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EPA, HUD search for ways to keep mid-career feds

Mid-career employees are a scarcity in government. While agencies are awash with employees at the early career stage and those with 20-plus years of federal service, there aren't enough in the middle stages, and that has federal managers worried. Agencies like EPA and HUD are taking matters into their own hands. Both are launching new efforts aimed at keeping mid-career feds from leaving government for the private sector.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
May 6, 2013

Monday - 05/06/2013, 11:35pm EDT
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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT
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The cloud and the federal market

Steve Kousen, vice president of Cloud Email and Collaboration Services at Unisys will discuss what agencies and contractors can expect as they move some of their services to the cloud.
April 30, 2013

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 10:37pm EDT
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What are the top procurement issues?

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will bring us up to date on the latest procurement and acquisition news.
April 23, 2013

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 10:32pm EDT
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OFPP kicks the strategic-sourcing door wide open

Administrator Joe Jordan said he views the possibilities as everything from new contracts to take advantage of volume discounts to standardizing terms and conditions to save on administrative costs. GSA FAS is reorganizing around 14 strategic sourcing areas.

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 06:08am EDT
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An update on GSA's OASIS contract

Jim Ghiloni, director of the OASIS Program Office at GSA, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss two draft R-F-P's for GSA's OASIS contract.
April 16, 2013

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 07:28pm EDT
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GSA appeals MSPB's exoneration of Prouty

The agency also puts former Region 8 Commissioner of the Public Building Service on administrative leave until the MSPB Board makes a decision on the appeal.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Data analytics improving CFOs' lines of sight for program execution

Federal chief financial officers have more foresight, insight and hindsight than ever before to make better decisions. But just as important as having these wide-ranging sight lines is how they are being translated down to the program level. Experts say agencies are slowly heading down the path of using data to make better decisions.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 05:30am EDT
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An update on GSA's OASIS contract

Jim Ghiloni, director of the OASIS Program Office at GSA, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss two draft R-F-P's for GSA's OASIS contract.
April 9, 2013

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:28pm EDT
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From islands to log cabins, agencies struggle to offload excess property

The process of disposing of properties that have outlasted their usefulness to the government continues to vex agencies. As part of the special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio examines why the government has struggled with real-property management and the reform efforts on the table that could help make a difference.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 06:00am EDT
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GSA's OASIS contract is in the red zone and driving

GSA is confident the $10 billion OASIS contract will get off the ground sooner than later. In an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose, Jim Ghiloni, director of the OASIS program office, says the program is expected to launch no later than early 2014.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 05:20am EDT
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The cloud and the federal market

Steve Kousen, vice president of Cloud Email and Collaboration Services at Unisys will discuss what agencies and contractors can expect as they move some of their services to the cloud.
April 2, 2013

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:37pm EDT
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GSA schedules, IG audits, and more

Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin joinst host Roger Waldron, for a wide ranging discussion of the GSA schedules program.
March 26, 2013

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 10:40pm EDT
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Sharpe sets 10 priorities to assure success at FAS

Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is focusing on 10 areas to make the organization more responsive and efficient. Sharpe also plans to meet with vendors and employees to improve their satisfaction with FAS.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:32am EDT
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GSA in desperate need of funds to repair federal buildings

For the third year in a row, Congress is unlikely to give GSA enough money to repair and maintain federal buildings. Acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini told House lawmakers Tuesday that the government isn't spending the 2-to-4 percent industry average to keep buildings operating well.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:33am EDT
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Sequestration cuts force GSA to cancel two more conferences

The annual SmartPay and FedForum conferences have been canceled this year due to cuts to agency travel and training budgets under sequestration.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 03:30pm EDT

Cyber vulnerability in GSA's SAM portal exposes vendors' data

The agency in an email to contractors said information including social security numbers and bank account information were publicly assessable. GSA is offering credit monitoring services to those affected.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 06:13pm EDT

White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Agencies forced to freeze office space footprint

A memo from Controller Danny Werfel requires agencies to submit a plan to maintain current total square footage for office and warehouse space. Agencies must offset any new growth by disposing of current leases.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 08:18pm EDT
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