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OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

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Mike Daniels

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A call for help from the Inspector General community goes straight to Congress.

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GAO

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Joe Petrillo

Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Lowballing acquisition sizes can be tempting but dangerous.

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Government Accountability Office

GAO gives its recommendations for better documentation of employee clearance revocations at DoD and DHS.

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TECHEXPO Top Secret Virginia Hiring Event

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NDIA's Integrated Program Management Division Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Thursday, September 18th, 2014

NDIA Integrated Program Management Division Quarterly Meeting

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Federal Human Resources Symposium

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NVTC Titans Breakfast Series Event featuring Tim Armstrong

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Fiscal 2015 - Are You Looking at the Right Business Opportunities?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Winning Strategies for Teaming Agreements

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Big Data Seminar 2014

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Government Cloud Computing & Data Center Conference & Expo

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Using Cloud Computing to Transform Government

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TECHEXPO Top Secret Maryland Hiring Event

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U.S. Department of State Cyber Day

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Intelligence and National Security Summit

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Monthly Meeting - Mac Curtis, Vencore

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Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit

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NVTC Business Development, Marketing & Sales Committee Event

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Transforming Data to Decisions: An Actionable Foundation for Data Analytics

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
  
Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Sep 12, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2941 -0.02 3.05%
L 2020 22.7275 -0.06 4.81%
L 2030 24.6173 -0.08 5.64%
L 2040 26.1713 -0.11 6.20%
L 2050 14.8676 -0.07 6.63%
G Fund 14.5213 0.00 1.57%
F Fund 16.4002 -0.06 5.34%
C Fund 26.0390 -0.16 9.94%
S Fund 35.5176 -0.33 6.62%
I Fund 25.9894 -0.05 2.86%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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