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Issa proposes board to track federal spending

A new bill would establish a permanent, independent body to track federal spending and increase accountability, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Congress , House , management , financial management , transparency , Oversight , Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Digital Accountability and Transparency Act , Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency ,

Monday - 06/13/2011, 03:24pm EDT

OPM, OMB cap bonuses for feds

The administration has capped the amount federal agencies can spend on performance awards for employees.

Tags: John Berry , Jeffrey Zients , OPM , OMB , management , workforce , pay and benefits , pay , policy ,

Monday - 06/13/2011, 02:26pm EDT

Agencies increase minorities in workforce

The federal government in 2010 added more than 31,000 employees from minority groups, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: management , workforce , HR , personnel issues , recruiting , hiring , OPM ,

Friday - 06/10/2011, 06:12pm EDT

Postal Service reduces greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reduced the amount of carbon dioxide it emitted by more than 1 million metric tons. Federal News Radio asked Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, to explain how the agency pulled it off.

Tags: Emil Dzuray , USPS , management , Green government , Tom Samara , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris ,

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT

Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Iraq , Afghanistan , Contracting , waste , DoD , USAID , State , DoD Report

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT

NSPS transition chief moves to missile agency

The man leading the transition of more than 200,000 defense civilian workers into new pay systems has accepted a job at the Missile Defense Agency.

Tags: John James , DoD , National Security Personnel System , Missile Defense Agency , NSPS , pay and benefits , people , workforce

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 02:32pm EDT

Cyber experts call for creation of new agency

The Center for a New American Security is proposing a new federal agency to coordinate the government's cybersecurity efforts. Dr. Kristin Lord, vice president and director of studies at the center, gives us details.

Tags: Kristin Lord , Center for a New American Security , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , In Depth , Homeland Security , DHS

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 07:17pm EDT

Issa blocks transparency bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will not consider a bill aimed at better federal government transparency, according to Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Tags: Darrell Issa , elijah cummings , transparency , Congress ,

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 06:20pm EDT

Obama to oppose one-week stopgap bill

President Obama will veto a House bill that would make appropriations for the Defense Department for the remaining six months in this budget year.

Tags: budget , shutdown , Barack Obama , Congress , Defense News , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 04:09pm EDT
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