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Treasury begins shared services quest to educate, integrate

The Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation issued two RFIs in the last few weeks. One announced an industry day for May 21, and the other is looking for ideas to improve how the government manages and integrates data from different systems.

Tags: management , Financial management , OMB , Treasury , Joe Ward , Interior , HHS , Jason Miller , Bill McCabe , Beth Angerman , The Performance Institute , Mark Reger , Shared services , the Association of Government Accountants

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 04:08am EDT

Jon Desenberg, Director of Policy, Performance Institute

How do you build a culture of performance and accountability linked to financial realities? That's a question being asked at the Government Performance Summit at the Marriott Metro Center today. Jon Desenberg, director of policy for the Performance Institute, which is hosting the conference, spoke to Executive Editor Jason Miller about how performance standards change with the fiscal climate.

Tags: Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:36am EDT

Martin Matishak, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

The House Armed Services Committee releases a blueprint of the National Defense Authorization Act. The $601 billion measure hardly resembles the Pentagon's wish list. It rejects most of the department's ideas for saving money. Staff writer Martin Matishak has been following this closely for the Hill Newspaper. He provided insight for Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Martin Matishak , The Hill , House Armed Services Committee , Congress , DoD , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:09am EDT

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

The DATA Act is the nation's first legislative mandate for data transparency in nearly five years. It will have a huge impact on financial and performance data. It requires the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to transform federal spending from disconnected documents into open, standardized data, and to publish that data online. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, spoke to Executive Editor Jason Miller at the 2014 Government Performance Summit.

Tags: Hudson Hollister , DATA Act , Data Transparency Coalition , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:01pm EDT

Lisa Danzig, Office of Management and Budget

Effectiveness is the latest buzzword spreading across the federal performance community. Lisa Danzig is charged with building an effectiveness culture to go with the efficiency focus that has emerged over the last few years. Danzig took over the day-to-day management of governmentwide performance just about two months ago. She is the associate director for personnel and performance at the Office of Management and Budget. Danzig spoke with Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit in Washington.

Tags: Lisa Danzig , OMB , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:47am EDT

Relmond Van Daniker, Executive Director, Association of Government Accountants

The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department are designating four shared-service providers for financial management. They will provide core accounting and other services to federal agencies. Relmond Van Daniker, executive director of the Association of Government Accountants, met Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit to discuss the announcement.

Tags: Relmond Van Daniker , OMB , Association of Government Accountants , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:23am EDT

2013 Government Performance Summit

The current federal climate brought on by sequestration and continuing resolutions has tightened government spending while increasing the need for performance improvement. This year's Government Performance Summit focuses on how data can help agencies achieve this goal.

Tags: Jon Desenberg , Trina Greer , Robert Behn , Douglas Glenn , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 06/10/2013, 04:39am EDT

Despite reform, federal hiring process could be simpler

Former FAA human resources assistant administrator Ventris Gibson said hiring reforms over the last two years have made the process better, but there still is room for improvement.

Tags: hiring reform , Ventris Gibson , KSA , workforce , Keith BieryGolick , FAA ,

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:00pm EDT

How federal managers can weather election-season uncertainty

The best way to prepare for November's presidential election is to avoid political distractions. Managers also should prepare a list of programs they wish to cut.

Tags: management , election , Jon Desenberg , Marc Lampkin , Performance Institute , presidential transition , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 05:08am EDT