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Cities Gain a Competitive Edge by Striving for Excellence

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In a guest article, El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez notes how “there is already a clear roadmap to greater public sector efficiency.”

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Who’s Paying for Your Health Insurance?

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FEHBP, TRICARE and government subsidies.

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Lesson for Congress: Don’t Mess With VA’s Bob McDonald

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Federal officials often serve as punching bags for lawmakers trying to land political points. Not this guy.

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Lawmaker Renews Battle Against Porn-Watching on Federal Computers

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Rep. Mark Meadows says he continues to hear about “bad actors” similar to an EPA employee who spent up to six hours a day watching pornography at work.

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Embattled Secret Service Spent Just 25 Minutes Training the Average Officer in 2013

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Congressional oversight leaders expect bipartisan reform in the near future.

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Senator Blocks OPM Nominee Over Hill Staff 'Obamacare Exemption'

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Louisiana Republican wants an explanation for why congressional aides can get employer subsidies to buy health insurance.

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Amid Homeland Security Funding Fight, 2016 Hopefuls Avoid the Front Lines

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Cruz, Paul, and Rubio could use the standoff to distinguish themselves. So far, they're not.

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The Attention Machine

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A new brain-scanning technique could change the way scientists think about human focus.

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Phoenix Has a Secret Weapon In Its War Against Graffiti

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A corps of Blight Busters has assisted the city in its “Team Phoenix” approach to tackling the problem.

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VA reaches out to sexual trauma survivors via Facebook

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The female veterans on the Women Veterans for Equality in our VA System Facebook page couldn’t believe what they saw. But there it was.

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Philadelphia's Quasi-Secret Effort to Make Chinese Takeout Healthier Is Working

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Nearly 200 of the city’s Chinese restaurants have reduced the amount of sodium in some of their most popular dishes, and no one seemed to notice.

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More Police, Managed More Effectively, Really Can Reduce Crime

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When a city applies Moneyball methods to policing, it lowers the rate of offenses by an average of 10 percent.

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A Pregnancy Prevention Breakthrough in Colorado

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The state’s teen birthrate dropped 40 percent between 2009 and 2013. Here's how that happened.

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Military Compensation Reform Reminds Lawmaker of Calculus – And That’s Not a Good Thing

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Explaining proposals to overhaul military pay and benefits to lawmakers is just as hard as selling them, panel finds.

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Degrees Don’t Matter Anymore, Skills Do

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A total transformation of education is coming, whether the educational establishment likes it or not.

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Play of the Day: Biblical Law in the American South

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While Alabama uses the Bible to defend its gay marriage ban, another state is making the book an official symbol.

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Obama on His Authorization of Force Proposal: 'ISIL Is Going to Lose'

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The president delivered a statement Wednesday afternoon after sending a draft resolution to Congress.

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Veterans’ health, federal IT management rank among top government risks

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Health-care delays for veterans and poorly managed information technology are among the U.S. government’s most pressing problems, federal auditors said Wednesday.

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Postal unions, advocacy groups join forces to ‘save’ USPS

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The American Postal Workers Union will join other labor and advocacy groups Thursday to announce a new coalition designed to “save” the U.S.

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The Feds Want Your Grandma to Teach You How to Be Safe on the Internet

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Instead of treating older adults as helpless victims of online fraud, the government is trying to tap into their social networks to spread the word about Internet security.

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Lawmakers Not Briefed About Creation of Obama's $35 Million Cyber Agency

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"I believe [the news] is how everyone else found it . … We know about as much as you do," says congressional Republican close to the intelligence community.

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White House Clarifies Obama Comments on Paris Kosher Deli Terror

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Spokesman: Attack 'was motivated by anti-Semitism. POTUS didn't intend to suggest otherwise.'

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How Reforming Benefits Could Undermine the Pentagon’s Future

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The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations are appealing to reformers.

