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10 ways to improve program management

Strong management is essential to driving successful project and program results. But many executives say their organizations struggle to move ideas into action. As part of our special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio offers a best practices for program management.

Tags: acquisition , program management , Project Management Institute , Jordon Sims , Accenture Federal Services , John Goodman , Tim Young , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:00am EDT

SARA not the be-all and end-all for acquisition reform

Tom Davis, director of government relations at Deloitte and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said acquisition offices haven't improved much since Congress passed SARA in 2003.

Tags: Tom Davis , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , acquisition , Acquisition Advisory Panel , SARA , SARA Panel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jory Heckman , Michael OConnell , acquisition reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:58am EDT
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Beth McGrath, Federal Practice Director, Deloitte

The next steps in defense acquisition reform may come from the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations asks experts from all parts of the defense acquisition community to tell them where the committee should go next to streamline defense acquisition. Beth McGrath of Deloitte is former Deputy Chief Management Officer at the Defense Department and one of the contributors to the committee's efforts. She worked to institute what she called a cost culture. She didn't use that phrase in her comments to the committee, but Francis Rose asked her if that concept was written between the lines on In Depth.

Tags: Beth McGrath , DoD , Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , Senate Homeland Security Committee , Senate , In Depth ,

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:20pm EDT
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Todd Grams, Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Few things are as basic to the operation of federal agencies than the budget process. Circular A-11, published by the Office of Management and Budget, is the guiding document for all things budgetary. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, here come the revisions. A-11 has received some important revisions this year you need to know about. Todd Grams is a director in Deloitte's Federal consulting practice, and a long-time federal executive. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the significance of A-11 and what changes to expect.

Tags: Todd Grams , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 09/12/2014, 10:07am EDT
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Enterprise risk management in the federal sector

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the current state of enterprise risk management in the federal government.
August 22, 2014

Tags: workforce , enterprise risk management , risk management , Karen Hardy , OMB , W. Todd Grams , Doug Webster , Cambio Consulting Group , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:34pm EDT
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David Dye, Director in Human Capital Practice, Deloitte

Communication skills are on the decline among federal agency leaders. The non-profit Partnership for Public Service says only about half of federal employees think their supervisors are good communicators and motivators. David Dye is a Director in Deloitte's Human Capital Practice. Deloitte helped the Partnership crunch the latest numbers. David explained the results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: David Dye , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Beth McGrath, Federal Practice Director, Deloitte

The Office of Management and Budget requires federal agencies include more data in its 2016 budget requests for this fall. OMB wants benchmarks and timelines of financial investments so it can organize its cross-agency priority goals. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte's Federal Practice. She's also former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. In a Federal News Radio op-ed and on In Depth with Francis Rose, McGrath said agencies should be making even more business decisions based on data.

Tags: Beth McGrath , DoD , management

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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Agencies need to put laser focus on business optimization

Now is not the time to play 'small ball.' As budgets shrink, agencies should be bold as they look to improve mission effectiveness and modernize operations, says Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Pentagon.

Tags: Beth McGrath , DoD , business optimization , management , data analytics

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:34am EDT

Beth McGrath & Dave Wennergren

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are trying to pay close attention to defense acquisition reform. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president of technology policy at the Professional Services Council and the Pentagon's former chief information officer. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte Federal Practice and the Defense Department's former deputy chief management officer. They joined on In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss acquisition reform.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , acquisition reform , Beth McGrath , Dave Wennergren , PSC

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Jitinder Kohli, Director in Public Sector Practice, Deloitte

The Obama administration has set a bunch of new performance goals for individual agencies and for cross-agency priorities. They've come out as part of the 2015 budget preparations. Cross-agency goals concern missions such as cybersecurity, insider threats, job creation and STEM education. Agency goals involve each department. And then come the overarching goals, like open government, customer service and strategic sourcing. Jitinder Kohli, a director in Deloitte Consulting's public sector practice, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the 115 goals spread across government.

Tags: Jitinder Kohli , performance goals , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 06/27/2014, 10:50am EDT
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