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8:16 pm, April 19, 2014

Management News

Borras begins to see the light at the end of DHS' employee morale tunnel

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department for the last four years, who recently left DHS to return to the private sector, said the Homeland Security Department needs a tactical, sustained effort to improve employee satisfaction. He said that kind of effort has helped change the way DHS oversees and implements IT programs.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 03:55am EST
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Term limits for the SES?

Proposals to make it much easier to discipline, demote or fire your career boss are rattling the top rank of the government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 02:00am EST

SES shakeup and more

Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro, and Federal Timres reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici, will discuss legislation introduced in the U.S. House, that would make it easier for agency leaders to fire senior executives.
February 19, 2014

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:39pm EST
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Exploring Opportunities for Veterans

How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Next week on The Business of Government Hour.

Curtis Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Department of Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:52pm EST
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Learn about the Department of Commerce's IT Strategy

What is the information technology strategy of the U.S. Department of Commerce? How has Commerce changed the way it does IT? And what is Commerce doing to ensure its IT investments are aligned with its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more.

Dr. Simon Szykman
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:44pm EST
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Conversations with Authors Series with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller

How do outreach organizations assist government agencies in delivery services? What dynamics lead to effective collaboration between these outreach organizations and government programs? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores Collaboration between Government and Outreach Organizations: A Case Study of the Department of Veterans Affairs with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller on A Special Editor of The Business of Government Hour -- A Conversation with Authors.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:39pm EST
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Borras leaves DHS more integrated, on better financial path

Rafael Borras spent the last four years as the undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department before leaving Feb. 7. He said his goal was to make DHS more business-like by making it easier to apply data to decisions. Under Borras' leadership, DHS launched the Management Cube and received its first-ever clean financial audit opinion.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:58am EST
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SES shakeup: Reform or hissing contest?

Would your life be better off if your top career boss had a little less job security? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Or would that put you between a political rock and a hard place?

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:00am EST

How to improve cybersecurity through acquisition

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Cybersecurity for GSA's Office of Mission Assurance, and Carter Schoenberg, director of Cyber Security Services at CALIBRE systems, join host John Gilroy to talk about how to use the acquisition process to improve cybersecurity at your agency.
February 18, 2014

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 09:08pm EST
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Government contract law -- news and trends

Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what's ahead for 2014.
February 18, 2014

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 08:41pm EST
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Federal managers: Forget everything you think you know about hiring

A recent report from the Merit Systems Protection Board reveals that cursory assessments of training and experience are often unreliable indicators of how employees will actually fare on the job. MPSB's John Ford tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what hiring managers can do to up their hiring game. Plus, Sam Davis, vice president of AMA Enterprise Government Solutions, discusses how hiring flexibilities will boost agencies' efforts to hire the long-term unemployed.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:19pm EST
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Behind the lies, damned lies and headlines about feds

Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says you shouldn't believe everything you read -- especially when it comes to federal employees.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:11pm EST

House committee chairman wants VA middle managers held accountable

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is the author of new legislation that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs Department to fire its senior executives. Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, says the agency is too shy about cutting loose middle managers who are performing poorly.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:44pm EST
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Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law

Obama signs debt ceiling, military cost of living benefits measures into law

Monday - 02/17/2014, 04:10am EST

Agencies highlight accomplishments, prepare for new performance goals

The White House will release an updated list of agency high-priority goals and cross-agency priority goals with the annual budget request to Congress in March. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget detailed agency successes over the last two years in meeting current goals.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:07am EST
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Rollout of the cybersecurity framework

On this week's Capital Impact show, executives from Liberty Group Ventures discuss the roll out of the administration's new cyber framework and how it will affect the private sector.
February 13, 2014.

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 12:25pm EST
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House bill would make it easier to fire senior execs at VA

The VA Management Accountability Act would give VA Secretary Eric Shinseki broad authority to remove Senior Executives Service (SES) members "if the secretary determines the performance of the individual warrants such removal," according to the bill. In addition to outright removal, the bill would allow the VA secretary to bump SES members down to the General Schedule at any grade level the secretary deems appropriate according to the bill.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 01:22pm EST

House Republicans back away from debt fight

House votes to extend Treasury's borrowing authority as Republicans drop push for concessions

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 09:18am EST

Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
February 11, 2014 (This is an encore presentation. This show originally aired January 14, 2014.)

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:34pm EST
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PortfolioStat is a meaningful start toward improving federal IT

PortfolioStat is widely deployed across federal agencies and thus well worth exploring how we may be able to maximize the benefits derived from it.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:22am EST
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