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Experts call on agencies to narrow performance goals

Witnesses tell Senate task force that the government’s performance management system in many cases is understood only by insiders.

Group says biometric screening could reduce airport hassle

Passengers who volunteer personal biometric data — possibly including iris scans or fingerprints — and answer questions would glide through airport security.

William Dougan, of the National Federation of Federal Employees, has asked for agency shutdown plans.

Labor leaders demand answers on agency shutdown plans

Lack of information about furloughs and pay is causing concern among employees, unions say.

Lucrative sole-source contracts to 8(a) firms now require justification

Rule change targets Alaska native corporations, which are among those eligible to receive noncompetitive contracts of any size.

Clinton not interested in second term at State or presidential run

Secretary tells CNN she does not wish to be Defense chief or vice president, either.

House GOP, White House ramp up talks on budget deal

Shutdown threat remains as negotiations begin between OMB Director Jacob Lew and top House appropriator Rogers.

SBA opens its review of small business regulations

Agency wants public input on which rules should be streamlined, expanded or withdrawn.

House passes government funding bill for three more weeks

Measure now goes to the Senate for consideration later this week.

Hiring managers should be agency brand ambassadors, says official

OPM recruiting specialist recommends that search for new talent be done through formal activities; new online tools suggest how.

Administration backs delay of contractor tax withholding

Controversial provision would require the government to withhold 3 percent of its payments to industry firms.