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Senate urges President to fill inspector general vacancies

Sixteen members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee penned a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to fill IG vacancies at 10 agencies.

Tags: inspector general , Ron Johnson , Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee , oversight , Senate

Monday - 04/20/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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Dos and Don'ts of social media for federal employees

The Office of Government Ethics issued guidance on best practices for federal employees using personal social media sites.

Tags: OGE , workforce , social media

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 05:21pm EDT

DHS defends FY 2016 cyber budget before Senate subcommittee

The total request for cyber programs at DHS adds up to $1.4 billion. That's just part of the total White House budget request for cyber, which is up 11 percent for FY 2016, or $13.9 billion.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , Andy Ozment , Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , Luke McCormack , Senate , budget , Einstein 3

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:05pm EDT

Bipartisan cybersecurity bill expands information sharing network

The House Homeland Security Committee debated the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act in a markup session. It proposed a number of amendments that would add new roles for federal agencies and increase the federal information sharing network for cyber threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , House , technology , House Homeland Security Committee , Michael McCaul , Bernie Sanders , NCCIC , National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act , information sharing

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 03:46pm EDT

AG Eric Holder: Prostitutes are off limits for Justice employees

Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo to Justice Department employees reminding them that soliciting a prostitute can lead to suspension and termination. The memo is in response to a recent inspector general report that examined allegations that DEA agents attended sex parties with prostitutes on government-leased property while stationed overseas.

Tags: prostitution , DEA , inspector general , Eric Holder , Attorney General , sex , DoJ , Justice

Friday - 04/10/2015, 05:30pm EDT

With fewer new retirees, OPM trims claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management saw a big drop in retirement claims for the month of March, which helped the agency trim its total claims backlog by about 3,500.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement claims processing , OPM backlog ,

Monday - 04/06/2015, 01:02pm EDT

Most TSP funds dip in March

Only three of the 10 funds in the Thrift Savings Plan posted positive returns for the month of March.

Tags: TSP , retirement , benefits , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board ,

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 05:00pm EDT

VA unveils standardized disability claim and appeal forms

The Veterans Affairs Department is switching to a completely standardized system for collecting and processing disability claims.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims , Tom Murphy , disability claims backlog , eBenefits ,

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:55am EDT

House Democrats release alternative budget plan

The Democrats' plan, introduced by House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen, would further change the Budget Control Act to allow agencies more financial flexibility. Unlike the Republican plan to restore normalized funding to the Defense Department while continuing to scale back domestic programs, the Democrats want to restore funding for both defense and non-defense agencies.

Tags: budget , Chris Van Hollen , House Budget Committee , pay raise , sequestration , Congress ,

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:16pm EDT

Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , House , Congress , reverse auctions , GAO , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAR , FedBid , Joe Jordan , Steve Chabot ,

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:20pm EDT
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