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Rachel Azaroff


Azaroff: Forget MySpace. It’s time for FedSpace

Twenty-somethings could make e-government and other cross-agency initiatives happen


Hire me already!

New recruits say government work is a good gig — and as rewarding as ever — but getting a foot in the door can be a drag.


Ideas for managing a multigenerational workforce

Experts say good managers are the key to attracting and keeping talented younger employees.


Russert, Obama urge public service

They touted government careers to an audience of summer interns.

IT Modernization

Is digital imaging cost-effective?

Multispectral camera systems could deliver near-real-time images for crop insurance adjusters.


UPDATED: House drafts bill to improve VA's data security

It would create an undersecretary for information services and three deputies.


The veterinarian becomes a CIO

Gregory Parham combines his career interests in epidemiology and information technology.

L.A. looks to create regional emergency radio system

It just needs the money to do it.


GSA names new regional administrator

Emily Baker will oversee 750 employees in the Northeast and Caribbean Region.


DHS loses top privacy official

Maureen Cooney, the agency's acting chief privacy officer, is leaving in September to join a law firm.


UPDATED: Comptroller General: OPM falls short of its mission

David Walker tells a Senate hearing that the Office of Personnel Management fails to meet its own standards.


Hack at USDA puts 26,000 at risk

A hacker who broke into Agriculture Department systems may have stolen the personal information of 26,000 current and former USDA employees and some contractors.


Hacker might have breached personal data at USDA

A computer network security breach at the Agriculture Department put the personal information of 26,000 people at risk.

USDA agency to expand e-grants

The Agriculture Department’s Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service will soon offer electronic submission services to all grant applicants.


USAJobs launches satisfaction survey

OPM will survey federal job applicants’ satisfaction with USAJobs, the federal government’s official job Web site.


Young leaders told to expect ambiguity

A panel urges aspiring federal leaders to learn how to thrive in an environment in which uncertainty is a given.