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Brian Kalish

Oversight

Some tax preparers continue to resist the IRS e-filing system

Agency’s target is for 80 percent of returns to be filed electronically.

Oversight

GSA strives to be ‘green proving ground’ for net-zero energy use

Agency wants to serve as model of what works in creating sustainable facilities, senior official tells Nextgov .

Pay & Benefits

From Nextgov: GSA to stop funding D.C.-area private telework centers

Funds for 13 private telework centers will terminate at the end of March.

Defense

From Nextgov.com: FEMA will use social media through all stages of a disaster

Administrator Craig Fugate says agency tracks events through hash tags to plan its response and keep the public informed.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: Agencies face challenges in delivering open government, report says

Outdated website software, privacy worries and a shortage of funding have delayed implementation of President Obama’s initiative.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: Transportation tackles distracted-driving problem using videos

Agency unveils two new messages on its ‘rampage’ to end deadly practice that has been rising in age of mobile technology.

Defense

From Nextgov.com: Navy aims to limit use of Social Security numbers

As it awaits Defense guidance, the service tries to better safeguard personal information.

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News

From Nextgov.com: GSA relaunches online shopping system

Site now includes photos and streamlines the purchasing process.

News

From Nextgov.com: OMB reminds agencies to be brand-neutral

IT acquisition decisions should focus only on performance and value .

Defense

From Nextgov.com: Agencies must complete information security evaluations by Jan. 28

OMB outlines questions feds should answer in the wake of WikiLeaks disclosures.

Defense

Congress passes legislation requiring polygraphs for CBP agents

Bill seeks to counteract corruption within the nation’s largest law enforcement agency.

Oversight

Report: Agencies are throwing away more money on underused property

Number of buildings where space isn’t used effectively is growing, as is the cost of maintaining those buildings, GSA finds.

News

From Nextgov.com: Social media presence tests agency records management

Academic report recommends transformation from individual agency approach to governmentwide standards .

Defense

From Nextgov.com: Defense tool linking disaster relief community set to relaunch by end of year

All Partners Access Network will improve chat functions and registration , as well as add e-mail.

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Oversight

From Nextgov.com: USDA moves to the cloud

Agency plans to move 120,000 users to cloud-based messaging system.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: GAO says plan to replace air traffic control system lacks performance metrics

Without specific goals for NextGen, FAA risks failure , watchdog warns.

News

From Nextgov.com: OMB tells feds not to look at leaked documents

Agencies remind employees and contractors that WikiLeaks documents are still classified.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: GSA moves e-mail to the cloud

Unisys gets contract to partner with Google to implement system that is estimated to cut costs by 50 percent over five years.

Oversight

Postal Service contract negotiation deadline extended again

Union, USPS will resume negotiations Monday.

Defense

Audit criticizes TSA screener training

IG recommends agency implement uniform training processes.