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Treasury Drafts Qualification Rules for Federal Shared Service Providers; Beth Angerman Comments

The U.S. Treasury is updating eligibility criteria for federal agencies that aim to deliver financial management services to other departments as part of an outsourcing push, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the Office of Management and Budget requires that agencies initially consider qualified federal shared services providers …

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U.S. Government to Enact Obamacare on Oct. 1

The federal government is set to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1 to start accepting millions of enrollees to the insurance program, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Sarah Kliff writes the administration needs to stand up infrastructures designed to link the Health and Human Services, Treasury, Homeland …

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Dan Tangherlini to be Nominated Full-Time GSA Head

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Dan Tangherlini, acting chief of the General Services Administration since April 2012, to lead the agency as administrator on a full-time basis. “I want to thank Dan for his leadership over the past year and for agreeing to continue serving in the administration,” Obama …

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Jack Lew Confirmed As Treasury Secretary

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama’s nominee for treasury secretary, was confirmed in a 71-26 Senate vote on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lew is expected to lead deficit reduction talks with Congress and figure out how to reduce the country’s $16.6 trillion national debt, according to the report by Anna Yukhananov and …

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Senate Committee OKs Jack Lew Treasury Secretary Nomination

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Jack Lew, former White House chief of staff, as treasury secretary by a 19-5 vote, Politico reports. Kelsey Snell writes Lew’s nomination could reach the full floor by this coming Wednesday or Thursday. Six of the committee’s 11 Republican members …

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SEC Names Capitol Police IG Carl Hoecker Top Watchdog

The Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Carl Hoecker to succeed David Kotz as the SEC’s inspector general. Kotz left the agency last year and Jon Rymer, IG for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, has served as the SEC’s interim inspector general since May 2012, …

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House OKs 4-Month Debt Ceiling Deal

The House voted Wednesday to approve the increase of the federal debt ceiling in an attempt to avoid the previous standoff over the government’s borrowing limit in summer 2011, Reuters reports. David Lawder writes the chamber approved the measure 285-144, with 33 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting against it. According …

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US Trade Rep Ron Kirk Stepping Down in February

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will step down from his position in late February after nearly four years at the helm, Reuters reports. The report lists Lael Brainard, treasury under secretary for international affairs, Francisco Sanchez, commerce secretary for international affairs, and Fred Hochberg, president of the U.S. Export-Import bank, …

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