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  • Your career

    3 books to improve your work/life balance

    The authors of three recent books offer their suggestions for feds who are struggling to maintain satisfying personal and professional lives. 06/02/2014

  • Mobile

    How to get the most out of mobility

    Microsoft's Marco Manuello says being overly cautious on mobile is a good way to waste money. 06/02/2014

  • Process management
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    CBP in-person interview slows entry process

    Customs and Border Protection's programs for speeding travelers through line are yielding results, but getting people enrolled in the first place is slow going. 06/02/2014

  • steve kelman

    Media life and real life

    Steve Kelman reports on some public servants who are unlikely to make the papers. 06/02/2014

  • Workforce
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    Avoiding the Senior Executive Service

    While Congress takes potshots at pay and bonuses, top government executives say the SES is being decimated by morale problems and a reluctance of talented managers to join their ranks. 05/30/2014

  • First Person
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    David McClure: Know when to shift gears

    The outgoing leader of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies discusses the value of moving from government to industry and back. 05/30/2014

  • Your career

    How to get ahead in government

    Technical chops and hard work are still critical, but advancing into agency leadership demands a much broader skill set. 05/30/2014

  • Defense
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    Pentagon running behind on contracting database

    Though the contracting system is relatively low-tech -- its underlying application cost less than $1 million -- it could have profound implications for DOD policy planning. 05/29/2014

  • Security

    OPM merges security investigation databases

    The Office of Personnel Management hopes combining databases on those with access to clearance investigations will bolster security. 05/29/2014

  • Budget

    Sequestration gummed up IT plans

    Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report. 05/28/2014