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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Commerce Department is one of five agencies the White House chose to pilot an Idea Lab in fiscal 2016. As part of the President's budget request, Commerce would get a few million dollars to create this new office. Bruce Andrews is the deputy secretary of Commerce. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller what his department hopes to accomplish with the lab.

Tags: Jason Miller , Bruce Andrews , Commerce Department , budget , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/13/2015, 06:32am EST
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Commerce invites employees to bring forth innovative ideas

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews said while lawmakers decide whether to fund the White House's $3 million request to set up an Idea Lab, the department already released a new online tool to collect employee ideas.

Tags: technology , Bruce Andrews , Commerce Department , budget , Idea Lab , HHS , GSA , Digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 02/13/2015, 04:36am EST
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The White House budget request lays out a plan to get rid of sequestration and start new programs to strengthen the senior executive service. But the power over budget reality lies mostly in the hand of Congress. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal contractors should be wary of the hype a White House budget creates.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , budget

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:42pm EST
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DHS shutdown, furloughs dominate subcommittee hearing

A House subcommittee hosted a hearing Thursday to discuss emerging threats and technologies, but the topic that dominated conversation was whether the Homeland Security Department would be funded after Feb. 27.

Tags: House , House Homeland Security Committee , House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies , DHS , cybersecurity , budget , cromnibus , continuing resolution , Bennie Thompson , Secret Service , CBP , furloughs , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 06:12pm EST

OPM takes FAST track to closing skills gaps

The Office of Personnel Management has given Federal Agency Skills Team (FAST) the job of putting in place a standard and repeatable methodology to identify and mitigate skills gaps governmentwide.

Tags: Federal Ageny Skills Team , OPM , skills gap , budget , EHRI , CHCO Council , mission-critical occupations

Friday - 01/30/2015, 04:55pm EST

30K furloughs imminent if Congress can't pass DHS spending bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he will have to furlough at least 30,000 employees if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill to cover DHS funding beyond Feb. 27.

Tags: DHS , budget , continuing resolution , Jeh Johnson , Chip Fulgram , Sean McCalley , Congress

Monday - 02/09/2015, 01:36pm EST

Work: DoD needs funding boost, but fixing readiness will take years

The military services say they've made some progress against the readiness levels they lost when sequestration first struck in 2013. The Pentagon's second- ranking official said Tuesday that momentum needs to be maintained, but DoD's challenges are as much about time as about money.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Readiness , Acquisition , Robert Work , AFCEA , management , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:17am EST

How bad would a shutdown be for DHS?

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out February 28 unless Congress acts fast. Just how bad would a shutdown be for DHS? Former Homeland Security HR exec Jeff Neal offers his inside take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , budget , DHS , Congress , commentary , workforce , management , government shutdown

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:01am EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

The 2016 budget calls for a 1.3 percent pay raise for federal employees. That's assuming it passes. But what do you and your colleagues think about it? And, how are you responding to the President's plan overall? Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , pay raise , budget

Friday - 02/06/2015, 10:11am EST
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