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Analysis: GSA scandal detracts from bigger issue - budget deficit

Doug Holtz-Eakin, the former CBO director, discusses the latest CBO projections for the federal budget deficit.

Tags: Doug Holtz-Eakin , CBO , budget , Federal Drive , GSA , deficit ,

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 10:52am EDT

NASA seeks innovations for space waste

NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

Tags: Beth Beck , LAUNCH , State , USAID , NIKE , Green government , contest , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:57am EDT

VIDEO: Agencies embrace mobile app explosion

The development of mobile applications or apps is expanding within the federal government. The General Services Administration showcased some of the apps coming out of agencies at last week's FOSE Conference in Washington.

Tags: Jacob Parcell , GSA , mobile apps , FOSE Conference , Technology , NOAA , IRS , Mike Silvia , Beth Krappweis , Goerge Silva , Peter Cooper ,

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:46am EDT

Obama: House GOP budget would slash federal services

President Obama said the fiscal 2013 passed by the Republican-controlled House will cut into crucial federal services.

Tags: Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , Congress , budget ,

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 03:48pm EDT

CBO: House postal reform bill to save $20B in decade

The bill introduced last summer by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would eliminate Saturday mail delivery, close mail processing facilities, require postal employees to pay the same percentage in their health and life insurance premiums as federal employees do, and allow the Postal Service to use nearly $11 billion in surplus retirement contributions.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Joe Lieberman , USPS , FEHBP , retirement , CBO ,

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:52am EDT

VA awards previously-terminated e-health records contract to Harris

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a previously-terminated e-health record contract to Harris Corporation.

Tags: VA , ASM Research , e-health records , Harris Corporation , Technology ,

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Senate bill revisits contractor pay cap

The bill (S.2198), introduced Thursday by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would cap contractors' pay at $400,000 and apply that cap to all contract employees not just top executives.

Tags: Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , contractor , pay cap , DoD , OMB , Congress ,

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:18pm EDT

Navy releases guide for hiring wounded warriors

The Department of Navy is distributing a guide for hiring people with disabilities.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Workforce , Juan Garcia , Federal Drive , disabilities , hiring ,

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 03:37pm EDT

Lower requests likely in President's FY2013 budget

If the requested budgets of several agencies are any indication, federal agencies are expecting less funds in anticipation of the President's fiscal 2013 budget request, to be released Monday.

Tags: budget , Congress , Barack Obama , management

Friday - 02/10/2012, 02:40pm EST

21st Century Statecraft add-on to traditional diplomacy

Social media has fundamentally changed the way people communicate and that includes how the State Department communicates with foreign countries. Dubbed 21st Century Statecraft, the use of digital tools is a way for State to engage with other countries' government, listen to foreign citizens and promote national interests abroad.

Tags: Victoria Esser , State , Technology , social media , diplomacy , 21st century statecraft , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:20am EST
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