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GAO gives Congress a hand for using data to make decisions

The 34-page guideline details how lawmakers can use performance information to ensure agencies are meeting their missions.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:37pm EDT

What causes 'leadership deficit' at agencies?

Two former federal human-capital experts joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a for a conversation about leadership and management at federal agencies: Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, now a senior vice president at ICF International; and Ron Sanders, the first CHCO of the Intelligence Community, who's now a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 07:06pm EDT
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Think tank points to valuable Recovery Act lessons

The IBM Center for the Business of Government released a report examining the lessons from the execution of the stimulus over the last three years.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:20pm EDT

Treasury's FMS proving shared services works

The Financial Management Service moved many of its day-to-day IT operations to the Bureau of Public Debt. FMS is providing oversight and guidance for IT systems in return. John Kopec, FMS's chief information officer, said his next set of priorities is to use business intelligence and analytics tools on the data from the shared service providers.
May 24, 2012

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 08:56pm EDT
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Recovery Board is model for governmentwide oversight efforts

The RAT Board is a model for government-wide spending oversight, and bipartisan legislation in both the House and Senate could make the RAT Board a permanent fixture in overseeing federal spending.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 12:36pm EDT
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Military Health System must balance old, new health IT

Karen Guice, the acting CIO for the Military Health System, said her office is working the Veterans Affairs Department to ensure the transition to the new electronic health record from legacy systems is as seamless as possible. She said DoD and VA are working on a data taxonomy.
April 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 14, 2012)

Friday - 04/06/2012, 12:54am EDT
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Contractors chart path for 'bring your own device' programs

Federal agencies may be behind the times when it comes to "bring your own device" programs for employees, but federal contractors have been doing it for years. Sheila Jordan from Cisco told the Federal Drive about her company's program, security concerns and benefits beyond savings.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 01:48pm EDT
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NAVSEA program lets new hires dive into careers

The Naval Sea Systems Command—the division of the Navy responsible for the building, purchase and maintenance of ships—has won an award for its year-long program for new hires, which offers seminars, etiquette training and even tours of submarines. Emily Grauwiler, the manager of the program, told Federal News Radio that onboarding is about more than just getting a manual and a desk.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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Q&A with Vivek Kundra

Former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will talk about what he's doing now, and some of the things he accomplished as CIO.
March 27, 2012

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:50pm EDT
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Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

NNSA IT transformation taking 3-step approach

Agency CIO Robert Osborn is improving the network and cybersecurity. He said the cloud of clouds approach gives the National Nuclear Security Administration the security and flexibility they need to meet their mission.
March 15, 2012

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 08:55pm EDT
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What's new at Avue Technologies?

Avue Technologies Co-CEO Linda Rix will give us an update on federal hiring and how her company is helping those who want to work for the government.
March 9, 2012

Friday - 03/09/2012, 10:07pm EST
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Coast Guard searches for IT efficiencies in cloud, mobile

Adm. Robert Day, the service's CIO, said he wants to consolidate data centers, recompete their HR system and better utilize smartphone and tablet devices. The Coast Guard also will begin deploying long-awaited C4 capabilities in 2012.
March 8, 2012

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 10:39pm EST
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'Trust element' critical in employee-manager relations, workplace innovation

Paul Rowson, the managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions, joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a far-reaching conversation about the federal workforce. Rowson discussed SES changes, morale and the value proposition of federal employment. When federal employees feel they're singled out for sacrifices that affects how they value their jobs, Rowson said.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:45pm EST
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Survey shows 'mixed bag' for compliance costs

Isabelle Dikland, a senior manager at MorganFranklin, provides insight on a survey her company conducted of federal financial practitioners at a recent Association of Government Accountants meeting.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 12:06pm EST
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Movin' on up: Tips for making the jump from GS to SES

Many of the federal government's top managers in the Senior Executive Service are preparing to retire, which means openings in the SES ranks. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss tips for making the switch.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:45pm EST
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Six months into field-office restructure, Census shares best practices

Thomas Mesenbourg, the deputy director of the Census Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency's restructuring effort is progressing.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:29pm EST
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Agencies under new orders to recycle electronics

Agencies will have to take new steps to ensure electronics, such as computers and copiers, are reused or recycled and do not end up in landfills, according to a governmentwide bulletin the General Services Administration issued Thursday.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:21pm EST
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OMB builds strategy to better target grant fraud, error and waste

The Obama administration has released a set of proposals it hopes will improve the oversight of grant programs. Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, told Federal News Radio why the changes are necessary.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 10:33am EST
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