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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Obama administration's effort to benchmark costs and best practices of agency back-office functions is overcoming its initial skeptics. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration say this is the first step toward long-term and meaningful efficiency and effectiveness improvements. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how some agencies are doing an about face when it comes to understanding the value of this benchmarking initiative.

Tags: Office of Management and Budget , management , efficiency , Jason Miller , Francis Rose , In Depth

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:29pm EST
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Ruth Cox and Walter Tersch, GSA

Green investments to federal buildings are showing double-digit energy savings, according to the General Services Administration. They're looking at the effects of some energy upgrades. Ruth Cox is a senior sustainability official, and Walter Tersch is a program analyst at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they broke down the success of the green updates.

Tags: Ruth Cox , Walter Tersch , green government , Francis Rose , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:09pm EST
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Compliance, data collection & healthcare IT

NextLOGiK CEO Kirk Couser and Director Chad Baker explain how their products can help federal agencies with data collection.
November 11, 2014

Tags: technology , Kirk Couser , Chad Baker , NextLOGiK , data collection , FEMA , NASA , HHS , Healthcare IT , mobile data management , ISO 9001 , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:38pm EST
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John Grant, General Services Administration

Although many have retired, the later wave of Vietnam veterans are still active in the federal workforce, including John Grant, the Region Eight customer accounts and research director in the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. At one time in special forces, Grant worked in the technology industry before joining the federal government. He's also active in the ACT-IAC group. Grant spoke with Tom Temin at the recent ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg.

Tags: John Grant , Federal Acquisition Service , ACT-IAC , veterans , workforce , hiring

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:40am EST
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GSA seeks help to improve back-end management of NS2020 program

The General Services Administration released an RFI seeking industry input on how best to improve the "management and operations functions that include ordering, billing, inventory and service level agreements management" and "pricing concepts."

Tags: technology , acquisition , Network Services 2020 , telecommunications , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:33am EST

Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration has set aside 1.5 percent of its personnel budget for training and reinvestment in skills for the next fiscal year. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the focus will be on customer relations and evolving with technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller caught up with Tangherlini at the National Contract Management Association's annual government symposium. Tangherlini described his relationship with the Office of Management and Budget's Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert and some of the things they're working on together on the Federal Drive.

Tags: personnel , budget , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , OMB , Beth Cobert , training , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:27am EST
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White House challenge puts the quest to go green in feds' hands

The government wants to go green and it's soliciting employee suggestions to help do it. It's a top-to-bottom effort though, as federal agencies also released their annual sustainability plans and the President announced a new GreenGov Symposium.

Tags: environment , EPA , CEQ , GreenGov initiative , GreenGov Challenge , GreenGov Symposium , sustainability , CDC , GreenGov Presidential Awards , cross-agency priority goals , workforce , Matt Wingfield , VA , HUD , green government

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 04:22pm EST

Next man up: Booz Allen tries its hand to modernize GSA's IAE

GSA awarded Booz Allen a $64.5 million contract over the next five years to develop a cloud service broker model using open source and cloud technologies to modernize the 10 databases that make up IAE.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Booz Allen Hamilton , Integrated Acquisition Environment , IBM , System for Award Management , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:44am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration recently hired another contractor to try to integrate 10 disparate acquisition databases. The first time around, the agency struggled both with its contractor and the plan to improve the Integrated Acquisition Environment. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about GSA's latest attempt to straighten it all out

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , Integrated Acquisition Environment , contractors , workforce , acquisition

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:13am EST
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All things Channel

Bob Laclede, vice president of Channels for the immixGroup, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how his organization is helping channel participants do more business with the government.
November 3, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , channel , Bob Laclede , immixGroup , VAR , marketing , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , SEWP , government contracts

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:57pm EST
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