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Office of Personnel Management Reorganizes

In a January 5th press release, the Office of Personnel Management announced its reorganization to better meet the needs of their customers. This reorganization goes hand in hand with the Obama Administration’s goals to make the government more open and transparent. The reorganization went into effect after the signing of …

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VA Security Scholarship Program Delayed

The Veterans Affairs Department has delayed the security scholarship program until 2011. The program will reimburse many employees for the doctoral studies costs. It was first enacted in 2006, and is now a year away from completion. According to Federal Computer Week, it was first put into place because there …

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First Ever SAVE Award Presented

Yesterday, Monday December 21st, 2009, the first ever SAVE Award was presented to Nancy of Grand Valley, Colorado by President Obama. The SAVE (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) Award was apart of a contest of federal employees who were asked to come up with different ideas for the improvement of …

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Healthcare Bill One Step Closer to Law

Early this morning, Senate passed a crucial step toward final passage of the healthcare bill. In a 60-40 vote, Senate approved a procedural motion, a cloture vote, to move the legislation to a final vote later this week. The vote taken this morning is the first of three procedural measures …

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All Signs Point to Another Term for Bernanke

Despite a rough end to his previous term, the Senate Banking Committee endorsed Ben Bernanke for another term as Federal Reserve chairman. The committee in an executive session voted overwhelmingly in favor of his re-confirmation with a vote of 16-7. His current four-year term will be ending this January. After …

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FAA Announces New Licensing Procedures

This week the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans for a multi billion-dollar project to modernize air traffic control and flight time called NextGen. This program has goals of saving flight time and over a billion gallons of fuel every year. According to an article from the New York Times, the …

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