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Nessie, Big Foot and our Fierce 15 winners

"I'd give my left arm for someone innovating in acquisition," said one government executive. But take one look at this year's list and it's clear that innovators in acquisition are not a myth. They practically dominated this year's list of honorees.

Is USPS delusional in direct mail confidence?

Direct mail is a stale marketing medium reserved for teeth whitening services and carpet cleaning companies, right? Not so, says Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

What shutting down comments on the blog says about open gov

For many citizens, is their first stop when looking for information on the federal government. But now, an administration that prides itself on openness has effectively shut down a channel for citizens to make their voices heard on a central goverment portal.

The surprisingly not new story of VA bonuses

It appears that the most recent allegations of mismanagement and negligence, and the threat of withheld bonuses have VA in the crosshairs as it's never been before.


But, that's not the case. Not even a little bit.

Only Congress has the power to avert the coming constitutional crises

As the government shutdown enters its second week, the reasons for it are increasingly unclear as even obdurate House Republicans acknowledge that their goal of undermining the Affordable Care Act...

Nothing intractable behind government shutdown

Congress is not faced with an intractable problem that prevents the House and Senate from passing a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government and prevent the government shutdown...

Four more days before the government runs out of money

Barring an extension, there are four more legislative days in the House of Representatives before the fiscal year ends, and large parts of the federal government run out of money to operate. When...

You don't need a veteran family member to do good work at the VA

There's many reasons to be critical of the Veterans Affairs Department – sclerotic management, a mishandled outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at a VA hospital, slow benefits...

Independent verification for SDVOSBs and VOSBs needed across government

An effort by the House Small Business Committee to transfer verification of small business veteran businesses to the Small Business Administration is laudable – but could go further. At issue is the fact that the Veterans Affairs Department alone of all federal agencies requires independent verification of veteran-owned small business status before being willing to enter into a set-aside contract with such a business.