With one in four dollars spent in federal contracts now going to small businesses, SBA is looking to give more teeth to the verification process for companies that claim to meet the criteria.
With the partial government shutdown over, for now, the regulatory and process for agencies will soon regain momentum, but the Federal Register won't face an immediate flood of new items once the shutdown ends.
The draft plan also clarifies its mission and doubles down on past efforts like workforce development, modernization and enhancing efficiency.
A printed copy of the Federal Register is delivered to every member of Congress. Rep. Steve Russell calls that a waste of paper and money.
Congress seems to have a foot in two centuries. It grapples with budgets and issues in the here and now, but it does so with the technology of the last century. When it comes to the amount of paper used, even the century before that. At least one member thinks that needs to change. As the third and final installment in our series, Modernizing the Congress, Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) discusses on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Federal websites have lots of information, but they occasionally wander into propaganda territory.
The Office of Government Ethics proposed a rule to help Executive Branch employees follow guidelines when looking for new jobs. The rule includes new examples, clarifies language, as well as addresses the gray area of social media and employment opportunities.
The Office of Personnel Management is proposing 11 questions that are more relevant and less ambiguous to measure satisfaction across specific governmentwide areas.
The Defense Department will have to fill Congress in on certain conditions surrounding multi-year contracts 30 days before they are awarded if a new proposed rule is adopted.
The Office of Personnel Management is updating the Senior Executive Service's three-year-old review system. Agencies must develop or administer one or more performance management systems that monitor critical elements and performance requirements of senior executives.
The Defense Department's new rules for contractors to report cyber breaches could end up costing the military a lot more than it thinks.
The Office of Special Counsel has proposed a rule change that would allow federal contractors and grantees a new channel to report wrongdoings at federal agencies.
The Office of Personnel Management wants comments on a new framework to measure the effectiveness of the insurance carriers under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
In a proposed rule expected to be released Dec. 3, the Office of Personnel Management outlines how this new benefit will work for federal employees and retirees. OPM is accepting comments on the proposal.