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GSA appeals MSPB's exoneration of Prouty

The agency also puts former Region 8 Commissioner of the Public Building Service on administrative leave until the MSPB Board makes a decision on the appeal.

Tags: GSA , Paul Prouty , workforce , Bill Bransford , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:30pm EDT

OPM Director John Berry to leave when term expires

The director of the Office of Personnel Management is limited to a four-year term under the law. Sources tell Federal News Radio, John Berry informed the CHCO Council he's not planning to stay on when his term expires later this month.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , workforce , people , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 11:52pm EDT

Issa's IT reform bill moves through committee, concerns still remain

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with little debate and no amendments. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the bill's author and chairman of the committee, said the provisions to give CIOs more budget control and the IT project and program management improvements will have a big impact on how agencies spend money on technology.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , acquisition , industry , Mike Hettinger , Software and Information Industry Association , TechAmerica , IT reform , project management , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , open source , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:28am EDT
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TSA CIO Garrison-Alexander retiring

Emma Garrison-Alexander is leaving government after 29 years, including the last four at the Transportation Security Administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also is searching for a new CIO.

Tags: Emma Garrison-Alexander , TSA , people , technology , Jason Miller , exclusive , FEMA , Jeanne Etzel , DHS

Friday - 03/15/2013, 04:47pm EDT

White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , OMB , Trusted Internet connection , HSPD-12 , continuous monitoring , PIO , CIO , performance mangement , GSA , DHS , NIST , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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DHS cyber executive Weatherford leaving

Mark Weatherford, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, will leave the agency on April 12 after accepting a job in the private sector.

Tags: Mark Weatherford , NPPD , DHS , cybersecurity , people , Rand Beers , exclusive

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 03:37pm EDT

MSPB exonerates Prouty for role in GSA's Western Regions Conference

Paul Prouty, the former GSA Region 8 commissioner, won his appeal of the agency's decision to fire him in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal last April. The Merit Systems Protection Board's administrative judge found "no evidence" of wrongdoing by Prouty.

Tags: workforce , Shakeup at GSA , GSA , management , Paul Prouty , MSPB , Western Regions Conference , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:12am EDT
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CIO priorities zero in on cloud, cyber as budget uncertainty looms

Federal chief information officers remain concerned with securing their agencies' networks and systems. Cybersecurity ranked first in a list of CIOs priorities in an exclusive survey conducted by Federal News Radio. Also among CIOs' top priorities were moving back-office or commodity IT systems to the cloud and using IT to ease the budget pressures facing agencies. Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology and chief information officer of the Veterans Affairs Department discussed the survey results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: cybersecurity , Roger Baker , In Depth , technology , cloud computing , IT budget , exclusive

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:09pm EST
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Agency CAOs fear budget woes put workforce at risk

Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall. Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses Federal News Radio's exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Chief Acquisition Officer , Nick Nayak , In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition workforce , acquisition , contracting , Mythbusters , budget , exclusive

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:24pm EDT
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Sequestration gives federal IT a crisis of confidence

Steven VanRoekel, the federal CIO, said the PortfolioStat approach will help agencies manage through these tough budget times. He said agency technology investments could take a hit as the automatic spending cuts become real.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , PortfolioStat , sequestration , budget , data-drive decisions , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/01/2013, 05:44am EST
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