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Cutting Red Tape Could Prove Lucrative for Agencies

To incentivize efficiency, Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, wants to link budgets to improvements in operations.

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House Approves Bill to Reduce Pay for Many TSA Agents

Some officers would no longer qualify as law enforcement personnel.

Feds Join Lawsuit Alleging Symantec Overcharged Agencies for Software

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The feds say the company failed to disclose discounts to agencies.

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Obamacare's Road Back to the Supreme Court

With one big loss and one big win on the same day, Obamacare may be headed back to the high court.

Robert McDonald said that, if confirmed to oversee the department, he would take action on reforms during his first 90 days in office.

Does the Next VA Secretary Face an Impossible Task?

Senators have a long to-do list for nominee Robert McDonald, expecting him to succeed where his predecessors have failed.

Then-Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly examines a missile-interceptor deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2010.

Progress Hard to Gauge on Homeland Antimissile Program

Auditors note dearth of data on improvements.

One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York.

9/11 Commission Alumni Warn of Unfinished Business Combatting Terrorism

10th-anniversary report cites threats from failed states, cyber vulnerability and congressional oversight bureaucracy.

Excellence in Government Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon perform in London, on Nov. 11, 1963.

The Power of Two

Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of working in pairs.

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Depression and Stress Are Killing Productivity

If a virus or other illness was running rampant through your workforce, you wouldn’t sit back and do nothing.

“Why would the NVDC be able to spend money to pay contractors but not federal employees, whether permanent or temporary, to perform the same function?” J. David Cox wrote in a letter to OMB.

Agencies and Union Square Off Over Outsourcing Plans

Feds say they need the flexibility of hiring contractors; AFGE says it’s illegal.

The Remote Government Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

The National Wildlife Property Repository stories more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade.

Judge Uses Domino's Pizza to Explain Obamacare Exchanges

Buried in today's ruling in favor of Obamacare subsidies is the perfect way to explain the case to people who aren't riveted by health care policy.

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Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking.

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