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What 's the impact of USDA's big shrink?

The big shrink is on at the Agriculture Department. The department announced plans to close 259 offices, labs and other facilities. Government Executive Editor-in-Chief Tom Shoop joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the department's plan means, both for itself and as a model for other agencies.

Tags: USDA , Government Executive , Francis Rose , budget , workforce

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:23pm EST
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Closing of 259 USDA offices raises safety concerns

Tags: USDA , budget

Monday - 01/09/2012, 11:14pm EST

Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Jeffrey Zients , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , performance management , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , USDA , Gulf Coast oil spill , OMB , Ted Kaufman , VA , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , GAO , DoD , Asif Khan , ERP

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Tags: management , green government , Nancy Sutley , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , USDA , GreenGov Symposium , greenhouse gas emissions , Executive Order 13514 , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: people

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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Tom Vilsack offered to resign over Shirley Sherrod

Read the exclusive story from Politico.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 12:24pm EDT

A labor of love: USDA grows produce for local food bank

Employees at Fort Detrick's USDA lab are using their gardening skills to help the community, creating a People's Garden to grow produce for a local food bank.

Tags: Fort Detrick , USDA , Frederick News-Post

Saturday - 07/31/2010, 12:28pm EDT

ONLINE EXTRA: Agriculture Department FY2011 budget request

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on his agency's budget request, released today.

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Monday - 02/01/2010, 02:47pm EST
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