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Obama administration sets housing agency pay caps

As the White House clamps down on excessive pay at public housing authorities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to set a maximum salary ceiling of $155,000 for public housing agency officials.

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Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:48am EDT

HUD seeks 'data-driven' approach to grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has unveiled a series of new online tools designed to streamline and modernize the way local communities apply for HUD grants. The eCon Planning Suite is a set of data and mapping technologies released to the 1,200 local communities that vie for HUD block grants, as well as to the public at large.

Tags: technology , Jack Moore , Mercedes Marquez

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 05:44pm EDT

Online tool lets VA employees conceive career paths

John Sepulveda, the Veterans Affairs Department assistant secretary for human resources and administration, said the portal lets employees assess their skill gaps and create a plan to move up the career ladder. HUD and DLA also have initiatives to create high performing employees and organizations.

Tags: workforce , VA , John Sepulveda , Defense Logistics Agency , Brad Bunn , Karen Newton Cole , retention , training , high performance organization , FedSMC Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Senate confirms key positions in Commerce, HUD, DHS

The Senate confirmed the positions on Thursday, clearing a backlog of nominees by the Obama administration.

Tags: Senate , confirmation , DHS , Commerce , Margaret Ann Sherry , Maurice Jones , Rebecca Blank

Friday - 03/30/2012, 11:44am EDT

VA, HUD to put 10,000 homeless veterans in permanent housing

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development want to put 10,000 homeless veterans in permanent housing with case management.

Tags: VA , homelessness , Shaun Donovan

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 02:49pm EDT

HUD, VA team with rocker Bon Jovi on app contest to help homeless vets

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, along with W. Scott Gould, the deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced the launch of Project REACH short for Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless. Singer Jon Bon Jovi, who chairs the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in New Jersey and is also a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, was also on hand for the announcement.

Tags: VA , veterans , homelessness , W. Scott Gould , Peter Levin , Jonah Czerwinski , Jon Bon Jovi , Shaun Donovan , Aneesh Chopra , Challenge.gov

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:41pm EDT

HUD database provides household info to public, researchers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the launch of a public database that includes information about households under some of HUD's housing programs.

Tags: Gov 2.0 , Raphael Bostic , technology , open government

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:52pm EST
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One year later: Experts weigh in on GPRA modernization

Panel discussion guests include Lisa Danzig, director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Management at Housing and Urban Development; Seth Harris, deputy secretary of Labor Department; Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for Administration and Government Performance at the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: Robert Shea , Lisa Danzig , Seth Harris , GPRA Modernization , government performance , Labor , OMB , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:04pm EST
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HUD takes three-pronged approach to improve IT projects

The agency is using a new project management approach, TechStat sessions and new CIO authorities to fix long-standing oversight problems. HUD CIO Jerry Williams said all seven priority programs met their cost, schedule and performance goals this year.

Tags: technology , Jerry Williams , Chris Niedermayer , TechStat , GAO , IT oversight , CIO authorities , project management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:30am EST
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Stretch goals require new way of doing business

Bob Behn, a lecturer at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, chairs the executive education program. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss going for the big goals. He cited efforts by the VA and HUD to end veterans' homelessness as an example.

Tags: Bob Behn , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , VA , stretch targets , In Depth , Francis Rose , Shaun Donovan , Eric Shinseki , Management , best practices

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 06:23pm EST
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