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Securing Your Future – A Look At the TSP

For the second month in a row, the Thrift Savings Plan's S Fund returned in the red. And in fact if you look over 12 months, the S Fund is up more than 20%.

 

According to statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, all other TSP funds yielded gains in April, albeit small ones. Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, told Chris Dorobek on the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 19, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

Securing the Ports and Securing the Nation – One Man’s Mission

In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, much of the focus in the transportation world was on securing the nation's airports. But what about the other access points across the country? How secure were America's many ports?

It was that question Anthony Regalbuto, Chief,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are You Talking to Me? How to Get the Civil Service Reform Convo Started

Back in July of 2013 the president released his management agenda, which focused on three main goals: finding new ways to deliver government services more quickly and conveniently; cutting duplicative and unnecessary programs; and expanding the numbers and type of government data sets provided online. It was a powerful…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 14, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The Data Act Debrief: More than Meets the Eye

The Data Act was just signed into law last week – and it’s going to have far-reaching effects on federal agencies and hundreds of thousands of recipient of federal funds, such as grantees, contractors, universities, nonprofits, states and localities.

 

The …

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Know When To Fold ‘Em, Know When To Walk Away

“You have to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em and know when to walk away.” Kenny Roggers wasn’t just talking about love in his 1980 classic song “The Gambler” -- he was also talking about poor performers.

 

Poor performers can bring down an organization,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

USPS to Overhaul Retirements - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 8, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Is Gov Holding on to the Past? How to Get the Workforce of the Future!

  The government workforce is living in the time of World War II. The current general schedule classification and pay system was designed when Harry Truman was president. The last major reform to the civil service was in 1979. It’s been more than 35 years since there were any adjustments. 35 years is a long time.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Do Government Managers Need To Go on Undercover Boss?

Are you and your boss on the same page? If you work in the federal government, the answer is likely no.

The Best Places to Work analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte found for those agencies looking to drive change, the disparity between your view of gov…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 7, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Innovation is About More Than Technology – It’s About People

We talk about innovation all the time on the DorobekINSIDER. Innovative apps. Innovative procurements. Innovative technology. But we rarely highlight innovative people who are doing things differently. The Partnership for Public Service operates the Excellence in Government Fellows Program.  It’s a leadership…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

One Fewer Tech Association, What Does that Mean? - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • Do you know where your money is being spent in the government? Now you will. Legislation mandating detailed reporting on federal spending passed the House Monday and is heading for President Obama’s signature. So how will the DATA Act actually work? Get insights from the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 5, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Opening Up the Fiscal Blinds – Data Act Mandates Transparency

Do you know where your money is being spent in the government? Now you will. Legislation mandating detailed reporting on federal spending passed the House Monday and is heading for President Obama’s signature.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Innovation, More than a Buzzword? An Idea Revolution?

Innovation. It’s the latest buzzword making waves in government. But is there more to innovation than just hype? Has the government really embraced the idea of it? Or is it merely innovation for innovation’s sake?

Philadelphia is embracing more than just the term innovation; they’ve just graduated the first class from the Municipal Innovation Academy. Andrew Buss, director of Philly’s Innovation Management, told Chris Dorobek on the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 1, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

What Can We Learn From a Decade of Cyber Crime?

Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report is one of the most hotly anticipated cybersecurity publications of the year. Based on 1,367 data breaches and more than 63,000 security incidents in 95 countries, the Data Breach Investigations Report paints a realistic picture of the current state of cybercrime.

Bryan Sartin, director of the Risk Team at Verizon, told Chris Dorobek on the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Procurement Summit – How to Empower the CIO

Twenty years ago the government created the role of the Chief Information Officer. But now, two decades later, there’s still a real disconnected between procurement and IT. Procurement systems simply cannot keep up with the pace of the technology. Need proof? Just look at the rollout of healthcare.gov. Many experts say…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 28, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Civil Service 2.0 – Reforms 60 Years in the Making

70 percent of federal employees do not believe promotions in their work unit are based on merit, and only 43 percent of employees surveyed feel as though they are recognized for doing a good job.

Those dire numbers are highlights from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 24, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

A Fantastic Voyage – Public Private Partnerships Take Off

There is a pocket of space where the government and industry are working together – and doing it well. Seriously. This is not one of my (always very funny) jokes. 

Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board. Every year the American Council for Technology and…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Data Transparency in Action: New York Opens Up

Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York hands out every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire State? Now, with Open NY, the state’s transparency and openness initiative, you can. Governor Andrew Cuomo initiated Open NY in 2013 to create “unprecedented transparency across all levels of government.”

Now, about two years into the program, the state is trying to…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Can We Ever Get Off The Pay Carousel – Or Just Keep Going Around?

It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation. 

The…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER Live: More Than Just Big Data, Big Careers

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas -- because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are You Happy? Clap Along If You Feel Like Gov Is For You



“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof


Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do” – “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Are you happy in your job? What do you think…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 15, 2014 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

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