Two chief human capital officers say Millenials – people born in 1980 or later – bring passion and enthusiasm to the federal workplace but also require guidance and mentorship.
Dr. Matthew Friedman, executive director of the Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, explained how his conversations with war vets and a lack of research in the field led to his 40-year career in traumatic studies.
A medical detective working for the federal government is up for a Service to America Medal – meet Dr. William Gahl, founding director of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health.
Since 2009, Steven Fyfe has been a transition patient advocate at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His job is to help seriously ill or injured vets when they return from active duty.
Ayesha Edwards is a management and program analyst at the Department of Education.
Katie Rush is the special assistant to the director at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Scott Thomas is a project manager for the GPS Directorate at the Space and Missile Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Davis is the Alaska State Program Specialist for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Federal News Radio asked young federal employees from several agencies to share what they love, hate and would change about government. They also explained what they think is unique about their generation and how their skills and knowledge can help in the federal workplace.
Joshua Franklin is on track to become an ethical hacker for the federal government. In the cyber world, there are black hat hackers (the bad guys) and white hat hackers (the good guys.) Franklin said he wants to help close security vulnerabilities.
US-CERT chief Randy Vickers resigns. His resignation is effective immediately.
The time it takes to hire a new federal employee has dropped significantly in the past year. From roughly 180 days to just over 100.
William Lynn is stepping down as Defense Department deputy secretary.
Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer’s office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.