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Pay and Benefits Watch: Account Management

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FAQs on the benefits of accounts for TSP enrollees' surviving spouses are answered.

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From Nextgov.com: GSA nominee says Networx transition is too slow

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Martha Johnson warns that at current rate the government will not complete the telecommunications shift before the contracts expire in two years.

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QOTD: This Is What They Mean By "Plainspoken"

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Say what you will about him, but for every 10 minor-league gaffes, there's at least one instance in which Joe Biden manages to get a point across with pretty much unmatchable succinctness and clarity.

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Web Searches for National Parks Soar

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Yesterday, The Eye reported the National Park Service plans to waive park entrance fees three weekends this summer.

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Air Force need for F-35s is under review

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Whether the service ultimately buys more or fewer fighters than planned depends on Quadrennial Defense Review.

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Former Defense leaders call for simpler acquisition system

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Proposed reforms include issuing more multiyear contracts and eliminating burdensome regulations.

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Panel reviewing Pentagon's pay system announces meetings

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Group will collect input from personnel experts and members of the public in late June.

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IG: Energy is setting a poor example for conservation

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Despite leadership role, department hasn't sufficiently reduced the energy consumption of its own computer systems.

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Government mistakenly posts list of nuclear sites

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Officials say the list did not contain information that compromised national security.

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Okay, This Might Be Too Much Transparency

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It seems to be Whoops Day today.

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Government Of Geeks, By Geeks, For Geeks

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No, I don't mean Obama's vulcan salute. According to its official blog, the White House has set up the first-ever government-sponsored TED talks.

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Agencies should link diversity and retention goals, says EEOC

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Hiring a minority employee simply to fulfill diversity requirements is not enough, says acting chairman.

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Paid Parental Leave Gets Obama's Blessing

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Supporters of paid parental leave for federal employees just picked up some big (though not unexpected) support from the White House.

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FEMA Chief Wants Greater Public Role in Preparing for Disasters

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FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said Tuesday that he will devote considerable efforts to boosting citizen participation in disaster preparedness, a shift from previous emergency management perceptions

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The Specter of Lurita

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As might be expected, the ghost of Lurita Doan was present at today's nomination hearing for likely GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

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Scramble begins for top GOP post on Armed Services Committee

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At least three lawmakers have expressed interest in the ranking member spot Rep. John McHugh will vacate if he is confirmed as the Army secretary.

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Panel begins food safety deliberations

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Lawmakers are concerned by a recent spate of food contamination problems that led to illnesses and deaths.

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Your Morning Government Transparency Roundup

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From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska:GSA has created an awesome combined RSS of news feeds throughout the federal government.

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NSPS review board wants to hear from you

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The three-man board reviewing the National Security Personnel System is about to formally announce its two-day schedule of public meetings.

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Eye Opener: The Cabinet's Roadtrip Continues

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks with National Park employees at Cuyahoga National Park on Tuesday as part of the Obama administration's week-long tour of Midwestern communities hurt by the econo

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Management Matters: Managing Risk

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The private sector failed to prevent the financial collapse. Can agencies do better?

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Senate considers bill affecting federal retirement

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Lawmakers this week take up legislation that would, among other things, allow FERS employees to count their unused sick leave toward retirement.

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Recovery.gov gears up for a makeover

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Stimulus oversight panel will issue a request for proposal for IT vendors in the coming weeks.

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SEC official sees 'logic and efficiency' with merger

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Market watchdog would work together well with Commodity Futures Trading Commission even without merger, chair says.

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Feds turning out in force for Komen cancer race

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The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, an event held every year to raise money to cure breast cancer, will be held in Washington this weekend.

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Food and drug agency to study greater openness

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FDA commissioner announces creation of a task force to recommend how the agency can release more information in such areas as drug evaluation and enforcement matters.

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From Nextgov.com: Air Force uses jets for long-range communications on battlefields

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New system will provide almost round-the-clock radio communications over a battlefield from an altitude of 40,000 feet.

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Supplemental likely to have $3.1 billion for planes

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Negotiators are set to agree to the funding, which was included in the House-passed version of the bill but not in the Senate one.

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Politicians Can Do Things

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This morning brought news that President Obama had nominated Congressman John McHugh (R-NY) as the next Secretary of the United States Army.

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Report finds widespread enrollment in pricey prescription drug plans

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Choosing a co-insurance plan could add thousands of dollars to the annual cost of specialty drugs to treat chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

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National Park Service Waives Some Park Fees

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There will be no entrance fees at national parks including Yellowstone National Park on three weekends this summer. (Post) Always wanted to visit Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon?

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Winning the hearts and minds... with Twitter?

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The command overseeing U.S. operations in Afghanistan today announced the launch of its social networking strategy, which includes a Twitter feed and pages on Facebook and YouTube.

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Video Explains Opposition to Paid Parental Leave

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On the same day The Eye reports in The Post about a full plate of Congressional measures important to federal workers, Rep.

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McHugh said to be pick for Army secretary

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Republican has represented New York's 23rd District since 1993.

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Thanks, GAO

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Those of you who joined me the last time I guest-hosted here will remember my ongoing fascination with the reports that the Government Accountability Office releases on a regular basis.

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House, Senate Dems tentatively agree on supplemental

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Senate majority leader says moving some appropriations bills separately rather than bundling them together will be a priority this year.

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On Politics: Dress Rehearsal

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Conservatives appear to be using Sonia Sotomayor to sharpen their attack strategies for future nominees who would change the balance of the Supreme Court.

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Eye Opener: The Cabinet's Midwest Road Trip

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Secretaries Solis, Locke, Chu, Salazar and Vilsack visit Midwest states today to tout the goodness of the administration's economic recovery plan. (AP, Bloomberg, Getty, Post) Happy Tuesday!

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Livermore Lab Loses Laptops

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif.

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Just Rewards

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I just wanted to call attention to a new feature we're running that is a compendium of discounts for federal employees.

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Cutting Through The Clutter

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Carolyn Duffy Marsan has a terrific feature in our May issue about what it will take for agencies to comply with the Obama administration's directive, due Thursday, that they take public comment more

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From Nextgov.com: Senators skim over open government during CTO confirmation hearing

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Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee members say virtually nothing to nominee Aneesh Chopra during question-and-answer session.

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Obama team outlines its management agenda

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Priorities include revamping Bush's system of evaluating programs and hiring "several hundred thousand" civil servants.

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Why not close the borders?

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I’ve done a lot of swine flu reporting this week, and one question that keeps coming up is why DHS doesn’t just close the Mexican border.

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'Facebook for Feds' Hits 10,000 Members

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GovLoop.com, the social networking site for public sector employees crossed the 10,000-member milestone this week, less than a year from its launch.

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Stimulus Oversight Chief Wants Your Ideas

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A vocal cross-section of technology experts, academics, good government groups and federal employees weighed in this week on the future of Recovery.gov, the Obama administration’s Web site that offi

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Eye Opener: Stuffing Obama's Suggestion Box

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President Obama enjoyed a round of golf Sunday at a golf course near Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He played with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

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Got Ideas?

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Following on the earlier theme of open government and sharing ideas, FedLine brings you more ways you can contribute to President Obama’s national discussion on improving government.
Today the W

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Obama asks rank and file feds for cost-cutting tips

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Managers aren't the only workers with good ideas, president says.

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Culture Change at OPM?

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I'm waiting for Michelle Obama to arrive and for John Berry's public swearing in to begin, and I noticed, as the hall fills with Office of Personnel Management employees, that the agency is playing Co

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