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OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Tags: technology , management , Tom Kalil , Barack Obama , Office of Science and Technology Policy , White House , NSF , NIST , NIH , America Competes Act , competitions , transparency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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Unions to try to turn tide of negativity against feds

Federal employee unions are preparing themselves for what could be a legislative battle over federal spending and job cuts. AFGE will lead a nationwide effort to change the conversation about the financial and social impact of federal employees. AFGE's president says verbal attacks against feds are the worst he's ever seen and he is disappointed that lawmakers aren't doing more to stop them.

Tags: President Obama , AFGE , NTEU , John Gage , Colleen Kelley , Meg Beasley , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 07:37pm EST

White House making plans for government reorg

The administration is identifying Executive branch officials inside and outside of the White House to figure out how best to reorganize government.

Tags: management , Robert Gibbs , Barack Obama , White House , John Kamensky , IBM , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 05:39pm EST

Obama's State of the Union decoded

How did the president do last night in terms of getting his message across? We look at the rhetoric with AU's Robert Lehrman.

Tags: Federal Drive , newsstand , rhetoric , American University , Robert Lehrman , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 09:31am EST
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Obama to propose major government reorganization

In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , White House , federal spending , Deficit Commission , green energy , government reorganization , earmarks , transparency , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:55am EST

State of the Union street closings

U.S. Capitol Police will close a number of streets around the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union address Tuesday.

Tags: road closures , Sprawl & Crawl

Monday - 01/24/2011, 08:18pm EST

Obama holding online forums this week

President Barack Obama and the White House will be turning to technology directly after the State of the Union address, taking questions from the public in forums that will run over the course of the week.

Tags: Barack Obama , YouTube , Greg Otto

Monday - 01/24/2011, 11:11pm EST

State of the Union to foreshadow more cuts?

Federal employees are already the target of cost-cutting. Tuesday's State of the Union address may offer more ideas of how deep the cutting will go.

Tags: Must Reads , Barack Obama , budget , spending , pay freeze , CRS , New York Times , Wall Street Journal , CNN Money , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/24/2011, 03:12pm EST
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