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$18 million Recovery.gov contract awarded

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GSA announced last night that it has awarded a contract for the Recovery.gov redesign; the $18 million contract went to Smartronix, a Maryland-based IT firm.

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Eye Opener: TSA Collective Bargaining Rights

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Transportation security officers could soon earn collective bargaining rights if Congress approves pending legislation. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images) Happy Thursday!

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Pay and Benefits Watch: Pay Freezes Past

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A look at previous administrations' attempts to keep in check the salaries of top executive branch staffers.

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Consumer protection agency plan questioned

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Proposal's backers say new agency would beef up protections for consumers without getting too much in the way of the FTC.

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Well, I Was PLANNING On Liveblogging the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Hearing, But...

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It hasn't started yet, because the House Oversight and Government Reform Federal Workforce Subcommittee members and half of the first panel are voting off voting on legislation.

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From Nextgov.com: Social media could frustrate diplomatic efforts, online researchers say

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Specialists struggle to offer effective ways for State to leverage new media networks to engage citizens and officials abroad.

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House panel approves 2 percent civilian pay raise

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Employee groups are disappointed that figure doesn't match recommended military pay hike for fiscal 2010.

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Lawmakers, watchdog question effects of stimulus

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Government Accountability Office says funds have helped states stave off short-term fiscal woes, but critics doubt job creation claims.

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Senators, officials back E-Verify mandate

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Starting Sept. 8, federal contractors will have to begin verifying that their employees are legally allowed to work in the country.

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Protective service blasted for security gaps at federal buildings

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Watchdog officials tell lawmakers they were able to sneak bomb-making materials into 10 high-security buildings.

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Military construction-VA spending bill sails through Senate panel

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Measure includes $76.7 billion in discretionary spending, an amount that is $439.1 million above President Obama's request.

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Senate Appropriations Committee approves Agriculture funding

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Bill includes $13 million for sustainable food systems in countries with chronic food shortages.

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GAO: Federal Protective Service 'In Crisis'

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Federal Protective Service vehicles parked outside a federal courthouse in Virginia (AP) Government investigators said today it cost roughly $150 and took only four minutes to construct small bombs fr

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Keeping Track

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I get emails from a lot of you about how to find the status of a particular piece of legislation.

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Quagmire

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Politico has a good piece up this morning explaining how the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to beef up management have run afoul of House appropriators.

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North Korea suspected of attacking government Web sites

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Hackers targeted the Treasury Department and Secret Service's sites, among others.

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Eye Opener: Economic Stimulus Progress Report

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The most visible sign of the economic stimulus progress? Road signs. (Photo by Post) Happy Wednesday!

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GAO: Costs of Coast Guard modernization to soar by $2 billion

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Projected costs have jumped from $24.2 billion to $26.3 billion, and could increase further, analyst tells lawmakers.

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Management Matters: Twittery Jitters

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New social media sites raise age-old dangers of unauthorized software.

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Pay and benefits legislation awaits lawmakers

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Congress could vote on several measures before August recess that would affect federal pay raise, retirement and leave.

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Senate to consider E-Verify mandate

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Amendment would force contractors to use a Homeland Security database to check the immigration status of workers.

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From Nextgov.com: Nurse files privacy suit against IT sections in stimulus spending law

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Beatrice Heghmann alleges billions of dollars earmarked for creating electronic health records put personal data 'a mouse-click away from . . . an intruder.'

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Featured Advertiser

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GAO: Major Security Flaws at Federal Buildings

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The police agency in charge of protecting thousands of federal buildings nationwide has failed to keep bomb-making materials out of several high-security facilities in the past year, according to a Go

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Big increase in troops' kids seeking mental help

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From 2007 to 2008, some 20 percent more children of active duty military members were hospitalized for mental health services, say internal Pentagon documents.

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Groups warn against reinventing the wheel on management reform

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Administration should build on existing frameworks for evaluating the performance of programs, report says.

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Military construction-VA package passes Senate subcommittee

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The $134 billion spending bill includes $2.1 billion for health care for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Administration Urged to Boost Food Safety Efforts

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By Jane Black and Ed O'Keefe The Obama administration today received recommendations for improving food safety that emphasize prevention, enforcement and improving the government's response time to fo

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TSA screeners could move back to General Schedule

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The House Homeland Security Committee plans to mark up a bill on Thursday that would kill the Transportation Security Administration’s Performance Accountability and Standards System.

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Managment Nominations Continuing Apace

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's announced a new head of its federal sector programs, and the Obama administration is pushing along some management nominations, sending Rafael Borras' nam

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Gene Dodaro Is The One

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I cannot even begin to describe the awesomeness that is the YouTube video the Government Accountability Office is using to promote the agency's new channel on the video-sharing site, so I'll urge you

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GAO jumps on the Twitter, YouTube bandwagon

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The Government Accountability Office wants you to interact with the agency online through its Twitter feed and YouTube page.
The GAO joins more than 50 federal agencies plus dozens of members of Congr

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Senate approves Legislative Branch bill, moves to Homeland Security

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The $3.1 billion spending measure is the first fiscal 2010 appropriations bill the chamber has approved this year.

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Know Your Government

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Soon-to-be-former Alaska Gov.

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Authority for Food Safety Shared Among Agencies

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The Obama administration will unveil new food safety standards today, aimed at reducing recent outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other foodborne diseases.

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On Politics: Rolling the Dice

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House vote on the climate bill hints at potential trouble in the Senate -- and for some Democrats in 2010.

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Eye Opener: Obama Taps More Nominees

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Happy Tuesday!

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Republican lawmaker seeks to post Senate expenses

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Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn wants to make it easier for the public to examine staff salaries, travel and administrative costs.

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Coast Guard management practices get a makeover

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Commandant Adm. Thad Allen and his team are overhauling the service from the inside out.

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Watchdog agency to preview findings on Federal Protective Service

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Senate hearing this week will highlight an upcoming report on management challenges at the agency, congressional spokeswoman says.

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From Nextgov.com: Startup looks to provide Defense with quick-launch satellites

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U.S. Space plans to attract Pentagon business by charging a lower rate and operating in the military's frequency bands and orbits.

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Rising to Honor Federal Employees

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Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) was appointed to replace Vice President Biden in the U.S. Senate, having once served as chief of staff to Delaware's former senior senator.

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Report proposes conservation overhaul

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Former officials recommend Interior Department fund be turned into an independent trust paid for by royalties from energy development on public lands.

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House targets satellite export controls

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Effort to relax restrictions has high-level support from President Obama and former House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairwoman Ellen Tauscher.

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FEMA takes open approach to social media

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Agency is training employees to use technology wisely to disseminate information.

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Air Force leaders describe plan to improve ISR capabilities

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Service has been under pressure to boost intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support on the battlefield.

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The Cabinet Today, Tomorrow and Next Week

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Secretaries Napolitano, Sebelius, Locke and Chu -- all making news today, tomorrow and next week.

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A new study on fixing PART

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Accenture, OMB Watch and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute have a new report out (.pdf) on improving the government’s performance management system.
If you’ve been following the Obama

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Defense chief during Vietnam War dies

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Robert McNamara, 93, had been in failing health for some time.

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Family Friendly

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The New York Times reports that White House appointees are having a hard time maintaining their work-life balance, despite the fact that they've been assigned laptops so they can work from home, and t

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