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Thomas Drake's decision to blow the whistle was a matter of conscience, Constitution

Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller speaks with Thomas Drake about his decision to go public with what he called waste, fraud and abuse at the NSA. Drake is one of the few federal employees to be brought up on non-spy charges under the Espionage Act.

Tags: Thomas Drake , NSA , whistleblower , Trust Redefined , jason miller

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:03am EDT
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GSA picks 74 vendors for unrestricted OASIS contract

GSA announces the winners under the new multiple-award contract for complex professional services. GSA made 225 awards to 74 contractors across the seven functional areas of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract.

Tags: OASIS , GSA , contracting , acquisition , industry , Tom Sharpe , small business , jason miller

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:56pm EDT

OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

Tags: jason miller , acquisition , acquisition policy , workforce , training , OFPP , NCMA , Lesley Field , Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council , Beth Blazek , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: GSA takes 18F on a magical mystery tour

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: jason miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Dan Tangherlini , Dave McClure , 18F , GSA , technology , cybersecurity , Matt Chessen , State , Roger Waldron , PTO , sequestration , Tony Scardino , HSPD-12 , DoD , Phyllis Schneck

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , AFFIRM , workforce , training , FISMA , jason miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

TIGTA's telework success sprouts savings, changes in other IT areas

George Jakabcin, the chief information officer for Treasury's Inspector General for Tax Administration, said a top priority is reducing how many printer and copier devices his office supports, while also improving the network experience for employees no matter where they are working.
May 2, 2014

Tags: technology , George Jakabcin , Treasury IG for Tax Administration , telework , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , jason miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:19am EDT
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Secretary Penny Pritzker, Commerce Department

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says people and customer service are the leading priorities for her agency. She says she is paying close attention to how every one of her initiatives supports them. Secretary Pritzker sat down with Executive Editor Jason Miller for an exclusive interview about Commerce's progress in meeting her strategic vision. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Penny Pritzker , Commerce , strategic vision , jason miller , management , workforce

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 12:16pm EDT
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker layers people, customer service throughout strategic goals

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is overseeing progress against five strategic pillars, including innovation, trade and management. She said she's trying to make sure employees feel connected to the vision and mission of the agency.

Tags: management , Commerce , Penny Pritzker , people , workforce , jason miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Air Force's progress raises DoD's confidence toward audit readiness

The Air Force does a 180 and now predicts it will meet the September and the 2017 financial management deadlines. Government auditors and Senate lawmakers agree the key to this effort is whether the Defense Department can upgrade and improve their track record in implementing ERP systems.

Tags: financial management , DoD , Bob Hale , Air Force , Jamie Morin , Robert Speer , Army , Asif Khan , GAO , audit readiness , jason miller

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:24am EDT
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GSA's Rung takes first step toward OFPP administrator role

Anne Rung, the associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, is heading to the Office of Management and Budget by the end of May to be a senior adviser.

Tags: Anne Rung , people , Dan Tangherlini , Christine Harada , GSA , OMB , OFPP , acquisition , contracting , jason miller

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:18pm EDT
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