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FEHBP open season starts Nov. 9

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The Office of Personnel Management just released guidance on the upcoming open season for choosing next year’s plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

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Agency Bans on Las Vegas, Orlando Visits Kick Up a Storm

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Meetings and conferences for federal agencies could continue as normal at or near the Magic Kingdom, Las Vegas and other cities if a new Senate bill passes.

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Effort to salvage helicopter program draws veto threat

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White House "strongly objects" to any funding in the Defense authorization bill that would continue the troubled presidential helicopter program.

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$100 Million in Savings, Pinch by Pinch

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Newspapers are one of many items on the government chopping block (Getty) Remember back in April when President Obama ordered the Cabinet to come up with $100 million in costs savings?

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We Get Old So Fast

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Over at Wired Workplace, Brittany notes that folks are already starting to analyze the generation beyond mine, dubbing them Generation Z (enough with the letters already, I think).

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Waking Up in Disneyland

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Rebecca Neal over at Federal Times details the way Senators are moving to defend home-state tourism revenues by seeking equal protection for all localities that want their share of the federal confere

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Senate subcommittee approves Labor-HHS spending bill

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The legislation, scheduled for a full committee markup on Thursday, includes $30.8 billion for the National Institutes of Health.

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OMB releases cost-savings proposals across government

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Agencies exceed Obama's request for $100 million in cuts.

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OMB to release procurement policies today!

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The Office of Management and Budget will release three policy memos today that promise to reform how government uses contractors.
One memo directs agencies on how to manage the multi-sector workforce.

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Eye Opener: More Woes for TVA

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An aerial view of homes destroyed when a retention pond wall collapsed at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, Tenn. (AP) Happy Wednesday!

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Management Matters: Role Model

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In building a high-performance government, President Obama has rejected a "do as I say" approach for one of "do as I do."

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Defense review sees no growth in budgets, troops

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Top official says there is a "desire to keep something like a multiple engagement capability in the force."

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Uncertified Guards Protected FDA Headquarters

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At least 58 private contract security guards with improper credentials were reassigned from the Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Rockville this month after an inspection by the Federal Pro

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Auditor: TVA lawyers limited ash spill report

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IG says the Tennessee Valley Authority failed for more than 20 years to heed warnings that might have prevented a massive spill of toxic-laden coal ash in December.

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FEMA's fuzzy chain of command impedes its mission, observers say

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Witnesses testifying before House panel call on Congress to designate an administrator for recovery efforts.

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Watchdog adds Postal Service to high-risk list

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Declining mail volume has created financial burden for USPS, according to GAO report.

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OPM takes strategic planning process public

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Director sets Oct. 1 deadline for new plan, and suggests agency reorganization could follow.

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Neither Rain Nor Snow, But Maybe GAO...

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By Robert Brodsky The U.S.

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Senior officials praise federal employees for local philanthropy

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OPM has set goal for 1 million pounds in food donations by Sept. 11.

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From Nextgov.com: Employee charges Military Health Systems was unethical in awarding IT contract

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Internal e-mails allege top officials provided a technology company with software code and documents for the military's massive electronic health record system and awarded it a contract without compet

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Lawmakers fight policies limiting conferences in resort destinations

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Nevada and Florida senators say such policies unfairly discriminate against locations that may be convenient and cost-effective.

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Senator: Feds welcome in Orlando, Las Vegas

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Sen.

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Eye Opener: Federal Food Drive Ramps Up

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OPM Director John Berry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood participate in a "Feds Feed Families" event today. Happy Tuesday!

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Get Ready to Comment

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I'm at the Office of Personnel Management right now, where director John Berry has just announced an innovation: OPM is going to become the first government agency to put its proposed strategic plan o

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Senate looks to clear two spending measures this week

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Energy and Water, Agriculture bills on tap before August recess.

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USPS joins GAO high-risk list

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Update, 11:43 a.m.: Here’s a slightly eye-popping statistic from the GAO report: The Postal Service is projecting a $7 billion loss in FY2010 (next year) — even after reducing its expenses by

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From the Department of Civics Lessons

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Via Tyler Cowen: At a recent town-hall meeting in suburban Simpsonville, a man stood up and told Rep.

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Postal Service Joins 'High Risk' List

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The above chart demonstrates the rapid declining of American mail volume in the past three years (Image courtesy of GAO). Updated 11:15 a.m. ET The U.S.

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OMB discloses budget cuts found by Cabinet members

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Agency heads identified $102 million in fiscal 2009 cuts, and another $140 million savings for fiscal 2010.

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Why is the Fed so unpopular?

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A new Gallup poll finds the Federal Reserve is the least popular among nine “key” federal agencies.
You can read the poll as an example of why government transparency is important —

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On Politics: Lesser of Two Evils

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Waiting may be better for Democrats than losing on climate change or health care reform.

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Conferees face multiyear fighter decision

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Differing approaches to procuring Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets could become an issue during House-Senate negotiations on defense policy bill.

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TSA's Blog Goes Collaborative

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The folks at TSA's Evolution of Security blog are looking for five questions to answer about the rationales behind the way they do their work.

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Business group urges reform of Pentagon contract requirements process

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Report suggests more dialogue on cost and technical feasibility.

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From Nextgov.com: Consortium sponsors competitions to develop cybersecurity workforce

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Group aims to identify 10,000 highly skilled computer security high school and college students to fill the demand for cyber workers in federal agencies.

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Americans rate Fed worst among nine key agencies

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention topped the list with 61 percent of poll respondents rating that agency excellent to good.

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I Spy

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Matt Yglesias is entirely correct to point out that Julia Child was a pretty awesome spy before she brought French cooking to America, and that the ads for Julie & Julia, the new movie based on Child'

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Senate committee will tackle Postal Service financial woes

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Panel will consider on Wednesday a bill that would help the agency cover the costs of employees' retirement health benefits.

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CBO sees deficits beyond 10-year window

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Health care bill likely would lead to increases in the deficit during the following decade, analysis says.

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FedFleet: By the numbers

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FedFleet, the year’s biggest conference for federal fleet managers, officially begins tomorrow in Chicago (although lots of folks are there already, attending agency-sponsored meetings and getti

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Obama's CIO Hopes to Unjar Web Cookies

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By Cecelia Kang in our political blog, 44: These days, surfing Amazon.com can feel like visiting the corner pharmacist who remembers all your past ailments.

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Parity Among Small Businesses?

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By Robert Brodsky It looks like Congress is ready to settle a growing dispute between the Obama administration and the Government Accountability Office.

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Popularity Contest

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Gallup has a new set of data out on what sort of job Americans think a range of federal agencies are doing.

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Eye Opener: July 27, 2009

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Happy Monday! Send your news tips, comments or questions to The Eye here. Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter.

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Brass Tacks

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Everyone's known that NASA would burn off some of its workforce as it retires the shuttle and moves towards a new program.

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Forward Observer: Lessons Not Learned

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Obama will face decisions in Afghanistan similar to those that confronted Nixon in Vietnam.

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Pres. Obama's Teachable Moment

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DC has an excess of powerful, time-constrained persons with huge egos engaged in a plethora of important world issues, so, it's hardly surprising that hubris often triumphs.

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Wired Workplace: Outsourcing Cyber Efforts

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Report asks if a lack of federal personnel makes more contracting necessary.

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Language to ease rehiring of retirees makes it into Defense authorization

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Senate approves Collins amendment, despite blocking other federal workforce reforms.

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FEMA's response to formaldehyde discovery impeded timely resolution, IG says

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Agency delayed testing for health problems associated with trailers to craft a communications strategy.

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