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OPM pushes agencies to hire long-term unemployed

Following an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in January, OPM releases a memo giving agencies a new outline on hiring in an effort to reduce the number of long-term unemployed workers

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , CHCO Council , hiring , BLS ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 11:31am EDT

Why leadership, not Congress, is key to acquisition reform

NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti and Tom Davis, former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, conclude that better leadership will get the acquisition process where it needs to be.

Tags: Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Tom Davis , Mike Fischetti , acquistion , acquistion workforce

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:23am EDT

SARA not the be-all and end-all for acquisition reform

Tom Davis, director of government relations at Deloitte and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said acquisition offices haven't improved much since Congress passed SARA in 2003.

Tags: Tom Davis , Deloitte , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , acquisition , Acquisition Advisory Panel , SARA , SARA Panel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell , acquisition reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:58am EDT
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IRS Commissioner pushes Congress for mass-transit decision

In a letter to leaders in the House and Senate tax commitees, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reminded Congress of the importance to make a firm decision on whether to extend a mass-transit subsidy before November.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , transit subsidy , Ron Wyden , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Dave Camp , Sander Levin , workforce , benefits

Friday - 10/10/2014, 11:36am EDT

Labor: Minimum wage increase for federal contract workers

The Department of Labor released its final rule for a minimum wage hike for federal contracting employees by 2015.

Tags: minimum wage , pay , Labor Department , Barack Obama , contracting , industry ,

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:55pm EDT

GAO: Length of DoD withdrawal from Afghanistan to surpass Iraq

The Department of Defense expects a longer and possibly a more costly withdrawal of Army and Marine Corps equipment from Afghanistan than in Iraq, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Tuesday.

Tags: Afghanistan , DoD , GAO , Iraq , Army , Marine Corps

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 12:05pm EDT

GSA awards DHS headquarters contract to Grunley, Shalom Baranes

Phase two of the Department of Homeland Security's $4.5 billion renovation project at St. Elizabeths is moving forward. The General Services Administration on Tuesday awarded two construction companies with a contract that will help consolidate the agency's office space.

Tags: Grunley Construction Company , Shalom Baranes Associates , DHS , GSA , St Elizabeths , federal buildings

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 10:27am EDT

GAO: Training gaps in DOD missile defense

A new GAO report shows that DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense System lacks clear oversight on training and funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , training ,

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:12pm EDT

Kundra seeks broader vendor pool

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says contractors must balance collaboration with security

Tags: technology , data security , Vivek Kundra , industry , NSC , OMB , cloud computing , FAA , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , contracting ,

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:28pm EDT
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GAO: Collaboration overseas key to fighting terrorism

A new GAO report finds gaps in the United States' collaboration with international partners on terrorism

Tags: GAO , State Department , DHS , DoJ , Joseph Lieberman , security , terrorism , passports ,

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:25pm EDT
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