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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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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
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