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Rep. Mica: Privatize FAA to bring it into 21st Century

The Federal Aviation Administration's antiquated radar system prevents the agency from keeping pace with new technology, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) says.

'Worst places to work' hotline: right idea, wrong question

Commentary: Congress needs a makeover of the way it oversees the executive branch if it expects different results, says In Depth host Francis Rose.

FITARA does not give federal CIOs total IT budget authority

Commentary: Some CIOs are asking what the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will really change. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive, has some answers.

Majority of agencies meeting sustainable acquisition goals, OFPP says

A new Office of Procurement Policy report to Congress shows 17 of the 24 largest agencies bought sustainable products at least 95 percent of the time. After three years of data, OFPP told lawmakers that seven agencies achieved 100 percent of the sustainability goal, which means that every product or service they bought in 2013 was energy efficient or water efficient or biobased or fit into one of four other categories.

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House appropriators are "mixing and matching" with their 2016 budget plans.

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NIST wants to help commercial businesses combat their biggest cyber challenges.

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John Palguta

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If you want to boost morale, stop dwelling on the negative.

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Andrew Katsaros

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Dr. Ben Schrag

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NSF wants to analyze snowflakes, and maybe tell just how much they'll stick.

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Rep. John Mica

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At least one Congressman says it's time to privatize air traffic control.

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Jon Raedeke

GPO

The Commerce Department's new website includes a lot of upgrades under the hood.

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Gil Kerlikowski

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CBP adopts a strategic plan for the first time in more than a decade.

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GAO

PortfolioStat drives more money savings than agencies think, even if the numbers don't look that way.

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GSA

There are some important new rules federal buyers and contractors need to be aware of.

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The latest call for more inspectors general has some power behind it.

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Small Business Conference 2015

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Reshaping Federal Contracting: A Conversation with Anne Rung, OFPP Administrator

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NDIA Mastering Business Development Workshop

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ManTech International is Hiring!

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GITEC Summit 2015

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Military Hiring Conference - Norfolk, VA

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USPTO IT Security Awareness Day

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Health Affairs Division Breakfast - Featuring Assistant Secretary of Defense...

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Coalition for Government Procurement's Spring Training Conference - The...

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Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Apr 20, 2015 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.7121 0.02 1.03%
L 2020 23.5703 0.08 1.91%
L 2030 25.7068 0.11 2.34%
L 2040 27.4622 0.14 2.66%
L 2050 15.6469 0.09 2.96%
G Fund 14.6995 0.00 0.47%
F Fund 17.1349 -0.03 1.68%
C Fund 27.8797 0.26 0.97%
S Fund 38.6120 0.30 5.39%
I Fund 26.3185 0.04 5.70%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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Children participate in the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of White House.