10:40 pm, December 21, 2014

DHS Secretary: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

A higher level of accountability, zero-based budgeting, and more and better trained people are among the recommendations from an expert panel to improve the Secret Service.

Updated: OPM to warn 48,439 federal employees of data exposure

OPM will notify federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed by a compromised computer network.

IRS imposes hiring freeze, eliminates OT due to budget cuts

Budget cuts are forcing the IRS to impose a hiring freeze, except for emergencies, and eliminate almost all overtime.

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Obama makes 2015 federal pay raise official

Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and members of the military, among other feds, will get a 1 percent pay raise in January. Late Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for the increases.

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Radio Interviews

Michael Stawasz

Department of Justice

An inside look at the Justice Department's new cyber crime advisory unit.


Ron Ross


Do recent events on the cybersecurity front scare the heck out of you?


Steve Kelman

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Your agency's "pay for results" plan is about to explode (in a good way).


Dr. Terry Allard

Department of the Navy

The path to building more resilience -- and more training -- into every warfighter.


Wendy Taylor


A USAID crowdsourcing challenge leads to innovations in the fight against Ebola.


Larry Allen

Allen Federal Business Partners

The top four takeaways from the bill blitzkrieg on Capitol Hill.


Ann Marie Dougherty

Bob Woodruff Foundation

How to help America's veterans combat intimacy injuries.


Daniel R. Elliot III

Surface Transportation Board

What does it take to top the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" list?


Heidi Burakiewicz

Mehri & Skalet PLLC

When does an hourly employee's work start and end? Simple question; not-so-simple answer.


Bob Behn

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Measuring too much achievement usually means you don't accomplish anything.


John Schaus


Building a strategic to-do list for the next defense secretary.


Mike Astrue

Former SSA

The next two weeks could make or break your agency's leadership potential.


Joe Brennan

JLL Government Investor Services

GSA's real estate plan is locked in a costly collision course.


Don Kettl

University of Maryland

What does the renewed relationship with Cuba mean for your agency's workload?



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