Tag Archives: Federal News Radio

Pentagon Starting to Map Defense Contracting Industry

The Defense Department is launching an effort to build a map of the defense contracting industry sector-by-sector and tier-by-tier, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers Tuesday. Brett Lambert, deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy, told a House Armed Services subcommittee that the Pentagon wants to go beyond just …

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Telework Now the Norm for GSA With New Policy

Telework will now be seen as normal operating procedure for employees of the General Services Administration. GSA signed off on a new telework policy Monday, with GSA Administrator Martha Johnson saying the agency is “assuming people can telework,” according to a report from Federal News Radio. “We’re assuming mobile work, …

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OPM Working to Get USAJobs Running Full Speed

The Office of Personnel Management said it’s working non-stop to accommodate job seekers on the updated USAJobs.gov site after it was overloaded with high volume traffic and left at a standstill for some users. In fact, OPM has been working to quickly negotiate contracts for more server capacity hoping that …

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NASA Looking to Hire New Astronauts

According to Federal News Radio, NASA is currently looking to hire new astronauts and will begin the search for its 2013 class next month. Some of the requirements to become an astronaut includes holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or math, along with some work experience. Duane Ross, manager …

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Task Force to Address Supervision Issues within Federal Workforce

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations is sponsoring a task force who recommends more supervision in the federal workforce. The Energy Department’s Chief Human Capital Officer Mike Kane is helping to lead the task force which includes human resource officials, union representatives and employee association leaders. “This proposal says …

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Senators Ask Panetta to Stop Planned Hiring Freeze at Pentagon

A handful of senators are trying to prevent the Defense Department from implementing a hiring freeze at the Pentagon. They say DoD could be breaking the law if the freeze does happen. Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent …

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