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Four ways to make your agency's social media a success story

Most agencies are on at least Facebook and Twitter, and many are dipping their toes into Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and even Snapchat. But it's not enough to just throw out information on social media -- it has to be a two-way street.

Tags: social media , State Department , Kristy Dalton , Peace Corps , Kyle Livingston , Mrudula Venigalla ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:31am EDT

House approves bill banning VA SES bonuses

An amendment to the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill would prohibit the agency from awarding performance bonuses to senior executives.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , bonus , Congress , Keith Rothfus , Carol Bonosaro ,

Monday - 05/04/2015, 10:22am EDT

IGs creating 'fearful paralysis' among agencies, vendors

Kymm McCabe says inspectors general and Congress are so focused on oversight that it's creating fear and hurting communication across the federal market.

Tags: IGs , Kymm McCabe , Oversight , In Depth ,

Monday - 05/04/2015, 01:11pm EDT
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Bills you should know about: Whistleblowers, bad apples and trolls

Congress has introduced lots of bills recently affecting federal agencies and employees. We summarize them for you here.

Tags: Congress , military , whistleblower , Veterans Affairs , Commerce Department , patent ,

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 11:19am EDT

Rep. Mica: Privatize FAA to bring it into 21st Century

The Federal Aviation Administration's antiquated radar system prevents the agency from keeping pace with new technology, but Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) thinks he has a solution that would also massively overhaul the agency.

Tags: FAA , John Mica , privatization , Technology , Federal Drive , management ,

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:01am EDT
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Don't let your agency strike out at its budget hearing

Doug Criscitello, former chief financial officer at Housing and Urban Development, offers advice for federal managers to navigate the complex and sometimes messy budget process.

Tags: Doug Criscitello , management , budget , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 11:16am EDT
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Outgoing FDA Commissioner confident in agency's future

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down after nearly six years on the job.

Tags: FDA , Margaret Hamburg , management , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 11:19am EDT
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House puts 100,000 tax-delinquent feds on notice

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday - one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.

Tags: IRS , House , Jason Chaffetz , Tax delinquency , Industry , taxes , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:58pm EDT

Obama nominates new leadership for VA

President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Steve VanRoekel , White House , Barack Obama , people , LaVerne Horton Council , David Shulkin , Douglas Kramer

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 10:17am EDT

Senators: More transparency needed on geospatial data spending

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.

Tags: data , Geospatial , Mark Warner , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Senate ,

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 11:41am EDT
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