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FAS Commissioner Steve Kempf Taking Medical Leave

Steve Kempf, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service, is taking a 60-day medical leave of absence, Federal News Radio reports. “I truly do not want to be leaving you at this important time. However, this is necessary if I am going to continue serving our country to …

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Lt. Gen. John Kelly to Lead U.S. Southern Command

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Lt. Gen. John Kelly‘s nomination as U.S. Southern Command head on July 25, Military Times reports. He replaces U.S. Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, who has held the position since June 2009. Kelly previously served as senior military adviser to the secretary …

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Report: GAO Finds Federal, Private Pay Comparisons Inaccurate

The Government Accountability Office has found various studies comparing federal pay and private sector pay are non-compatible because of conflicting research approaches. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Federal Workforce Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Ross originally requested the GAO to conduct the study to find out why …

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Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen Aiming to Cut IT Spending 25%

Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen recently issued a simplified business-case analysis template, Federal News Radio reports. The Navy’s simplified approach is part of a department-wide initiative which aims to trim 25 percent from information technology spending within five years. The template was created to streamline communication between the IT …

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GSA Auctioning Federal Building, $300K Minimum Bid

The General Services Administration announced Tuesday it will be selling its five-story building in Moscow, Idaho on August 7. GSA called the building an “excess federal property.” It will be available at a minimum bid of $300,000 GSA Northwest and Arctic Region administrator George Northcroft said they are working to …

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FAA’s Facility Plans Still Incomplete

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation issued a report on July 17 regarding the effects of the Federal Aviation Administration’s incomplete plans for consolidating en-route and terminal radar approach control facilities, fiercegovernment.com reports.. The project was initially targeted for completion in 2034. It also will …

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AF Surgeon General Charles Green Retires After 36 Years

Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles B. Green officially bid farewell as the branch’s 20th surgeon general at a retirement ceremony in Washington Thursday, according to an Air Force release. Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis succeeds Green and also serves as functional manager for the branch’s medical service. Gen. Norton Schwartz, …

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