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Highest ranked agencies distinguished by strong leadership

NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.

Tags: management , Transportation , Surface Transportation Board , NASA , Partnership for Public Service , OMB , Best Places to Work , Daniel Elliott , John Porcari , Lori Garver , Danny Werfel , Max Stier , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/14/2012, 05:42am EST
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After Sandy, feds deploy all-hands-on-deck approach

After superstorm Sandy, the government is putting all hands on deck response to the storm, providing on-the-ground assistance, federal funding and coordinating rescue and clean-up efforts.

Tags: FEMA , GSA , Sandy , Dan Tangherlini , DHS , Craig Fugate , Janet Napolitano , Transportation , Ray Lahood , Julius Genachowski , FCC , EPA , Energy Department , management , U.S. Coast Guard , DoD , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 04:24pm EDT

FAA to study use of electronics on planes

In March the FAA raised hopes that it might loosen rules for electronic devices by saying it would "explore ways to bring together all of the key stakeholders involved."

Tags: FAA , technology , Federal Drive , Michael Huerta , Transportation

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:53pm EDT

OMB to expand vendor offices after initial successful tests

The Veterans Affairs Department said it saved $40 million by using this centralized approach to managing contractors. vendor management organizations also help agencies buy more strategically. OFPP plans to expand strategic sourcing and sets a $2 billion savings goal by 2015.

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , OMB , OFPP , strategic sourcing , technology , acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , Joe Jordan , PortfolioStat , vendor management organizations , DHS , Jane Holl Lute , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Transportation , John Porcari , Jason Miller , President

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 05:43am EDT
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Obama signs highway, student loan deal with phased retirement

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday maintaining jobs on transportation projects and preventing interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, saying it would "make a real difference" for millions of Americans.

Tags: Congress , Barack Obama , Transportation , student loans

Friday - 07/06/2012, 06:07pm EDT

DoT grants to simplify how veterans find transportation options

The Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative provided $29 million to increase access to information about public transportation options for veterans and their families. The Federal Transit Administration awarded grants covering 64 projects in 33 states and one territory Monday.

Tags: Transportation , Ray Lahood , grants , FTA , veterans , Esther Carey , Peter Rogoff , DoD

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

The bill sent for President Barack Obama's signature enables just over $100 billion to be spent on highway, mass transit and other transportation programs over the next two years, projects that would have expired Saturday without congressional action. Federal employees' retirement benefits are safe under the bill, which also allows retirement-eligible federal employees to choose partial retirement.

Tags: Barack Obama , Transportation , student loans , John Mica , Congress , House , Senate

Friday - 06/29/2012, 08:26pm EDT

Fed benefits spared in highway, student loan deal

Congress passed a bill Friday to overhaul federal highway programs and extend student loan interest rates. Federal employees' retirement benefits appear to be spared in the deal. The legislation also allows the Department of Transportation to avoid furloughing 3,500 employees and halting hundreds of thousands of constructions projects.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , pension , highway bill , Transportation , student loan , budget

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 10:47am EDT
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