Government Executive - All Contenthttp://www.govexec.com/GovExec.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives.en-usSun, 01 Mar 2015 11:59:13 -0500New York State’s New 90-Day Email Purge Policy Raises Big Questions Over Transparencyhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/new-york-state-email-purge-cuomo/106359/Lawmakers in Albany grill state CIO Maggie Miller, who affirms the Cuomo administration’s controversial guidelines: It’s “consistent with accepted practice.”Michael GrassSun, 01 Mar 2015 11:59:13 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/03/new-york-state-email-purge-cuomo/106359/State & LocalNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomolev radin / Shutterstock.comDemocrats to the Rescue: Congress Averts Shutdown for One More Weekhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/congress-averts-shutdown-for-one-more-week/106347/Republicans could not muster support for the three-week bill and had to move a one-week measure instead.Sarah Mimms, Alex Brown, and Daniel Newhauser, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 21:04:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/congress-averts-shutdown-for-one-more-week/106347/ManagementNancy Pelosi held a news conference Friday before the votes.J. Scott Applewhite/APFOIA Reform Draws Backing from Ex-Archives Ombudsmanhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/foia-reform-draws-backing-ex-archives-ombudsman/106341/Bill would codify powers of the office responsible for mediating disputes between requesters and agencies.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/foia-reform-draws-backing-ex-archives-ombudsman/106341/OversightMark Meadows, R-N.C., wants to streamline the way FOIA requests are handled.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee file photo.White House Says Obama Would Sign a Short-Term DHS Billhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/white-house-says-obama-would-sign-short-term-dhs-bill/106338/White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Friday urged the House to pass a clean DHS funding bill, and not a stopgap measure.Brian Resnick and Priscilla Alvarez, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:48:26 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/white-house-says-obama-would-sign-short-term-dhs-bill/106338/ManagementJacquelyn Martin/APRepublicans Scramble for DHS Votes, Without Democrats' Helphttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/republicans-scramble-dhs-votes-without-democrats-help/106335/GOP pulls the No Child Left Behind bill from floor schedule as leaders put out fires on the DHS front.Alex Brown and Daniel Newhauser, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:43:48 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/republicans-scramble-dhs-votes-without-democrats-help/106335/OversightJohn Boehner still has a lot of work to do.Office of the Speaker of the HouseTed Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/ted-cruz-wants-reform-federal-hiring/106332/Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.Eric KatzFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:33:22 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/ted-cruz-wants-reform-federal-hiring/106332/OversightSusan Walsh/APVA Watchdog Finds Data Manipulation of Disability Claims at Arkansas Facilityhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/va-watchdog-finds-data-manipulation-disability-claims-arkansas-facility/106323/Employees -- complying with headquarters guidance -- changed the dates in dozens of cases so that older claims appeared newer.Kellie LunneyFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:44:11 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/va-watchdog-finds-data-manipulation-disability-claims-arkansas-facility/106323/ManagementNew dates made backlog appear less severe. Zonia / Shutterstock.comHow a Treasury Watchdog Found Long-Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Just Two Weekshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/how-treasury-watchdog-found-long-lost-lois-lerner-emails-just-two-weeks/106320/During evening hearing on the discovery, House members tangle over alleged ‘criminal’ acts and IG bias.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/how-treasury-watchdog-found-long-lost-lois-lerner-emails-just-two-weeks/106320/Oversight"I find this shocking" that the IG could find the emails so quickly, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.Susan Walsh/APStates Work to Protect Electric Grid From Solar Storms, Nuclear Threathttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/states-electric-grid-solar-storm-threat/106308/A growing number of state legislators are introducing measures aimed at protecting the electric grid from catastrophic events.Jenni Bergal, Pew Charitable TrustsFri, 27 Feb 2015 13:55:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/states-electric-grid-solar-storm-threat/106308/State & LocalSSSCCC / Shutterstock.comWith Next Step Uncertain, Senate Approves Bill to Avoid DHS Shutdownhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/next-step-uncertain-senate-approves-bill-avoid-dhs-shutdown/106311/The House is working on an alternate three-week funding measure, and time is running out.Sarah Mimms, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 12:38:53 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/next-step-uncertain-senate-approves-bill-avoid-dhs-shutdown/106311/OversightArchitect of the CapitolNASA Satellite Program Shows Rain Information in Detailhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/nasa-satellite-program-shows-rain-information-detail/106293/The Global Precipitation Measurement gives an unprecedented view of global precipitation available in near real time.Brian Kahn, QuartzFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:59:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/nasa-satellite-program-shows-rain-information-detail/106293/Managementjoyfull/Shutterstock.comCyclists, Rest Your Weary Limbs on Seattle's First-Ever 'Leaning Rails'http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/cyclists-rest-your-weary-limbs-seattles-first-ever-leaning-rails/106290/The metal fixtures, already used in European cities, support riders as they wait at intersections.John Metcalfe, CityLabFri, 27 Feb 2015 10:13:54 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/cyclists-rest-your-weary-limbs-seattles-first-ever-leaning-rails/106290/State & LocalSeattle DOTHoyer Calls McCarthy a 'Coward' Over DHS Fundinghttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/hoyer-calls-mccarthy-coward-over-dhs-funding/106287/Tensions