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Insourcing debate heats up over agencies stealing employees

Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , OFPP , defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:04am EST
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Two new programs on the way to improve recruitment, retention

OPM is hoping to launch the Veterans Hiring Initiative next week. Director Berry also planning to kick-off an initiative to pair SESers with universities to bring on new workers. Berry says a formal proposal for long-term changes to civil service could be ready by next summer.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , VA , Labor , Syracuse University , SES , Veterans hiring , civil service reform

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 08:05pm EST
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DoD deputy CIO explains recently released open source memo

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management Technology and Deputy CIO explains clarifications.

Tags: technology , management , open source , David Wennergren , CIO , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 10/30/2009, 05:43pm EDT

Transition out of NSPS begins

Just one day after President Barack Obama signed the Defense Authorization bill that ultimately killed the National Security Personnel System, the Acting Program Executive Officer of NSPS tells Federal News Radio how his office is working to get feds out.

Tags: pay & benefits , NSPS , Tim Curry , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 06:53pm EDT
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STAR-TIDES leverages collaboration, technology for global problem-solving

A program supported by the Defense Department is continuing efforts to link public and private information sharing to use cutting-edge technologies to help people around the world in their times of need. A Washington-based Pentagon academician is part of the program's top leadership.

Tags: newsstand , technology , STAR-TIDES , National Defense University , Linton Wells , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 06:34am EDT
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TechAmerica predicts growth in IT spending only on civilian side

Industry association says Defense technology spending will go down over the next 10 years. In interviews with agencies, Justice, HHS and Treasury are expected to increase the most, while military spending on procurement and R&D will decrease significantly.

Tags: contracting , DoJ , HHS , Treasury , TechAmerica , Cecil Black , Madaline Andre , Dan Heinemeier , Federal IT spending , DoD IT spending , Civilian agency IT spending , cybersecurity , Infrastructure modernization , Web 2.0 , C4SIR

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 03:51pm EDT

DoD plans to tame vendor business systems

The Pentagon has set up a new subcommittee to review its processes, policies and practices for how it audits and administers contractor purchasing, billing, estimating and accounting systems. This DoD-only panel will develop recommendations and an action plan in the next six months. DCAA says about 69 of the top 100 Defense contractors have at least one deficient business system.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Shay Assad , April Stephenson , Mike Conaway , Rob Andrews , Greg Kutz , DCAA , GAO , House Armed Services Committee acquisition panel , contract audits , Billing systems , improper payments

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Daniel Werfel confirmed to be the controller in the Office of Management and Budget

Daniel Werfel will focus on three main areas as controller, getting the government to have a clean audit opinion, reducing improper payments and improving how agencies manage federal property. OMB director Orszag issues a memo asking agencies to meet the 45 day deadline to close their books, or ask for an extension by Nov. 1. Orszag says agencies may need more resources to get clean financial audits because of the Recovery Act.

Tags: management , Daniel Werfel , Peter Orszag , OMB , NASA , DHS , financial management , Controller

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 03:15pm EDT

Should the Marines set up a cyber command?

Corps issues a new paper asking commanders their thoughts. The paper details issues that would lead the Marines to identify challenges and propose solutions.

Tags: technology , Marine Corps , Army , Air Force , cybersecurity , Cyber Command

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:59am EDT

Administration to set new vision for ID management

White House cyber office working on strategy document to address issues around identity management. This is part of the administration's broader effort to better integrate all of these initiatives.

Tags: technology , Sonia Smith , Bruce McConnell , DHS , Navy , White House , TechAmerica , identity management , Secure ID cards , HSPD-12 , PKI , E-Authentication , OpenID

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 04:45pm EDT
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