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  • From GovTech: The importance of social media

    12/11/12 10:15 AM

    From GovTech: If you’re still debating whether to dive into the social media deep end, heads up: It’s time to swim with the rest of the public-sector fish.

  • Fannie, Freddie managers earn more than $200,000, report says

    12/10/12 11:36 AM

    The inspector general for the Federal Housing Finance Agency issued the report Monday saying 333 of the 2,000 senior managers are vice presidents who had median pay of $388,000.

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  • From NextGov: Virtual border fence contract postponed due to fierce competition

    12/10/12 10:06 AM

    From NextGov: A digital border security project slated to replace an aborted $1.5 billion system has been delayed by unexpected competition from vendors that want the wor

  • From Federal Times: Senators demand explanation for failed AF logistics system

    12/7/12 10:13 AM

    From Federal Times: In a harshly worded letter, the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee are asking the Pentagon to explain its handling of a botched $1 billion Air Force logistics management program.

  • Poll: Americans welcome raising taxes for rich

    12/6/12 10:50 AM

    Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Fewer than half the Republicans polled favor continuing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.

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  • From NextGov: DHS says hackers could manipulate highway sensors

    12/5/12 10:28 AM

    From NextGov: The Homeland Security Department is warning local governments about flaws in a traffic monitoring system that could expose drivers’ travel habits.

  • From FWC: IRS needs funds, policy changes to fight ID theft

    12/4/12 10:04 AM

    From Federal Computer Week: The Internal Revenue Service is seeing identity theft attempts escalate at a rapid rate, but faces several obstacles to better enforcement -- some of which are imposed by the government itself.

  • Federal Hot Minute Dec. 3, 2012

    12/3/12 4:59 PM

    Although we’re in the midst of the holiday season, news in the business of government has not slowed. Here are just a few stories worthy of reading:

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  • From FWC: The government's role in spurring innovation

    12/3/12 10:07 AM

    From Federal Computer Week: While lack of resources is not always the problem, sometimes money matters. Cases in point are the numerous federal agencies that play a key role in innovation but that are woefully underfunded. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office used to be the envy of other nations for its effectiveness and efficiency. But today a backlog of more than 700,000 patent applications at the USPTO means that most applicants will wait at least three years for a decision.

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