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Pentagon says planning for future contingencies will include contract management from the get-go rather than letting be an afterthought.
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.
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.
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.
A good government group grades the Obama Administration on open government.
Tags: Ari Schwartz , Leslie Harris , Center for Democracy and Technology , White House , transparency , transition , open government , Treasury Secretary Geithner , Congressional Research Service , mngt
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.
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.
The Congressional Research Service has taken a look at the "Causes, Processes, and Effects" of shutting down the federal government.