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CBP brings automated services to more than just travel elite

Building on the success of its Global Entry program for pre-enrolled travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a self-service kiosk that anyone can use. John Wagner, executive director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs at CBP, tells Agency of the Month about this and other new technologies coming to an airport near you.

Tags: CBP , DHS , Agency of the Month , budget , sequestration , mobile , technology , John Wagner , Global Entry

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 04:23pm EST

OMB directs agencies to cut 5 percent from 2014 budgets

In two memoranda released late Friday, the Office of Management and Budget told agency heads they must cut 5 percent from their 2014 budgets and use evidence-based evaluations.

Tags: FY 2014 budget , budget cuts , sequestration , Budget Control Act , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , agency budget ,

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:59pm EDT

Private-sector mentality to blame in GSA scandal, senator says

Fingers are pointing in many directions in the wake of the scandal at the General Services Administration. Lawmakers on both the sides of the aisle have expressed outrage at the "culture of waste," but opinions on who's to blame for that culture are as divided as ever along party lines. Two congressmen told In Depth host Francis Rose about their very different ideas.

Tags: In Depth , Ben Cardin , Mike Turner , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Monday - 04/23/2012, 05:21am EDT

House to vote on partial retirement for feds

In a rare bipartisan move, the House oversight committee voted to bring a bill allowing phased retirements of federal employees to the floor for a general vote.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , NTEU , Federal Drive , TSP ,

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:12am EDT

Former GSA head faults regional commissioners in spending scandal

While Martha Johnson, Stephen Leeds, and Bob Peck were let go by GSA after the release of an inspector general's report this week, former GSA Acting Administrator Jim Williams told the Federal Drive the four regional commissioners involved also deserve blame.

Tags: GSA , Jim Williams , Federal Drive , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Public Buildings Service

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:33pm EDT