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DHS Undersecretary Elaine Duke keeps her job - for now

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.

Tags: Contracting , management , cybersecurity , Congress , homeland security , DHS , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Daniel Akaka , Elaine Duke , Rafael Borras

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 06:20pm EST
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DHS's Duke to retire after 28 years in government

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.

Tags: management , Elaine Duke , Susan Collins , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Rafael Borras

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 01:41pm EDT

Strengthening the federal acquisition workforce

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.

Tags: P&B , Contracting , acquisitions , federal hiring , GSA , Daniel Akaka , David Drabkin , Jeffrey Zeints , OMB , OFPP , Martha Johnson

Friday - 08/07/2009, 06:52am EDT
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Agencies bolster the ranks of fed contracting pros

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.

Tags: P&B , Contracting , acquisitions , GSA , Daniel Akaka , Elaine Duke , DHS , John McNally , NASA , John Bashista , DoE , OMB , Max Cacas

Monday - 08/10/2009, 06:49am EDT
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Agencies report progress, at last, on security clearance reform

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

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 07:09am EDT
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DHS continues effort to right-size management structure

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.

Tags: management , DHS , GAO , Elaine Duke , Daniel Akaka , Bernice Steinhardt , Max Cacas , homeland security Security

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 06:38am EST
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Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

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.

Tags: Contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OMB , OFPP , GAO , Robert Burton , Venable , insourcing , acquisition workforce , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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Voinovich: hiring reforms will take an act of law

Congress remains serious about federal hiring reform, and about telework. Senator George Voinovich weighs in with the legislative outlook.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congressional Spotlight , hiring reforms , telework

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 10:52am EDT
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