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IRS nominee Koskinen pledges to turn around employee morale, pushes for budget increase

John Koskinen, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the embattled Internal Revenue Service, pledged to restore public trust in the agency following the recent uproar over revelations of purported political bias by IRS employees. Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, Koskinen also said he'd work to turn around the declining employee morale.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:02pm EST

SEA decries DoD plan to reduce SES bonuses

The Senior Executives Association sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Dec. 5 criticizing recently released guidance that reduced pay pool amounts for the Fiscal Year 2013 performance awards for members of the Senior Executives Service.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 01:53pm EST

Innovation, hiring, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will discuss how uncertainty in the federal marketplace is stifling government innovation.
December 6, 2013 (Encore presentation December 13, 2013)

Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:50pm EST
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White House releases second open government action plan

The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:04pm EST

Budget deal? Big obstacles, New Year's deadline

Obstacles on left and right for Congress' negotiators struggling to seal a federal budget deal

Friday - 12/06/2013, 10:52am EST

VA struggles with accuracy as disability claims get more complex

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made significant strides in targeting its most complicated disability claims toward its most seasoned claims processing staff, but IG audits still find errors in nearly a third of compensation claims processed for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:32am EST
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AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn't make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:07am EST

Conversation with Authors: Manager's Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation with Prof. Tina Nabatchi

Learn from Prof. Tina Nabatchi how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.

Tina Nabatchi
Assistant Professor
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 11:55am EST
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Weighing your healthcare options

Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, will answer your calls and emails about open season.
December 4, 2013

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:00pm EST
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Hagel shakes up Pentagon's organizational chart, hopes for $1B in savings

The Defense secretary issues specific directions to implement a 20 percent cutback in the size of his own sprawling support staff, including the elimination and consolidation of several senior positions. Gen. Martin Dempsey will deliver plans to cut the joint staff by 20 percent in the coming weeks, and all military organizations commanded by three or four star generals will do the same.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:30pm EST
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Government management is not an oxymoron

As much as I would like to improve the procurement process, there is much more to this story than how we buy IT. How we manage IT projects is equally or more important.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 12:20pm EST

All issues procurement

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors.
December 3, 2013

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 08:15pm EST
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Dodd-Frank update and trans fat goes away

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts give us an update on Dodd-Frank, and how businesses would be impacted if trans fat is eliminated from the nation's food supply.
December 5, 2013

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 07:16pm EST
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Exploring National Defense University's iCollege

How is National Defense University's iCollege expanding its missions as global hub for educating, informing, and connecting Information Age leaders? What is the iCollege doing in the area of cyber security and cyber leadership? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Robert Childs, Chancellor NDU's iCollege.

Dr. Robert Childs
National Defense University
Chancellor, Information Resources Management (iCollege)

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 04:58pm EST
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Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

New test for Obama website: consumers trying to sign up this month to avoid breaks in coverage

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:15pm EST

Carter steps down, Fox appointed new acting deputy DoD secretary

As Ashton Carter leaves the Pentagon as its deputy defense secretary, the long-time public servant criticizes the political divisiveness in Washington as being detrimental to the readiness of U.S. forces.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 12:31pm EST

Why HealthCare.gov still isn't fixed

Some blame procurement for HealthCare.gov's troubles, but the root of the problem with the government's health care website is a matter of pure project management.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 11:45am EST

Market research and business development

Randy Richter, president and founder of Richter and Company will discuss what contractors can do to grow their businesses in the government market.
December 2, 2013

Monday - 12/02/2013, 11:31pm EST
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Should you worry or is US military at the ready?

Is the military still ready for war _ or should you be worried?

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 09:04am EST

Satisfied workers key to one small agency's success

With a staff of about 50 workers, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps American businesses find opportunities overseas. The agency's director says her staff "has buy-in focus on the same mission," which explains their overall sense of satisfaction.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 01:28pm EST
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