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Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: workforce , management , Public Service Recognition Week , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Don Hagerling , Ray Lahood , Transportation , Kathleen Sebelius , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , morale , knowledge management , recruitment , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

The Office of Personnel Management will convene an interagency workgroup in the coming weeks to establish governmentwide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace. Rob Shriver, deputy general council for policy at OPM, has an update on the personnel agency's progress.

Tags: OPM , Rob Shriver , workforce , domestic violence , Federal Drive , Labor , Justice , Barack Obama

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:19am EDT
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Panel: Hiring reform critical as brain drain looms

The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discussed the big issues in recruitment, hiring and retention with a panel of federal hiring experts.

Tags: Angela Bailey , OPM , Denise Carter , John Crum , MSPB , Federal Drive , hiring reform , workforce

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:53pm EDT
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Half of federal websites working on mobile strategy

The results of a ForeSee poll also show one-third of the 40 federal websites surveyed already have launched mobile initiatives.

Tags: ForeSee Results , e-government , technology , federal websites , SSA , DHS

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:47pm EDT

White House touts success of agency 'challenges'

Increasingly, agencies are using a tool at their disposal. Instead of issuing RFP's, they're issuing challenges. And according to a new report from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, agencies that have jumped on the challenge bandwagon have begun to "reap the rewards of well-designed prizes integrated into a broader innovation strategy."

Tags: Challenge.gov , challenges , OSTP , Air Force Research Laboratory , GSA

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:18pm EDT

Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , CMS , Recovery audits , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , IRS , SSA , Tax delinquent contractors , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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HHS levies $1.5 million on Tenn. insurance company for data theft

The Health and Human Service Department has settled for a $1.5 million fine on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, stemming from a 2009 identity theft case.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/16/2012, 07:01pm EDT

Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Tags: Frank Baitman , FDA , SSA , Jason Miller , technology

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST

Obama appoints Todd Park to federal CTO role

The White House announced today President Barack Obama will appoint Todd Park to serve as the next federal chief technology officer. Park most recently served at the CTO of the Health and Human Services Department and fills the slot vacated by Aneesh Chopra, who stepped down last month after three years in the position.

Tags: Todd Park , OSTP , Aneesh Chopra , technology , people

Friday - 03/09/2012, 03:40pm EST

OMB reports contract spending stayed flat in 2011

A new report shows agencies already cut the use of management-support contracts by 7 percent in 2011. OMB details four focus areas to continue to reduce spending on contracts for 2012.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Danny Werfel , OMB , Commerce , Rebecca Blank , Intelligent Decisions , strategic sourcing , Campaign to Cut Waste , Interior , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:32pm EST
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