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Hold on OPM nominee likely short lived

The White House says the Office of Personnel Management will issue the final rule on how the Affordable Care Act would apply to lawmakers and their staffs on Oct. 1. The Senate confirms the former OPM Director John Berry to be ambassador to Australia, the Census director, the CFO at Commerce and the Navy's comptroller and assistant secretary for energy, installations and the environment.

Tags: Congress , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Affordable Care Act , John Thompson , Census Bureau , Tom Coburn , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:27pm EDT

Obama picks restructuring expert Koskinen to take over IRS

President Barack Obama is nominating retired corporate restructuring expert John Koskinen to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

Tags: Barack Obama , John Koskinen , IRS

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Sen. Coburn to put hold on OPM director nominee

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said he wants an answer from Office of Personnel Management and the White House on how the Affordable Care Act will apply to lawmakers and their staff before moving forward with Katherine Archuleta's nomination to serve as OPM director.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , John Thompson , Census , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 01:47pm EDT
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NIH's Gottesman at forefront of anti-cancer research

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman has spent four decades researching cancer cells and overseeing the development of anti-cancer drugs at the National Institutes of Health.

Tags: Michael Gottesman , NIH , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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Privacy and Civil Liberties board works to inform public on NSA leaks

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is responsible for investigating the balance between counterterrorism security and Americans' privacy. The board is working toward a report on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Tags: David Medine , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board , Federal Drive , NSA , NSA leaks , Edward Snowden , Cogan Schneier , oversight ,

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:41pm EDT
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DoD's Wennergren to retire

Dave Wennergren is leaving government after more than 30 years of service. He has held numerous senior level positions in DoD including the assistant deputy chief management officer for the last three years.

Tags: DoD , management , technology , Dave Wennergren , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 07:24am EDT

DHS fast tracks licensing of animal vaccine to prevent potential outbreaks

Michelle Colby, branch chief of Agricultural Defense at the Homeland Security Department, shepherds new vaccine through federal licensure process.

Tags: Michelle Colby , DHS , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals ,

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:03pm EDT
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GSA names Sisk as deputy FAS Commissioner

Bill Sisk gets to remove the acting from his title as he takes on the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service on a permanent basis.

Tags: Bill Sisk , GSA , acquisition , Jason Miller , Tom Sharpe

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 01:12pm EDT

CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , CDC , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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