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Value Engineering succeeds in Columbus

The Department of Defense is putting innovation and creativity into their engineering efforts. They have announced the winners of the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards that recognize the best value innovations that government and business develop to create cost-effective program solutions. Team leader David Szczublewski explains how.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , contracting , innovation , David Szczublewski , Defense Supply Center

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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UPDATE: More on military pay raise from Senate Armed Services subcommittee

More from this hearing on using funds for specialty and incentive pay instead of across-the-board pay raises.

Tags: In Depth , pay and benefits , management , best practices , DoD , Pentagon , Defense Department , Department of Defense , William Carr , Brenda Farrell , Government Accountability Office

Friday - 04/30/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Roadmap needed to change Defense travel rules

The troubled Defense Travel System may never be fixed unless there are drastic changes in the rules themselves about DOD travel. DTS director Pam Mitchell explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , mngt , travel , Pam Mitchell , Defense Travel System

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Defense medical technology goes transformational

Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative (TMTI) was pioneered by The Department of Defense to better prepare and protect the warfighter and the nation from emerging, genetically engineered, and unknown biothreat agents. Director David Hough gives us details on how that's done.

Tags: mngt , technology , David Hough , Transformational Medical Technology Initiative

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 09:30am EDT
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How to put a CAP on disability losses

Technology has become crucial for and in federal recruiting of the disabled. Dinah Cohen, director of the Computer and Electronics Accommodations Program at Defense explains.

Tags: mngt , hiring , P&B , disabilities , DoD , Computer and Electronics Accommodations Program , Dinah Cohen

Monday - 04/26/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Defense acquisition reform bill coming from House Armed Services Committee

Committee Chairman Ike Skelton says fixing the acquisition system at the Department of Defense is a bipartisan goal.

Tags: contracting , best practices , Congress , DoD , Pentagon , Defense Department , Ike Skelton , Defense Acquisition Reform Panel , Rob Andrews

Monday - 04/19/2010, 05:50pm EDT
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Defense recognizes value in value engineering

Value Engineering (VE) is a function analysis process to identify actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire DoD enterprise. Nick Torelli, Deputy Director for Mission Assurance tells us about what it takes to be a winner.

Tags: mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , contracting , innovation , Nick Torelli

Monday - 04/19/2010, 10:40am EDT
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NSPS: the end is near

The Pentagon has named John James Director of the NSPS Transition Office. He joins us with a look at the future of NSPS and pay for performance.

Tags: P&B , NSPS , DoD , HReinvented , pay for performance , John James

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 11:08am EDT
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Fresh voices weigh in on Pentagon acquisition, logistics

Current military personnel doubling as think tank thinkers, academics share results of their research.

Tags: contracting , management , acquisition workforce , best practices , DoD , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 05:59pm EDT

DISA career fair coming to Ft. Meade

DISA brings a career fair to Ft. Meade for the first time. DISA's director of Manpower, Personnel and Security Jack Penkoske says attendees can build their federal resumes, qualify for security clearances and take advantage of the organization's award-winning quality of life programs.

Tags: P&B , DISA , federal hiring , security clearance , Jack Penkoske , Ft. Meade , BRAC

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 10:52am EDT
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