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Telework becomes more attractive as quality-of-life concerns spike

As fuel prices, traffic and pollution peak, managers are becoming more open to letting employees work from home.

Top IT cops say lack of authority, resources undermine security

Chief information security officers would like to serve and protect computers, but without the authority, budget and time, federal systems remain open to attack.

Grades on management score card fall

Human capital and e-government ratings take a hit, but OMB notes that many agencies still are showing progress.

Spending bills are on Congress’ agenda for September

Most agencies will likely be funded through a stopgap measure that will carry them over into 2009.

Agencies strive to meet ambitious energy conservation goals

Law requires facilities to be carbon-neutral by 2030; reducing data center power consumption is a big challenge.

GAO declines to review protest of massive TSA human resources contract

Watchdog says FAA’s acquisition dispute resolution office has jurisdiction over the issue.

CBO projects $400 billion deficit, citing tax rebates

The estimate comes about two weeks after the Office of Management and Budget projected that the fiscal 2008 budget deficit would be $389 billion.

Pentagon to release draft request for proposals for tankers

The move marks the first official step in a restarting competition for the contract.

Former employees say Defense audit agency is 'broken'

Veterans of DCAA say performance metrics and quotas forced them to rush reports and limit investigations.

Lawmaker cries foul over government-sponsored travel to global conference

Agencies are spending nearly $500,000 to send federal employees to an annual international conference on HIV/AIDS, report says.