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Local government offers pay-for-performance lessons

Experts say the federal government should train managers on performance first. Rep. Connolly offers tips from his experience in Fairfax County, Va.

Tags: P&B , Rep. Gerry Connolly , John Berry , OPM , Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , NSPS , pay-for-performance , human resources

Friday - 06/12/2009, 06:53am EDT
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DoD offers more details of how cyber command would work

Lawmakers place focus on government's relationship with industry to protect computer networks. Military testing system with Defense Industrial Base to share threat information.

Tags: technology , Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander , Bob Lentz , Rep. Diane Watson , Rep. Brian Billbray , Rep. Jim Marshall , Rep. Jeff Miller , NSA , STRATCOM , DHS , ODNI , OMB , House Armed Services Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 05/06/2009, 07:13am EDT
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House Armed Services sets up acquisition panel

The House Armed Services Committee today formed a panel to figure out how best to reform the Defense Department's acquisition programs and processes.

Tags: contracting , Ike Skelton , Jim McHugh , Jim Andrews , Mike Conaway , Clair McCaskill , Carl Levin , John McCain , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , acquisition reform

Friday - 03/06/2009, 04:48pm EST

OFPP will not 'pass-the-hat' to fund training

GAO finds the administration did not meet several acquisition workforce planning mandates under the Defense Authorization law. OMB tells auditors they do not think a centralized training fund will work, and instead will improve the acquisition workforce through the budget process.

Tags: contracting , OMB , GSA , Federal Acquisition Institute , GAO , acquisition workforce

Monday - 04/26/2010, 04:08pm EDT

DoD gives vendors new rules to protect data

A new directive from the military formalizes a pilot program between the DoD and the Defense Industrial Base. DoD and vendors will create an information sharing environment for threats and best practices.

Tags: technology , Cheryl Roby , Howard Schmidt , DHS , Robert Lentz , Cyber Security Strategies , cybersecurity , defense industrial base

Monday - 02/15/2010, 04:14pm EST
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Army to test new personnel system at Aberdeen lab

Federal Register notice details how the program will work. Service's approach similar to other science and technology lab demonstration projects.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Army , NFFE , Federal Registers , Personnel demonstration program

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 01:20pm EST

With Schmidt in place, who's his deputy?

Sources tell FederalNewsRadio that a leading candidate is a staff member on the Senate Intelligence Committee. In the meantime, former White House cybersecurity lead Hathaway and other industry experts offer the new cyber coordinator some advice about priorities and challenges.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , James Langevin , Sameer Bhalotra , White House , Senate Select Committee on Intelligence , DHS , NSA , FBI , ODNI , Melissa Hathaway , Mischel Kwon , Liesyl Franz , TechAmerica , RSA , Hathaway Global Strategies , information sharing

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 12:54pm EST
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Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees

Provision in 2010 omnibus spending bill requires credit checks on employees before giving them a government credit card. Law also requires agencies to create service contract inventories, and fully funds the E-Government Fund for the first time in eight years.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , pay and benefits , David Obey , OMB , OPM , GSA , AFGE , John Gage , omnibus spending bill , E-Government Fund , Agency credit card , service contract inventory , BRAC , A-76 , insourcing , Internet cookies

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:56pm EST
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Feds find it isn't easy being transparent

One of the top buzzwords in the federal space these days is transparency. More and more officials are embracing the idea of the government being more open and transparent, and more are making use of social collaboration and networking tools in their agencies. But how are they faring in implementing the tools of collaboration? A blue-ribbon panel at the yesterday's MeriTalk/Adobe Government Assembly offered some perspective.

Tags: newsstand , Adobe Government Open Source Conference , MeriTalk , Dee Dee Myers , Alan Cohn , DHS , Price Floyd , transparency , White House , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 07:04am EST
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