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DoD works to institutionalize contracting lessons from Iraq, Afghanistan

Pentagon says planning for future contingencies will include contract management from the get-go rather than letting be an afterthought.

Tags: Congress , contingency contracting , GAO , Tom DiNapoli , Alan Estevez , Moshe Schwartz , Craig Crenshaw , Jared Serbu , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 06:06am EDT

Agency performance reporting lags under wasteful spending initiative

A report by the Congressional Research Service finds it's not clear whether agencies are meeting performance goals set out a June 2011 executive order to make the federal government more efficient and accountable.

Tags: Tom Coburn , transparency , GAT Board , RAT Board , Technology , Campaign to Cut Waste , Barack Obama , Joe Biden

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 08:48am EDT

VA comes under fire for telework policy

AFGE has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to expand telework opportunities despite a new law designed to encourage the practice. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has demanded an explanation. Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda said managers aren't convinced that telework is good for the agency.

Tags: VA , John Sepulveda , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , Workforce , management , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:30am EST

OPM sets new policy to make 'burrowing' harder

Director Berry says the agency will approve all political conversations to career positions, not just those during an election year. OPM also will approve political appointees who left government in the last five years and want to come back as a career employee.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , GAO , Burrowing in , Political appointee conversions , SES

Friday - 11/06/2009, 04:06pm EST

CRS details cyber questions for Congress

The Congressional Research Service outlined seven areas for lawmakers to consider to get further involved in oversight and control of the government's cybersecurity initiative.

Tags: Technology , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Federation of American Scientists , cybersecurity

Thursday - 03/12/2009, 04:45pm EDT

What's The Role of a Federal CTO

Tags: CTO , John Sargent

Friday - 02/06/2009, 05:44pm EST

CRS opens door for vendor reporting of political spending

A new report found the courts have given presidents wide authority over federal contracting. But CRS finds plenty of examples where executive orders have violated existing law. The CRS study comes as the Senate passes an amendment in the defense authorization bill to prohibit DoD from collecting vendor information on political contributions.

Tags: industry , Susan Collins , Rob Portman , executive order , political contributions , Contracting , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 03:12pm EDT

CRS issues causes and effects of shutdowns

The Congressional Research Service has taken a look at the "Causes, Processes, and Effects" of shutting down the federal government.

Tags: newsstand , shutdown , budget , furlough , essential , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 02:45pm EDT
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