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Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one

Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she's tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.

Tags: Carolyn Davis , Jason Miller , Federal Voices , FEMA , workforce , people

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Feds plan to shell out more money to get to work

Without Congressional action, the public transit benefit that many federal employees use to take the subway, bus or vanpool to work will decrease on Jan. 1 from $230 to $125 per month. Feds said, for the most part, they'll continue to use mass transit even if it costs them more to get to work.

Tags: mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Matthew Magazu , Shannon Richardson , FEMA , Caroline Tiplin , Keith Eichenholz , Emily Kopp , telework , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:35am EST
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Sunlight reviews open government directive

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation talks about his organization's review of the Open Government Directive. How well have agencies complied with mandate?

Tags: John Wonderich , Sunlight Foundation , open government , NASA , Department of Transportation , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , government 2.0

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 12:52pm EST
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Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Tags: management , OMB , DoJ , Treasury , Campaign to Cut Waste , Joseph Biden , waste , fraud , abuse , Medicare , Medicaid , Kathleen Sebelius , Neal Wolin , James Cole , U.S. Mint , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , data analytics , IBM , management , performance management , data , CMS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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Contract and grant transparency is 'wave of the future'

Nancy Gunderson, deputy assistant secretary for grants, acquisition policy and accountability at Health and Human Services, talks about the challenges her agency faces in contracting.

Tags: nancy gunderson , Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board , Affordable Care Act , Recovery Act , contracting , Federal Drive , grants , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 10:37am EST
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Agencies cut improper payments by $18 billion

Most of the fiscal 2011 reductions came from the departments of Education, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The administration also announced new steps aimed at improving how agencies use suspension and debarment to deal with unreliable contractors and grant recipients.

Tags: improper payments , contracting , management , financial management , USDA , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid , education , OMB , Jack Lew , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:36pm EST
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Contract will help small businesses reap health IT rewards

Ed Wilgus, senior contracting officer with the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, discusses new health IT contract.

Tags: Ed Wilgus , health IT , Health IT Day , AFCEA Bethesda , NIH

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 01:54pm EDT
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OMB, Congress to put grant-making process under more scrutiny

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he will hold hearings to see how to make the federal grant process more transparent. The administration merged two existing boards into a new Council on Financial Assistance Reform to improve the grant-making process. HHS awarded a $32.4 million contract for IT services for grants.gov portal.

Tags: technology , grants , OMB , James Lankford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jacob Lew , Danny Werfel , Grants.gov , Council on Financial Assistance Reform , GAO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:20pm EDT
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