Agency News: White House

Plain language in federal regulation comes closer

Federal regulations are notoriously hard to understand, but this week a government agency took yet another step in simplifying complex language.

Obama, Panetta outline strategy for more than $450B in defense cuts

A comprehensive, strategic review reveals plans to shift Pentagon focus from ground wars to rebuilding, deterrence while preserving innovation and partnership with industry.

Hire those federal interns

Lawmakers seek to improve federal intern conversion.

Obama campaign joins hipster photo site Instagram

In a single day, the Barack Obama campaign picked up more than 18,000 followers on the Instagram photo-sharing online service.

New rule corrects contracting misunderstandings

New rules address time-and-materials contracts, require publication of contractors' work histories and attack abuses of interagency contracts.

Dot-gov Web sprawl a challenge to untangle

Reform efforts have reduced the number of government websites, but the trickiest challenges lie ahead.

Retiring executives could come back as mentors

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking a contractor to help match employees with mentors.

Obama signs 2012 defense bill into law

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act receives presidential stamp of approval despite contested measures regarding controversial provision on indefinite detainment of terror suspects.

OPM CTO takes on USAJobs, retirement system

OPM CTO David Bowen has been tasked with upgrading the federal retirement system and ensured continued operations of

Payroll tax cut campaign moves to Twitter, Facebook

A social media campaign designed to pressure GOP members to extend a payroll tax cut has taken off on social media sites.

Gordon optimistic GAO will remove interagency contracting from high-risk list

Gordon has met with GAO to talk about how OMB has addressed the issues that put interagency contracting onto the high-risk list in the first place.

Federal website survey paints a messy picture

Federal agencies are all over the map in terms of how many websites and Web domains they operate, according to a report from the White House's .gov Reform Task Force.

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