Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.
Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.
The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.
The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.
As an engineer I obviously can see the big retirement wave that did hit in February and March. Yes, it was short and things went back to nearly normal in April, but it did not go far below normal to significantly compensate for that big hit - a very BIG hit considering that the total retirement for the year was far above projected. I know some of it was due to the furloughs and lack of pay increases (which equate to pay cuts when you factor inflation). Not much of a reason to come to work at a reduced pay when you can do almost as well on retirement. The future doesn't look much better.
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