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Human capital in the public and private sectors

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of human capital and how the public and private sectors are collaborating.
March 6, 2015

Tags: workforce , human capital , collaboration , Mika Cross , Jeffrey Neal , ICF International , Bill Fischer , Jason Briefel , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk , Long Term Care Partners

Friday - 03/06/2015, 10:14pm EST
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GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , Price Reduction Clause , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:56am EST
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Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Anne Rung , OFPP , industry , Acquisition 360 , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Category management , digital services , Buyer’s club , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:40am EST

Steve Krauss, Corporate Development Officer, Censeo Consulting

The Office of Management and Budget has directives on shared services on the desks of agencies across government. But cultural issues may be the big holdup from the government realizing the benefits of shared services. That's according to a new conclusion by the ACT-IAC Acquisition Management shared interest group. Steve Krauss is corporate development officer at Censeo Consulting Group. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the analysis from the ACT-IAC Acquisition Management shared interest group.

Tags: Steve Krauss , Censeo Consulting Group , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:55pm EST

SSA's big data project speeds up transition to innovation culture

The Social Security Administration used excess desktop computers and an open source platform to tackle its big data challenge. For its efforts, ACT-IAC named SSA's improper payments and data analytics program a finalist in the Igniting Innovation awards.

Tags: technology , SSA , Ron Sikes , Ann Amrhein , Improper payments , open source , Hadoop , big data , Igniting Innovation awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 11:05am EST
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Dan Chenok and Rick Holgate, Co-Chairs, ACT-IAC

The Office of Personnel Management is trying for the fifth time to modernize its technology for processing retirement claims. OPM will choose a foundation for a fully automated system next year. Rick Holgate is Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Dan Chenok is senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. They're both co-chairs for ACT-IAC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how agencies like OPM, and others, are planning their IT futures.

Tags: Dan Chenok , Rick Holgate , ATF , IBM Center for the Business of Government , OPM , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:34pm EST
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John Grant, General Services Administration

Although many have retired, the later wave of Vietnam veterans are still active in the federal workforce, including John Grant, the Region Eight customer accounts and research director in the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. At one time in special forces, Grant worked in the technology industry before joining the federal government. He's also active in the ACT-IAC group. Grant spoke with Tom Temin at the recent ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg.

Tags: John Grant , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , veterans , workforce , hiring

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:40am EST
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Tangherlini: Agencies can learn a lot from startups

The ability to take risks and a hyper-focus on customer needs are just two of the things GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the federal government can learn from technology startups.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Executive Leadership Conference , GSA , innovation , technology , startups , 18F , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:08pm EDT
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Cobert: Technology, innovation key to OMB's management agenda

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , management agenda , management , technology , data , Executive Leadership Conference

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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Helpdesk award continues USDA's trek toward more shared services

Cheryl Cook, USDA's CIO, said the Forest Service awarded a contract to AbilityOne for tier one helpdesk services. This is one of several enterprisewide services the agency is creating to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Tags: technology , shared services , USDA , Cheryl Cook , AbilityOne , contracting , Forest Service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:26pm EDT
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