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Michelle Obama visits Energy Dept.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu lead a practice session for young people competing in the National Science Bowl at the Energy Department on Thursday.

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Amtrak appoints new inspector general

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Roughly five months since the departure of its previous watchdog, Amtrak has hired a veteran government auditor to serve as its next inspector general.

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How to Help the Shooting Victims at Fort Hood

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The news about the shootings at Fort Hood is dreadful: at least 12 people are dead and 31 are wounded. One of the shooters is still at large.

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House votes on chemical bill set for Friday

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The bill would reauthorize and expand the Homeland Security Department's ability to regulate security at chemical facilities.

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Postal Service eyes options beyond layoffs and buyouts

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Agency is looking at adding retail and other services to boost revenue.

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Swine flu follies at Social Security Administration

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The union representing thousands of Social Security Administration employees has reacted angrily to an official's recent assertion that H1N1 flu is not a serious communicable disease.

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From Nextgov.com: Defense: Open source software is more secure, yes more, than commercial code

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Publicly available code has fewer security holes because more programmers work on the free programs than the number writing proprietary programs for commercial firms.

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Managers discourage agencies from solo IT shopping

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Contracting officers can save time and money by taking advantage of governmentwide arrangements, procurement conference panelists say.

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Industry issues Recovery Act report card: B-

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Government averages a B- when it comes to managing Recovery Act spending.

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Obama dodges question on gov't contracting

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Very few people really understand the complexities of government contracting, so perhaps it's no surprise that President Obama dodged a very specific question Thursday morning about the Small Business

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Featured Advertiser

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Streaming live: GreenGov meeting

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Federal officials charged with developing sustainability plans to carry out President Barack Obama’s Oct.

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Job simulations could help agencies make better hires, report says

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Tryouts also can help applicants decide whether they really want the position.

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Next Step for Outgoing DCAA Director

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By Robert Brodsky Tomorrow is April Stephenson's last day as director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

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Gates-Holder letter might provide political cover for senators

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The Cabinet secretaries oppose an appropriations bill amendment that would block funds for trying suspected terrorists in federal courts.

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Senate kills census citizenship amendment

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Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Robert Bennett (R-Utah) wanted the Census Bureau to ask about citizenship status next year. Updated 2:28 p.m.

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Obama Questioned on 8(a) Program

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By Robert Brodsky Interesting moment this morning at the administration's Tribal Nations conference at the Department of Interior.

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Hillary Clinton, cover girl

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The secretary of state gets the TIME Magazine cover treatment this week, as correspondent Joe Klein traveled with Hillary Clinton during her recent overseas tour.

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Lockheed Martin chief sees leaner budgets, new priorities

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Bethesda, Md.-based firm is continuing to grow its business in emerging areas such as energy security and cybersecurity to remain competitive.

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House Oversight squabbles over health care

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Will the House’s health care bill change your Federal Employees Health Benefits Program?

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Challenges in Cutting Contracting

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I'm blogging from home today with a cold (telework really does make folks more productive!), which gave me a chance to read colleague and frequent contributor to this blog Robert Brodsky's fantastic f

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Eye Opener: Nov. 5, 2009

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Happy Thursday! (Unless you're a Phillies fan.) Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips here.

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Pay and Benefits Watch: Pay Puzzle

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Uncertainty over the federal pay raise has put the Federal Salary Council in an unusual position this year.

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New alliance hopes to spur new talent in procurement field

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Strategic Partnership on Acquisition Recruitment Coalition to focus outreach on university students.

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Acting GSA chief says agency is gaining clout

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Recovery Act implementation and green government efforts have put GSA at the forefront of the White House's agenda.

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Mullen: Afghanistan troop decision likely in a 'few weeks'

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs lauds troops' resilience, cites urgent need to address brain injuries.

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Legislators clash over health care reform's impact on FEHBP

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Republicans say bill could force feds out of their current insurance plans, while Democrats decry claims as scare tactics.

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From Nextgov.com: Cybersecurity regulator for energy has its own vulnerabilities

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hadn't identified sensitive information and how it should be protected, an inspector general found.

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DEA veteran to lead DHS drug enforcement

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Selection of Grayling Williams signals commitment to interagency coordination.

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GAO to report on GSA

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The Government Accountability Office will report on the General Services Administration’s management of its supply schedules in the spring,said  John Needham, a director of acquisition and sour

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Eye Opener: Obama's personnel moves and politics

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Happy Wednesday!

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Happy 40th Anniversary to Sesame Street!

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You'd have to be a real Oscar the Grouch to argue that the show, designed and kept alive with private, foundation, and federal funds, hasn't been one of the better federal investments of all time.

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Questions I Have for the Army Corps of Engineers

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On reading this Washington Post story about the Army Corps of Engineers work in New Orleans: 1.

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Texans mount campaign to keep Army truck contract

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Program contributes $500 million annually to the state economy and losing the deal will cost 3,000 jobs in an area west of Houston, task force says.

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Negotiators race the clock to finish spending legislation

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Five of 12 appropriations bills have been sent to President Obama.

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour Is An Incredible Tour

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Prepare yourself for an absolutely spectacular experience. Take a helicopter to view the Grand Canyon from the sky!

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Management Matters: The Best and the Brightest

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Should top leaders seek innovation from the front lines?

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VA pledges $3.2 billion for homeless vets

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The Department of Veterans Affairs laid out an ambitious five-year goal of curbing the number of homeless veterans on Tuesday, pledging $3.2 billion to an issue whose impact has been felt more rapidly

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Bye-bye Arne: Why we don't need an education secretary

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By The Post's Jay Mathews in his Class Struggle blog: Arne Duncan is the latest in a splendid crop of U.S. education secretaries over the last few decades.

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From Nextgov.com: White House's online contests for federal employees have roots in Virginia

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The commonwealth asked employees for ideas to streamline government and used the Web to post metrics for how public services are performing.

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Army abruptly stops rollout of electronic dental record application

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E-mails do not offer a reason for the delay, but the service might be considering fielding an internally developed system.

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Rep. Lynch knows his video games

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In the video game world, your Web site is ‘Pong.’”
– Rep.

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Federal charity drive reaches out to young donors

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The Combined Federal Campaign is expanding options for online giving and establishing a presence on social networking sites, in an effort to attract all age groups.

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Budget chief says administration is 'changing the culture in Washington'

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In NYU speech, OMB director cites contracting reform and weapons systems cuts as steps to curb excessive government spending.

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Critics call TSP mutual fund option risky

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A proposal to allow feds to invest their retirement money into mutual funds is causing heartburn in some lawmakers and unions.

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Owning your Dream Car by Taking a Student Car Loan

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It would be wiser to buy one that is within your means rather than getting carried away by the attractions of a new car, since the purpose for which you are buying the car matters more than whether it

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OPM Expands Information Sharing

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At Wired Workplace, Brittany Ballenstedt highlights an Office of Personnel Management memo on improving information sharing between folks who work on human capital issues in the agencies, state and lo

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Fees waived at national parks on Veterans Day

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The government will not charge entrance fees next Wednesday at national parks, refuges and forests in honor of Veterans Day, the fourth time this year the government has opened up the areas for free.

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Auto Loans in Illinois

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Auto Loans in Illinois : The first most important thing to be considered while applying for car loan is low interest rate.

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One step closer to OFPP, TSA administrators

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The Office of Management and Budget’s prospective procurement policy chief, Daniel Gordon, will face his first confirmation hurdle one week from today.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmen

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