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Security clearance processing deadlines pose challenges

For the first time in months, the Defense Security Service fully resumes its work.

Competitive sourcing veterans share stories, tips

Agencies should focus on communication before and during competitions, and follow-through once they are finished, officials say.

Report: VA treated data breach with ‘indifference’

Employee responsible for stolen computer equipment was not authorized to take sensitive personal information home, inspector general report says.

Ex-Powell aide urges appointees to trust employees

At Excellence in Government conference, Larry Wilkerson also encourages federal workers to speak up if they encounter wrongdoing.

Retaining Hispanics, Spanish speakers key, Coast Guard chief says

Agency enjoys highest post-WWII retention rate, numbers of Hispanics taking federal jobs up across government.

Congress faces time crunch on spending bills

Senate leaders weigh attaching a continuing resolution to Defense bill to fund other areas of government until after the election.

Two federal programs honored for innovations

Awards come with $100,000 prize, designed to help apply the programs’ creative ideas elsewhere in government.

Defense business agency gets Iraq contracting assignment

Business Transformation Agency will head up effort to improve policies and procedures for rebuilding Iraq.

Public service academy proposal gains lawmakers’ ears

The free four-year undergraduate education would require a five-year service commitment.

House Democrats seek more money for rail, mass transit security

Citing Homeland Security Committee report, lawmakers assail Bush administration priorities.