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New legislation seeks to prevent hazing in military

Congressmen introduce the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act of 2012, a bill aimed at preventing hazing in the military services.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Ben Cardin , Judy Chu , Mike Honda , Harry Lew , DoD , hazing , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , House , Congress , House Armed Services Committee ,

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 06:24am EDT

Video: More feds are teleworking, report says

The Telework Exchange released a report last week saying that feds who participated in the 2012 Telework Week saved more than $5.6 million. The report not only showed a greater adoption of teleworking, but that feds were leading the way.

Tags: telework , Telework Exchange , technology , mobility , Cindy Auten , Casey Coleman , Peter Tseronis , cisco ,

Monday - 05/07/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Finalists for Service to America Medals announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced the 33 finalists contending for Service to America Medals for 2012.

Tags: Service to America Medals , Partnership for Public Service , awards , workforce , management , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/07/2012, 06:42am EDT
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Technology no longer a barrier to telework, experts say

Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.

Tags: IT , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , Telework Exchange , Peter Tseronis , Casey Coleman , GSA , Energy Department , USMC , Robert Brown , Rick Engle , mobility ,

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:21am EDT

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren't too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , OPM , NASA , management , workforce , DHS , NRC , FDIC , State ,

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:09am EDT

DATA aims to save money by making spending easier to track

The House is expected to vote on and pass the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which aims to save taxpayer money by tracking spending by federal agencies.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , The Hill , Federal Drive , Darrell Issa , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Congress , House , contracting , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:35pm EDT
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Political pressure influenced FHA contract decision, court says

Virgin Island Paving Co. successfully sued the Federal Highway Administration, which had rejected the company's low bid for a road contract. The court found that FHA may have been under political pressure not to choose the company.

Tags: FHA , Virgin Island Paving , procurement , contracting , Federal Drive , Legal Loop , Joe Petrillo , Transportation

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:59am EDT
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NASA's latest space telescope on track for 2018 launch

NASA is currently building the James Webb Space Telescope and expects delivery of all of its scientific instruments this year.

Tags: NASA , James Webb Space Telescope , John Mather , Federal Drive , space ,

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:58am EDT
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Open government advocates seek greater access to congressional data

Sunlight Foundation Policy Counsel Daniel Schuman is leading the campaign to improve the Library of Congress website that reports congressional data.

Tags: Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , Library of Congress , Congress , open government , data scraping , Federal Drive , data management , technology ,

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:26am EDT
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