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White House proposes new rules on employer mandate

The Obama administration on Thursday released new proposals for carrying out a major requirement of the federal health care law that was postponed earlier this summer.

Tags: health care , Treasury Department

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:30pm EDT

Obamas adopt 2nd White House dog, name her Sunny

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Monday - 08/19/2013, 10:34pm EDT

Obamas' house to get some power from sun

A promise to help power the first family's residence with the sun is finally seeing the light of day. After 30 years, solar panels are finally going back on the White House.

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Friday - 08/16/2013, 10:33am EDT

White House IP coordinator Espinel steps down

Victoria Espinel left Aug. 9 after spending more than four years as the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. OIRA Administrator Howard Shelanski will serve in an acting role until the White House names a new coordinator.

Tags: people , Victoria Espinel , Howard Shelanski , intellectual property , management , Supply chain security , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 08:53pm EDT

White House details initial ideas for industry cyber incentives

The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury submitted suggestions to the White House on what incentives the government can offer to induce critical infrastructure providers to use the cybersecurity framework to improve their systems and networks. NIST is leading an effort to develop the framework with industry.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , NIST , Commerce , DHS , Industry incentives , Barack Obama , executive order , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:28am EDT

Innovation Fellows combine new, old technologies

The White House chose nine projects for the second round of the innovation fellows program, including the 21st century Financial Systems project. This program hopes to simplify current accounting methods and minimize cost inefficiencies. Other PIF projects look to create platforms for sharing ideas within and between agencies.

Tags: financial management , managment , technology , Cogan Schneier , Presidential Innovation Fellows

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 04:31pm EDT

White House to SES: No Presidential Rank Awards bonus money in 2013

The administration has suspended the monetary part of the program because of budget reductions. OPM will continue to accept nominations through Friday, however.

Tags: management , SES , Jason Miller , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 02:24pm EDT

Agencies improving security of IT networks slowly, but surely

The White House released updated progress report on the cross-agency cybersecurity goals and found most agencies improved. The administration said more agencies are using smart cards to log onto their networks and more are implementing continuous monitoring.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Andy Ozment , cross-agency goals , HSPD-12 , TIC , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 06/10/2013, 05:26am EDT
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SESers honored for distinguished service, saving $94B in 2012

Each year, the Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards honor members of the Senior Executive Service for their accomplishments. But this year, one very important group of federal employees was left out. Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, said she's frustrated that this year's event included no winners from the intelligence community because the White House has yet to approve their nominations. An ODNI official said intelligence community winners will be announced soon.

Tags: workforce , management , Senior Executive Service , ODNI , James Clapper , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/26/2013, 05:40am EDT
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