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House panel says reforms needed for law enforcement’s asset seizures

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Members of a House Judiciary subcommittee agreed Wednesday that legislative reforms are needed to prevent local and state police from seizing cash and property under federal law without clear evidenc

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Senator Demands IRS Explanation of Email Recovery

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Inspector general reports 16,000 Lois Lerner documents that may be new.

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Obama: Progress on Ebola Proves the Need to Invest in the Federal Workforce

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Statement comes as White House moves to new phase of fight against outbreak.

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What Should Boston Do With All That Snow?

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Desperate for snow-disposal solutions, Boston has asked the public for ideas. Scientists weigh in on the most responsible options.

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Aggressive Lobbying on Pay Issues, Veterans Suicide Prevention and More

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A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

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Amid Airbnb Battles in New York City, Some Hotel Prices Decrease

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And a new interactive map shows just how big the short-term rental company is getting in the Big Apple.

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Here's Why the House May Never Pass Obama's Request to Use Force Against ISIL

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Republicans don't trust President Obama, and both the White House and the GOP may prefer the status quo.

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White House: Authorization of Force Language is 'Intentionally' Fuzzy

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White House Press Secretary John Earnest said Wednesday that the request provides "flexibility" in responding to "contingencies" on the ground.

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Veterans Health Care and IT Acquisition Added to GAO's High-Risk List

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Defense contracting and FDA oversight of medical products come closer to getting off the list.

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Union, Dems seek better fed pay, but GOP has the power

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The largest federal employee union drew a pack of strong and influential friends to a cold-weather Capitol Hill rally Tuesday, but unfortunately for the workers, the powerful aren’t as powerful as t

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Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

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It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

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Computers Aren’t Making Us Better Workers Like They Used To

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A new paper suggests that much of the the IT revolution's productivity bonus has flamed out.

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On ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the Joke’s on the Feds

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This may be the first time in television history that a network sitcom has included a gag about the Senior Executive Service.

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Report warns of bloated IT budgets for federal agencies

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The U.S. government spends vastly more than the private sector on information technology but doesn’t receive enough bang for its buck, according to a report from an industry group.

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Play of the Day: A Curious Pentagon Expenditure

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A report says the Defense Department spent half a million dollars on lots of little blue pills.

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How Orange County, California, Fixed Its Voting Database and Saved Money, Too

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Incorrect addresses waste money so officials set out to clean up their records in a big way.

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Here's the White House Request for the Use of Force Against the Islamic State

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The Obama administration has just sent the draft resolution to Congress Wednesday morning. Now it's Congress' turn.

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The Hidden Cost of a Flexible Job

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It's nice to be able to work from home once in a while, but workers wind up compensating with longer, more intense hours.

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Why Elon Musk Sees Brownsville, Texas as His Gateway to the Universe

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Unlike other border towns, Brownsville, Texas, never reached its full “border potential.”

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Furlough appeals falter: 99.5 percent denied so far

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The small agency that’s hearing appeals of almost 33,000 federal workers furloughed after the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration took effect in 2013 is officially reporting that 99.5

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House Votes to Bolster Airport Security, Reduce Pay for Many TSA Agents

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It's unclear whether the measures – now headed to the Senate -- would save money.

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California Leaders Unveil a Major New Climate Technology Initiative

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State legislators have set some ambitious energy usage reduction goals and want to create jobs at the same time.

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White House: Climate Change Threatens More Americans Than Terrorism

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The administration is doubling down on decisions to prioritize climate action.

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What Would a Proposal to Auto-Enroll Troops Mean for the TSP?

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Change would not affect the “investment side” of the retirement plan, but might potentially require more staff or other resources.

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GOP Awaits Obama's ISIS Battle Plan

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Corker praises the White House handling of an authorization for military force. But other Republicans remain concerned.

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'Rude' Postal Employees Could Cost USPS $300 Million This Year

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USPS management calls IG's findings "irrelevant."

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Tales of a Government That Works

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Our new downloadable ebook on innovative federal efforts.

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