Entries by Tyrell Michuki

What I Learned While Eavesdropping on the Taliban

 Ian Fritz’s job was providing “threat warning” to the allied forces from 2008 to 2013. Fritz had many duties as one of two linguists aboard Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft. Fritz heard a lot during 600 hours of combat missions.  While eavesdropping on the Taliban he heard both horrific and ordinary things. One conversation […]

NSA wants you to be careful where you log in to telework

The National Security Agency (NSA) urges you to be more mindful and careful of logging in to telework at public places (like your local Starbucks or coffee shop for example). As teleworking becomes more common, NSA believes that federal employees and contractors should prioritize securing their data when in public as public Wifi networks are […]

63% of Workers Who File an EEOC Discrimination Complaint Lose Their Jobs

Workers who submitted complaints risked retaliation, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rarely ruled in their favor. People who are subjected to sex discrimination, race discrimination, and other forms of workplace discrimination are not receiving much help from the laws intended to protect them. This conclusion was drawn after studying the outcomes of the most […]

Even In A Pandemic Year, DHS Sees More Staff Engagement Successes

It’s easy to imagine a year like 2020 troubling the Department of Homeland Security’s recent modest but steady progress in enhancing employee engagement. DHS has consistently improved since a low point in 2015, and its overall engagement scores on the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey improved by four points over the previous year. The progress […]

Contractors now have 50 billion reasons to pursue the SBA Mentor-Protege program, thanks to CIO-SP4.

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) has posted the long-awaited solicitation for the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The new vehicle appears to be a not-so-subtle endorsement of the SBA’s Mentor-Protege Program’s joint venture teaming arrangement, which is one of the program’s focus points. Contractors […]

Bots are assisting the Department of Defense in determining the best pricing for weapons systems.

A key purpose of the procurement system is to ensure that the government pays fair and acceptable rates for products and services. However, because obtaining those guarantees may be time-consuming and expensive for both agencies and suppliers, the military services are looking to automation for assistance. The Army, for example, is trying to complement its […]