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Hagel warns senators of 2014 budget dangers

Defense secretary says Pentagon, private sector alike would suffer if sequester cuts are not reversed.

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House panel tries shame strategy on VA

Frustrated with unfulfilled requests for information, Veterans Affairs Committee creates a website to list them.


Twitter for disaster responders

FEMA tells Congress how the agency is building social media into response planning.

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Deconstructing the contractor compensation debate

Agencies have been reimbursing companies for executive compensation since the Clinton administration. What started as an effort to persuade contractors to stick with the federal market during a time of private-sector economic boom has continued and the cap on the amount paid has risen inexorably, leading to an increasingly loud clamor for reform.

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Issa lobbies for data act

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee tries to build a broader constituency for his bipartisan open data legislation.

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Counting heads: CRS tallies unfilled presidential appointments

Half a year into his second term, President Obama has not nominated candidates for many positions, and some he has put forward have not been confirmed, research shows.

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Tangherlini confirmed to lead GSA

Senate also confirms two OMB nominees.


NIST readies new standards for biometric ID cards

Technical guidance for iris recognition -- something lawmakers have demanded for more than a year -- to be released in July.

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Is DOD foot-dragging on spectrum sharing?

CIO Teri Takai takes heat on the Hill from lawmakers who want the process of releasing radio spectrum to industry to move faster.

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Michael Seeds: Behind-the-scenes cyber advocate

The legislative director for Rep. Mac Thornberry, (R-Texas), has the job of helping call attention to the growing threats to government and private networks.

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House panel probes 'cozy relationship' between IRS official, contractor

The IRS's Gregory Roseman invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in the face of congressional questioning about work given to a business that claimed HUBZone status -- since revoked -- and service-disabled veteran-owned preference based on the owner's 1984 sports injury.

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Senate committee wants answers on energy saving delays

Contracts based on energy savings could aid the optimization of data centers, but the OMB put a hold on the first such effort was to begin, raising senator's concerns.

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