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McChrystal to oversee military family initiative

Nearly a year after President Barack Obama fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal as his top commander in Afghanistan, the White House has asked him to head a new advisory board to support military families. But not the gay ones.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Stanley McChrystal , DADT , Joining Forces ,

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:40am EDT

Ryan spending plan a target for Democrats

Glenn Thrush, senior White House reporter for Politico

Tags: Glenn Thrush , Politico , Paul Ryan , Barack Obama , budget

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:47pm EDT
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ARPA-ED aims to optimize technology use in education

Digital tutors, courses that get better the more students use them, and education as compelling as the best videogame may be in the country's future. ARPA-ED's Jefferson Pestronk explains how it all works.

Tags: Federal Drive , Technology , ARPA-ED , Jefferson Pestronk ,

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 09:31am EDT
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OPM answers shutdown questions

The agency issued guidance to help employees understand specific pay and benefits questions. White House senior officials will meet again Wednesday to discuss budget proposals. House lawmakers also issued shutdown guidance.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Jay Carney , Barack Obama , Hal Rogers , OMB , OPM , Jason Miller , shutdown

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:09am EDT

SES reforms on pace for this summer

OPM told a Senate subcommittee that recruitment, training and onboarding are among their top priorities to improve the Senior Executive Service. More than half of all SESers are eligible to retire by 2013. OPM's Nancy Kichak said SES pay compression is the biggest challenge in need of Congressional help.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Nancy Kichak , Daniel Akaka , OPM , President's Management Council , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , Senior Executive Service , compression pay , SES reforms , Jason Miller , President

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:19am EDT
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Women rally at White House for missing Libyan woman

Protests against Moammar Gadhafi have been a daily occurrence outside the White House since weeks before the U.S. and allies established a no-fly zone over Libya.

Tags: Eman al-Obaidi , Libya , Moammar Gadhafi , Hannah bin Galbun , Eman al-Bashrawi , Pennsylvania Avenue , Facebook

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 06:29pm EDT

Anti-this, pro-that, all convene at White House

What do Yemeni violence, Bahrain's monarchy and genetically modified foods have in common?

Tags: protest , Yemen , Bahrain , Syria , Libya , Genetically Modified foods

Sunday - 03/27/2011, 11:14am EDT

White House urges privacy bill of rights for Internet

The White House is asking Congress to pass a privacy bill of rights for the Internet. The legislation is aimed at protecting Americans from intrusive data gathering.

Tags: Wall Street Journal , privacy bill of rights , Internet , Technology , Cybersecurity Update , Barack Obama , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 02:00pm EDT

Fixed price contracting the future in Army?

At least one Senior Army Official says fixed-price contracting might not be the way to go for the Army.

Tags: Army , DoD Report , contracting , fixed price contracts , Barack Obama , Executive Gov , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 03:37pm EDT

White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , elijah cummings , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , American University , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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