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  1. Rep. Darrell E. Issa testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during a hearing on 'Solutions to the Crisis Facing the U.S. Postal Service' at Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Mike Morones/Federal Times) Mike Morones/Army Times

    Lawmakers ask OMB to intervene on new CFC rules

    The Office of Management and Budget should revisit new Combined Federal Campaign regulations by the Office of Personnel Management, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote in an April 17 letter.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  2. In 2013 RMOTC provided the testing grounds for a joint venture between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Department of Energy (DOE), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Chevron Corporation. Energy Dept photo

    For sale: The Teapot Dome oil field, scandal not included

    A plot of land that has become synonymous with corruption and scandal will be up for sale by the end of the year – and it could be yours.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  3. GSA has released a request for information to industry for the next iteration of Networx. Staff

    GSA seeks input for follow-on Networx contracts

    The General Services Administration is gearing up for the next iteration of its Networx contracts, aimed at meeting the government's growing telecommunications needs through 2028.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  4. OPM partners with college to offer feds tuition discount

    Federal employees and their families will soon be getting a discount on tuition at the University of Maryland University College, according to an announcement by the Office of Personnel Management.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  5. GSA innovation official steps down

    David McClure, the associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration will be stepping down, according to the agency.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  6. A visitor to Google's German offices looks at a three-dimensional rendering of French mountains using Google Earth software. Commercial imagery providers could soon be able to provide much higher-resolution images if suggested rule changes take effect. Adam Berry / Getty Images

    U.S. could lift commercial satellite imagery restrictions

    Limitations on resolution unpopular with companies, who say it hurts competitiveness.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. OPM chief hopes to raise morale with employee survey

    Last year's response rate to viewpoint survey was lower than hoped.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  8. NOAA Director of Acquisitions and Grants Mitch Ross promises the Pro-Tech contract by September. Johnny Bivera

    NOAA to issue Pro-Tech RFP by September

    Contract will be worth up to $5 billion

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  9. Rippert. File

    Data: The new supply chain

    Connecting various sources of data is a vital step.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  10. One of the launch pads used in the Apollo program will be turned to commercial activities by a private company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. - / AFP/Getty Images

    NASA lends historic launch pad to private company SpaceX

    Pad 39A launched Apollo 4 in 1967, and many flights after that.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  11. Letitia Long is guiding NGIA through a transition to become a new kind of information provider.

    Next for intelligence: immersion

    NGA to lead the way toward a new intel paradigm.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  12. Victor Gavin is hopeful for a September end to NGEN migration. Navy

    Navy accelerates NGEN completion

    After delay, service wants to finish ahead of schedule.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  13. QualComm says its new technology can quadruple the speed of WiFi connections.

    WiFi speed could soon get faster

    Qualcomm is touting a technology born from 7 years of research.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  14. NIST has released a tool to ease the management of vetting apps for agency use. Sean Gallup / Getty Images

    NIST releases mobile app vetting tool

    AppVet manages the analysis of apps to determine whether they are suitable for agencies.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  15. Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., employs civilian security officers for installation entry control to facilitate deployments for active duty airmen. The Air Force plans to cut about 2,700 civilian employees to deal with budget reductions. Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole / Air Force

    Air Force to cut civilian workforce in 2015

    Early retirements, buyouts and attrition will shrink the ranks.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  16. DHS plans for single awards under $6B cyber contract

    Next 6 task orders expected to be big business for awardees.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  17. How showcases procurement predicament

    Using the right contract in the first place solves many contracting problems.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  18. The Obama administration is working to expand cyber information sharing through executive action, says Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator.

    Government says cyber sharing won't violate antitrust laws

    FTC, Justice trying to ease companies' fears in absence of cybersecurity legislation.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  19. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. File

    Put the contracting focus on best practices

    Program reductions are part of today's contracting reality. Best practices can help mitigate the effect.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  20. Dan G. Blair serves as President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration. Previously, Dan served as Chair and Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission and OPM Deputy Director and Acting Director. Prior to his executive branch appointments, Dan served in senior staff positions on the civil service and postal oversight congressional committees in the U.S. House and Senate. File

    Shared problems demand shared solutions

    Federal, state and local governments have to collaborate to improve service delivery.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  21. James Miller, former Pentagon policy chief, will join cybersecurity firm Endgame. Courtesy

    Former Pentagon policy chief joins Endgame board

    James Miller has been president of Adaptive Strategies since leaving DoD.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  22. DISA is testing technology that could someday replace the Common Access Card. Army

    DISA tests alternative to Common Access Card

    Derived credentials use digital tokens rather than a card reader to manage access.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  23. DISA CIO David Bennett says commercial cloud offerings are beginning to appeal more to DoD. DISA

    DoD taking new look at commercial cloud

    Robust offerings from major companies hold appeal, but many concerns remain.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  24. Richard Ginman, Deputy Director, Contingency Contracting and Acquisition Policy at DoD, is concerned that Defense often gets higher prices through the GSA schedules than do other buyers. Staff

    DoD to scrutinize GSA prices

    Schedules do not always bring the value they should to Defense buyers, official says.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  25. The pay disparity between male and female federal employees is narrowing, but still exists. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty Images

    OPM: Women still paid less than men

    Women working in the federal government made $0.87 for every dollar a man was paid, a new pay study shows.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  26. After a difficult five years shepherding President Obama's signature health care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has tendered her resignation, according to two senior administration officials. Jim Watson / AFP

    HHS Sec. Sebelius resigns; Burwell to replace

    After a difficult five years shepherding President Obama's signature health care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has tendered her resignation, according to two senior administration officials.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  27. Harry Hallock wants Army contractors to understand that 'tough times' are forcing spending cuts. Army

    Army projects contract spending will fall 25 percent in 2014

    'Times are tough' says procurement official.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  28. Robert Bray will step down as director of the Federal Air Marshal Service after 39 years in law enforcement.

