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GAO: Some agencies hit harder than others during sequestration

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that some agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Transportation and Health and Human Services, experienced stalled grants and contract activity during the government shutdown of 2013.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , Energy , DoT , NIH , HHS , grant management , contracting , budget , Mark Warner , OMB

Monday - 11/17/2014, 11:21am EST

Chaffetz to replace Issa as Oversight chair

In the most closely-contested race for committee chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will replace Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , Darrell Issa , House , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , oversight ,

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 11:06am EST

IG Report: Better acquisition monitoring needed at DHS

In his review of the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS inspector general says the agency needs better monitoring of catching duplicative programs and acquisition. An independent auditor also outlines some flaws at DHS.

Tags: DHS , OIG , oversight , Tom Carper , acquisition , Acquisition management , management

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 11:30am EST

GAO: Agencies not using performance data to decide policy, budget changes

In its new report, the Government Accountability Office found that agency managers aren't using performance data to objectively determine the success of programs before making changes to their policies or budget.

Tags: GAO , Government Performance and Results Act , performance data , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Elijah Cummings , oversight , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Congress ,

Friday - 11/14/2014, 11:15am EST

Unions push back on beleaguered USPS

Confronted with a cyber breach and planned closures of mail processing centers in January 2015, the American Postal Workers Union and others are rallying against the USPS.

Tags: USPS , Mark Dimondstein , APWU , NALC , cyber attack , rally , mail processing centers , board of governors , Patrick Donahoe ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 11:20am EST

ATF CIO says technology refresh will push mobile

In a technology overhaul that will replace hardware as old as five years, Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency will move towards mobiles devices, including tablets.

Tags: Rick Holgate , mobile technology , workplace , technology , Windows 8 , tablets , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , workforce , ATF , ATFE

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 11:42am EST
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Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , workforce , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , budget , retirement ,

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , midterm elections , Barbara Comstock , Donald Beyer , Frank Wolf , James Moran , workforce , Eleanor Holmes Norton , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , Hal Rogers , management , budget

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 11:56am EST
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TSP funds on the rise in October

All TSP funds, except for the I fund, posted positive results for the month of October, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , retirement , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 10:19am EST

Understanding acquisition needs key to training workforce, experts say

Knowing and appreciating the industry side of the acquisitions process is key to training the acquisition workforce of the future, according to two acquisition experts.

Tags: acquisition workforce , Melissa Starinsky , Veteran Affairs , DoD , Iraq and Afghanistan , Joint Rapid Acquisition Cel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 12:07pm EDT
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