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How Congress Could Help Agencies Resist Hasty End-of-the-Year Spending

Agencies move money at five times the normal rate in the final week of the fiscal year, study shows.

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First Case of Ebola Has Been Diagnosed in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case in Dallas on Tuesday.

Secret Service Head Faces Steep Climb to Regain Trust

Julia Pierson is at the low ebb of her tenure as the first woman to head the agency.

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Slouching Towards Not Slouching

Millions of American office workers experience bad posture and back pain. Can gadgets help remind us to stand up straight?

Front-Line Morale Problems Are Threatening Homeland Security

The White House intruder is only the tip of the iceberg.

A Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House on Sept. 22.

Here’s What the Secret Service Has to Say for Itself About White House Security

“It’s clear that our security plan was not properly executed,” its director told Congress on Tuesday.

Who Exactly Underestimated ISIS?

The president's acknowledgement that the U.S. "underestimated" the rise of ISIS raised more questions than it answered.

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How Mindful Road Warriors Stay Connected

Travel tips for staying in touch with people (the three-dimensional kind, not faceless pixels).

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The Case For Being Average

Being average usually gets you ahead of at least of half the people.

The Secret Service Can't Catch a Break (or an Intruder)

The Iraq War veteran who ran into the White House earlier this month made it much farther than the Secret Service initially admitted, The Washington Post reports.

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What Do We Really Know About Building Cross-Agency Networks?

There’s a lot of literature out there, but no roadmap.

Agencies Lose Ground in Performance Management, GAO Finds

OPM and Labor are the only ones to improve in GPRA-compliance survey score.

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