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Small savings key for TSP retirement goals

Giving up small purchases on a daily basis can mean big savings for your retirement, according to Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: In Depth , TSP , retirement benefits , Tom Trabucco , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , pay and benefits , retirement

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:26pm EDT

Analysis: What should be Panetta's top concerns at DoD?

The new DoD secretary will need to concentrate on military spending cuts and withdrawing troops from the Middle East, according to Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Afghanistan , budget , troops , Robert Gates , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff , management , people , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 06/24/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Vess sets standard with HR Connect

Debra Vess's program, HR Connect, has been recognized for benefitting many agencies in the field of HR. It's the reason she was named a 2011 Causey Award winner.

Tags: Debra Vess , Causey Awards , management , people , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 06/23/2011, 02:21pm EDT

"Operation Chain Reaction" cracks down on counterfeits

A coalition of government agencies will target counterfeit parts posing a danger to the armed services and the public.

Tags: Federal Drive , ICE , GAO , Operation Chain Reaction , Erik Barnett , security , contracting , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination ,

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 09:41am EDT

Will E-Gov merger lead to reduction in services?

Lawmakers want to merge the fund with GSA's Office of Citizen Services. Sam Rosen-Amy, a federal fiscal policy analyst for OMB Watch, said that may lead to reduction in services.

Tags: Sam Rosen-Amy , OMB Watch , e-gov fund , transparency , technology , In Depth , GSA , OMB , Office of Citizen Services ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT

SSA claims process vulnerable to wasteful spending

The Social Security Administration's process for citizens to file claims can create just as much wasteful spending as intentional fraud.

Tags: management , SSA , House Ways and Means Committee , Joseph Dirago , improper payments , Vern Buchanan , Patrick O'Carroll Jr., , Carolyn Colvin ,

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 06:59pm EDT

Cornyn again proposes commission to end programs

The Texas Senator wants to create a sunset commission to look for waste in the federal budget.

Tags: management , Sunset commission , Campaign to Cut Government , John Cornyn , Deficit Commission , Economic Development Administration ,

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:03pm EDT

Health research initiative awarded, encourages innovation

Office of National Coordinator for Health IT gives $5 million to two companies to work on new services.

Tags: technology , HHS , ONC , Farzad Mostashari , health IT , Capital Consulting Corporation , Health 2.0 LLC , America Competes Act ,

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 06:56pm EDT
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