What is usually a quiet week on Capitol Hill has turned into a bit of holiday madness, as the fight for the president’s proposed border wall could very well lead to a budget stand off.
The more accessible and standardized the data, the faster and better research can take place. That’s in part the idea behind a National Institutes of Health information technology initiative known as STRIDES.
The military services know they’re facing challenges when it comes to hiring, training and keeping enough skilled personnel at their major maintenance depots.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Protective Service mismanaged its payroll and budget leading to excessive overtime and spending shortfalls.
The Defense Department’s failure to get a clean financial audit in its first go around has riled some members of Congress.
As part of its management agenda, the Trump White House proposed to modernize the process for transferring federally funded R&D to the commercial domain. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a green paper on it.
With calendar year 2018 nearly in the history books, we take a brief look back at highlights and lessons learned from a federal contracting point of view.
The Office of Management and Budget is updating the 11 year old Trusted Internet Connections policy that many said made it harder to move to the cloud.
In today’s Federal Newscast, citing the cost of defending himself against “false” allegations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he will be stepping down.
The Department of Health and Human Services can now use live data from its acquisition shop in order to buy things faster, and more cheaply, using a blockchain-and-artificial intelligence tool called HHS Accelerate.
Presidential Rank Awards represent what we hope is the norm for federal service.
The Defense Department estimates Congress has appropriated something like $1.7 trillion for war-related expenses since Sept. 11, 2001. Neta Crawford at Boston University co-authored of a detailed spending analysis.
A deep-dive study from October on the defense industrial base didn’t get a lot of attention, but Wisconsin Republican Mike Gallagher was among the members of Congress who noticed.
No one is getting rich from the 1.9 percent raise likely to come feds’ way next year, but is giving everyone the same percentage raise the right approach after all?
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