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House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform

Last year, Congress passed and sent on to President Obama a bill to reform how the Pentagon acquires large weapons systems. Now, House lawmakers are back with a proposal to reform the other 80 percent of Defense Department procurement that does not have to do with weapons.

Tags: newsstand , contracting , DoD , pentagon , Robert Andrews , Ike Skelton , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , auditing ,

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 06:54am EDT
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White House works to strengthen national infrastructure

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , homeland security , national security ,

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 10:46pm EDT
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The Senator from Delaware rises to praise federal workers

With the return of Congress this week, one lawmaker intends to return to his weekly ritual: delivering a floor speech in the United States Senate in praise of an exemplary federal employee. Delaware Senator Ted Kaufman says he will continue the weekly tributes through the end of his term this year.

Tags: newsstand , Congress , Ted Kaufman , Senate , Partnership for Public Service , Vice President Biden ,

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 07:00am EDT
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Comptroller General nominee talks about issues facing GAO

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , GAO , Comptroller General , Todd Platts ,

Friday - 04/09/2010, 12:27pm EDT
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Analysis: Agencies release Open Government Plans

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , Open Government Initiative , transparency , openness

Wednesday - 04/07/2010, 07:09pm EDT
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TSP Snapshot: Spring into savings

A gradual, but noticeable upswing in the economy is picking up nearly all of the funds that make up your Thrift Savings Plan. The result: a blossoming of returns, as we learn in our April edition of "TSP Snapshot".

Tags: Pay & Benefits , Ed Zurndorfer , TSP Snapshot ,

Monday - 04/05/2010, 06:56am EDT
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A cutting-edge Web technology for federal financial reporting

There were high hopes that Recovery.gov, the Web site for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, would serve as a model for the latest use of XBRL. We ask Joe Kull, who is with the Washington Federal Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, for a brief layman's explanation of XBRL.

Tags: tech , XBRL , Joe Kull , PricewaterhouseCoopers , Recovery.gov , Recovery Act

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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OMB's Werfel outlines future for financial managers

The Obama Administration is mapping out its plans for significant changes in federal financial management. Yesterday morning, the White House's top financial manager outlined those plans for his government colleagues in an appearance at the Willard Hotel.

Tags: management , AGA , OMB , Danny Werfel ,

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 07:19am EDT
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WH looks at changing federal financial management

Danny Werfel is the comptroller for the Office of Management and Budget at the White House. Tuesday at the Association of Government Accountants Leadership Breakfast, he talked at length about change that's coming to the government -- and how he and his colleages are also going to have to change.

Tags: mngt , Federal financial management , Danny Werfel ,

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 06:52pm EDT
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GSA's Johnson is passionate about teleworking

In a world where blizzards producing 5-6 feet of snow can shut down a major metropolitan area like Washington, D.C., officials are re-thinking what it means to close the federal government for days at a time. But the new head of one agency that managed to keep going despite the blizzards says what you do as a federal worker is sometimes more important than where you do it.

Tags: mngt , P&B , teleworking , GSA , Martha Johnson , OPM , John Berry , USPTO , FOSE , Casey Coleman ,

Friday - 03/26/2010, 07:36am EDT
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