• Women find empowerment in the workplace through Lean In Circles

    Ten months after Defense Secretary Ash Carter sanctioned Lean In Circles for DoD agencies, women are using the circles to fight gender bias.

  • A senator’s Facebook faceoff

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is asking Facebook to answer a lot of questions about its news approach. Such as, “Who is ultimately responsible for approving its content?”

  • Social media now fair game for feds with clearance

    I don’t understand the repeated concern about harvesting social media for clues to possible security breaches. The whole social media scene resembles nothing so much as a platform for self-revelation.

  • Hatch Act guide explains how to tweet, like and share in this political season

    Social media makes it easier than ever to violate the Hatch Act, the law that bans feds from using their positions to influence political campaigns.

  • Eight annoying things federal websites don’t do

    Federal websites tend to resemble retail sites because they have a more concentrated purpose than simply generating clicks.

  • Your take: Federal retirement savings take a hit

    Retirement savings, REAL IDs and an Oval Office rejection claimed recent headlines at Federal News Radio. Here’s a look at some of the stories that caught the eye of our readers.

  • Your take: Cato study on pay angers federal employees

    Catch up on the most buzzworthy federal stories of recent days and join the conversation in this new regular feature. Think of it as your cheat sheet to Federal News Radio.

  • Scott Maucione: Carter leans in to women’s issues in new partnership

    The Defense Department is fighting gender bias in the military and department workplaces by approving “lean-in” group meetings before, during and after work hours. Lean In is a nonprofit started by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. The organization closes the leadership gap for women in the workplace by opening dialogue between colleagues. The groups are open to men and women. Lean In says it has more than 24,000 groups in 120 countries. Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Sandberg and 12 female service members and DoD employees to talk about challenges women face in the workplace. Federal News Radio reporter Scott Maucione discusses with participants how these Lean In groups are helping.

  • Carter leans in to women’s issues in new partnership

    The Defense Department is attempting to empower its female employees and service members by officially supporting Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit group Lean In.

  • All things social

    Geoff Livingston, president of Tenacity5 Media will discuss the state of social media with host Mark Amtower. August 24, 2015