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GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

Tags: management , GAO , OPM , VA , Air Force , Marshals Service , Office of Special Counsel , burrowing , political position conversions , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:59am EDT

Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud

Errors, waste, and fraud in the Medicare system was the topic of conversation before the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and Oversight today.

Tags: House Ways and Means Committee , Medicare , Peter Roskam , Ron Klein , Scott Murphy , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Pete Stark , HHS , GAO , CMS ,

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 06:26pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , SSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Towns to do fix check of National Central Bureau

Chairman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY) is requesting detailed information from the Justice Department and DHS after the release of a Justice Department Inspector General report in 2009 that outlined major lapses at the United States National Central Bureau.

Tags: Federal Drive , Edolphus Towns , USNCB , INTERPOL , DHS , Congressional Spotlight , Congress

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:08am EDT
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DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Tags: technology , contracting , management , EPA , Federal Environmental Executive , DHS , Energy , Federal Electronics Challenge , green IT , data centers , EPEAT , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT

WMD attack preparation lacking at DoJ

The Justice Department has failed to put together an adequate plan for responding to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general at the agency said Tuesday. Randy Larsen, CEO of the WMD Center, has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Randy Larsen , WMD , DOJ IG , WMD Center , management , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul

Kshemendra Paul, the new Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment, must reestablish the role of the organization, experts say. James Carafano of Heritage says Paul must convince and educate the intelligence community about the value of the ISE. Jim Dempsey of the Markle Foundation Task Force says Paul must figure out the ISE's relationship with other information sharing organizations in the government.

Tags: technology , Kshemendra Paul , Leslie Phillips , OMB , ODNI , Information Sharing Environment , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , GAO , James Carafano , Jim Dempsey , Paul Wormeli , IJIS , Heritage , Markle Foundation Task Force , information sharing , NIEM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 07:26am EDT
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Causey Awards: Optimal workforce created despite budget

Karin O'Leary is Director of the Budget at the Justice Department and explains how she stayed positive during the tough times.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Karin O'Leary , Causey Awards , DorobekInsider

Friday - 05/28/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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OMB's Paul to lead information sharing environment

Kshemendra Paul moves from the OMB chief architect to the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment. He will lead the work on information sharing standards, policies and procedures.

Tags: technology , management , Kshemendra Paul , Susan Reingold , OMB , ODNI , PM-ISE , Ted McNamara , NIEM , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/28/2010, 07:06am EDT

COPS works to correct stimulus payments

Math is hard. That's led to problems with stimulus grants from the Justice Department. COPS Director Bernard Melekian explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , COPS , Bernard Melekian , stimulus , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 05/21/2010, 10:55am EDT
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