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Actor Matt Damon as CIA agent Jason Bourne in the Bourne series.

Government employees on film rated as good-looking, smart

Even in movies with a negative depiction of government, institutions rather than individuals were targeted.

Hearing elicits contrition, but few answers for Arlington Cemetery scandal

After nearly $10 million in IT contracts, officials say cemetery still uses paper records to track graves.

Watchdog: Language skills still are getting lost in translation

Agencies could benefit from a more comprehensive approach to assessing their employees’ capabilities and any gaps in talent, GAO says.

Congress OKs bill that will help Defense avoid furloughs

If the supplemental spending bill had been delayed much longer, it could have caused problems for some military pay.

Justice investigates allegations of cheating at FBI

The inspector general is looking into whether hundreds of agents took shortcuts on a training test.

GAO: Coast Guard needs to revalidate modernization plans

Deepwater recapitalization program faces cost and schedule growth, watchdog finds.

Groups press EPA to increase regulation of energy industry emissions

Agency will conduct public hearings in Texas and Colorado in August.

From Nextgov.com: Agencies begin to identify failing IT projects for high-risk list

OMB says if flagged programs aren’t turned around, they could be cut from next budget cycle.

Obama wins ruling on Arizona law

Judge blocks most controversial parts of immigration law, which takes effect on July 31.

Streamlining payroll and other HR systems reaps financial dividends

Personnel agency makes the case for continuing the shift toward shared service centers, noting efforts to date have saved taxpayers $1.3 billion.

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