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Senate panel vets MSPB nominees

A Senate committee has held nomination hearings for the two newest members of the Merit Systems Protection Board -- the independent federal panel designated to hear federal worker appeals of personnel decisions made by their agencies. The two nominees, who will be chairman and vice chairman of MSPB, have long backgrounds in work with federal employee unions.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Tracking the Transition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Marie Wagner , OPM ,

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 07:22am EDT
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NASA CFO, IG nominees grilled by Senate committee

Ten months after Inauguration Day, the process of filling top management posts in the Federal Government continues. Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee reviewed the nominations of two people nominated for top management posts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Tags: mngt , Tracking the Transition , NASA , Elizabeth Robinson , Paul Martin , Senator Jay Rockefeller , Ernst & Young , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ ,

Monday - 10/19/2009, 07:06am EDT
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TSA nominee faces Senate scrutiny

President Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration had his confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday. Lawmakers used the hearing as an opportunity to get answers about some lingering concerns over one of the most visible arms of the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: mngt , TSA , Errol Southers , Jay Rockefeller , John Thune , DHS , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ ,

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:46am EDT
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Senate panel grills ODNI's future Number Two, David Gompert

A Senate panel holds a confirmation hearing for the man nominated to be second in command at the nation's Intelligence Community. Lawmakers learn how he and his boss plan to play to each other's strengths. Also: a committment to substantially reduce the use of outside contractors in the IC.

Tags: mngt , ODNI , Dennis Blair , David Gompert , intelligence community ,

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 07:10am EDT
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Analysis: Does Congress understand cybersecurity, technology use?

When members of Congress weigh in on cybersecurity, do they know what they're talking about? How about the use of technology in government? Some of the top names in the federal government on both these topics were questioned on Congressional expertise by Federal News Radio during recent conferences and news events.

Tags: technology , management , cybersecurity , International Spy Museum , Mike McConnell , Excellence in Government , Aneesh Chopra , Open Government Directive , President Barack Obama , Congress ,

Monday - 10/12/2009, 06:33am EDT
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Postal Service announces final list of closures

Tags: managment , USPS ,

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 06:59pm EDT
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Senate Census panel asks tough questions about 2010 count

The clock continues to tick down to the April 1st start of the 2010 Census, and a Senate oversight subcommittee continues to focus on efforts for an accurate count of the nation's population next year.

Tags: newsstand , Census , Robert Groves , Robert Goldenkopf , Government Accountability Office , Senator John McCain ,

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 06:27am EDT
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DHS enters final round of Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Officials today announced that the review, which is being conducted mostly online and using Web 2.0 collaborative tools, is succeeding beyond their expectations.

Tags: security , DHS , QHSR , Alan Cohn , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategi ,

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 05:13pm EDT
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