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Purpose of this Site

FedSmith.com is a free source of information impacting the federal community and those interested in the federal government’s activities. The site provides articles from numerous writers with expertise in the federal sector updated throughout the day on a variety of topics. We use our extensive experience in working with the federal sector to inform the federal community.

FedSmith.com is an interactive site where users are routinely surveyed on current issues, can comment on various articles, and can interact with our experts.

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The information provided in the articles from our authors represents a wealth of expertise they share as a service to our community. If you have an expertise that relates to the federal workforce and are interested in sharing articles with FedSmith, visit our prospective authors page to learn more or submit articles to be considered for posting.

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FedSmith also operates the TSPDataCenter.com website which provides our readers current and historical daily, monthly and annual rate data for the Thrift Savings Plan.

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  • Ian Smith had successful careers with two government contracting companies before helping launch FedSmith.com.
  • Ralph Smith has extensive professional federal experience that he applies by writing and editing content for FedSmith.com.
  • Susan McGuire Smith had a 25-year career with the government in contracts, ethics, and personnel law.