and agencies.
  • Office of Federal Procurement Policy's Anne Rung released a road map for re-imagining federal contracting.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Meadows discovers his artistic voice while recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
  • Wounded warriors display power of adaptive reconditioning at annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament.
  • View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.
  • The National Academy of Public Administration names 17 fellows for their contributions to federal service.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • View photos and hear interviews from this year's Government Contract Management Symposium.
  • The Feds Feed Families campaign collected 14.8 million pounds of food in 2014. View photos from a recent event.
  • The descendent of a British general returns a naval sword seized during the 1814 attack on Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Annual State of the Workforce Symposium

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Certified CISO (CCISO)

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - Friday, March 6th, 2015

Vision Defense Strategic Forum

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

NDIA 30th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Nuclear Regulatory Commission ISSO Workshop

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Meet Your 2015 FISMA Requirements Training Seminar

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 - Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Pentagon Tech Day Featuring IT & Digital Media Services

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Cleared Job Fair - BWI Polygraph

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Subcontract Management From A to Z

Friday, March 6th, 2015 - Friday, March 6th, 2015

Convergence in Communications Conference 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2015 - Friday, March 6th, 2015

Beyond the Beltway 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Monday, March 9th, 2015

Procurement Division Meeting

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
  
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Union members rally to raise awareness of issues impacting federal employees.


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.


Budget Breakdown

Which agencies get sizable increases and which get the short end of the stick in the 2016 budget?