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Survey: Feds beat private sector on vision, lag on management

Managers understand and embrace their agencies’ missions, but organizations lack effective operational practices.

Obama signs bill to keep agencies running

Continuing resolution gives Congress an extra month to pass individual appropriations measures.

Senate breaks with Obama, favors buying more C-17s

The White House strongly opposes the addition of the cargo planes, but has stopped short of threatening a veto over the program.

Border fence, detainee issues dominate debate

Final Homeland Security spending bill likely will not include funding for physical fencing along the Southwest border, but is expected to include language regarding the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States.

Transportation chief defends stimulus spending efforts

Ray LaHood says agency's component of the Recovery Act has provided a huge boost for construction jobs.

Watchdog: Stopgap spending measures tie agencies’ hands

Continuing resolutions cost agencies money and time and limit managers’ decision-making abilities.

From Nextgov.com: Homeland Security authorized to hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity specialists

The department doesn’t expect to hire that many, but the authorization will streamline recruitment efforts, said a department official.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, top commander in Afghanistan, has reportedly sought more troops.

More troops for Afghanistan might not be possible anytime soon

The Army already is deploying soldiers at the maximum rate, new study concludes.

Obama prohibits feds from texting while driving

Executive order bans text messaging while operating government-owned vehicles.

Senators clash over C-17 funding

Administration argues the military does not need more of the cargo planes, but the program employs 30,000 people in 43 states, making cuts politically difficult.

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