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  • Nominate a Top Leader in Federal Service

    Help Federal News Radio recognize the most successful leaders in the civil service by nominating a co-worker who you think knows how to lead well.

  • PTO head Kappos stepping down

    David Kappos, director of the Patent and Trademark Office, is stepping down early next year.

  • Schapiro stepping down after leading SEC in crisis

    Mary Schapiro is stepping down as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission after helping lead the Obama administration’s regulatory response to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • NIST’s Leaf to become Labor deputy CIO

    Dawn Leaf takes over for Tom Wiesner who retired in June.

  • Cabinet Tracker

    President Barack Obama may be staying put for four more years, but many of the top officials he appointed to agency posts are eyeing the exits. Federal News Radio’s Cabinet Tracker will follow the comings and goings of the leaders in his Cabinet (and other high-level presidential appointees) heading into Obama’s second term.

  • Lockheed CEO-elect Kubasik resigns after ethics probe

    Christopher Kubasik, Lockheed Martin’s president, chief operating officer and CEO-elect, resigned Friday after an ethics probe revealed an improper relationship with a subordinate employee. The board named Marillyn Hewson, the executive vice president of the company’s Electronic Systems unit, the president and COO, effective immediately. Hewson will also become the CEO in January 2013 — when Kubasik had been slated to become the company’s chief executive, taking over for retiring Bob Stevens.

  • Kirit Amin heads to Commerce as deputy CIO

    Amin spent the last eight months as HUD’s chief technology officer.

  • Deputy FAS Commissioner Jordan retires

    Jon Jordan, the deputy commissioner in the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, retired Nov. 3. Bill Sisk has been named to replace Jordan on an interim basis.

  • Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

    Brenda O’Connor, senior vice president for Public Affairs at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, will talk about the assistance that’s available for victims of Hurricane Sandy. November 2, 2012

  • Remembering an ‘unknown’ fed

    Does the name George Hans Strauss mean anything to you? If you are a career civil servant, chances are he touched your work life in a number of ways, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

    Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty – helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

  • DoD personnel chief taking medical leave of absence

    The Defense Department’s personnel chief Erin Conaton is taking a medical leave of absence, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement Wednesday. Panetta designated Jessica Wright, the assistant secretary of defense for Reserve Affairs, to act as the acting principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness in Conaton’s absence.

  • VIDEO: Battling brain cancer, GPO employee to compete in IRONMAN

    BethAnn Telford, an employee at the Government Printing Office, has battled brain cancer for the past seven years. But it isn’t stopping her from competing this weekend in the IRONMAN World Championship. She takes Federal News Radio inside her workout and explains her motivation before the big race.

  • IRS Commissioner Shulman stepping down next month

    IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman will leave the agency when his term ends next month, the IRS announced Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Steven Miller, will serve as acting commissioner after Schulman departs. Shulman’s last day will Nov. 9.