No matter what happens in the fiscal cliff debate, it looks rough for the Pentagon. Just yesterday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers said defense spending cuts should be part of a deal. The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment recently hosted an exercise that brought together some of the best defense minds in Washington. Their task: plot a strategy for defense budgets.
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It’s a hush-hush topic and one of the more controversial methods currently used for screening federal employees for security clearances. Although polygraphs are mostly banned in the private sector and denounced by scientists, McClatchy Newspapers reports 73,000 Americans submitted to the tests for federal employment last year.
In an emergency, would you call someone or text them? Maybe you would just tweet or post to Facebook to get the word out to a lot of people quickly. Social media may not be the star of disaster relief efforts like the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy, but it’s playing a key supporting role.
It was dormant for 15 years, but it’s come back with a roar. The Administrative Conference of the United States just held its 57th plenary session. Members discussed several issues of importance to federal managers.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.