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Defense launches General Schedule training program

GS 101 is an online course designed to help employees transition from the Pentagon’s personnel system.

Politics and Government

In the past year, Republicans have cobbled together some pro forma proposals, but they certainly haven't made many good-faith efforts at producing public policy.

Obama to propose deficit panel this week

White House is trying to reach out to Republicans on the issue, but they have been critical of the presidential panel.

Sen. Claire McCaskill was encouraged by what she saw.

Senator cites progress in Afghanistan contract oversight

Agencies have better acquisition-monitoring systems in Afghanistan than they did in Iraq, Missouri Democrat says following a visit.

TSP’s international fund continues to slide

Economic turmoil in Europe is adversely affecting the I Fund, according to plan administrators.

From Nextgov.com: Simulation shows government lacks policies needed to respond to cyberattack

The risk is not that the government would do too much, but rather it would not have responded strong enough , said a participant in the exercise.

Obama to issue order for deficit commission within 10 days

Democratic leaders have pledged to hold a vote on the panel's recommendations, with the Senate moving first.

Civilian agencies help fuel growth in translation contracts

Increasing immigrant population and greater enforcement of discrimination laws lead to higher domestic demand for language services.

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Postal Service financial woes will continue in 2011

Agency will consider changes in delivery schedule and funding of retiree health benefits to temper losses.

From Nextgov.com: HHS awards millions in grants to advance health IT initiatives

Department expects to hire 3,000 technology workers at extension centers to promote adoption of electronic records .