On Data Breach, Still More Anxiety and Anger than Answers

The continued dearth of information from OPM regarding the scope and potential impact of a widescale computer hack of files containing personal information on federal employees has resulted …More

Numbers, Impact of Clearance Breach Still Unknown

More concerning to many is the separate breach of security clearance application files, which happened earlier though it was discovered later, and almost certainly involves far more people. …More

Award ‘Clawback,’ Other Bills Advance (Published: )

Measure Targets Misuse of Retirement Payments (Published: )

COLA Count Edges Toward Positive Territory (Published: )

COLA, Raise Are Two Separate Things (Published: )

Many Details of Computer Hack Still Undisclosed (Published: )

Security File Breach Seems the More Serious (Published: )

Congress, Unions Continue to Pressure OPM (Published: )

Retirement Processing Gets Renewed Attention (Published: )

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Federal Manager's Daily Report

Proposal Seeks to Speed, Simplify Hiring Process

A bipartisan bill (S-1580)that has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeewould allow agencies to review and select job candidates from other federal agencies’ “best qualified …More

Awards Bill Sets Decision at Top Levels (Published: )
FLRA Offers Several Training Programs (Published: )
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FEDweek IT

Immediate Cybersecurity Measures Ordered by OMB

US CIO Tony Scott recently announced a 30-day cybersecurity sprint to shore up protection of federal information systems, made all the more urgent following a massive data breach …More

OMB Developing Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy (Published: )
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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Fewer Claiming Social Security Early, by Percentage

Studies showing that greater percentages of people are claiming Social Security benefits as early as possible can be based on misleading figures, the Center for Retirement Research has …More

Combining Military and Civilian Service (Published: )
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Armed Forces News

Carter: Iraqi Army Draws Few Recruits

The Iraqi army has been unable to draw enough recruits and train them to fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee during a June …More

Former Drone Operators Call for Halt (Published: )
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