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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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FBI fitness instructor guides students down the 'Yellow Brick Road'

For seven years, E.J. O'Malley has been a health and fitness instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. Four times a year, he instructs law enforcement personnel from across the U.S. and around the world at the FBI's National Academy - a 10-week course that includes a comprehensive physical training program. Read O'Malley's story as part of our "Cool Jobs in Government" series.

Tags: FBI , Cool Jobs in Government , E.J. OMalley , National Academy , Quantico Marine Base ,

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:33am EDT
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IT executives see telework storm on the horizon

Forty-five percent of the IT executives polled in for the 2012-2013 Telework/Mobile IT Almanac expected to see an increase in part-time mobile workers over the next two years and 59 percent anticipated more regular teleworkers.

Tags: telework , mobility , Telework Exchange , Riverbed , Swish Data , workforce , IT , technology , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:07am EDT
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Hackers attack websites of cybersecurity bill backers

Tech America and USTelecom said the Anonymous hacker group targeted their Internet sites in denial-of-service attacks.

Tags: Anonymous , hackers , USTelecom , Tech America , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 09:48am EDT

Commerce renovation project called 'precedent setting'

The Commerce Department has big plans for its headquarters in downtown Washington, and it could lead a revolution in public-building planning.

Tags: Commerce , Bill Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , Federal Drive , renovations , workforce ,

Monday - 04/09/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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USDA takes direct approach to managing workforce, reducing costs

Billy Milton, chief human capital officer at the USDA, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the Agriculture Department's successful approach to managing its workforce in tough budgetary times.

Tags: Billy Milton , Tom Vilsack , USDA , CHCO , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Senior Executive Service , VERA , VISA , VSIP

Friday - 04/06/2012, 10:13am EDT
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Analysis: Further actions against GSA commissioners remain a possibility

Although scandal rocked the General Services Administration's leadership this last week, it remains unclear whether the four regional commissioners out on leave would face criminal prosecution.

Tags: GSA , Debra Roth , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , management , acquisition , contracting , inspector general , fraud, waste and abuse

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:21am EDT
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