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George Buck is the Pittsburgh FEB executive director.
The 28 Federal Executive Boards across the country play an integral role in bringing agencies together and ensuring communication to and from Washington. The organizations coordinate agencies' efforts and provide input during policy development. FEBs play a key role during emergencies by acting as the conduit of information.
A new memo from OMB Director Jacob Lew puts agency technology managers in charge of commodity IT purchasing. The White House had hoped to get Congress to change the CIO's authority, but decided to do it by policy instead. OMB also details other changes to the CIO's role based on the 25-point IT reform plan.
Field office employees and headquarters staff work closely together to ensure changes meet the agency's mission. Two-way communication makes policy implementations more likely to succeed, EPA employees say. But these employees also say headquarters' staff needs to do more to understand their challenges, and field workers need to spend some time in Washington.
The Government Accountability Office says a State Department program designed to help its managers mitigate IT risks fails to provide a complete view of those risks.
Steve Kelman is a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
Diane Cochran has worked in the Departments of the Navy, Air Force, Energy, and the Office of Personnel Management, at a variety of locations in the continental United States and abroad. She shares what it's like to make the transition to working and living in D.C.
Kim Ainsworth is the executive director of the Boston Federal Executive Board.
Postal Service officials said they will be insolvent by the end of September unless Congress gives them more control and flexibility over their finances. The USPS board of governors met Friday as the organization reported a third-quarter loss of $3.1 billion.
An exclusive Federal News Radio survey of federal employees who work in Washington and those who work outside the D.C. metro area reveals a wide gap in opinions of each other. More than half of all federal workers outside of D.C. said their Washington office doesn't pay enough attention to them. Employees in Washington called their field offices essential and helpful.
Jeff Baker works for the Energy Department in Golden, Colo. He said good communication between headquarters and the field starts by understanding, listening, learning and remembering why each employee is at the agency in the first place.
Ellen Nelson is the executive director of the San Antonio Federal Executive Board.
Gwendolyn Campbell is the executive director of the Atlanta Federal Executive Board.
Rose Garland is the executive director of the St. Louis Federal Executive Board.
Francine Roby is the executive director of the San Francisco Federal Executive Board.
Lisa Makosewski is the executive director of the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board.
LeAnn Jenkins is the executive director of the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board.
Ray Morris is the executive director of the Minnesota Federal Executive Board.
Kathrene Hansen is the executive director of the L.A. Federal Executive Board.
Cindy Hillman is the executive director of the Kansas City Federal Executive Board.