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Rich Cooper, Homeland Security Policy Institute, GW University

The top leaders of the Homeland Security Department are leaving their jobs twice as fast as any other agency in the federal government. The Washington Post reports a dysfunctional workplace and terrible morale are two big reasons why. Rich Cooper is a partner at Catalyst Partners, and a fellow for the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared some recommendations for how to fix the culture of the agency.

Tags: Rich Cooper , DHS , In Depth

Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Poll: Public confidence in federal workforce rebounds after shutdown

A new George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that nearly three-quarters of registered voters surveyed said they had either "a lot" of respect or "some" confidence in civilian federal workers.

Tags: worforce , Battlefield Poll , survey , confidence , Congress , Barack Obama , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/08/2014, 03:26pm EDT

SESers leaving due more to age, time than other factors

A new report from the Senior Executive Association and the George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration found a majority of the reasons for a 10 percent decline in the SES workforce in each of the last three years is age and length of service.

Tags: workforce , management , Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Association , Carol Bonosaro , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/27/2014, 05:44pm EDT

Ron Marks, Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute, GWU

The White House might be Balkanizing the Internet.

Tags: Ron Marks , Homeland Security Policy Institute , In Depth , DHS

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 04:52pm EDT
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Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
February 11, 2014 (This is an encore presentation. This show originally aired January 14, 2014.)

Tags: Steve Schooner , acquisition , contracting , performance management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , DoD , Better Buying Initiative

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:34pm EST
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OPM undecided whether to suspend, debar USIS after DoJ complaint

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta called Justice's case an "egregious violation of the public trust." OPM has taken steps to reform and improve the oversight of the security clearance system to prevent future "dumping" of cases.

Tags: management , workforce , security clearances , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Justice Department , USIS , contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 12:33pm EST

Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means

Experts say the 2 percent drop in the number of contracting complaints to GAO disproves the theory that as federal spending drops, contractors will file more protests. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said agencies and vendors have a better understanding than ever about their likelihood of success.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , GAO , Ralph White , Dan Gordon , bid protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:53am EST
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An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
July 23, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Steve Schooner , Better Buying Power initiative , GW Law School , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 11:26pm EDT
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IT reform bill needs to 'beef up' people section, experts say

Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , Darrell Issa , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , program management , workforce , training , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:02am EST

An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
February 7, 2012(Encore presentation February 14, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Federal Procurement , Steve Schooner , warfighter , contractor workforce , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , Small business contracting , Better Buying Power initiative , OMB , GW Law School , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:46pm EST
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