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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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Sen. Voinovich puts hold on key DHS nominee

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is blocking the nomination of Rafael Borras to be the Department of Homeland Security's Undersecretary for Management.

Tags: management , DHS , Rafael Borras , Elaine Duke , Sen. George Voinovich , Undersecretary for Management , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 03:23pm EST
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Fed IT gurus tout potential of IT and government openness

Just days after the President announces his Open Government Initiative, members of the White House staff are fanning out to discuss what it will take to achieve more transparency and openness in government. Two of the President's top IT disciples traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about the role of technology in government openness with one of the Senate's top technology advocates.

Tags: technology , management , Senate Budget Committee , Mark Warner , Aneesh Chopra , Vivek Kundra , government performance , IT Dashboard ,

Friday - 12/11/2009, 07:09am EST
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Intelligence Community plans workforce of the future

In America's Intelligence Community, the right person in the right place at the right time can mean the difference between the country being safe and the country being threatened. But how does the top human capital officer of the IC think about getting the right people? Very methodically, and by using the right "crystal ball".

Tags: management , Pay & Benefits , HCMF 2009 , ODNI , Intelligence Community , Ron Sanders ,

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 07:10am EST
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DARPA is a groundbreaking agency -- again

Less than two years from now the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will move into a new headquarters building in Arlington, Virginia. Before that can happen, the former Metrobus maintenance garage will require cleanup of diesel and chemical pollution in the ground. While DARPA employs fewer than 250 people, the new headquarters allows Virginia to retain more than 800 jobs because of the contracting jobs associated with DARPA, which has an annual budget of more than $3 billion.

Tags: technology , DARPA , Regina Dugan , Jim Moran , Barbara Favola , GSA , Bob Peck , Internet , DoD , Tim Kaine , Arlington County ,

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 07:06am EDT
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