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DoD to create single IT shared services office for DC region

The Defense Department is creating a single shared-services office for all commodity information technology for the Washington metro area and placing it under the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Tags: DoD , Technology , shared services , Army ITA , Enterprise Information Technology Service Division , Bob Work , DISA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:16am EDT

With or without BRAC, DoD's footprint is shrinking

In the absence of congressional authorization for another BRAC round, the Pentagon contemplates "alternative options" for base closure. Meanwhile, defense communities see fewer personnel spread across the same number of bases.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Installations , Association of Defense Communities , John Conger , Mike McCord , Jeff Fortenberry , Tim Ford , Tim Kaine , Jared Serbu , exclusive , building management

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 04:27am EDT
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Energy deputy CIO Adcock heading to private sector

Don Adcock is leaving government after 17 years, including the last three at Energy as its deputy CIO.

Tags: Don Adcock , Energy Department , Technology , People , Michael Johnson , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/13/2015, 11:52am EDT

GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , Acquisition , Contracting , industry , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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From the Old Post Office to FBI headquarters, GSA gets creative with federal property

As the government's landlord, the General Services Administration is coming up with creative approaches for how agencies can consolidate their workforces, rethink their office spaces and dispose of excess properties. In our latest special report, Federal News Radio takes an in-depth look at two projects receiving a lot of buzz: the renovation of the Old Post Office building and the relocation of the FBI headquarters.

Tags: GSA , OMB , Freeze the Footprint , federal buildings , PBS , Norman Dong , Denise Turner Roth , David Mader , Old Post Office Building , FBI , CPRA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Trump , David Orowitz , Ander Crenshaw , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , Michael OConnell , real property , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 02:51am EDT

Nabors promoted to VA chief of staff

The Veterans Affairs secretary has picked a White House veteran to be his new chief of staff, replacing Joe Riojas. Riojas has been with VA since 2009 and is leaving government.

Tags: exclusive , People , management , VA , Rob Nabors , Joe Riojas , Bob McDonald , OMB , White House , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:48am EDT

OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: management , real property , federal buildings , OMB , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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24 feds get to work with Obama on fixing the SES

The White House has named two dozen federal employees to a group that will advise the president on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. Obama joined the group at its meeting Thursday.

Tags: SES , Fixing the SES , workforce , White House Advisory Group on the Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Service , management , Emily Kopp , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , exclusive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:15am EDT

OMB plays data matchmaker to combat rise in improper payments

David Mader, OMB controller, said the administration will target specific agencies with new technology to access more data to combat this long-standing challenge. GAO reported Feb. 26 that the governmentwide improper payment rate was 4.02 percent, meaning agencies misspent almost $125 billion in 2014.

Tags: management , OMB , Dave Mader , Improper payments , Risk management , A-123 , GAO , financial management , Do Not Pay list , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 03:41am EDT
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OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services. Mader said along with Treasury, OMB will be determining how best to get agencies to move to one of four federal providers.

Tags: management , David Mader , OMB , exclusive , shared services , GSA , USDA , Treasury , financial management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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