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DHS Secretary: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

A higher level of accountability, zero-based budgeting, and more and better trained people are among the recommendations from an expert panel to improve the Secret Service.

Updated: OPM to warn 48,439 federal employees of data exposure

OPM will notify federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed by a compromised computer network.

IRS imposes hiring freeze, eliminates OT due to budget cuts

Budget cuts are forcing the IRS to impose a hiring freeze, except for emergencies, and eliminate almost all overtime.

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Obama makes 2015 federal pay raise official

Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and members of the military, among other feds, will get a 1 percent pay raise in January. Late Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for the increases.

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Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Essential Accounting Components For Federal Contracting Class

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The New Rules for Selling Products to the Government

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Modern Day Marine

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L 2030 24.8769 0.05 6.46%
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L 2050 15.0155 0.04 7.38%
G Fund 14.6069 0.00 2.12%
F Fund 16.7603 0.02 6.52%
C Fund 27.3058 0.12 14.06%
S Fund 36.1134 0.17 6.74%
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