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What a waste -- Sen. Coburn releases annual survey of wasteful government spending

From super soldiers to stay-at-home feds, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) identified 100 programs that have generated almost $30 billion in wasteful spending by the federal government in 2013.

Tags: Congress , Senate , wasteful spending , Tom Coburn ,

Monday - 12/16/2013, 05:11pm EST

Former DHS CIO Richard Spires joins Resilient Network Systems as new CEO

Resilient Network Systems appointed former Homeland Security CIO Richard A. Spires as its new chief executive officer. Spires stepped down from the DHS post in May.

Tags: Richard Spires , Resilient Network Systems , industry , people , DHS , Luke McCormack ,

Friday - 12/13/2013, 01:51pm EST

Report: Women still face 'significant obstacles' in advancing federal careers

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission identified six signficant obstacles facing women in the federal workforce, including a disparity in pay and difficulty advancing into higher-level management positions.

Tags: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , workforce , discrimination , management , pay , mentoring ,

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 02:47pm EST

Park Service tackles employee training and development

Like many agencies, National Park Service is facing many challenges during tight budgetary times. Chief among NPS' challenges is how to train its next generation of leaders.

Tags: Kathy Hanson , NPS , workforce , training , retirement tsunami , Federal Drive , Interior Department

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:52pm EST
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New bill aims to cancel sequestration for DoD at cost to feds' pay and benefits

Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) introduced a bill Tuesday to cancel sequestration for the Defense Department for two years. The bill would offset this change by using a chained CPI to calculate COLAs for federal retirement programs along with other entitlement reforms.

Tags: Jim Bridenstine , Doug Lamborn , COLAs , chained CPI , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , sequestration , House , Frank Wolf , DoD

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 04:32pm EST

Carter steps down, Fox appointed new acting deputy DoD secretary

As Ashton Carter leaves the Pentagon as its deputy defense secretary, the long-time public servant criticizes the political divisiveness in Washington as being detrimental to the readiness of U.S. forces.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , DoD , people , Christine Fox , sequestration ,

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 12:31pm EST

GAO: Census Bureau making progress on field tests for 2020 decennial

The Government Accountability Office studied how well the Census Bureau is preparing for the 2020 decennial. When it comes to field testing, the bureau is making progress on following a list of key practices GAO identified.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , GAO , Census Bureau , mobile , technology , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:58pm EST
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Satisfied workers key to one small agency's success

With a staff of about 50 workers, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps American businesses find opportunities overseas. The agency's director says her staff "has buy-in focus on the same mission," which explains their overall sense of satisfaction.

Tags: Leocadia Zak , USTDA , workforce , employee satisfaction , management , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 01:28pm EST
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Bill would strengthen whistleblower protections for military personnel

Four senators have introduced a bill to extend to members of the military the same whistleblower protections enjoyed by civilian agency employees. The bipartisan bill already has gained the support of one advocacy group -- the Government Accountability Project.

Tags: Tom Devine , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Mark Warner , Chuck Grassley , Susan Collins , Senate , sexual assaults , DoD

Monday - 11/25/2013, 01:41pm EST
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Smart design can make federal offices more productive places to work

Even stodgy old federal buildings can benefit from the smart design the latest technological advances offer today's building designers.

Tags: Larry Melton , GSA , federal buildings , workspaces , Federal Drive , A New Era in Technology , technology , Green buildings ,

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:25pm EST
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