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Amid The Heartbleed, A Helpful App – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

If you haven’t heard of the Heartbleed bug, you probably should. Essentially the Heartbleed bug is a problem that they discovered in the security for passwords and it makes them vulnerable. There's an app to help. Plus the seven gov stories you need to know.
 
 
 
 

Can We Ever Get Off The Pay Carousel – Or Just Keep Going Around?

It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation. Insights from the former president of NTEU, Bob Tobias.
 
 
 
 

DorobekINSIDER Live: More Than Just Big Data, Big Careers

There's so much talk about big data these days. Today on GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER LIVE, we talked to some people at the front lines of big data: the chief data officers. These are the people who are really making big data an effective tool for government.
 
 
 
 

It’s Tax Day – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

The Treasury had started intercepting the federal and state tax refunds of debtors’ children — even if the debts were decades old. Plus the seven government stories you need to know.
 
 
 
 

Are You Happy? Clap Along If You Feel Like Gov Is For You

Are you happy in your job? What do you think about government? How do you view your job? Is the government working as effectively as it could? These are just a few of the questions that the Office of Personnel Management asks in its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Taking a cue from Pharrell William’s catchy song “Happy,” OPM is looking to improve feds’ job satisfaction. But in order to improve, they first have to get a gauge on what people are currently feeling. Insights from Tom Fox at the Partnership for Public Service.
 
 
 
 
 
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4/17/2014

It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service — not just compensation. Insights from the former president of NTEU, Bob Tobias.