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IT reform bill would cull the CIO herd, give them more power

Rep. Darrell Issa said agencies need a lot more agility in their IT spending, but a lack of budget authority and a proliferation of accountability among bureau-level CIOs gets in the way.

Tags: technology , Congress , Darrell Issa , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , IT reform , OMB , Open source software , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 03:22pm EST
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IRS struggling to tackle massive surge in identity theft

Faced with declining resources, the Internal Revenue Service has diverted resources from elsewhere inside the agency to try and head off skyrocketing cases of identity theft stemming from tax refunds.

Tags: IRS , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , TIGTA , GAO , National Taxpayer Advocate , J. Russell George , Nina Olson , Beth Tucker , James White , technology , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/30/2012, 06:16pm EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 29

OMB Controller Danny Werfel explains how agencies have been able to cut improper payments. Also, the VA's Mary Santiago discusses the hurdles to hiring more veterans into the federal workforce.

Tags: Federal Drive , Danny Werfel , OMB , Mary Santiago , VA , USPS , Jeremy Grant , NIST

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 08:31am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 21, 2012

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses what progress Congress can realistically make on the budget. Anthony Amendolia of the DLA talks turkey -- as in, the thousands of turkeys he ordered for service members overseas. Alex Bolton, senior writer for The Hill, discusses Congress' strategies to avoid the fiscal cliff. GAO's Steve Lord reviews TSA's complaint process.

Tags: Congress , budget , fiscal cliff , Alex Bolton , The Hill , DLA , Anthony Amendolia , Steve Lord , GAO , TSA , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 08:53am EST

Number of federal teleworkers hits all-time high

OPM sends Congress 2011 report on number of employees teleworking. This is the first report since the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 became law. PTO, GSA, HHS, Education and Treasury are among the leaders in percentage of eligible employees working outside the office.

Tags: workforce , OPM , John Berry , telework , management , Telework Enhancment Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:28am EDT
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Bill aims to reform Senior Executive Service

Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the SES Reform Act of 2012 today. Among other things, the bill would raise the salary of some SES personnel.

Tags: Jim Moran , Federal Drive , management , workforce

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 11:08am EDT

Connolly highlights value of public service - June15, 2012 and June 22, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., discusses the value of public service while OurFuture.org Executive Editor Isaiah J. Poole previews the Take Back the American Dream Conference June 18 - 20. Hooks Book Events President Perry Hooks and Steve Shapiro, author of "Best Practices are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition," also appear.

Tags: AFGE , Isaiah J. Poole , Perry Hooks , Steve Shapiro , workforce

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:11pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 25

The federal government now faces a fork in the road with regards to IT investment. George DelPrete, leader of Grant Thornton's federal government information technology, offers his insight. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talks about legislation he introduced to increase contracting opportunities for small businesses. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) was one of the sponsors of a bill to help military families facing foreclosure.

Tags: Federal Drive , Elijah Cummings , George DelPrete , Congress , Grant Thornton , technology , information technology

Friday - 05/25/2012, 09:15am EDT

On the show today March 30

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Stan Soloway , PSC , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Roger Waldron

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 01:58am EDT

House to vote on federal pension changes separate from highway bill

The current language of H.R. 3813 increases the CSRS and FERS employees' contribution to their retirements by 1.5 percent over three years. For individuals not subject to mandatory retirement who choose to retire on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the FERS minimum supplement is eliminated. Currently, the FERS minimum supplement is paid to those qualifying employees who retire prior to age 62.

Tags: Congress , House , transportation bill , pay and benefits , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 01:23pm EST
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