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DOD interpreting labor rate cap too strictly, group claims

A law requires Defense agencies to try to keep labor and overhead rates charged by contractors to 2010 levels, but a contractor advocate says the department has more leeway than it realizes.

Army gears up for new round in battle of the smart phones

Mobile devices including iPads and Android phones can be suitable for soldiers to use, but they have to pass muster for security.

Rising Star: Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black, an enterprise architect at DHS, lead an analysis of systems, data and policies to support budget decisions.

Library of Congress tests new legislation research site

The new Congress.gov is intended to eventually replace the venerable Thomas site, launched in 1995.

NASA, SBA use Google+ to praise small business

Small businesses have played a key role in the Mars Curiosity mission and are a core part of the space agency's strategy, according to its administrator.

Rising Star: Christine Calvosa

Christine Calvosa, chief technology officer at the Agriculture Department's Natural Resources Conservation Service, developed and deployed the NRCS website only months after taking over the troubled project.

GAO: Agencies rarely use waiver to bring back retired feds at full pay

Rehired federal employees who draw annuity payments could be paid full salaries as well, despite a rule against it, but agencies are rarely using their waiver power, GAO finds.

Ten years later, e-gov compliance is still incomplete

Agencies have done much of what the E-Gov act asked of them, but trouble spots remain.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!