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HUD News

Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

Stretch goals require new way of doing business

Bob Behn, a lecturer at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, chairs the executive education program. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss going for the big goals. He cited efforts by the VA and HUD to end veterans' homelessness as an example.

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 06:23pm EST
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HUD, VA collaboration succeeds in finding vets homes

President Barack Obama has promised to end homelessness among veterans within three years. He's made it a high-priority goal, challenging agencies to meet it without additional resources or laws. Officials say they're on track thanks to a unique collaboration between two agencies and dozens of local partners is focusing on the toughest cases.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 04:42pm EST
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Officials cite drop in homelessness among veterans

Homelessness among the nation's veterans declined by about 12 percent during a one-year period ending January 2011, the Obama administration says.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 06:46am EST

GAO: Green building projects lack performance measures

GAO examined 94 federal projects run by 11 agencies. Three agencies oversaw a majority of these projects the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:24am EST
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HUD takes three-pronged approach to improve IT projects

The agency is using a new project management approach, TechStat sessions and new CIO authorities to fix long-standing oversight problems. HUD CIO Jerry Williams said all seven priority programs met their cost, schedule and performance goals this year.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:30am EST
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HUD's Niedermayer to retire after 33 years

Neidermayer will be replaced by Patsy Garnett as deputy CIO for business and IT transformation.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 12:00pm EST

'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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Donovan focuses on morale to turn around HUD

Congress gave Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to help homeless vets a slight boost in fiscal year 2012, in what may be a sign that Secretary Shaun Donovan's plan to turn around an agency once called the "poster child for scandal-ridden, dysfunctional bureaucracy" is working. Donovan said he is emphasizing performance based on data, and demanding that HUD staff increase collaboration among themselves and with other agencies. He spoke Thursday at the Excellence in Government conference in Washington.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 04:43pm EST
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Friday morning federal headlines - August 26

On today's Federal Drive: federal preparations in anticipation, GSA updates some per diem rates the Housing and Urban Development Department inspector general investigates hiring practices.

Friday - 08/26/2011, 10:33am EDT

HUD's CHCO investigated for alleged hiring abuses

The agency's chief human capital officer is at the center of the IG's inquiry. Janie Payne is accused of influencing the hiring of her daughter. Payne is on paid administrative leave during the investigation and denies any wrongdoing.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 04:43pm EDT

How HUD met its goals to speed grants and cut costs

Ann Marie Oliva, head of the the Housing and Urban Development Department's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how she helped HUD meet its goals to more speedily process grants to help the homeless. Her efforts have earned her a finalist position for a Service to America Medal.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 10:26am EDT
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HUD finds program success in review sessions

The agency is using HUDStat sessions to set, oversee and accomplish performance goals. HUD and VA are using these meetings to ensure they are meeting their joint goal to reduce homelessness among veterans. HUD's Peter Grace said getting program managers to talk honestly about their challenges has been among the biggest changes.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 05:20am EDT
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Increasing number of veterans homeless, on aid

New figures show a troubling trend in the number of homeless veterans. Learn more in today's DoD Report.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 08:40am EDT

Tuesday Federal Newscast - July 5, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:45am EDT

Cloud is next step for HUD's IT infrastructure

After a RFI and two industry days, the agency is preparing one or more solicitations to move its technology backbone to the cloud. HUD also is taking advantage of the TechStat sessions to improve the oversight and management of its ongoing IT projects.

Monday - 07/04/2011, 10:37am EDT
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HUD, VA to provide housing for veterans

Two Virginia public housing authorities will receive federal funding aimed at providing permanent living arrangements and case management for homeless veterans.

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 03:13am EDT

Schlosser moving to OMB's E-Gov office

Schlosser comes to OMB from EPA where she will take over for Mike Howell, who left in November. Schlosser also served as CIO of HUD and worked on cybersecurity at Transportation.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 05:56pm EDT

Agencies having trouble analyzing service contracts

GAO found many agencies will fall short of the June 30 deadline to determine if they are using service contractors appropriately.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:37pm EDT

How to make performance top agency priority

Peter Grace, director of Office of Strategic Planning and Management at the Department of Urban and Housing Development, discusses how agencies can improve efficiency, effectiveness and performance.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 04:41pm EDT
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