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Legacy of program assessment tool unclear

Even opponents of PART say it’s likely to have some lasting and positive effects.

September 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Where McCain, Obama stand on key federal issues

A look at the two presidential candidates’ campaign promises and records in 12 areas that affect federal employees.

September 16, 2008 Leave a comment

From Nextgov.com: Panel says DHS should not oversee cybersecurity

Nonpartisan commission recommends White House take the lead on protecting federal computer networks.

September 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Progress in Afghanistan gets rockier

If Iraq is the model for how to defeat an insurgency, NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan have a very long road ahead.

September 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Utah senator stalls 'plain language' bill

Lawmaker is concerned the measure would have the unintended consequence of forcing election commissions to oversimplify legal terminology.

September 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Cybersecurity is crucial to protecting nation’s water supply, official says

The computer systems that control a region’s utilities run on common technology platforms and are vulnerable to hackers.

September 15, 2008 Leave a comment

House Judiciary chairman slams Appropriations panel over jurisdiction

Spat concerns an NIH mandate requiring federally supported scientists to submit their research manuscripts for free access on the Internet.

September 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Candidates stress need to restore faith in government

Americans would be more inclined toward public service if they were confident federal agencies were effective, McCain and Obama say.

September 12, 2008 Leave a comment

White House prepares appointee roadmap for next administration

Plan is designed to ensure that 100 key political posts are filled by April 1.

September 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Reports slam Minerals Management Service handling of royalties

GAO says agency did not adjust or ensure the accuracy of royalties collected from oil and gas companies.

September 12, 2008 Leave a comment