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Report: A Third Of DC Works In The Public Sector

A recent job study found that the District of Columbia has a third of its residents working in the public sector, the Washington Business Journal’s G. Scott Thomas reports. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data compared non-farm job numbers with government jobs in each state. Local, state and federal government …

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NC Sen. Burr Proposes Vet Health Care Reform Bill

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is proposing the Veterans Health Administration reduce its number of regional medical administrative offices as part of a larger effort to streamline healthcare for veterans, Military Times reports. Burr told writer Patricia Kime these offices divert money largely towards overhead and other costs unrelated to healthcare. …

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NARA: Agencies Don’t Understand Electronic Records Management

Since the White House first issued a memo in November 2011 asking agencies to improve their archiving practices, the National Archives and Records Administration has been taking in agency records management status reports. Agencies were required to submit reports on their records processes to NARA and provide a roadmap for how …

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Smart Grid Operators: Upgrades Not Equaling Better Security

Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, organizations received $2.5 billion to upgrade the nation’s electric systems, NextGov reports. However, a recent survey of 104 energy security practitioners indicated that many believe the smart grid modernization did not translate to improved security. The Energy Department-funded group EnergySec, along with nCircle, found …

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Accenture Survey Shows Demand for E-Govt; Stephen Rohleder Comments

Of the 1,400 citizens surveyed from Australia, France, Germany, India, Singapore and the U.S., nearly half believe interacting with their government is easy, Accenture found. The coompany announced its survey findings last Wednesday and indicated that many want increased access to public services. Stephen Rohleder, group chief executive for Accenture’s …

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Analysts Suggest US Develop More Directed Energy Weapons

Analysts suggest the U.S. should focus on developing directed energy weapons to counter future assaults on U.S. military’s freedom of movement, Defense News reports. The Washington-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments issued a report Thursday suggesting the U.S. would benefit from using alternately-powered weapons to respond to precision-guided cruise …

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Regulations.gov Portal to Get an Update

Officials plan to update the federal government rulemaking website, regulations.gov, in an attempt to increase openness and transparency, Nextgov reports. Version 2.0 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s open government plan includes updates intended to make it easier to maneuver on the user side and easier to update on the developer side. …

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GAO Says Pentagon Uses Faulty Data to Count Military Contractors

The government’s watchdog has been keeping tabs on the Defense Department’s personnel reporting methods and use of contractors in recent times. The Government Accountability Office reported on March 21 that the Pentagon does not have a good method to track personnel and operating cost at its headquarters. GAO issued a report …

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NARA to Issue Records Management Directives by July

In November 2011, the White House told agencies in a memo to submit evaluations of their records management practices and suggest reforms to the National Archives and Records Administration and the Office of Management and Budget by March 27. Archivist David Ferriero told attendees of the FOSE conference Thursday that …

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Treasury CFO Daniel Tangherlini Starts New Job as GSA Head

The General Services Administration named Treasury Department Chief Financial Officer Daniel Tangherlini to head the agency in an acting role following Martha Johnson’s resignation Monday. Tangherlini served in the Treasury as assistant secretary for management, CFO and chief performance officer since 2009. At GSA, he will manage assets, implement technology solutions …

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