    Air marshal chief to retire

    Robert Bray to step down after 39 years in law enforcement.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  29. Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, commanding general II Marine Expeditionary Force, signs his donation form as part of the annual donation drive from the Combined Federal Campaign. Some new rules take effect this year. Pfc. Joshua Grant

    CFC will centralize, charge application fees to charities

    New rules also eliminate cash option.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  30. Dr. Neil Evans, a Primary Care Internist, goes over records from a recent check-up with his patient, Renaldo Cade. James J. Lee/Military Times Staf

    VA iPad pilot empowers veterans, caregivers

    Apps available only to pilot-program participants are about to go wide.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  31. SINET's Robert Rodriguez John Todd /

    Federal Government still facing cyber brain drain

    The federal government is losing talent in cyber fields, and the problem is only going to get worse, according to one expert.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  32. U.S. Sen. Paul Ryan (R-WI) authored the budget proposal passed by the House 219 to 205April 10. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Alex Wong / Getty Images

    GOP budget boosting fed pension contributions passes House

    Plan also would allow workforce size to diminish, replaces pensions entirely for younger feds.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  33. The cost of ignoring reform

    If the federal government is to overcome its stigma as an employer, the civil service system cannot remain off-limits.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  34. Jennifer Sakole is the principal analyst for Federal Information Solutions at Deltek. Her experience spans 20 years in the federal market in various roles including proposal writer, pricing analyst, marketing manager and account manager. She has been with INPUT and Deltek for over a decade. File

    Not all GWACs hit hard as IT spending declines

    Parsing the winners and losers

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  35. John C. Johnson is a partner at Deep Water Point, and a former GSA official. File

    GSA should remember the shape of water

    In its efforts to develop the contract that will succeed Networx, GSA must make some radical changes to break away from long transitions, high fees.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  36. Lee Lofthus, assistant attorney general for administration at Justice, detailed the results of an inquiry into security risks in its vendor pool. Rick Kozak/ / Federal Times

    Justice cuts IT procurements over cyber risks

    Internal probe finds contractors with 'questionable foreign ownership' and other reasons for concern.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  37. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has tightened the rules on alcohol use after an incident of misconduct. MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images

    Secret Service disciplines agents suspected in Netherlands misconduct

    Incident leads to a new policy on alcohol.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  38. DHS evaluating Heartbleed impact

    Newly discovered flaw could expose passwords, encrypted traffic.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  39. Report: CBP broke hiring laws for Obama campaigners

    Hiring officials at Customs and Border Protection broke civil service laws when hiring three unqualified political appointees favored by the agency commissioner, according to a report in the Washington Post.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  40. Rep. Hal Rogers wants to maintain Congress's self-imposed pay freeze. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Lawmakers seek to extend congressional pay freeze

    A pay freeze for members of Congress would be extended for another year, under legislation passed out of the House Appropriations Committee by voice vote April 9.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  41. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe promoted a new acquisition portal in a recent blog post. Mike Morones/Staff

    GSA to offer one-stop shop

    Common Acquisition Platform will guide agencies to the products and services they need

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  42.  Mike Morones/Staff

    Daniel Lockney

    Daniel Lockney is in the business of ensuring NASA technology is reused for practical applications like public safety, health and information technology.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  43. Rep. Darrell Issa says agencies could save $23 billion in 10 years by cutting duplicative programs. Mike Morones/Staff

    Lawmakers to agencies: Stop wasting billions on redundant programs

    A lack of transparency is a major reason that the government has many duplicative programs, according to Rep.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  44. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini seeks to 'right-size' portfolio. File

    GSA looking to streamline portfolio after years of budget cuts

    Funding restored in 2014 is inadequate to avoid need for change.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  45. Hybrid IT architecture can ease transitions. AFP/Getty Images

    Can hybrid IT ease cloud transition?

    Emerging model could speed agency transitions.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  46.  US Air Force

    Program View

    Since being named the US Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs (A8) in October 2012, Lt. Gen. Michael Moeller has helped guide the service through the short-term chaos of a sequestered budget process while planning its long-term strategy. With the 2015 budget submitted, Moeller is turning his thoughts toward a new goal: a 30-year strategy that will provide the backbone of the Air Force’s long-term vision.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  47. Tom Coburn: 'No shurtcuts' in identifying and eliminating government waste. Rob Curtis/Staff

    10 agencies, one job

    Waste report reveals duplication across the federal government.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  48. Former GSA official Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, a director on the Procurement Round Table; host of the WFED radio show 'Off the Shelf,' and the leading contributor to the 'FAR and Beyond' blog. File

    The multiple-award double standard

    Why does DoD have different rules for purchasing through BPAs and Schedules?

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  49. President Obama is trying to reduce gender discrimination in contractor pay. Getty Images

    Obama attacks sex discrimination in contractor workforce

    Memo, exectuive order impose rules to address pay discrepancies.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  50. OPM is making progress on reducing its retirement claims backlog. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    Pension application backlog falls

    OPM processed more claims than expected in March.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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