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Fermi Lab to speed up commercialization of discoveries

At the Fermi National Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., the scientific specialty is particle acceleration. The lab is also on a mission to accelerate commercialization of particle discoveries.

Tags: Fermi National Lab , Energy , Illinois Accelerator Research Center , Robert Kephart , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:54am EST
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OMB to expand permit-tracking initiative

President Obama told the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Tuesday the administration would create performance metrics, track progress and adapt best practices for reducing the red tape for businesses.

Tags: technology , mangement , White House , OMB , permitting dashboard , Jeffrey Zients , Interior Department , BLM , USDA , Forest Service , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 07:55pm EST

Obama's reorg effort sure to face congressional fire

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the administration's federal reorganization's likelihood of actually moving forward.

Tags: Congress , management , government reorganization , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:49pm EST
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Dempsey: New DoD strategy offers more opportunities than liabilities

In a speech at Duke University, Dempsey says the Defense Department is not the victim of a drive to reduce growth in the national debt.

Tags: Martin Dempsey , DoD Report , Duke University , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Federal Drive , budget ,

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:59am EST

Analysis: Government reorganization 'challenging terrain' for Obama

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for the power to merge federal agencies in an effort to make government more efficient and consumer friendly. Obama will call on Congress to give him a type of consolidation authority last held by a president when Ronald Reagan was in office. Analysts and former government insiders congratulate the president for the massive plan to streamline services. But they warn it will be tricky.

Tags: business , Emily Kopp , Don Kettl , Susan Schwab , USTR , Commerce , NOAA , Partnership for Public Service , Max Stier , Jeff Zients , OMB , Congress , management , government reorganization , workforce

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:15pm EST
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Commerce, trade target of gov reorg (again)

John Marshall was at the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in the mid-1990's and wrote the committee report on the president's power to merge agencies. He's currently co-founder of Government Transaction Services and joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his perspective.

Tags: John Marshall , Senate Governmental Affairs Committee , Government Transaction Services , government reorganization , management , Commerce

Monday - 01/16/2012, 02:43pm EST
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Obama recess appointments face legal challenge

The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Right to Work Foundation say that President Obama cannot legally bypass the Senate to appoint three new members of the National Labor Relations Board.

Tags: NLRB , National Right to Work Foundation , Justice Department , Sharon Block , Richard Griffin , Terence Flynn , Richard Cordray , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:43pm EST

Obama elevates SBA to Cabinet announces business website

As part of a sweeping government reorganization first unveiled nearly a year ago, President Barack Obama announced the elevation of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level agency.

Tags: SBA , Karen Mills , government reorganization , Commerce , BusinessUSA.gov

Friday - 01/13/2012, 03:37pm EST

Obama seeks power to merge agencies

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more power to streamline the government by merging agencies.

Tags: Commerce , management

Friday - 01/13/2012, 09:15am EST
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