Under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), as long as a federal employee worked 20 to 30 years in government, their benefits were guaranteed, no matter the length of retirement. Since 1983, the federal government has been operating under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which leaves much of the responsibility of retirement planning up to the individual.
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There has been a hiatus on new management initiatives--expect this to change quickly post-election.
Federal managers joined budget expert and "Fiscal Fitness" author Stan Collender for a Government Executive Town Hall event to discuss the super committee and the stalemate budget climate's effects on federal budgets. This infographic, produced by the Government Business Council, the research arm of Government Executive, features this conversation and recent survey data on government employees' suggestions to streamline processes and reduce waste.
Federal agencies are transitioning to cloud computing -- outsourcing IT services such as data storage and email to a shared platform accessed remotely through the Internet. The Office of the Federal CIO encourages the switch, but is it a move in the right direction? The Government Business Council examines the lofty promises of cloud for federal agencies.
The federal government faces an average of 15,000 cyber attacks on its networks per day. Recent incidents—from hackers stealing login details of senior officials to WikiLeaks—have forced the federal government to address the increasingly grave possibilities of insecure networks. As nations, corporations and citizens work to protect their domains, rules for conflict in cyberspace remain undefined. The Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive Media Group, interviewed top cybersecurity thinkers to uncover a roadmap for agency action.