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GSA pounded for not moving excess property faster

Lawmakers at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held at the Georgetown Heating Plant, blasted the General Services Administration for its handling of excess federal properties.

Tags: Congress , House , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Jeff Denham , GSA , real property , John Mica , Flavio Peres ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:56pm EDT

Senate committee makes quick work of real property, Hatch Act bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved six bills that would affect the day-to-day workings of the federal government.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act , Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 , management , Government Accountability Office , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , AFGE , Beth Moten

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 06:27am EDT

Lawmakers say VA contracting rule squeezing out vet-owned firms

The rule, aimed at preventing fraud in the VA service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, requires that veterans control 100 percent of company decisions, even if they maintain just partial ownership. VA is taking suggestions for changing its rules.

Tags: Vetearns Affairs , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Congress , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , acquisition , Thomas Leney , Phil Roe , Joe Donnelly , Bill Johnson , oversight , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:35pm EDT
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DHS IG partners with CBP, ICE to investigate workforce corruption

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general partnered with both Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel to investigate an increasing number of cases. Leaders of all three reported to a House subcommittee hearing that the collaboration has benefited the investigation process.

Tags: DHS , ICE , CBP , management , oversight , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Charles Edwards , David Aguilar , Daniel Ragsdale , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:27am EDT
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Spies give way to 'sexy' social media

The developing field of using social media to gather information can provide benefits to the intelligence community, but it also involves challenges. The changing environment of open source intelligence requires agencies and companies plan their approaches carefully.

Tags: technology , Government Executive magazine , Invertix , Craig Parisot , Open Source Center , Fairmont State University , ODNI , David Abruzzino , Patrick O’Neil , intelligence , open source , social media , DNI

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 05:59am EDT
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USPS: We will default on $5.5B payment due this week

The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury, adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency's solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem the red ink. With cash running perilously low, two legally required payments for future postal retirees' health benefits - $5.5 billion due Wednesday, and another $5.6 billion due in September - will be left unpaid, the mail agency said Monday.

Tags: budget , USPS , Congress , House , Senate , Patrick Donahoe , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:48pm EDT
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White House shapes intellectual property protection ahead of year-end deadline

The White House is updating its 2010 trade secret theft and counterfeit product prevention strategy. The new plan will incorporate public input, which the administration is currently soliciting from stakeholders.

Tags: White House , Victoria Espinel , Intellectual Property , technology , cybersecurity , industry , Supply chain management , Supply chain risks , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 07/30/2012, 06:33pm EDT
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Special commission gives the CFC a roadmap to the future

The report spelled out a number of recommendations for the Combined Federal Campaign in four areas including revising the infrastructure and updating oversight. The Office of Personnel Management called for the commission as the CFC effort turned 50.

Tags: CFC , CFC-50 Commission , OPM , John Berry , Bev Byron , oversight , management , workforce

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:23am EDT
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DoD, VA encouraged to do more for returning soldiers

The secretaries of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified about how the two agencies are collaborating to make it easier for military members to return to civilian life. Members of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs House committees questioned them about various programs designed to help the process.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Leon Panetta , Eric Shinseki , Jeff Miller , Bob Filner , Transition Assistance Program , electronic health records , management , workforce ,

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:22am EDT
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DoD, VA joint e-health record ahead of schedule

The development of a shared records system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs is making progress thanks to several pilots. VA-DoD is taking the lessons learned from the tests and applying them to future pilots.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , health IT , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:32pm EDT
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