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OFPP Administrator Daniel Gordon leaving

The administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will join the George Washington University Law School as an associate dean. Gordon spent two years at OFPP working on a variety of issues from improving the workforce to reducing the use of high risk contracts to advocating for more collaboration between industry and government.

Tags: Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP , contracting , acqusition , George Washington University Law School , acquisition workforce , service contracting , Mythbusters , Jason Miller , Chief Acquisition Officer

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:26pm EDT

The State Dept. budget in FY 2011

Request is larger than last year.

Tags: management , budget , FY 2011 budget , State Department ,

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 04:49pm EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 28

On today's Federal Drive: OMB takes a more hands-off approach in giving agencies 2013 budget guidance, two companies dropped their protest of an Interior Department cloud-computing contract and the USPS debt deadline is extended.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , OMB , budget , NASA , USPS , GSA

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 08:30am EDT

OMB wants agencies to 'own' their budget cuts

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said the White House will be less dictatorial and more collaborative in finding spending reductions that work for each agency, individually. Lew would not rule out further changes to federal employee pay and benefits. Agencies are encouraged to work with stakeholders, especially Congress, from the beginning of the process to what the cuts should be.

Tags: workforce , budget , Todd Grams , OMB , VA , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 05:36am EDT
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OMB: Agencies should 'accelerate' spending on remaining stimulus funds

The Office of Management and Budget is directing federal agencies to "accelerate" spending on the 15 percent of Recovery Act dollars that remain unused in a bid to boost the economy, according to a memo from OMB Director Jack Lew.

Tags: OMB , management , stimulus , Recovery Act ,

Monday - 09/19/2011, 07:49am EDT

Unions demand to know debt ceiling impact on feds

A coalition of 21 groups representing five-million federal employees and retirees wrote a letter to OMB and Treasury asking for information about what happens to federal workers if the debt ceiling isn't raised. NTEU is planning a rally in New York to oppose proposed cuts to federal employees pay and benefits.

Tags: debt ceiling , OMB , Treasury Department , Timothy Geithner , federal unions , Federal-Postal Coalition , National Treasury Employees Union , pay and benefits , Emily Kopp , Jacob Lew

Friday - 07/15/2011, 05:25pm EDT

Lawmakers try to water-down the pay freeze

Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis said federal employees are on the chopping block because they are easy prey. Davis, now a director with Deloitte and Touche, said a letter from the Washington-D.C. area delegation could impact the potential two-year pay freeze the White House is proposing. The eight House members say feds are being targeted unfairly to help reduce the deficit.

Tags: pay and benefits , David Obey , Steny Hoyer , Frank Wolf , House Appropriations Committee , OMB , Tom Davis , Deloitte and Touche , pay freeze , federal benefits , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 07:13am EST
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Drilling can continue, but Landrieu still blocking Lew nomination

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will not stop blocking Lew's nomination, even though oil drilling can continue in Gulf of Mexico.

Tags: Mary Landrieu , OMB , moratorium , oil drilling , Obama administration

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 04:05pm EDT

OMB sets minimum telework security requirements

The administration's new memo instructs agencies to secure the information, programs and networks used by employees working outside the office, and to prevent employees from using government resources to access porn.

Tags: technology , OMB , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , cybersecurity , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/18/2011, 03:02pm EDT

SAVE Award winner presents President with idea

Trudy Givens, who works at the Bureau of Prisons in Wisconsin, received more than 20,000 votes for her suggestion to stop printing and mailing the Federal Register to employees. She won the 2010 SAVE Award and talked to President Obama about it Friday.

Tags: management , Trudy Givens , OMB , Bureau of Prisons , SAVE award , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:17am EST
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