Jeff Neal

Is the administration’s pace of political appointments a problem or an opportunity?

They need experienced career staff to execute policy direction. It is probably safe to say there are too many political appointees in some agencies.

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How an OMB team bolstered governmentwide cyber efforts over the last 5 years

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Some feds miss out on pay raise as salary compression worsens

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Agencies asked to come up with solutions to tackle low Hispanic employment

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Cobert: OPM ‘feels like a different place’ post-cyber breach

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FBI prepared for whatever Inauguration Day threats might come its way

The U.S. Secret Service might be taking the lead on Inauguration Day, but the FBI Washington Field Office is prepared to offer whatever support is needed…

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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. Spring is a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure that you're adequately protected against hackers. A personal cybersecurity clean up should involve evaluating all your passwords, updating your software and taking stock of exactly where all your personal information is stored. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Agencies get new directions from OPM for coding cyber positions

The Office of Personnel Management published updated instructions for agencies to assign revised standard codes to their cybersecurity positions. It’s…

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As Obama admin winds down, OPM calls for future civil service reform

The Office of Personnel Management says it’s spent the past eight years working within the confines of current laws and regulations to modernize the federal personnel system and help agencies better recruit, hire and retain talented employees. But as the Obama administration winds down, OPM suggested that future administrations should more seriously discuss reform to those civil service regulations.

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