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Wired Workplace: A Positive 'Return on Collaboration'

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The more collaborative an organization is, the better it performs.

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Afghanistan is Obama's war now

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Facing a host of bad options, Barack Obama is poised to take ownership of a war that will inevitably shadow his presidency.

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Legislation would keep kids in FEHBP longer

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Dependents of federal employees would receive five more years of health insurance coverage under the House health care reform package.

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New White House Military Office Director Announced

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Photos including this one led to a change in leadership at the White House Military Office. (Courtesy of U.S. Air Force) Career Defense Department employee George D. Mulligan Jr.

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Park Service finalizes policy limiting snowmobile access in Yellowstone

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The rule will be assessed over the next two years to determine the environmental impact of the recreational vehicles.

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From Nextgov.com: Military retiree launches online Army Family Support Center

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Virtual world offers links to information and a chat room for relatives of service members.

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Former Bush official is sentenced to one year in prison

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David Safavian was convicted of lying about his relationship with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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VA Launches Mobile Gravesite Locator

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Here's another great example of the federal government (slowly?) embracing new technologies: The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a mobile gravesite locator that allows users to quickly loc

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SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission issue oversight recommendations

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The report calls on Congress clarify each agency's authority over products exempted by the other.

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GAO: Debt could break record in 10 years

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Report cites health care costs and demographic trends as main contributors.

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Health and Wellness

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Whether it's Peter Orszag's pedometer, or the plans for a campus of shared health programs across agencies in Foggy Bottom, work-life balance is a hot issue for federal agencies.

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Former White House official sentenced in lobbying case

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Former White House official David Safavian was sentenced to a year in prison today for obstructing justice and lying to investigators about his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
This was the s

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Safavian Gets Year In Jail, Two Years Probation

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By Elizabeth Newell David Safavian, former head of federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget under Bush, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in jail and 24 months probation to

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DoD Personnel Team Gets A Key Member

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The National Security Personnel System lacks a director, and lies on the brink of repeal.

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A List of Obama's Judicial Nominees

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Liberal activists are beginning to blame the Obama administration for moving too tentatively on the nomination and confirmation of federal judges, The Post's Michael A.

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Eye Opener: Citizenship and the Census

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Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Robert Bennett (R-Utah) want the Census Bureau to ask about citizenship status next year. Happy Friday!

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Survey: How Healthy Is Your Workplace?

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Tell us about ongoing work-life initiatives, and share your wish list for future endeavors.

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Retirement Planning: Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

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Some factors to consider before you sign up.

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Lack of Social Security COLA could adversely affect some federal workers

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Legislation to protect CSRS employees from health premium hikes is still in the Senate.

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Democrats thwart GOP bid to stop Gitmo transfers

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Final Homeland Security spending bill allows detainees to be brought to the United States for trial.

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From Nextgov.com: DHS proposes standards for how the private sector should prepare for disasters

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Industry fears the voluntary standards are too rigid and eventually could be made mandatory for companies looking to do business with the government.

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Lawmakers see room for improvement in DHS diversity efforts

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Homeland Security must step up outreach and find ways to help more minorities advance to senior-level jobs, House members say.

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Senate passes Energy and Water spending bill

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Action comes after Sen. Tom Coburn held up the legislation over exclusion of language requiring public disclosure of certain mandatory reports from agencies to Congress.

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Staff shortages linked to Defense audit agency problems

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DCAA could boost its workforce by as many as 700 employees, but lawmakers remain concerned.

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Contractors report generating tens of thousands of jobs under stimulus

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Winners of federal contracts created or saved one job for every $70,000 received.

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Officials say cost of domestic partner benefits is affordable

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A bill that would extend coverage to the partners of gay and lesbian federal employees could reach Senate floor by December.

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Agency Fees for Flexible Spending Accounts to Hold Stead

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Amidst the brouhaha about hikes in the price of long-term care insurance and rising premiums in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, agencies got a bit of good news on Monday.

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Walking with Peter Orszag

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Peter Orszag may run every day (sometimes to or from work), but he's only the 49th most-active walker at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Recovery.gov: Recipient reporting data goes live

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The Recovery Accountability and Transparency board has posted the first batch of recipient reporting data on Recovery.gov.
A little background for those of you who don’t follow the stimulus bill

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Putting the Pieces Together at USAID

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Over at The Cable, Josh Rogin has a smart post up about the interactions between the search for a U.S.

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Senate Again Considers Same-Sex Benefits Bill

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Remember when President Obama said he wanted to make working for the federal government cool again?

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New Hire at Partnership for Public Service

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Veteran nonprofit fundraiser Christine Carroll has joined the Partnership for Public Service as vice president for development.

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A Correction On Discrimination

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Sen.

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Defense secretary weighs whether to urge veto of authorization bill

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Pentagon staff is evaluating if funds allocated for an alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which the administration opposes, is grounds for veto.

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Senator looks to clear spending deck before healthcare debate starts

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Appropriations chairman wants to work on the bills one at a time, as opposed to packaging them in an omnibus.

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Eye Opener: Federal Retirees to Get $250?

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Happy Thursday! Federal employees ineligible to receive Social Security benefits would still get a one-time $250 payment next year if President Obama gets his way.

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Competing With Contractors

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I'm at a Senate hearing on the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, and Sen.

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Senators blast long-term care insurance premium hikes

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Promotional materials were misleading, lawmakers say.

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Pay and Benefits Watch: Telework Rules

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Even programs designed to enhance flexibility at work need rules to make them successful.

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"Welcome Relief"

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About a million federal retirees who do not receive Social Security payments would get a $250 boost from an economic recovery plan touted by President Barack Obama, according to a release from the Whi

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Diversity a Struggle at Homeland Security Dept.

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Could behavior like David Letterman's be to blame for the lack of diversity at the Department of Homeland Security?

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Bid to cut off debate on Commerce-Justice spending bill fails

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Democrats accuse Republicans of using legislative stalling tactics.

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New procurement rules hit the street

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The group that crafts the Federal Acquisition Regulation has been hard at work.

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Barofsky cites Treasury 'failure' on bonuses

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Watchdog says communication between Treasury and the Federal Reserve was "virtually nonexistent."

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From Nextgov.com: Industry group meets to consider upgrading VA patient record system

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Part of the agenda includes possibility of making the aging but popular electronic health record system for veterans and their families a platform for a national network.

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CBO forecasts rising Defense costs

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Real growth in pay and benefits for the Defense Department's military and civilian personnel will contribute to increased spending.

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Navy sets ambitious energy goals

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Service officials will consider fuel costs of future acquisitions, as well as contractors' carbon footprint.

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Series of acquisition regulation changes announced

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Rules aim to rein in excessive costs and increase oversight of contract award fees.

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Werfel Confirmed as OMB Controller

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By Robert Brodsky The Senate on Tuesday evening confirmed Danny Werfel as head of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Financial Management.

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Regulatory Retreat

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So, I wrote yesterday about the uptick in conversation about regulation and how it should work in the Obama administration.

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