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Coburn blasts DHS for gaps in its cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General took a look at DHS' information security program and practices and found them lacking.

Tags: Tom Coburn , DHS , OIG , cybersecurity , technology , Michael OConnell , oversight

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:31pm EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , DHS , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Tags: NOAA , Kathryn Sullivan , Commerce Department , sequestration , hiring freeze , training , workforce , Michael OConnell , NWS , NWSEO

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

GSA buildings commissioner Dorothy Robyn stepping down in March

Dorothy Robyn, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, will be leaving her post in March. GSA will name her replacement at a later date.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , people , Michael OConnell , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:13pm EST

DoD conference policy in-line with OMB guidance, GAO says

A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Defense Department's oversight of conference spending is consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: DoD , GAO , conference spending , oversight , Michael OConnell , mangement

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 02:41pm EST

State Department opens doors to historic treasure trove

Every summer, the State Department closes its Diplomatic Reception Rooms to allow conservators to clean and repair the pieces in its extensive collection of historic artifacts. The rooms will reopen to the public on Sept. 9.

Tags: State Department , renovations , Diplomatic Reception Rooms , Marcee Craighill , diplomacy , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 03:11pm EDT

Duncan calls for 'reality check' on DHS headquarters project

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, released a majority staff report that questioned the planning and future efficacy of the Homeland Security Department consolidating its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in D.C.

Tags: Jeff Duncan , House , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , DHS , Coast Guard , federal buildings , GSA , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:22pm EST

Business group names 10 gov't activities that should be outsourced

John Palatiello of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the government is blurring the definition of what is "inherently governmental."

Tags: John Palatiello , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Circular A-76 , Inherently governmental , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , management , acquisition , contracting

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:10pm EST
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OPM wants to know who's in charge of agency records management

The Office of Personnel Management is calling on federal managers to help streamline the records management process by identifying which positions do what.

Tags: records management , OPM , information sharing , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Friday - 01/03/2014, 04:30pm EST
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