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After formal request, administration takes own steps on agency overhaul process

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to let his administration reshape the way the federal government is structured a power the office of the President last held in 1984.

Tags: SBA , government reorganization , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 06:10pm EST
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White House unveils new trade initiatives, website as first steps in agency overhaul

Just days after President Barack Obama officially asked Congress for the authority to consolidate federal agencies, the administration has announced interim steps it will take to promote business and trade. They include the launch of a website focused on making it easier for businesses particularly small ones to work with the government.

Tags: OMB , SBA , management , Congress , Barack Obama , Steven VanRoekel , BusinessUSA.gov , federal reorganization , Lisa Brown , Michael Froman

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:05pm EST

What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Tags: management , best practices , industry , Deloitte Consulting , Deloitte & Touche , John Powers , Tom Davis , JoAnn Boutelle , federal reorganization

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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Say goodbye to inaccurate weather forecasts?

The National Weather Service has developed and tested a more precise forecasting and warning system. Don Berchoff, the science and technology director at NWS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency got the program up and running.

Tags: NWS , Don Berchoff , Raytheon , technology , IT , information sharing , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:25pm EST
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Commerce shuts down economic development site due to virus

The Economic Development Administration at the Commerce Department has shut down its network because of a cyber virus.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Economic Development Administration , Federal Drive , In Depth , technology , hacker

Friday - 02/03/2012, 03:39pm EST

OMB gives more details on agency consolidation plan

President Barack Obama will send Congress a bill in the coming weeks to reinstate the president's authority to consolidate agencies, said Lisa Brown, the Office of Management and Budget executive leading the government reform effort. She said the bill would require proposals to "reduce the number of agencies or save costs."

Tags: Congress , government reorganization , Lisa Brown , OMB , SBA , small business , Emily Kopp , trade

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:20pm EST
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How can federal managers prepare workforce for potential reorganization?

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how federal managers can prepare themselves and their employees.

Tags: best practices , management , workforce , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:59pm EST
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Think tank calls for a federal Department of Competitiveness

Jonathan Sallet, a partner with the law firm O'Melveny and Myers and the report's co-author, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what such a department would look like.

Tags: Jonathan Sallet , Center for American Progress , management , government reorganization , Federal Drive , SBA , innovation , contracting

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:00am EST
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Analysis: White House reorg plan could leave out agencies' functions

The White House is taking a new step toward reducing duplicative government programs and reorganizing agencies. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ira Shapiro, an international trade lawyer, give analysis on the recent administration proposals.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , management , government reorganization , OMB , Federal Drive , SBA , HHS , Ian Shapiro

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:29am EST
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