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White House crowdsources open-government playbook

In writing a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it's preaching.

Tags: open government , Justin Herman , Corinna Zarek , crowdsourcing , Daniel Schuman , Sean Vitka , CREW , Sunlight Foundation , transparency , Emily Kopp , technology

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 01:07pm EST

Miguel Garrido, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Agencies spend more and more each year on professional services. Now the General Services Administration is hatching a plan to round up all of the professional services contractors and herd them into one big multiple award schedule. It'll be called the Professional Services Schedule. Miguel Garrido, a quantitative analyst with Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the impetus for the move, how it will work, and who the new schedule will benefit.

Tags: agencies , professional services , Professional Services Schedule , Miguel Garrido , Bloomberg Government , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 09:32am EST
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OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , agile development , training , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , 18F , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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FedRAMP's promising future

The future of FedRAMP looks bright as it enters the next phase of development. Agencies can expect a new two-year roadmap to help them stay FedRAMP compliant.

Tags: FedRAMP , Anil Karmel , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 03:39pm EST

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The General Services Administration is tightening up its Integrated Technology Service, the organization that manages all of the agency's IT contracts. The news comes on the heels of GSA's plans to consolidate some of its largest professional services contracts, too. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said all of this consolidation feels like déjà vu all over again.

Tags: In Depth , Larry Allen ,

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:03pm EST
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Public Buildings commissioner wants to help agencies consolidate, modernize workspace

Commissioner Norman Dong sees the Public Buildings Services' role as helping other agencies cut administrative costs and creating more collaborative places to work.

Tags: Norman Dong , Public Buildings Service , FEMA , FBI , management , federal buildings , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:19pm EST

Executive Suite: Dan Levinson and Brian Miller

Top challenges for the Department of Health and Human Services are out from the HHS Office of Inspector General. Ten management and performance challenges are on the list, along with recommendations from the IG's office. Dan Levinson is the HHS Inspector General -- he joined Brian Miller of Navigant and former IG at the General Services Administration -- on In Depth with Francis Rose to break down the list.

Tags: Dan Levinson , Brian Miller , HHS , Navigant , In Depth , Executive Suite

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 01:38pm EST

Dump DUNS? Maybe it's starting

The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21. The General Services Administration, which runs FPDS-NG, said the public ATOM feeds will be updated by masking select data elements, specifically company's DUNS number.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , Guy Timberlake , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , American Small Business Council , Federal Procurement Data System , data sharing , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:57am EST

OMB, GSA winning over those skeptical of measuring back-office functions

The administration is establishing cost and quality benchmarks for administrative operations, such as human resources, finance, acquisition, and IT. After initial doubts, agencies see benefits from understanding how much they are paying for specific functions and how much others are paying for comparable jobs.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , Dan Tangherlini , National Academy of Public Administration , Benchmarking initiative , customer service , data-driven decisions , Jason Miller , President

Friday - 11/14/2014, 03:51am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Obama administration has been trying to measure and benchmark the costs and best practices of back-office functions that all agencies do. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration say it's the first step toward long-term and meaningful improvements in efficiency and effectiveness. Their efforts are starting to impress even skeptical agency managers. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how some agencies are doing an about face when it comes to understanding the value of this benchmarking initiative.

Tags: Jason Miller , OMB , benchmarks , Benchmarking initiative , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/14/2014, 08:44am EST
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