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USCG's Adm. Thad Allen begins long farewell

Sometime around the end of May, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will hand over the reins of the service to his successor. During his four-year tour, Allen has helped oversee the Coast Guard at a time of transition. He talked about it in his final "State of the Coast Guard" speech at the National Press Club.

Tags: newsstand , USCG , Thad Allen , technology , Web 2.0 , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 06:37am EST
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Fed contracting community waits to see who fills Murtha's shoes

The death earlier this week of Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha has left open one of the most important jobs on Capitol Hill: chairman of the powerful House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. A Washington state lawmaker is the front-running candidate for the job.

Tags: management , Pentagon , John Murtha , Norm Dicks , House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee , Steny Hoyer , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Max Cacas

Friday - 02/12/2010, 07:18am EST
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Blue Dog Dems hound President on budget priorities

Even as the President prepares to transmit his proposed FY 2011 budget to Capitol Hill, a group of increasingly influential centrist Democrat lawmakers in the House is releasing its own version of the budget. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D.-Texas believes that the President needs to focus even more on jobs creation and is pressing for "performance based budgeting" in which agencies are held to even stricter accounting for their spending.

Tags: management , Rep. Henry Cuellar , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 02/01/2010, 06:56am EST
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OMB finally details broad management doctrine

Fiscal 2011 budget provides look into how agencies will be expected to improve program departmentwide and governmentwide. The administration calls for bureau levels goals, a new performance portal and problem solving networks. Experts praise White House approach to addressing management issues.

Tags: mngt , OMB , White House , Robert Shea , Jonathan Breul , Robert Tobias , Grant Thornton , IBM , American University , management agenda , 2011 budget request , program evaluation , Performance metrics ,

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:38am EST
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Federal R&D efforts could get boost

NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.

Tags: technology , John Holdren , Aneesh Chopra , White House , OSTP , NASA , NSF , Energy , NIST , USDA , education , Smithsonian , research and development , R&D dashboard , FY 2011 budget

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:40am EST
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FY 2011 budget: What are agencies asking?

Federal News Radio has gathered a list.

Tags: management , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 02/01/2010, 05:06pm EST

What the State of the Union means for feds

Declaring "I don't quit," President Barack Obama called for many changes that could affect your agency and the business of government, including a curb on agency spending and more transparency when it comes to earmarks and lobbying.

Tags: management , State of the Union , Congress

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 11:14am EST

Pay freeze through 2015 part of Issa's super committee recs

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is getting into the mix of lawmakers making recommendations to the super committee. Its letter calls for cuts to federal retirements and workforce size.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House , Congress , management , pay and benefits , retirement , super committee , Jolie Lee

Friday - 10/14/2011, 07:09pm EDT

One more year of pay freeze, contracting cuts in Senate committee recs

A Senate committee is recommending the super committee consider one more year of a federal pay freeze, increases to retirement contributions and a 15 percent cut to contracting at agencies.

Tags: Congress , super committee , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , pay freeze , management , workforce , Jolie Lee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate

Friday - 10/14/2011, 06:19pm EDT
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