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VA reduces disability claims backlog by 44 percent

The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less than they did a year ago for their claims to be processed.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , Eric Shinseki , Agent Orange , pay and benefits , Bernie Sanders ,

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:56pm EDT

Just a test: Anacostia-Bolling trains for active-shooter attack

The hallways of a building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling echoed with the sounds of gunfire last month as part of a training exercise to help base law enforcement personnel prepare for an active-shooter event.

Tags: Anthony Calandra , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , training , workforce , Navy , Naval Installations Command , Timothy Trammell , Carlos Ansley , DoD , Navy Yard shooting ,

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:26pm EDT

Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , information sharing , management , technology , transparency , records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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Gates: Compensation, benefits more than a third of DoD budget

When Robert Gates was secretary of Defense, he tried three years in a row to increase out-of-pocket expenses for TRICARE participants. But Congress voted that down every time.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , budget , Quadrennial Defense Review , TRICARE , In Depth , benefits ,

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:39pm EST
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EEOC revises procedures for sorting out EEO and HR conflicts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking public input on significant changes to the directive that provides guidance for federal agencies when it comes to EEO policies and procedures.

Tags: EEOC , Management Directive 110 , management , workforce ,

Monday - 02/24/2014, 03:02pm EST

White House issues new tools to fight patent trolls

Federal CTO Todd Park and other White House officials unveiled a new set of initiatives Thursday designed to help businesses and consumers avoid unnecessary and costly patent litigation.

Tags: Todd Park , Gene Sperling , Patty Pritzker , Michelle Lee , patent trolls , patent reform , USPTO , Commerce ,

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:05pm EST

Obama dumping chained CPI, which feds, employee groups strongly opposed

Today's announcement that President Barack Obama would not be including a proposal to calculate cost-of-living changes to federal retirement rates in his 2015 budget should be welcome news to federal employees, legislators and federal-employee support groups who opposed it.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , retirement , chained CPI , NARFE ,

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 02:46pm EST

IRS to pay employee bonuses at lower percentage rate

The Internal Revenue Service and the National Treasury Employees Union reached an agreement that will see the IRS pay frontline employees performance awards starting in the spring. Acting IRS chief Danny Werfel canceled payouts of the awards last July, even though the union said the agency was obligated to pay them.

Tags: IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Danny Werfel , pay , bonuses ,

Monday - 02/03/2014, 06:07pm EST

DoD enters $40.5M joint contract for Adobe products

The Pentagon leverages the buying power of 2.6 million DoD personnel in the Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency in signing joint enterprise license agreement with CDW-G.

Tags: DoD , joint enterprise licensing agreement , Army , Air Force , DISA , contracting , industry , Adobe ,

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:18pm EST

Emerging technologies alter the way agencies, industry do business

The federal market is in flux. New companies are popping up, and established contractors, big and small, are altering the way they do business to take advantage of emerging technologies and the way that technology is delivered. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, A New Era in Technology, we examine the sea change that will force federal agencies and contractors to think differently as they learn how to master these new technologies together.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , IT acquisition , technology , Govini , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Jeff Rubenstein , SmartProcure , ArchiveSocial , Mark Weber , NetApp , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , industry ,

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 01:00pm EST
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