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A Senate subcommittee wants to know how much management progress DHS is making, while one Senator places a hold on the Undersecretary for Management nominee.
The undersecretary of management has been in her role since June 2008. The White House nominee to replace Duke has not been confirmed by the Senate yet.
Because of the retirement of baby-boomers, the federal government faces the imminent departure of large numbers of senior staffers over the next 10-15 years. A Senate subcommittee is focusing on how that will influence hiring the next generation of federal contract and acquisition workers.
More spending to track, and fewer workers to do the work. That's the conundrum facing Federal agencies trying to meet the many demands of federal acquisition. In the second of two reports, FederalNewsRadio's Max Cacas looks at how three of those agencies are trying to cope.
The Federal security clearance process has been on the Government Accountability Office's "high risk list" since 2005. But now, a Senate committee hears evidence that the officials from a task force of federal agencies trying to fix the clearance process may have finally turned a corner.
Tags: management , Pay&benefits , The Senate Government Management and Federal Workf , Daniel Akaka , OPM , John Berry , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , James Clapper , Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence , Max Cacas
Since its creation in 2003, the Department of Homeland Security has been on the Government Accountability Office "high risk" list precisely because of lingering problems linked with trying to manage the super-agency that emerged with the shotgun marriage of 22 separate agencies. Now a Senate oversight panel holds its latest hearing to review efforts to shore up the management of DHS.
Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.
Fixing the fiscal future
Congress remains serious about federal hiring reform, and about telework. Senator George Voinovich weighs in with the legislative outlook.