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Exclusive: WH to grade fed managers on employee engagement

Senior managers soon may have more to fret about when it's time to discuss their performance: Are they engaging employees and creating inclusive work environments?

Thank you, federal employees

It's Thanksgiving and everyone should remember to thank federal employees for all the work they do on our behalf, says Jeff Neal, founder of ChiefHRO.com.

Photos: Art therapy opens up creative world for recovering soldier

While receiving therapy for a traumatic brain injury, wounded warrior discovers artistic talent he never knew he had.

Hagel successor expected to fight more threats, increase DoD spending

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to resign Monday has produced plenty of speculation about his successor. Military experts retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro and Jim Thomas of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments agree that the drawdown culture that Hagel was expected to bring to the Pentagon has fallen by the wayside with emerging threats like the Islamic State and Russia. Hagel's successor, they say, will likely fight the budgetary constraints brought on by sequestration in 2013.

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Radio Interviews

Brian Krenzien

DHS

DHS breaks ground on a new explosives detection lab.

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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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Chris Cummiskey

Former DHS official

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

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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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Tim Sullivan

Thomas Coburn LLP

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

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Jeff Neal

ICF International

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

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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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Dan Goure

Lexington Institute

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

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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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Sean Vitka

Sunlight Foundation

The implications of a new FOIA amendment.

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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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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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Outcome Driven Government Forum

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Strength & Security: Building a Modern Foreign Policy

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NDIA Mastering Business Development Workshop

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Government Video Expo

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AFCEA NOVA 13th Annual Air Force IT Day

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AG-100 Agile Orientation

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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

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Langley Air Force Base Technology Expo

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NDIA C4ISR Breakfast

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Public Officials of the Year 2014

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Winter Outreach Seminar and Matchmaker

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Subcontract Management From A to Z

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - Friday, December 5th, 2014

GTRA SecureGOV Council Meeting

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Government Contractors Holiday Soiree

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Additive Manufacturing for Government

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Black Hat Trainings

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - Thursday, December 11th, 2014

KM Institute - Knowledge Management Certification Training

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17th Annual Industry Day: How to do Business with the Guard

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Cybersecurity 2015: Beyond the Breach

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How Cloud is Driving Tomorrow's Digital Government

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NDIA Global Supply Chain Summit

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Opportunity On-Ramp: Simplified Acquisitions™

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TECHEXPO Top Secret Polygraph Only Hiring Event - VIRGINIA

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The CIO Agenda: Application Modernization as a Pathway to the Cloud

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Tidewater Big Data Event

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Software Defined Network For Defense And National Security

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US Border & National Security Summit

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Best Practices in Government Customer Services Training Seminar

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Deltek University: Learn Proposal Management – How Government Contractors...

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Leading Brands in Government Research Briefing

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PDF Day in Washington DC

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Walter Reed Energy and Technology Day

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Federal Cloud Computing Summit

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Law Enforcement Homeland Security Forum & Technology Expo

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Proposal Development – Beyond the Ordinary! Class

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AFCEA Bethesda's Monthly Breakfast

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Government Customer Service Conference & Expo

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TECHEXPO Top Secret Polygraph Only Hiring Event

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Next Generation ISR

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - Friday, December 12th, 2014

AFCEA NOVA December Luncheon w/ Ms. Janice Haith

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Small Business Event - HQ AFMC/AFLCMC WPAFB Facilities Services Requirements

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Insider Threat Program Training

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5 Steps to Obtain Decision-maker Meetings

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Cybersecurity Technology Symposium

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

GSA Schedule Hands-On Workshop - GMU PTAP

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AFCEA Washington, DC Monthly Luncheon

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Procurement Division Committee Meetings and Luncheon

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Military Mobile Power Summit

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DevOps Discovery Day

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Billion Dollar Proposal Graphics Class

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LinkedIn Black Belt Workshop

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2015 Intel Summit

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Write a Powerfully Effective Capability Statement

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4th Annual Human Cyber Forensics Conference

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NDIA Missile Defense Luncheon

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U.S. Census Bureau Data Privacy Day

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Understanding the SBA's Affiliation Rules Class

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How Washington Works® – Navigating the DOD

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Adobe Digital Government Assembly

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Managing Government Records Workshop

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - Thursday, February 5th, 2015

NDIA's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Briefing

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Building a Resilient Nation

Monday, February 9th, 2015 - Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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2015 Human Systems Conference

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Developing Winning Proposals – Proposal Preparation Techniques and Tips

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Essential Accounting Components For Federal Contracting

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

LinkedIn for Government Contractors- 2015

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Federal Networks 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 - Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

2015 Automated ISR Symposium

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

8th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care

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Readiness Summit - LVC: Supporting the Nation's Readiness

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NM&SC National Meeting

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Thursday, February 26th, 2015

NDIA 30th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 - Friday, March 6th, 2015

AFCEA Homeland Security Conference

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Women In Defense National Conference

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MCA&F 2015 Ground Logistics Awards

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Thursday, March 12th, 2015

31st Annual National Logistics Forum

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Satellite 2015 Conference & Exhibition

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Pentagon Mission Solutions Showcase

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PRECISION STRIKE ANNUAL REVIEW (PSAR-15)

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Fort Belvoir Innovation Showcase

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Joint Base Andrews Technology Expo

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SWAT and Critical Incident Management Program

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Children's Gala: "A Night for the Children"

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NDIA's Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the...

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NDIA 16th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

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28th Annual FISSEA Expo

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The New Rules for Selling Products to the Government

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Workshop on Information Sharing and Safeguarding Standards (WIS3),

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 - Thursday, March 26th, 2015

MODSIM World 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

5th Annual HP Software Government Summit

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Fort Meade Technology Expo

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Sea-Air-Space

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

25th Anniversary Government Procurement Conference

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The 2015 Symantec Government Symposium

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Aberdeen Proving Ground Spring Technology Expo

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

2015 NASCIO Midyear Conference

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

AFCEA Bethesda's Government-wide Initiatives Excellence Awards

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

DC EAR Export Controls / ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar Series

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Fort Eustis Tactical & Tech Day

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - Monday, June 8th, 2015

Langley AFB Mission Solutions Showcase

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Fort Lee Mission Solutions Showcase

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - Thursday, June 11th, 2015

GEOINT 2015 Symposium

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 - Thursday, June 25th, 2015

24th USENIX Security Symposium

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 - Friday, August 14th, 2015

NDIA 2015 Annual Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

JB Andrews Air Communications/Technology Expo

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Pentagon Innovation Showcase

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Fort Belvoir Mission Solutions Showcase

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Joint Base Andrews Tech & Air Ops Support Expo

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Modern Day Marine

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Aberdeen Proving Ground - Fall Technology Expo

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National Preservation Conference 2015

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2015 Open Architecture Summit

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Langley AFB Tech & Air Ops Support Expo

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Nov 25, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.4565 0.01 3.24%
L 2020 23.0237 0.01 4.51%
L 2030 24.9913 0.02 5.12%
L 2040 26.6062 0.02 5.53%
L 2050 15.1188 0.01 5.73%
G Fund 14.5874 0.00 1.95%
F Fund 16.7260 0.04 5.73%
C Fund 27.2175 -0.03 11.06%
S Fund 36.1809 0.00 5.34%
I Fund 25.2938 0.13 (1.69%)
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