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Connolly to Push for Federal Pay Raise

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While President Obama’s proposed pay raise for federal employees would be the largest since 2010, some lawmakers are preparing to push for more.

Crisis in Government Leadership

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The future of career leadership in the federal government looks bleak, according to a survey of nearly 500 Senior Executive Service (SES) and Senior Professional (SP) federal employees.

DHS Loses Track of its Spending

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Created in 2002 to protect the nation’s people and borders, the Department of Homeland Security is still sorely lacking in some of its most basic duties over a decade later. According to a report from the Government Accountability Office, DHS has poorly tracked how much it spends on its workforce training programs and facilities each year.

FAA Reauthorization Measure Fails in House

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A bill intended to provide short-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to get the necessary votes for passage yesterday.

GAO Dings Defense Department on Management of Civilian, Contractor Workforces

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In the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 955, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop and implement a plan to achieve cost savings in total funding for civilian and contractor workforces in fiscal years 2012 through 2017.

Government Makes Progress on Hiring People with Disabilities

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Last week the Obama Administration announced that the government is well on its way to meeting the challenge issued by the President to hire 100,000 people with disabilities into the federal workforce within five years.

Hackers Leak DHS, FBI Contact Info for Thousands of Employees

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After a Department of Justice employee’s email account was compromised, a Twitter user posted a link to contact information for 9,355 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday, followed by a link to a list of roughly 20,000 FBI employees.

House Holds Roundtable on FAA Controller Staffing, Hiring

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With one third of the air traffic controller workforce eligible to retire, staffing down 10 percent since 2011, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) missing hiring goals in each of the past five years, Congress is taking steps to understand the issues and chart a path forward.

House Lawmakers Skeptical of Security Reforms Under OPM

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While the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert has stated her ambition to have the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) up and running with an appointed director to lead it by October 2016, some members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are skeptical.

House Passes Extensive FOIA Reform Bill

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Many years in the making, the House passed legislation (H.R. 653) Monday aimed at easing the process of obtaining government records in light of a new congressional report that labeled the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) system dysfunctional and opaque.

Lawmakers Probe Potential Breach of Government’s Encrypted Communications

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A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to two dozen agencies to gather information about a potentially critical breach of Juniper Networks’ firewalls that might have compromised the integrity of agencies’ encrypted communications.

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