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GSA's conference reforms bear fruit

Policy changes after revelations of a lavish Las Vegas conference have led to significant savings, officials testify.

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Obama signs Do Not Pay legislation

New law calls for expanded use of existing databases to guard against fraud and error.

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Is cybersecurity legislation still alive?

Although Congress couldn't agree on cybersecurity legislation earlier this year, at least one member insists it's still possible.

The mobile revolution could transform the next-generation federal workforce

Today's children are tomorrow's workforce -- plugged in, connected and ready for an office without walls. Will the government be ready for them?

Rising Star: Haley Van Dyck

Haley Van Dyck, a policy analyst at OMB, played a key role in creating the Digital Government Strategy.

Videoconferencing slow to gain ground in government

Videoconferencing technology could save the federal government nearly $13 billion every year, according to at least one estimate, but agencies face hurdles in adopting it.

Federal List: 6 memorable moments in federal social media

After a hesitant beginning, the federal government has begun to embrace social media in a big way. Here are a few of the most creative forays.

OPM's Berry finds it 'incredibly crazy' that claims process not automated yet

OPM's retirement claims processing could see a long-awaited makeover in spring 2013, according to the agency's head.

Cybersecurity concerns trouble feds

While agency leaders and federal policymakers talk about cybersecurity legislation and cyber threats, many federal employees believe the government is struggling to comply with its own standards, survey reveals.

GAO, OPM:  IT skills gap remains a critical concern

First designated as high risk 11 years ago, human capital management is still on the front burner.

OFPP head encourages 'hard line' against unscrupulous contractors

Agencies are investing more in suspension and debarment programs and have taken action more often in recent years on questionable contractors, Joe Jordan says.

OFPP lets DOD deal with pricing complexities first

Officials have to make a judgment call on whether to take the lower price now and potentially pay more later on when problems arise from minimal quality work.