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  1. Feds recognized for outstanding achievements in public service

    For years Rana Hajjeh worked to convince 60 countries around the world to help vaccinate their populations against meningitis and pneumonia and ultimately prevented millions of childhood deaths and disabilities.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  2. Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan (left) speaks about the importance of climate change at the Center for American Progress Sept. 19.

    OMB chief vows continued action on climate change

    Greenhouse gas emissions from federal buildings and vehicles are among the targets for reduction.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  3. Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel has a history of using data and technology to tackle emerging health issues, including an early role in the Gates Foundation and a previous stint at USAID in 2011.

    Federal CIO VanRoekel moves to USAID

    VanRoekel will serve as a senior advisor focused on the Ebola outbreak

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  4. A response to the deadly shooting at the Navy Yard, the effort to implement recommended reforms is well underway, according to OMB's Beth Cobert. Rob Curtis/Staff

    OMB: Agencies making strides reforming clearance process

    A response to the deadly shooting at the Navy Yard, the effort to implement recommended reforms is well underway.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  5. Sen. Mark Warner introduced a bill to eliminate 53 unneeded reports. Getty Images

    Senate passes bill cutting outdated reports

    The proposed law would eliminate 53 reports from agency mandates.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  6. House passes bill making it easier to fire senior execs

    Agencies would be able to more easily fire or suspend members of the senior executive service, under legislation passed by the House on a voice vote Sept. 16.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  7. OPM chose not to renew two USIS contracts worth about $2.74 billion, a decision that could lead to delays in processing security clearances.. Defense Department

    USIS flap may delay background checks

    Other contractors and internal resources will have to take up the slack from ousted firm.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  8. Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

    Protecting the public's interest: a model

    The Postal Regulatory Commission is unique among federal regulatory agencies because our enabling statute, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, requires the designation of an officer to represent the interests of the general public in each of it

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  9. Sitting Bull Library is first digital-only member in GPO program

    The GPO will provide documents in electronic form only for the North Dakota facility, which serves the Standing Park Sioux Reservation.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  10. GSA will meet with a number of agencies and stakeholders outside government to develop open-source, mobile-friendly software that improves the Freedom of Information Act request process. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    GSA pushes for FOIA redesign

    Growing demand for information calls for new and improved processes

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  11. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta says phased retirement is a 'win-win.' Mike Morones/Staff

    Phased retirement: OPM answers your questions

    Find out more about the nuances of phased retirement, straight from the agency that wrote the rules.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  12. Everyone wants a 'silver bullet,' but buzzowrds and jargon can make solutions hard to find, says former OMB official Karen Evans. File

    Want solutions? Skip the buzzwords

    Jargon can obscure rather than illuminate, panelists agree.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  13. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Congress may vote on a continuing resolution soon. Larry French / Getty Images

    Continuing resolution may set agency funding at 2014 levels

    Lawmakers on the House Appropriations committee are discussing the creation of a continuing resolution that would fund the government at fiscal 2014 levels, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said to reporters Sept. 9.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  14. Vehicle Rehab: Billions have been spent at Anniston Army Depot's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, which has the capability to overhaul any combat vehicle. US Army

    More gaps found in contracts website

    GAO report critiquing USAspending.gov did not catch everything.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  15. OPM: Fallen federal employees to be honored with flag

    Federal employees who lose their lives on the job will now be honored with a flag given to their beneficiaries, according to regulations finalized today by the Office of Personnel Management.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  16. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-N.V., has signed on to an effort to halt Postal Service plant closures. Getty Images

    Senate leader joins effort to halt Postal Service closures, job cuts

    Lawmakers pressing to stop the Postal Service from closing processing plants and cutting thousands of jobs have received a powerful endorsement, according to a postal union.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  17. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald speaks during a news conference at Veterans Affairs Department Monday, Sept. 8 in Washington, DC. Secretary McDonald shared stories of veterans he met across the country. He also outlined his key priorities to better serve veterans. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    McDonald launches 100-day VA reform plan

    New department leader promises to rebuild relationships.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  18. Sens. Carl Levin (right) and John McCain are chariman and ranking minority member, respectively, of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Senate subcommittee: No political bias in IRS targeting

    Tax office used 'inappropriate criteria' in targeting Tea Party groups.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  19. GAO: Federal job classification system unfair, inflexible

    The federal General Schedule job classification system is inflexible, unfair and in urgent need of better management and oversight, according to a report published Sept. 2 by the Government Accountability Office.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  20. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services, part of HHS, has obligated more than $800 million across 60 contracts for building and maintaining Healthcare.gov and the federal insurance marketplace. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    IG questions contractor oversight in Healthcare.gov rollout

    The government has obligated $800 million across 60 contracts for building and maintaining the federal health insurance website and related systems.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  21. New VA Secretary Robert McDonald wants to improve the department's reputation, tarnished in recent scandals. Pool / Getty Images

    VA wait times have decreased

    Despite some improvements, problems persist in troubled agency's appointment process.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  22. Despite objections in Congress, the Postal Service has not changed its plans to cut jobs, close plants. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    Postal Service forges ahead on job cuts, plant closures

    Despite congressional pressure, USPS has not budged from its plan.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  23. Sen. Jon Tester wants cleared personnel who owe back taxes to have their access limited. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Tester: Tax debt should affect security access

    People who owe back taxes are potential security risks even if they hold clearances, lawmaker argues.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  24. President Obama speaks at the American Legion's 96th National Convention on Aug. 26 in Charlotte, N.C. , Saul Loeb / Getty Images

    Obama to veterans: New culture of accountability at VA

    President Obama announced a new series of executive actions to help veterans Tuesday, telling veterans in Charlotte that he's instituting a new 'culture of accountability' at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  25. DoD planners are putting together a new round of budget cuts to support agencies, said Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DoD plans overhead cuts

    Pentagon's No. 2 says future unclear for force levels, readiness, compensation.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  26. Robert McDonald, the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, is working to soften the image of VA employees. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    McDonald works to soften image of VA employees

    VA is 'full of good people' striving to fix a broken system, new leader says.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  27. About 500,000 soldiers will be using IPPS-A in the next few weeks according to Col. Darby McNulty, project manager. Mike Morones/Staff

    World's largest HR ERP moving into second phase

    Col. Darby McNulty reveals some of the challenges of the Army's Integrated Personnel and Pay System.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  28. Federal CTO Todd Park is stepping down and heading to California to undertake another challenge for the White House. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Federal CTO Todd Park to step down

    White House official is relocating to Silicon Valley to take on a new challenge for the administration.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  29. DISA is likely to reorganize to take better advantage of its collaboration with US CYBERCOM, says DISA Vice Director MG Alan Lynn. Barry Rosenberg/C4ISRNet

    DISA to undergo cyber-focused restructure

    Still in the early planning stages, expected changes will strengthen DISA's collaboration with Cyber Command.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  30. GSA wants to hear from feds who work in GSA-managed buildings. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    GSA looking for tenant feedback on federal offices

    Survey responses will inform management strategies.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
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