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OMB asks agencies for self-assessments

The administration conducts its first set of reviews of the three-to-eight high priority goals each agency set last year. OMB is encouraging agencies to conduct their own reviews in order to keep focus on meeting the objectives. All agency performance information eventually will be made public through a new portal,

Tags: Management , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , SSA , PBGC , performance management , , high-priority goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/15/2010, 07:13am EDT

Feds prepare for explosion in mobile devices, apps

Agencies are testing an assortment of smartphones and tablet computers to improve how their workforces meet their missions. But there still are questions about the security of these devices.

Tags: technology , telework , cybersecurity , mobile , ACT/IAC , DHS , ICE , Jerry Rhoads , DoJ , ATF , Rick Holgate , Sonny Bhagowalia , Apple , iPad , Research in Motion , BlackBerry , Samsung , Android , Google , tablet computing , mobile apps , , Mobile computing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 07:20am EDT

New GSA site eases social media concerns

Increasingly, agencies are tapping into blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to reach out to the public. Now, the federal department leading the way in the federal government's use of social media is making it easier for even the smallest agency to use Web 2.0 tools.

Tags: technology , Web 2.0 , Gwynne Kostin , FedTalks 2010 , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 07:10am EDT

Towns, Issa bill would set hard Networx deadline

Congressmen introduce legislation requiring agencies to transition to the new telecommunications contract from FTS2001 by May 2010. Towns said the government could lose $500 million because of the delays.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Networx , Telecommunications , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 05:19pm EDT

Identity Management - "Progress & Best Practices"

October 19th at 12PM

Program will discuss the progress report on the Identity Management efforts in the Federal Government, Progress & Best Practices, challenges to overcome, interoperability with programs and the vision for the future for Identity Management.

Tags: technology , Federal Executive Forum , Trezza Media Group , Jim Flyzik , The Flyzik Group , Mike Butler , Judy Spencer , Ashley Stevenson , Peter Engel Alan Carswell , UMUC , SafeNet , HP , OSD , Steven Cooper , FAA

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 04:37pm EDT

In case of emergency, pull on telework

Telework proves itself again when a Continuity of Operations Plan comes together.

Tags: technology , Telework Ceter , telework , DoC , Martha Johnson , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 10/08/2010, 06:44pm EDT

Feds have new option for getting around D.C.

OPM, GSA and DoT sign on to offer bicycle sharing through the Capital Bikeshare Program in the city. OPM bought a corporate membership for 300 employees to use the bikes to get to meetings or for exercise for up to 30 minutes for free.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Martha Johnson , Roy Kienit , OPM , DoT , Gabe Klein , Washington D.C. DoT , bikeshare program , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: transportation , green government , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:15am EDT

Federal Executive Boards spread the green word

With the majority of federal employees located outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area, how are feds in regional offices answering the White House's mandates regarding the greening of government? The answer: the Federal Executive Boards organized groups of executives who find ways to collaborate across agency lines.

Tags: Management , green government , Greening of Government: people , Federal Executive Board , Gay Page , Melanie Wood , OPM , EPA , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:02am EDT

DorobekINSIDER: GSA spokesman Sahar Wali leaving to go green

GSA’s chief spokesperson, Sahar Wali, is going to be leaving the agency. She will be joining the White House Council of Environmental Quality as their communications director next month, the DorobekINSIDER has confirmed. Wali has roots on Capitol Hill and she worked on the Obama campaign. She joined GSA soon after the election and has [...]

Tags: Circuit , green , Management , Whose In and Whose Out , strategy , Circuit , green , Management , Whose In and Whose Out , strategy , Circuit , green , Management , Whose In and Whose Out , strategy

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 12:42pm EDT
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