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Lawmakers are working on a continuing resolution to fund the government through late fall. Congress has not approved any of the 12 appropriations bills necessary to keep agencies running after the fiscal year ends in three weeks.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to the White House urging President Obama to act now to save the cash-strapped Postal Service. The administration said it would propose reforms in the $1.5 trillion deficit reduction package it sends to Congress.
The ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee said timing is critical as the committee prepares the DHS authorization bill.
Al-Qaida is struggling to get money, thanks to international efforts to stop terrorism financing, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said at a 9/11 anniversary event. He said today's terrorism threats require more creative measures and increased global cooperation.
Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency has more important priorities than building the new consolidated headquarters — at least for now. The House cut all funding for the program, while the Senate included enough to complete the Coast Guard's new building.
Nearly nine years after President Bush signed the bill creating the Homeland Security Department, more than 100 committees and subcommittees continue to hold oversight responsibilities for the agency. Current and former DHS officials say enough is enough and Congress should reorganize themselves. But Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he holds little confidence that will happen soon.
An assessment of the Department of Homeland Security's transformation since its founding in 2003 finds major operational accomplishments and lingering management challenges. GAO released a status report to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned senators that the Postal Service would stop delivering mail by next August unless Congress authorizes sweeping changes. After paying October's bills, Donahoe said the agency would have a week's worth of cash left. Meanwhile, the White House said it would propose reforms soon.
Rafael Borras, DHS undersecretary for management, has implemented a major program review process to stave off acquisition problems. The board has reviewed and recommended fixes for problematic programs. Borras said the next step is a new decision support tool to bring together in one place all the performance information about the programs.
Federal agencies are making progress toward fulfilling the spirit of the White House's open government directives. But the administration still needs to give agencies more direction and more support, according to a new secrecy scorecard just out from a coalition of good government and consumer advocacy groups.
A year after a scandal upended the leadership at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army is making swift progress toward creating a single database of all those interred at the site. Soldiers are using iPhones to record information and submit it to analysts to check the data against existing records.
The agency plans to release two separate contracts, one for services and one for technology tools. The contracts would help agencies meet the goals of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act.
Mary Mitchell, of The Mitchell Organization, a training and consulting practice, joined the Federal Drive to discuss ways to defuse workplace tension.
Two of the eight members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan join In Depth to explain the recommendations in the commission's final report.
A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton examines the federal reorganizations after 9/11 that created DHS and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The report said the creation of the two huge federal entities offers "cautionary tale" in management and leadership.
The Defense Department is taking a hard look at its diversity programs, as part of a presidential order to coordinate efforts across the federal government.
Recent events have elevated the importance of telework in the federal government ranks.
The General Services Administration is working with power companies from Maryland to Massachusetts to fix the problems. OPM said agencies in Washington are open as usual Monday and employees can use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework if necessary.
FEMA is leading the effort to prepare for the impending hurricane, but also the aftermath of the storm. DHS is using lessons learned from a 2009 exercise to prepare for the hurricane. Agencies from HHS to FCC to the Coast Guard and many others are putting the pieces in place to respond and help recover from Hurricane Irene.
David Olive of Catalyst Partners discusses what could have gone better in the earthquake aftermath.