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Exclusive: GSA contracting policy tackles IG concerns over autonomy

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tries to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy.

Navy plans action on two large pathways to alternative fuel

The Defense Production Act and a new partnership with USDA will help the Navy generate several hundred million gallons per year of U.S.-based biofuel.

Budget cuts, staffing decline blamed for 'uneven' IRS performance

In the wake of reduced staff and shrinking budgets, IRS service levels decreased, the agency was forced to delay two major IT projects and spending on employee training has been slashed by more than 80 percent.

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Report: IRS employees disciplined for misconduct still received bonuses

In a recent audit made public Tuesday, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, more than 2,800 employees disciplined within the past year for misconduct collected a total of $2.8 million in monetary awards. That included more than $1 million in cash awards for 1,100 IRS employees who had failed to pay federal taxes.

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Larry Allen

Allen Federal Business Partners

Dotting your eyes and crossing your tees will save you big hassles on your deal.

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The battlefield tourniquet may be a thing of the past.

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Virginia Hill

Young Government Leaders

Tackling the other half of your agency's recruitment battle.

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Diane Chalfant

Grand Canyon National Park

Bison are taking over the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service comes to the rescue.

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Maureen Sullivan

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Celebrating Earth Day winners will last all year at the Pentagon.

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Jamie Johnson

Homeland Security Department

DHS' National Labs are defending the U.S. against threats anywhere and at anytime.

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Dr. Heather Willauer

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Making fuel out of seawater isn't a fantasy any more for the Navy.

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Henry Hensley

Department of Housing and Urban Development

A little planning goes a long way at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Kate Tummarello

The Hill Newspaper

The FCC faces tough decisions in its upcoming spectrum auction.

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Jean-Pierre Spence

U.S. Coast Guard

We team up with our northern neighbor to enforce the laws of the waters.

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Pamela Baker-Masson

Smithsonian National Zoo

An endangered song spreads the word about animal conservation.

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  • Francis Rose interviews government and industry execs on the latest issues affecting the federal community.
  • Is the time finally right for agencies to use financial management shared service providers?
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  • Many federal managers are heading to the private sector. Track which feds are on the move.
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  • The 2015 budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan includes a handful of proposals affecting feds.
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  • Track which agencies are offering early retirement and buyout offers this year.
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Aberdeen Proving Ground Spring Technology Expo

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

2014 Digital Communications Tour: Washington D.C.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Strategies for Deploying & Optimizing WAN Networks

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Countdown to FedRAMP Deployment Deadline Training

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Deltek Seminar: Federal Executive Breakfast: Insights from Former Federal...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The BGOV200 Conference and Reception

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Federal Workplace Training & Expo

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014

2014 Federal Healthcare Forum

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Successful Exits to Shoot For

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2014 Informatica Government Summit

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SWAT and Critical Incident Management Program

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014

Cloud Computing and Network Services Symposium

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014

AFCEA Bethesda's Monthly Breakfast

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014

Veterans in Society Conference

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - Monday, April 28th, 2014

US Cyber Crime Conference

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - Monday, April 28th, 2014

Navy Capitol Hill Workshop (April)

Monday, April 28th, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Congressional Operations Seminar (April)

Monday, April 28th, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The Art and Science of Business Development

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

U.S. Cyber Crime Conference

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Friday, May 2nd, 2014

TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event - April 30th, 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

DoD Crystal City Tech Expo

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

LID Breakfast Series featuring Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Government Sales Boot Camp: From Theory to Practice

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Role of the Business Community in Building the STEM Pipeline

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Transforming Data to Decisions: An Actionable Foundation for Data Analytics

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014
  
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L Income 17.0091 0.02 0.92%
L 2020 22.1448 0.07 1.29%
L 2030 23.8817 0.10 1.48%
L 2040 25.3145 0.13 1.62%
L 2050 14.3496 0.08 1.70%
G Fund 14.3906 0.00 0.58%
F Fund 16.1322 0.01 2.06%
C Fund 24.4290 0.10 1.83%
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Photos: Fixing the Capitol

View photos of the Capitol dome restoration project, which will fix more than 1,000 different issues.


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