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Elizabeth Newell Jochum

Elizabeth Newell Jochum
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Telework bill could be near tipping point

House-Senate negotiators don't have many issues to reconcile before they send the measure to President Obama, staffer says.

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New TSP site drives traffic, gets mixed reviews

Visitors note glitches in retirement calculators and call for a more convenient place to leave feedback.

CIO Briefing

House passes telework bill

Senate approved similar legislation in May.

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Redesigned TSP website is still in testing phase

Board is committed to making site 'better, faster and more secure.'

CIO Briefing

Obama directs government to withhold pay from delinquent contractors

The new Do Not Pay list alerts agencies to the status of recipients of federal funds.

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Treasury launches initiative to go paperless with federal benefits

Social Security, Office of Personnel Management and other benefits to be sent electronically.

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Telework bill comes up short in the House

Supporters fail to get two-thirds majority necessary to pass legislation under suspension of the rules.

CIO Briefing

Strategy to boost acquisition workforce plan is a step forward, report says

Agency officials say OMB's requirements for submitting human capital plans are workable.

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Agencies to get more nuanced marks on small business contracting

Moving from a stoplight system to letter grades will increase clarity and transparency of score card, according to SBA.

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Study: Social Security disability backlogs vary greatly by state

Influx in applications and employee furloughs contribute to some delays, data indicates.

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OMB financial management chief pledges to urge quick results

Danny Werfel says agencies should be smarter about technology investments and metrics.

CIO Briefing

Obama's $3.8 trillion budget slashes 120 programs

Terminating or reducing funding for those programs would save more than $20 billion, White House officials say.

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Vows of bipartisanship give way to rancor on House oversight panel

Republicans question chairman's commitment to the job, but Democrat fights back.

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Agencies identify $19 billion in contract savings

OMB says plans show government is on track to meet President Obama's mandate to cut $40 billion by fiscal 2011.

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GAO: Security agency is making progress, but still falling short

Report says Federal Protective Service needs to pay more attention to resource allocation, technology and information management.

CIO Briefing

IT acquisitions present new challenges for Pentagon

Top Defense official says department must be nimble in providing soldiers with state-of-the-art technologies.

CIO Briefing

Managers discourage agencies from solo IT shopping

Contracting officers can save time and money by taking advantage of governmentwide arrangements, procurement conference panelists say.

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Senator urges caution in consolidating contracting databases

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Technology companies encourage feds to shut down computers

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CIO Briefing

Pentagon Web site redesigned to appeal to younger audience

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