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Homeland Security Contractor Reports Computer Breach

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a...

Oh Yay, More Snow

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter-weary motorists faced another treacherous commute Monday in parts of the Mid-Atlantic as snow and frigid weather blew in ju...

Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Reportedly Falsified

Reuters | Tabassum Zakaria | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contr...

Government's Going Virtual: The Transition From In-person to Online Events and Training

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Everything is happening virtually these days. Courses, career fairs, conferences and even concerts are increasingly conducted online, educating and en...

Proposed Changes in the Federal Government's Employee Charitable Giving Program Are Hopelessly Flawed, Will Result in Massive Loss of Funds to Charities

Steve Delfin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Steve Delfin

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - Thanks to the generosity of Federal employees, who donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), nearly $7 billion of un...

Improving Your Agency's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Ranking

Tom Fox | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Organizations struggling to improve their rankings would be wise to understand what successful agencies have done, and then adopt those strategies to build a more engaged and, ultimately, a more effective workforce.

The District of Cognitive Dissonance

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

Despite a dire economic situation with enormous odds stacked against us, our government is seriously dumbing-down its own financial prowess, as evidenced by the recent minimum qualification standards set by the Office of Personnel Management.

When Words Aren't Enough, Numbers Help Define OPM's Conflict of Interest

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

Tell the average person that intragovernmental funds transfers are the root of an institutional conflict-of-interest problem in Washington, D.C., and ...

The War on Ponzi-Style Government Waste

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

Given the current budget and deficit crisis, government needs to find savings fast and in large sums. A good place to start is to cut off all franchise and working capital funds. Put the money back in the programs they were appropriated to support.

OPM Addresses Potential Affect Of Government Shutdown On Federal Employees

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a statement addressing what a government shutdown would mean for federal employees should lawmakers fa...

DOMA: What Will Congress Do?

Jon Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Davidson

The political backlash has already been furious -- and inaccurate. Instead of using time and taxpayer money to defend discrimination in court, Congress should put this bad law to rest by repealing it.

Federal Government Operating Status For Thursday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Federal Government is open for business -- but it's too bad their Facebook status can't say "it's complicated." With the Washington D.C. metro ar...

People Are the Center of Gov 2.0

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Without people, there is no technology that works beyond a few days or so. Without people, data has no meaning. The gravity of the situation rests now and will always rest with the people.

Federal Government Closed Thursday: OPM Status Reveals Federal Closings For Fourth Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The federal government will be closed again Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, according to a new status update from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OP...

OPM Federal Government Operating Status: Wednesday CLOSINGS Announced For Washington, D.C.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Once again, the OPM site is suffering from outage, and once again the Federal Government will be CLOSED tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 -- ...

Berry: Why Obama Admin Is Denying Lesbian Couple Benefits

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Much has been made of the Obama administration's decision to defy a California judge's order that they enroll a lesbian federal employee's partner as her health-insurance beneficiary.

What's Next for Health Reform?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

As you chat with friends and family over the holiday, do you know what is in these bills and what might emerge in the final version?

Obama Administration Denies Lesbian Spousal Benefits Despite Judge's Finding

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Office of Personnel Management has concluded that it does not have the legal authority to provide benefits to the spouse of Karen Golinski, a staf...

Survey: Federal Government Needs To Hire More Than 270,000 Workers

The Washington Post | Steve Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The federal government needs to hire more than 270,000 workers for "mission-critical" jobs over the next three years, a surge prompted in part by the ...

The Next FEMA

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive commentary for Washington Monthly. Barack Obama must begin rebuilding federal agencies fast--or risk se...