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VA to implement SAVE award winner's idea over the next year

White House now eyes good ideas from industry. OMB also tells agencies to apply other contest suggestions within their agencies, including electronic pay stubs. President Obama says SAVE award will be an annual contest.

Tags: mngt , Nancy Fichtner , Peter Orszag , Katie Roberts , VA , White House , OMB , GSA , SAVE award

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 07:01am EST
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Small Business Summits, Scams and Profitable Hype

After 15 years as a small business owner, and as the former Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, I've been to the circus a few times and seen all the strings connected with small business initiatives and the federal government.

Tags: Lurita Doan , White House , Jobs Summit , Small Business Administration , SBA , set aside goals , Goldman Sachs , Nydia Velazquez, , Warren Buffett , Karen Mills

Monday - 11/23/2009, 12:53pm EST

New exec council spearheads jobs for vets program

Earlier this week, President Obama signed an executive order launching a new government-wide effort to hire more of the nation's military veterans for agency jobs. On Thursday, some of the cabinet officials who will lead the initiative gathered at the Labor Department to explain their roles in the new program.

Tags: mngt , P&B , White House , veterans , John Berry , OPM , Labor , Max Cacas

Friday - 11/13/2009, 06:56am EST
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Czars, Czarinas and Czardines—oh my!

Czars were once, perhaps, a great idea. Past czars had enormous clout. Unfortunately those days are long gone.

Tags: czars , Lurita Doan , Senate Judiciary Committee , Gil Kerlikoske , Ken Feinberg , Carol Browner , Van Jones , Kevin Jennings , Mark Lloyd

Monday - 10/05/2009, 10:16am EDT
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President Obama, Recovery and the City that Care Forgot

Maybe tax funds should stay in the Crescent City

Tags: Lurita Doan , New Orleans , Hurricane Katrina , Michael Chertoff , Clay Johnson , job creation , small business

Monday - 10/19/2009, 11:24am EDT
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CBO Scoring and the Spin Meisters

Understatement of the Month: the CBO's scoring of Healthcare is preliminary.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Congressional Budget Office , CBO , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , Max Baucus , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 10/12/2009, 09:39am EDT
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