State

  • Back to school financial planning

    Join our host, Bob Leins, CPA® as he welcomes Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Federal government employees, and Megan Schaeffer, Estate Planning Attorney. 

  • 2017 budget breakdown

    Here’s a breakdown of major agencies and the proposed funding amounts for fiscal 2017, which are included the President Obama’s $1.1 trillion budget.

  • Ryan Crocker, Texas A&M University

    A greater diplomatic presence in potential conflict spots will save the country from military action. That presence depends on growing the collaboration between the diplomatic community, the intelligence community and the military community. Ryan Crocker is dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and others. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said diplomats should be equal partners with their colleagues across government.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

    In this edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: GSA takes 18F on a magical mystery tour

    In this edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

  • Rabens fosters next generation of government leaders

    Andrew Rabens, 30, helps young people from the Middle East and North Africa to be come the next generation of leaders in the their communities.

  • Behind the Scenes: Diplomatic Reception Rooms

    For several weeks each August, the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms are closed to the public to allow conservators to repair and renovate the collection of historic objects. The rooms, which hosted more than 800 events last year, serve as a backdrop to State’s diplomatic efforts. (Read related story.)

  • DoD, State see light at end of wartime contracting reform tunnel

    In responding to a list of wartime contracting changes Congress ordered last year, agencies cited many advances, but acknowledge challenges remain. Recent audits show major problems in how the Defense and State departments, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, continue to spend billions of dollars in Afghanistan.

  • State Department utilizing college talent virtually

    The State Department is enlisting digital- and media-savvy college students to complete short- and long-term diplomacy tasks remotely.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: The CIO shuffle continues; the last E-gov benefits report?

    News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.