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31 ideas for reforming DoD contracting

The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations asked 31 acquisition experts to weigh in on how the Defense acquisition process can be reformed. Federal News Radio brings you some of the highlights.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , acquisition reform , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell , Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , defense

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:43am EDT

SARA not the be-all and end-all for acquisition reform

Tom Davis, director of government relations at Deloitte and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said acquisition offices haven't improved much since Congress passed SARA in 2003.

Tags: Tom Davis , Deloitte , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , acquisition , Acquisition Advisory Panel , SARA , SARA Panel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jory Heckman , Michael OConnell , acquisition reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:58am EDT
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Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson named a former Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division as the interim acting director.

Tags: Secret Service , Julia Pierson , people , Jeh Johnson , Alejandro Mayorkas , Joseph Clancy , DHS , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:35pm EDT

TSP funds dip into the negative in September

After rebounding in August, nearly all of the federal Thrift Savings Fund accounts posted negative numbers at the end of September. Despite this one-month dip, year-to-date percentages remain positive.

Tags: TSP , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Partnership names CDC team Federal Employee of the Year

The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the 13th Annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Dr. Rana Hajjeh and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were honored for promoting the immunization of children worldwide to prevent the spread of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) virus.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , CDC , Health and Human Service , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Partnership for Pubic Service , Max Stier , Michael OConnell , Edwin Kneedler , Sara Meyers , Michael Byrne , Omar Perez Aybar , Reginald France , Alan Lindenmoyer , Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , William Bauman , Ann Spungen

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:14am EDT
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At 67, Air Force in good shape, but faces some uncertainty, James says

After eight months on the job, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that even though the service is in good shape, it still faces uncertainty around its budget, overseas operations and readiness.

Tags: Deborah Lee James , Air Force , DoD , budget , readiness , Islamic State , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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$158.4M facelift gives American History Museum new outlook

At age 50, the National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing, which will add new exhibit space and more interactive elements.

Tags: National Museum of American History , Smithsonian Institution , renovations , history , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:05pm EDT

Federal whistleblowers face 'best and worst' of times, expert says

Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project told a House subcommittee Tuesday that some agencies are circumventing the protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Tags: House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Posta , Bruce Farenthold , Tom Devine , Government Accountability Project , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , oversight , Robert MacLean , Carolyn Lerner , Michael OConnell , MSPB

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 06:09pm EDT

Poll: Public confidence in federal workforce rebounds after shutdown

A new George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that nearly three-quarters of registered voters surveyed said they had either "a lot" of respect or "some" confidence in civilian federal workers.

Tags: worforce , George Washington University , Battlefield Poll , survey , confidence , Congress , Barack Obama , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/08/2014, 03:26pm EDT

OPM: FSA participants can rollover $500 in unused funds

Feds participating in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will now be able to rollover up to $500 from one year to the next in unspent funds from their limited expense and health care flexible spending accounts.

Tags: OPM , FSA , FSAFEDS , pay and benefits , Treasury , Katherine Archuleta , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Mark Warner , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:05pm EDT
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