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DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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Johnson to Congress: Don't make DHS budget a 'political football'

The Homeland Security Department cannot pay for more border security or make recommended changes to the Secret Service as long as it's operating on a continuing resolution, Secretary Jeh Johnson said during a speech at the Wilson Center.

Tags: DHS , Jeh Johnson , Wilson Center , immigration , unity of effort

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 11:33am EST

Winter Blast: A tale of two-plus cities

Charm City and D.C. may be close in physical proximity, but they're far apart in just about everything else, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce ,

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:00am EST

VA begins biggest transformation in history

The massive reorganization the Veterans Affairs Department has unveiled begins with a simple premise: everyone should work from the same starting point. VA said it has now created a single map made up of five regions that the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the National Cemetery Administration and several other offices will work from instead of the nine separate regional maps that existed previously.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Bob McDonald , Bob Snyder , Scott Blackburn , reorganization , customer service , MyVa , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/26/2015, 06:27pm EST

USAID suspends awards to Virginia-based contractor

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency on Monday suspended awards to a non-governmental organization that has received more than $1 billion for its work in Afghanistan and Iraq the past nine years.

Tags: USAID , contracting , Afghanistan , Iraq , International Relief and Development , oversight

Monday - 01/26/2015, 08:30pm EST

Public satisfaction with government services lowest in 16 years

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index says that Americans' satisfaction with the services they receive from the federal government continue to decline. In addition, the public, by and large, is more satisfied with the services it receives in the private sector.

Tags: AFCI , customer service , IRS , customer satisfaction , CFI Group , workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 02:00am EST

Nani Coloretti, Deputy Secretary, HUD

It's fast times for the Housing and Urban Development Department. Secretary Julian Castro has established priorities for both internal operations and policy. Much of the execution falls to the new deputy secretary. Nani Coloretti was confirmed last month. She joined the Obama administration in the Treasury Department in 2009. She spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about her new post and agenda.

Tags: Nani Coloretti , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , HUD , Julian Castro ,

Monday - 01/26/2015, 09:42am EST
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VA seeks Army Corps of Engineers' help after construction failures

VA will seek at least $1.1 billion from Congress to rescue a Denver hospital project that was supposed to cost $600 million. The final price tag won't be known for several more months. VA also asked the Army Corps to conduct a complete examination of its major construction programs across the country.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , Army Corps of Engineers , Veterans Health Administration , contracting , industry , Kiewit-Turner , Sloan Gibson , Lloyd Caldwell , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:56am EST
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With money in the bank, Patent and Trademark Office sets long-term agenda

The Patent and Trademark Office can plot a long-term strategy for the first time, thanks to newfound financial security, said Deputy Director Michelle Lee. Her top priority: improving patent quality.

Tags: budget , patent , Emily Kopp , Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:28am EST

Beyond cyber, feds need to read between SOTU lines

President Barack Obama focused little on improving government management in his annual speech to Congress. Obama called on Congress to pass cyber legislation and said the administration will release a new report on surveillance and privacy safeguards.

Tags: Barack Obama , cybersecurity , infrastructure , trade promotion , Intelligence community , Congress , State of the Union , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:42am EST
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