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New electronic records plan brings government into 21st century

A new directive requiring agencies to move to electronic forms of record-keeping by 2020 will push an often two-steps-behind federal government fully into the 21st century, said Paul Wester, the director of modern records program at the National Archives and Records Administration. A key part of the directive is to expand and elevate the role of agency records managers. The guidance directs NARA and the Office of Personnel Management to develop a specific records-management career track institutionalize responsibilities and best practices.

Tags: Paul Wester , Records management , NARA

Monday - 08/27/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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In Depth interviews - August 27

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: Francis Rose , Steve Kelman , Paul Wester , John Sarbanes , Debra Draper

Monday - 08/27/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Army keeps traditional physical fitness test - for now

The Army will keep using the Army Physical Fitness Test to gauge readiness until a study into new methods is completed, the service announced. In 2011, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command introduced a new test to more than 10,000 soldiers to measure Warrior Task and Battle Drill readiness. However, until that study is fully concluded, TRADOC command said "longstanding and proven" systems of physical fitness will continue to be the standard.

Tags: Army , DoD , DoD Report , TRADOC

Monday - 08/27/2012, 04:16pm EDT

General admits leading cyber attacks in Afghanistan

Marine Lt. Gen Richard Mills told an audience at a conference in Baltimore last that he led cyber attacks in Afghanistan.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , cyber attacks , Richard Mills , Federal Drive , Afghanistan ,

Monday - 08/27/2012, 09:24am EDT

Effects of sequestration on the Pentagon

If the debt reduction supercommittee fails to come up with spending cut recommendations by Nov. 23, automatic across-the-board cuts will go into effect. Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress analyzes what these cuts could mean for the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD Report , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , supercommittee , budget , management , deficit reduction , sequestration

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Shrinking agency staffs and sequestration anxiety

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, and Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service , count down the top federal news story of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Francis Rose , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , sequestration

Friday - 06/22/2012, 09:23pm EDT

In Depth interviews - August 24

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: Francis Rose , Larry Allen , Julie Tagen , Tom Barstow , Bob Clarke

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:06pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Budget, BYOD and conference spending

Jim Williams, senior vice president of business development at Daon, and Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, count down the top federal news story of the week.

Tags: Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Dan Chenok , Jim Williams , Daon , IBM Center for the Business of Government

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:45pm EDT
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Chris MacDonald, Naval Sea Systems

The Navy recognized the best of its acquisition workforce in a ceremony last month. One of the winners: the team behind the new Ocean Class research vessel. A contract for the first of the new ships was awarded last fall.

Tags: Chris MacDonald , Naval Sea Systems , Navy Acquisition Excellence Award , DoD , Navy , acquisition , Contracting

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:42pm EDT
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In Depth interviews - August 22

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: Francis Rose , Guy Timberlake , Greg Wilshusen , Mark Harnitchek , Bill Dougan

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 04:31pm EDT
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