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Sneak peak: Does the FPS have what it needs to get the job done?

WFED's Max Cacas has more.

Tags: management , contracting , FPS , Capitol Hill

Friday - 11/20/2009, 06:56pm EST
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Analysis: No easy answers for a lawmaker's contractor inquiry

On the face of it, it seems like a simple question: How many contractors work for the Department of Homeland Security? And in fact, a top Senate subcommittee chair, whose panel oversees government contracting only got a spreadsheet with a statistical estimate of the number of DHS contractors working in the area. A representative from one of the top trade groups representing the federal contracting industry offers some analysis.

Tags: management , DHS , homeland security , security , Elaine Duke , Senate Task Force on Government Performance , Claire McCaskill , contracting , contractor

Monday - 12/21/2009, 06:59am EST
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A quick look at Social Security's attempt to solve it's backlog

WFED's Max Cacas with details of his story for Friday.

Tags: management , SSA ,

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 07:57pm EST
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House hearing examines safety of federal buildings

WFED's Max Cacas with a preview of his story for Thursday.

Tags: management , Capitol Hill , security

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:31pm EST
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Dodaro's to-do list starts with new audit standards

There's no such thing as a summer slowdown at the Government Accountability Office. The congressional watchdog agency is in the middle of revamping guidelines on government auditing, while also helping implement health reform, and mapping out priorities for the next five years through its strategic plan.

Tags: management , AICPA , Gene Dodaro , GAO , TARP , health care reform law , yellow book , accounting standards ,

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:37am EDT

EPA head: environmental protection is good for business

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is pushing back against those who claim that protecting the environment is bad for business. Administrator Lisa Jackson is in a tug of war with members of Congress who want to block her agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

Tags: management , environment , EPA , Lisa Jackson , National Press Club , Lisa Murkowski , Clean Air Act ,

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 06:37am EST
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AFFIRMing priorities in federal cybersecurity

What's the current thinking when it comes to cybersecurity? As the federal government returns to normal operating hours after a week of snow-enforced closure, some of the best and brightest in federal IT gathered for an industry luncheon to discuss the topic.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoJ , Holly Ridgeway , John Gilligan , Gilligan Group , AFFIRM ,

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 06:41am EST
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OPM's Berry gets Hill thumbs up on fed closing call

For the third day in a row, the federal government closed because of the weather. One of Capitol Hill's top lawmakers has praise for that call by the government's civilian personnel chief.

Tags: management , P&B , Steny Hoyer , House of Representatives , John Berry , Gerry Connolly , telework ,

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 07:02am EST
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Coast Guard HQ at St. Elizabeths gets full speed ahead

Plans for the new headquarters building for the U.S. Coast Guard at the DHS headquarters campus in Southeast DC gets their first official endorsement from the Federal government's top planning agency in the region.

Tags: management , DHS , GSA , St. Elizabeth's , Coast Guard , National Capital Planning Commission , L. Preston Bryant ,

Friday - 01/08/2010, 07:25am EST
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Analysis: Northrop Grumman follows the money to D.C.

One of the government's biggest contractors has decided that its top managers and staff need to be closer to their biggest customer. A year from now, Northrop Grumman's corporate headquarters will move from California to the Washington, D.C. area. Observers say its strictly a matter of business.

Tags: contracting , management , Northrop Grumman , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Stifel Nicolaus , Troy Lahr , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Matt Erskine ,

Thursday - 01/07/2010, 06:41am EST
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