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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

Four bills that could affect your federal job, salary

The 114th Congress has introduced numerous bills, many of which directly target the federal workforce. Here are four recently introduced bills that, if they become law, could affect your job and paycheck.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:44am EDT

Michelle Lee to lead patent office, filling two-year vacancy

The Senate on Monday confirmed Michelle Lee as director of the Patent and Trademark Office. She had been deputy director since January 2014.

Tags: Michelle Lee , Patent and Trademark Office , people ,

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 11:01am EDT

Army: Sequestration to cause 'domino effect' on base maintenance

After two years of operating under sequestration level funding, the Army now faces a $3 billion maintenance backlog and 5,500 work orders, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

Tags: DoD , Army , sequestration , Katherine Hammack , In Depth ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 11:58am EST
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New coalition helps agencies 'pick up the pace' on shared services

Shared services providers could potentially save the federal government $50 billion per year, according to John Marshall, founder and CEO of a newly-created coalition. The Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC), launched Tuesday, will help the government quickly consolidate several agency-specific platforms into a few government-wide ones.

Tags: John Marshall , shared services , financial management , Federal Drive , Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 11:38am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration handed out the first of seven awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS will implement tools and services to improve its cybersecurity under the CDM program. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," Jason Miller writes about this award and the next ones on tap. He joined producer Shefali Kapadia on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the DHS awards and other happenings in the federal IT community.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Inside the Reporters Notebook , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:00pm EST
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Coast Guard Commandant lays out budget, acquisition challenges for year ahead

Should an appropriations lapse occur, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard's workforce, acquisition programs and daily operations would be "adversely affected."

Tags: Coast Guard , Paul Zukunft , DHS , management , acquisition ,

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:37am EST

NIH plans massive overhaul of Bethesda campus

The National Institutes of Health has big plans for its Bethesda Campus 500 pages of plans, to be specific. The plan includes everything from replacing buildings to clearing traffic congestion to changing landscaping.

Tags: NIH , buildings , Ricardo Herring , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 11:25am EST
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