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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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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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