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Hawkings: Plenty of good signs in Congress budget discussions

House appropriations committees are trying to balance the 2016 budget by taking a little bit of money from some agencies and giving it to others. The IRS and the Education Department are two agencies that could see some of their funding transferred to places like the departments of Justice and Transportation. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tracked the money as the House appropriators do some budget math.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , Congress , IRS ,

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OFPP procurement reform; IT oversight at DHS; longtime execs retire

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller examines the unintended consequences of 1990s procurement reform and how OFPP plans to address them. Plus, multiple congressmen crack down on duplication issues at the Department of Homeland Security. Also in this edition, what's behind the retirement of a long-time CIO at Education and a procurement executive at Veterans Affairs?

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , OFPP , Acquisition , acquisition reform , Anne Rung , Will Hurd , DHS , Congress , information technology , Jerry Williams , Glenn Haggstrom , Veterans Affairs

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:15am EDT
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GSA's Hashmi squares away industry plans; Kraden heads to OGP

There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi's decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Tags: people , Technology , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Greg Godbout , EPA , 18F , Jonathan Kraden , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Office of Governmentwide Policy , Steve Grewal , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:58am EDT

OMB's A-123 rewrite to flip risk management on its head

Mike Wetklow, an Office of Management and Budget official, said the expected changes to Circular A-123 will ask agencies to view risk management in a different way.

Tags: management , OMB , Mike Wetklow , Commerce Department , Tim Soltis , A-123 , enterprise risk management , AGA , Emily Kopp , Karen Hardy

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:21pm EST

DHS 'aces' plain writing report; State, Interior score 'incompletes'

The Center for Plain Language issued its annual plain language report cards Tuesday, with the Homeland Security Department, Social Security Administration and Security Exchange Commission earning top scores.

Tags: Plain Writing Act of 2010 , Center for Plain Language , Kath Straub , Dave Loebsack , Annetta Cheek , DHS , SSA , SEC , State Department , Interior Department , best practices

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 06:16pm EST

Education offers employees the chance to walk in their managers' shoes

The Education Department offers a series of programs to improve employee engagement and leadership training. Quay Crowner, Education's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director, said there is an increased emphasis across the agency to better take care of the employees.

Tags: Workforce , Training , Quay Crowner , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Employee engagement , Human Capital Management Government Training Event , worldwide business research , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:05am EST
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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Education Department is giving potential managers a chance to walk in their supervisors' shoes. A program called "A Day in the Life" lets those on the rise see what it's like to be a manager by shadowing a current one over a few days. Quay Crowner is the Education Department's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director. She told Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller about how the program is part of a broader employee engagement effort going on across the department.

Tags: management , Workforce , Personnel , Jason Miller , Quay Crowner , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:49am EST
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Teachers' union wants DoE Secretary Duncan's resignation

Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for Education Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation.

Tags: Arne Duncan , National Education Association , people

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:26am EDT

Jill James, Director of ED.gov, Education Department

The Education Department has two ambitious goals to reach by 2020: see the U.S. become the nation with the highest percentage of college graduates in the world, and see low income and minority students find the same successes as their peers in graduating from high school and having access to college education. The department's Open Government Plan is key to achieving these goals. Jill James is director of ED.gov in the Office of Communications and Outreach. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the plan and how Education is communicating with the public.

Tags: Jill James , Federal Drive , Open government

Friday - 06/20/2014, 01:16am EDT
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Camsie McAdams, Deputy Director, Office of STEM, Department of Education

The government is in the biggest drive to promote STEM since the Sputnik era. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The country needs more students to become interested in these vital fields. Now the Education Department and NASA have teamed up in a novel approach attract students to STEM. Camsie McAdams is the deputy director of the STEM office at Education. She spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Camsie McAdams , STEM , NASA , Energy Department

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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