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7:21 pm, April 18, 2014

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September. Obama put his signature on the 1,582-page measure the day before federal funding was set to run out. The measure calls for less spending than Obama had proposed but more than Republicans sought. However, lawmakers of both parties were determined to avoid a repeat of the political showdown that caused the government shutdown.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 11:10pm EST

Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Senate easily passes $1.1 spending bill; Obama's signature next step

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:00pm EST

Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

Senate moves toward final congressional approval of government-wide $1.1T spending bill

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 07:20pm EST

A Discussion About Defense Logistics Agency's Strategic Priorities

What are the Defense Logistics Agency's strategic priorities? How is DLA working to reduce costs while improving support to the warfighter? What about DLA's role in providing humanitarian assistance & disaster relief support? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our VADM Mark D. Harnitchek, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.

Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek
Director
Defense Logistics Agency

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 10:36am EST
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DoD shields basic research, but other R&D will take serious budget hit

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said while the budget agreement adds money back to DoD's overall spending capacity in 2014 and 2015, the deal still doesn't plug holes in the Pentagon's research funding. Kendall estimated R&D funding will drop by as much as 20 percent compared to the department's initial requests.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:56am EST
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Archuleta studying best ways to ensure OPM continues HR evolution

Katherine Archuleta has spent her first few months as director at the Office of Personnel Management learning, listening and asking questions to figure out how to ensure continuous improvement. Archuleta said she expects a new plan to improve the agency's technology by the end of February.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:16am EST
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House passes $1.1 trillion bill to fund government

House passes $1.1T election-year budget with scant tea party protests as Senate waits its turn

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:08am EST

Management changes, the 2014 budget, and more

Host Mike Causey will discuss the status and duties of federal managers in 2014, with Pat Niehaus, president of the Federal Managers Association. He'll also discuss the budget situation with Federal Times writers Sean Reilly and Nicole Blake Johnson.
January 15, 2014

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 06:22pm EST
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Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
January 14, 2014

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:34pm EST
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Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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Take me to your leader: Who's in charge?

If other-world aliens landed next to your building and said "take me to your leader," would you head for Washington, your state capital or your boss on the top floor? Also, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: how did the government once manage to slash the number of managers almost overnight?

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:00am EST

GAO, OMB still not seeing eye-to-eye on pace of IT Dashboard updates

The Government Accountability Office dinged OMB yet again for having updated information in the IT Dashboard only in nine of the last 24 months. OMB said the information is pre-decisional and therefore can't be made public.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 09:28am EST

Spending bill grants 1 percent pay raise to blue-collar feds

The $1 trillion, 1,500-page spending bill unveilved Monday night ends the three-year pay freeze for blue-collar federal employees under the wage-grade system.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 08:33am EST

Rogers, Mikulski unveil $1 trillion spending bill

Top congressional negotiators Monday night released a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October. The bill includes an additional $85 billion for war spending in Afghanistan. Among other provisions, the bill awards federal civilian and military workers a 1 percent raise. The House is slated to vote on the measure Wednesday.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 03:26am EST

Business group names 10 gov't activities that should be outsourced

John Palatiello of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the government is blurring the definition of what is "inherently governmental."

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:10pm EST
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SES group: White House keeping mum on award alternatives

Last spring, as across-the-board budget cuts roiled through agencies across government, the White House decided to cancel the monetary portion of the Presidential Rank Awards, which granted recipients as much as 35 percent of their salary in a one-time bonus. But the White House maintained it was "focused on finding means to acknowledge excellence in non-monetary ways." The Senior Executives Association (SEA), in a statement released Monday said it still hasn't heard from President Barack Obama on those alternatives.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 03:27pm EST
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Air Force drug probe grows to 10 officers

APNewsBreak: Air Force probe into drug use by officers expands to 10 base in US, Britain

Sunday - 01/12/2014, 06:08pm EST

Report: Budget, training cuts put IRS 'at risk'

In an annual report to Congress, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, wrote that the IRS faces "unstable and chronic underfunding that puts at risk the IRS's ability to meet its current responsibilities, much less articulate and achieve the necessary transformation to an effective, modern tax agency."

Friday - 01/10/2014, 04:40pm EST

Coburn to Congress: Look in the mirror for the cause of waste

Sen. Tom Coburn told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that Congress isn't doing its job and that's the root cause of much of the waste in government. Rep. Darrell Issa promised to work with Coburn and Sen. Tom Carper on legislation to reduce overlapping programs.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 05:49pm EST

Strategically Prioritizing at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

What are the strategic priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? What has been learned about emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases? What's on the horizon for the NIAID? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, NIAID.

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 10:17am EST
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