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Commentary: Agencies need to put laser focus on business optimization

Agencies should be bold as they look to improve mission effectiveness and modernize operations, says Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Pentagon.

OMB expands requirements for cross-agency management goals

OMB will collect spending and budget information from agencies to ramp up personnel security. This management priority came in a memo from acting Director Brian Deese.

Commentary: Silicon Valley on the Potomac

Keith Trippie, a former IT executive at the Homeland Security Department, offers a unique approach to funding technology programs that borrows from two communities.

Exclusive
Larry Zelvin, director of NCCIC at DHS

DHS cyber executive to leave government service

One of the Homeland Security Department's top cybersecurity leaders is retiring from government. Larry Zelvin is stepping down as the director of DHS's National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCIC) next month. DHS officials and other sources confirmed Zelvin is leaving after almost thirty years in government and is heading to the private sector. One source said he'll work for Citigroup.

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Radio Interviews

Nancy Flynn

ePolicy Institute

Expert advice on preserving official text messages.

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Jason Black

Battelle

The nation's electrical grid remains vulnerable to both cyber and physical threats.

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John Cymbalsky

Energy Department

One Energy Department program is better than ever thanks to this turnaround artist.

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Alan Chvotkin

Professional Services Council

Industry's view of a proposed rule on reporting counterfeit parts.

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Charlie Crum

USPS

A Postal Service rescue plan might include a futuristic technology transplant.

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Larry Allen

Allen Federal Business Partners

When it rains, it pours multiple award contracts in the fiscal fourth quarter.

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David Hawkings

Roll Call

Two major pieces of Congressional business are about to hit the summer skids.

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Beth McGrath

Deloitte

Data driving decisions may be the next buzzword on your horizon.

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Jesse Byrnes

The Hill Newspaper

How will the government sort out its foreign affairs?

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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Senate

Faster hiring and better employees could be a win-win for your agency.

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Bob Tobias

Key Executive Leadership Programs

DHS budget planners are stuck in some hot leadership soup.

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Jessica Klement

NARFE

Congress gets the ball rolling on General Schedule reform.

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Cynthia Schnedar

Justice Department

Why a 20-year-old scandal at the FBI crime lab causes problems today.

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Steve Bell

Bipartisan Policy Center

The military is shrinking, but the Pentagon's personnel costs keep growing.

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  • What has a lack of trust in the federal workplace created and what will it take to restore it?
  • Katherine Archuleta answers your questions about phased retirement, diversity and the claims backlog.
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26 years of federal service comes to an end for Navy Capt. Henry Hendrix. View photos from his retirement ceremony.