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Civilian agencies feel contracting pinch

Agencies watch their wallets and bring work back in-house.

Observer: Managers have reason to be wary of telework

Difficulty staying in touch with employees and monitoring productivity might have soured supervisors on the arrangement, executives association official says.

Sherrod turns down USDA job

Ousted official refuses Secretary Tom Vilsack's offer to take a civil rights post.

Young arms dealer gets into more trouble

Efraim Diveroli, who delivered faulty munitions to Afghan security forces through a Pentagon contract, is arrested again on firearms charges.

Lawmaker touts telework as a win-win situation

The arrangement boosts productivity, cost savings, recruitment and retention, and quality of life, says Virginia Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly.

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says goal is to be “better and faster.”

Obama sends 30 tech projects back to the drawing board

Modernization of paper-based payment system for retirees is among the initiatives getting a second look.

Pentagon pursues productivity growth

As budgets tighten, the Defense Department and its contractors look for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency.

Obama makes recess appointments

President blames move on Republican obstruction.

Senators question Marshals Service over full-body scan images

Lawmakers say practice of retaining images taken during screening procedures at a federal courthouse in Florida could compromise individuals’ privacy.

Deficit estimate dips slightly this year, rises in 2011

This year's shortfall is projected to represent 9.1 percent of the gross domestic product, second only to last year's 9.9 percent mark.

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