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CSC tasked with training budding Navy top guns

Task order calls for simulator and virtual training at Virginia and Florida naval air stations.

Booz Allen cuts ranks to reduce costs, increase competitiveness

The company’s announced layoffs will affect an unknown number of senior and middle managers.

Obama plan merges six agencies, may save $3B

President Obama’s slimming down plan would merge SBA, parts of Commerce and other trade and business agencies into one department.

GTSI cut HR VP as part of broader downsizing effort

The firing of Bridget Atkinson was not based on performance but part of a restructuring that also eliminated 42 positions, GTSI CEO says.

FCC chief of staff to leave in January

The departure of Edward Lazarus leaves a vacancy for a top aide to the FCC chairman.

Defense financial office gets new exec

Recent Defense Department senior executive service appointments include a post in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

Government employment still appeals

A survey finds that students rank federal agencies among the top places to work.

SAIC plans to cut 80-plus employees in October

The jobs were tied to an NIH contract that was not renewed.

Time to say goodbye to the employee suggestion box

Agencies should trash their employee suggestion boxes, unless all they want to hear is a bunch of complaints, says one consultant.

Potential debt limit fallout paints bleak picture for feds, contractors

If Congress fails to raise the government's debt limit before the Aug. 2 deadline, the federal government would face an unprecedented situation and federal employees are bound to be affected.

Lockheed Martin announces more job cuts

Defense contractor announced June 30 that it will cut an additional 1,500 jobs from its airplane-making sector.

Cisco's cloud director leaves for rival Juniper

Cisco's cloud director leaves for new Juniper gig.

Lockheed lays off 1,200 workers at space division

Lockheed Space Systems Co. announced it is restructuring its workforce to eliminate 1,200 jobs by year's end.

Big 3 defense contractors feel axe of 1,000 cuts

Three major defense contractors in the Washington, D.C., region will be handing out pink slips until July.

Northrop Grumman layoffs could affect 200 by Memorial Day

Defense contractor will let 200 workers know this week that they will be terminated after May 31.

Union puts bull's-eye on contractor pay

Amid proposals to cut federal salaries and freeze hiring, a union wants Congress to target contractors too.

Why breaking rank is sometimes a good thing

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry recounts how one employee saved the day by ignoring agency protocol.