build on House floor over GOP plan to move short-term bill to avert shutdown.Alex Brown, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 10:06:58 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/hoyer-calls-mccarthy-coward-over-dhs-funding/106287/OversightJ. Scott Applewhite/APBad Weather: Better for Work, Terrible for Everything Elsehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/bad-weather-better-work-terrible-everything-else/106284/Now is the winter of our productivity.Bourree Lam, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 10:03:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/bad-weather-better-work-terrible-everything-else/106284/Management - Promising PracticesAndrew F. Kazmierski / Shutterstock.com file photoPlay of the Day: The Plight of the Whistleblowershttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/play-day-plight-whistleblowers/106281/The Daily Show looks at protections for feds who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse.Ross GianfortuneFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:58:37 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/play-day-plight-whistleblowers/106281/OversightComedy CentralBoehner Has a Plan to Avoid a DHS Shutdown -- But It Might Not Passhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/boehner-has-plan-avoid-dhs-shutdown-it-might-not-pass/106278/Republicans are going to kick the can down the road.Sarah Mimms, Rachel Roubein, and Daniel Newhauser, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:40:09 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/boehner-has-plan-avoid-dhs-shutdown-it-might-not-pass/106278/OversightHouse Speaker John BoehnerJ. Scott Applewhite/APArizona ‘City’ With Escaped Llamas Isn’t Actually a Municipalityhttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/sun-city-arizona-llama/106269/Sun City doesn’t have a mayor and there’s no local government. But there’s a Sheriff’s Posse and plenty of residents in orange safety vests.Michael GrassThu, 26 Feb 2015 22:08:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/sun-city-arizona-llama/106269/State & LocalSun "City," ArizonaTim Roberts Photography / Shutterstock.comVet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrakhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/vet-group-wants-turn-veterans-health-administration-amtrak/106254/Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.Kellie LunneyThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:07:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/vet-group-wants-turn-veterans-health-administration-amtrak/106254/ManagementSen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , said the current VHA model doesn't work anymore. J. Scott Applewhite/APChattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., Celebrate FCC’s Municipal Broadband Rulinghttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/chattanooga-wilson-fcc-municipal-broadband-ruling/106251/The two cities had petitioned commissioners to block state red tape that limits expansion of high-speed networks built by local governments.Michael GrassThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:42:53 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/chattanooga-wilson-fcc-municipal-broadband-ruling/106251/State & LocalChattanooga, TennesseeSean Pavone / Shutterstock.comStressed? It’s Not How Much You Do, It’s How You Do Ithttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/stressed-its-not-how-much-you-do-its-how-you-do-it/106248/Fighting anxiety, especially in high-pressure situations, can be a drain on the body’s resources.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:21:05 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/stressed-its-not-how-much-you-do-its-how-you-do-it/106248/Management - Promising PracticesKieferPix/Shutterstock.comFeds Dismiss Google's Fears Over FBI’s Hacking Powerhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/feds-dismiss-googles-fears-over-fbis-hacking-power/106239/Google’s claim that the expansion of search warrant authority is a “monumental” constitutional threat is grounded in inaccuracies, the Justice Department said.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:31 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/feds-dismiss-googles-fears-over-fbis-hacking-power/106239/Managementantb / Shutterstock.comSenate Conservatives Concede, Won't Delay DHS Billhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/senate-conservatives-concede-wont-delay-dhs-bill/106236/Passage of a "clean" measure expected before Friday deadline, though House prospects remain uncertain.Sarah Mimms, National JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:55:29 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/senate-conservatives-concede-wont-delay-dhs-bill/106236/Oversight"I'm not interested in delay merely for the sake of delay," Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said.Susan Walsh/APLawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closeshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/lawmakers-call-shutdown-solidarity-offer-refuse-pay-if-dhs-closes/106224/Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.Eric KatzThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:47:38 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/lawmakers-call-shutdown-solidarity-offer-refuse-pay-if-dhs-closes/106224/Pay & BenefitsRep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".Nati Harnik/APPentagon Acquisition Bosses Ho-Hum on Multiple Reviews for Passing Milestoneshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/02/pentagon-acquisition-bosses-ho-hum-multiple-reviews-passing-milestones/106221/GAO finds weapons program managers valued input in only 10 percent of cases.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:16:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/02/pentagon-acquisition-bosses-ho-hum-multiple-reviews-passing-milestones/106221/ContractingDefense Department file photoCollaborating to Identify West Virginia Medicaid Patients Who Visit Emergency Roomshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/west-virginia-medicaid-collaboration/106215/In West Virginia, a public-private partnership is working to deliver preventative care to these patients, allaying the need for future emergency visits., The Intersector ProjectThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:53 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/west-virginia-medicaid-collaboration/106215/State & LocalAmerican Spirit / Shutterstock.com