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Bill would cut prescription drug costs for feds

Congressman Stephen Lynch's bill would require openness of contracts and stricter guidelines when it comes to agreements with Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

Tags: FEHPB , Stephen Lynch , Congress , pay and benefits , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:34pm EDT

West Point cadets train for cyber frontlines

Cadets at West Point are on the cyber-front lines. How are they preparing for these new roles?

Tags: Steve Hawkins , DoD , Raytheon , West Point , cadets , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Dorobek Insider ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 02:54pm EDT

Communication key for managers during tough times

Susan Grundmann, chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, offers advice for agencies dealing with employee morale issues and workplace demands.

Tags: Federal Drive , FMA Convention , management , Susan Grundmann , MSPB , budget , training , best practices ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 09:08am EDT

More electric cars part of GSA's sustainability plans

GSA is focused on reducing waste as much as possible, while still allowing government to be effective. Sustainability was a focus of this year's IRMCO event.

Tags: green government , electric cars , GSA , IRMCO , Martha Johnson , Greening of Government: transportation , Nick Nigro , Pew Center , management

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 01:23pm EDT

OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , OSC , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Carolyn Lerner , Daniel Akaka , USERRA , Hatch Act , Labor , OPM , EEOC , whistle blower , protections , best practices ,

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:29pm EST

Paradigm to provide DoD disaster recovery software

The contract is a blanket purchase agreement worth a maximum $49 billion.

Tags: Paradigm Solutions , DoD Report , technology , disaster recovery software , cybersecurity , Dorobek Insider ,

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 03:06pm EST

What innovative fed leaders have in common

The Partnership for Public Service's study presented nine attributes that fuel agency innovation and the role of those agencies to encourage it.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , innovation , best practices ,

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 03:36pm EST

DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tags: Open government , OSFA , DoD , DoE , HHS , DHS , DoT , cloud ,

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST

Palguta: Morale a hidden cost in CRs

While money is still flowing into agencies, the Partnership for Public Service says continuing resolutions hurt agencies' financial planning and ability to hire, among other things. PPS's John Palguta explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta , management , hiring , morale ,

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 10:41am EST

Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

Tags: real estate , consolidation , budget , GAO , OMB , Darrell Issa , Kathleen Turco , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Thomas Davis , Gene Dodaro , Ryan Alexander ,

Friday - 03/04/2011, 06:15pm EST
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