Tag: Current Events

Comments, Trolls and Communicating in the Internet Age

Filed in News by on June 12, 2014

The Internet era has fostered new methods of communication in our daily lives. While these carry many advantages, there can be downsides as well. And with new ways to communicate come new terms, such as “troll.” What is a troll? How do you respond to a person you think might be one? And how does all of this come into play with how FedSmith monitors the comments left by users on its website?

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad – I Just Cost You Your Security Clearance

Filed in News by on June 11, 2014

Fathers who work for the federal government or for defense contractors make many sacrifices for their children. But sometimes their children can cost them their security clearance. The author explains why this is the case.

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FBI Opens Criminal Probe of VA

Filed in News by on June 11, 2014

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the VA after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans.

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Highest Salaries and Bonuses Paid in Phoenix VA Facility

Filed in News by on June 8, 2014

The Veterans Health Administration in Phoenix has been subject to scrutiny in recent days as a result of the controversy over veterans care provided by the agency. In response to queries for salaries and bonuses at this facility, here is a listing of the highest ones.

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Legislation Introduced to Stop EPA Carbon Rule

Filed in News by on June 3, 2014

Two House members are introducing legislation that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that would set caps on carbon emissions from existing power plants.

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Recognition for Highest Performing SES Members

Filed in News by on June 1, 2014

Members of the Senior Executive Service are supposed to compensated based on performance. Annual awards can be substantial but were canceled last year with no recognition of the highest performing SES members.

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Shinseki Resigns Over Escalating VA Scandal

Filed in News by on May 30, 2014

President Obama announced Friday that he has accepted the resignation of VA secretary Eric Shinseki over the growing problems at the agency.

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Treating Feds Differently than Private Citizens?

Filed in Headline Archives by on May 28, 2014

Fish and Wildlife officials are recommending misdemeanor charges against a tree-trimmer hired by the Postal Service for violating the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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