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16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tags: DoD , management , Barack Obama , Michelle Obama , Jill Biden , HHS , VA , Labor , SBA , Commerce , military benefits , Nicole Alcorn , Sue Hoppin , Todd Bowers , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , National Military Spouse Network , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Pentagon , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST
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White House gets graded on cybersecurity policies

National Security Cyberspace Institute evaluated the Obama administration's cyber initiatives.

Tags: National Security Cyberspace Institute , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Barack Obama , DoD , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:30pm EST

White House gets graded on cybersecurity policies

National Security Cyberspace Institute grades the Obama administration on cyber initiatives.

Tags: National Security Cyberspace Institute , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Barack Obama , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:26pm EST

Obama's regulatory reforms draw mixed reviews

Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , Darrell Issa , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OIRA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Gary Bass , Susan Dudley , OMBWatch , George Washington University , regulatory reform , regulatory burden , executive order , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST
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Asian Americans get boost from White House

Several agencies have released plans to improve Asian Americans and Pacific Islander access to government jobs and services. The programs address an Executive Order requiring agencies to examine how they serve this population.

Tags: management , Contracting , Asian American and Pacific Islanders , Arne Duncan , Gary Locke , Kiran Ahuja , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 03:33pm EST

Chief Executive orders review of outdated regulations

In an effort "to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb," the President has signed an Executive Order requiring agencies to submit a plan to review existing regulations to ensure they are not burdensome. The mandate also details five steps agencies must take to improve their regulatory process. The White House wants better coordination among agencies when writing new rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , executive order , Regulations.gov , regulatory reform , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 12:18pm EST

Watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction resigns

Ret. Major General Arnold Fields has submitted his resignation, the White House announced Monday.

Tags: SIGAR , Arnold Fields , Afghanistan , oversight , accountability , management , Jolie Lee

Monday - 01/10/2011, 08:08pm EST

Bill would make deficit commission proposals law

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.

Tags: management , Kevin Brady , DoD , Justice , IRS , federal spending , budget deficit , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/10/2011, 02:57pm EST

White House to create office for cyber strategy

White House Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt outlines the administration's plan for the new cybersecurity office.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Howard Schmidt , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 01/07/2011, 03:22pm EST
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