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DHS to take 'multi-threat' approach to fighting terrorism, cyber attacks

The Homeland Security Department will channel its efforts into battling terrorism, cyber threats and natural disasters, according to a quadrennial review the agency released Wednesday.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , terrorism ,

Monday - 06/23/2014, 10:55am EDT

VA defends 'outlandish' performance rating, bonus systems

Despite reports of delayed patient treatments, falsified records and preventable veteran deaths, the Department of Veterans Affairs said all of its 470 senior executives have been rated "successful" over the past four fiscal years. The ratings have sparked outrage among members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, whose chairman called the performance rating and bonus system at the VA "outlandish."

Tags: Congress , House , Veterans Affairs , Gina Farrisee , Jeff Miller , bonus ,

Friday - 06/20/2014, 03:07pm EDT

Senate bill to fire VA SESers could further overwhelm MSPB

Legislation in the Senate would allow the Veterans Affairs secretary to dismiss members of the Senior Executive Service on the grounds of performance, and that could mean more appeal cases for the already-swamped Merit Systems Protection Board.

Tags: Senate , Veterans Affairs , SES , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:13am EDT
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USPS lacks funds to replace aging mail delivery trucks

The Postal Service's mail delivery vehicles are in dire need of replacement, but the agency doesn't have enough money to buy a new fleet. In a new report, the USPS Inspector General said the agency's current fleet will only allow it to sustain delivery operations through fiscal 2017.

Tags: oversight , USPS , green government ,

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 10:58am EDT

8,400 additional businesses to qualify for SBA loans, assistance

The Small Business Administration adjusted its monetary size standards for inflation, allowing nearly 9,000 additional small businesses to qualify for loans and financial assistance.

Tags: industry , Small Business Administration , size standards , small business ,

Monday - 06/16/2014, 10:15am EDT

Are agencies meeting cross-agency goals? OMB reviews make it hard to tell

The Office of Management and Budget's assessment of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals could use improvement, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Tuesday. GAO found many of the reviews lacked relevant information, such as time frames for particular goals and the status of ongoing efforts.

Tags: OMB , GAO , Performance.gov , cross-agency goals , management , oversight ,

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:41am EDT

GSA taps Lockheed to transform FAS business systems

The General Services Administration has tapped Lockheed Martin to help update the Federal Acquisition Service's (FAS) business systems. The agency announced Monday it awarded Lockheed the Application Maintenance, Enhancement and Operations (CAMEO) task order, which will "streamline a highly integrated IT portfolio."

Tags: GSA , Lockheed Martin , Tom Sharpe , acquisition , contracting , industry , Federal Acquisition Service ,

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 09:28am EDT

Leadership, modernization key to fixing the VA

Amid the scandal over patient delays and falsified records at Veterans Affairs health facilities, numerous bills are circulating in Congress. But former VA Secretary Anthony Principi says strong leadership and modernization offer the best long-term solution for the agency.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Anthony Principi , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 09:49am EDT
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6th annual Feds Feed Families campaign kicks off for summer

The sixth annual Feds Feed Families campaign is now underway for the summer after a kick-off event on Monday. The theme of this year is to "Help Knock Out Hunger."

Tags: Feds Feed Families , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Doug Keeler ,

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 10:03am EDT

4 viewpoints on trust in government

Trust is fickle and just a few small events can cause that trust to break. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, we asked federal employee groups and union leaders about how they define trust between employees and the government now and what this trust will look like in the future.

Tags: Trust Redefined , Mark Dimondstein , Colleen Kelley , Virginia Hill , Janet Kopenhaver , workforce ,

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 06:08am EDT
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