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FDA Rolls Out “Transparency Initiative”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the first portion of its “Transparency Initiative,” an effort to make clear issues such as basic operations, the decision making process and the process by which drugs are judged and approved. The FDA’s effort coincides with a larger goal of overall transparency …

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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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