Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.
Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.
Tips for management under the new budget
Monday - 4/11/2011, 8:31am EDT
By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio
Federal managers across government were ready Friday to implement a government shutdown if a budget deal not gone through. Even with a funding plan in the works, managers will continue to face the challenges of operating under stricter budgets and keeping employee morale high amidst uncertainties.
George Smith, deputy director for industrial support and national vice president at the Federal Managers Association, shared his top tips for federal managers:
- Expect the best but prepare for the worst
Develop a plan for a potential shutdown.
Reassure staff they are not alone. Encourage them to write to their respective representatives. Stay in contact with the unions. Ask hard questions.
- Don't focus on rumors
Don't get wrapped up in "watercooler talk." Instead, stay focused on the task.
Smith said he understands the stress that comes with budget battles. During the 1995-96 shutdown, Smith was relocating as part of a Base Realignment and Closure move.
"I was concerned I was going to be without a paycheck and it would be devastating, and I had a lot of out of pocket money re-establishing myself in a new state," Smith said.
He added, "In my situation, it was very stressful bc my wife and I both worked for the federal government."