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Cummings: Fight ahead for federal pay raise

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , USPS , Congress , House , pay increase , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:29am EST
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Obama praises EPA staff for pursuit of 'vital mission'

President Barack Obama spoke to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, challenging them to continue pursuing their "vital mission" of protecting the American people.

Tags: Barack Obama , EPA , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:57am EST

Newly signed bill adds requirements for intelligence community

President Obama recently signed the 2012 intelligence authorization bill, which requires status reports on released Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Tags: Ellen McCarthy , Intelligence and National Security Alliance , Intelligence community , Federal Drive , James Clapper , DNI , Michael OConnell

Monday - 01/09/2012, 12:58pm EST
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Federal financial report is in, but GAO offers no opinion

Robert Dacey, the Government Accountability Office's chief accountant, breaks down the reasons why GAO was unable to render an opinion on the federal government's consolidated financial report.

Tags: Roberty Dacey , GAO , Treasury , CFO Act , financial accountability , financial reporting , Federal Drive , DoD , Michael OConnell , OMB

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 10:02am EST
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NASA listens as Voyager One nears edge of interstellar space

Launched in 1977, the Voyager One space probe is approaching the heliosphere, the large bubble created by the sun, on a journey to a faraway constellation. Ed Stone has been the chief scientist of the Voyager program since its inception in 1972. He and other NASA scientists have been tracking Voyager for 34 years, listening to his transmissions and analyzing its scientific discoveries.

Tags: NASA , Ed Stone , Federal Drive , technology , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/30/2011, 10:09am EST
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Three-sided equipping strategy may mean savings for Army

In a break from the Cold War mass-mobilization model, the Army is considering the Army Force Generation, or ARFOGEN, model as a way to find efficiency and savings in the equipping process.

Tags: Christopher Pernin , RAND Corporation , ARFOGEN , Army , DoD , Iraq and Afghanistan , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 12:07pm EST
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Tighe follows Devaney as Recovery Board chair

Kathleen S. Tighe, the inspector general of the Department of education, will succeed Earl Devaney as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. She will oversee the board's final 21 months, as Recovery process winds down.

Tags: Kathleen Tighe , Earl Devaney , Joseph Biden , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Recovery.gov , Recovery Act , Department of Education , Department of Justice , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/26/2011, 10:10am EST

USDA saves $800 million in improper payments from being made

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon says that his department has cut improper payments from 10 percent to less than 4 percent from its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Tags: USDA , Kevin Concannon , fraud , SNAP , Federal Drive , food stamps , Ruben Gomez , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 10:32am EST
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Managers still find barriers to interagency collaboration

Managers who responded to a recent survey worry that too many barriers, such as politics and ineffective communication, threaten the ability of interagency collaboration to help their agencies achieve mission success. But there are signs that agencies are trying to overcome the challenges in the face of increased budget pressure.

Tags: interagency collaboration , smart power , management , best practices , Cheryl Steele , Booz Allen Hamilton , Government Business Council , Ruben Gomez , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:21pm EST
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Sunlight reviews open government directive

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation talks about his organization's review of the Open Government Directive. How well have agencies complied with mandate?

Tags: John Wonderich , Sunlight Foundation , open government , HHS , NASA , Department of Transportation , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , government 2.0

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 12:52pm EST
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