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Issa, Cummings Propose New FOIA Compliance Bill

The top two lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have proposed new legislation that would require the government build a single portal for handling Freedom of Information Act requests. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) would also require agencies to post online documents that are …

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OPM Postpones SES Candidate Final Reviews

The Office of Personnel Management has put a hold on new final reviews of candidates for the Senior Executive Service, GovExec reports. Kellie Lunney writes OPM will continue to process final case reviews if they were submitted before an announcement, departure or nomination. OPM said the hold goes into effect …

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Mark Warner: Fiscal Deal Can Reform Tax Rates Lower

In an interview with Federal News Radio, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said he thinks a deal to avert the fiscal cliff could start with tax rates higher then reform them lower. Warner told the station the more immediate goal is to not get in the way of negotiations between President …

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NIC Survey: Many Citizens Would Pay for Faster E-Gov Service

Nearly two-thirds of citizens would be willing to pay between $1 and $5 to not stand in line at a government agency and instead use an online service, a NIC survey says. Wakefield Research conducted the survey on behalf of the Kansas-based electronic government provider. Thirty percent of respondents would …

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Faster Clearance Wait Times Largely Not Affecting Hiring, Survey Suggests

Government contractors, agencies and recruiters are largely not changing their hiring practices even though waiting times for clearances are decreasing, a ClearanceJobs.com survey indicates. Of the 472 hiring managers and recruiters surveyed in late July, 63 percent said their recruiting practices have not changed while 19 percent said improved processing …

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TechAmerica Evaluates Contractor Clearance Process, Interagency Transfers

A recent TechAmerica survey of contractors claims the federal government is spending millions of public funds on redundant clearance systems, Federal Computer Week reports. According to Matthew Weigelt’s report, 74 percent of respondents have at least 101 employees with clearances. One-fourth of contractors said they spent between $1 million and …

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Report: NASA Budget Constraints Fuel Breakdown in Tech Sharing

NASA’s inspector general said in a March 1 report that the agency has failed to transfer NASA technologies to industry. One of NASA’s tactical objectives is to produce technologies that different agencies, private sector corporations and international units can use. NASA’s innovative partnership office works with private sector project managers …

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Survey: Cyber Feds Have Top Opportunities, Recruiting a Challenge

The government is a stable and opportunity-bound work environment for information security professionals, according to a survey from (ISC)2. (ISC)2 released its 2012 Career Impact Survey this week, which found information security professionals have opportunities to advance and receive raises while working in the public sector. The study surveyed more than 2,250 …

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