Historically, IT skills certifications were a ticket to higher salaries for IT professionals. Based on data from Foote Partners IT Skills and Certification Pay Index for the third quarter 2011, this trend appears to be changing. In her article in…

Calling all experts! The EPA has several openings for nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on federal advisory committees to provide advice to the Office of Research and Development’s research programs.…

The US Department of Energy has published a request for information “seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in reviewing its existing regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed.” Comments…

NIH and some other parts of the US federal government have been operating under a continuing resolution, which will expire on December 16, 2011.  One detail embedded within the budget process is the NIH Salary Cap. The salary cap  has been…

Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB), will step down at the end of 2011. As head of the RATB, Devaney is widely credited with establishing a proactive transparency approach to monitoring the $800 billion federal…

OMB has approved the Real Property Status Report (RPSR) – SF429 – for government-wide use. Developed by the Grants Policy Committee, whose functions are now subsumed under the newly created Council on Financial Reform. The SF429 will become the standard…

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011 (DATA Act) took a step forward on Wednesday, November 30th. The House Oversight Committee passed the bill, which moves it forward on its path toward a vote on the House floor. Sponsored…