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OPM better defines leadership development roadmap

The agency issued the Federal Supervisory Training Framework that details three levels of competencies for new or existing managers. The guidance is one of several initiatives OPM put forward over the past few years to improve employee leadership skills.

Tags: Workforce , management , OPM , Steve Shih , SES , leadership , Angela Bailey , Training ,

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 03:29pm EST
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Mass transit idea wins SAVE award

The government will save money on mass transit for federal employees thanks to this year's SAVE award winner. Frederick Winter's idea to switch eligible feds from a regular transit fare to a reduced senior fare will lower the cost of those employees' travel by 50 percent.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeff Zients , Frederick Winter , Education Department , SAVE award , NASA

Friday - 12/21/2012, 09:07pm EST

GSA challenges real estate developers with a 'once-in-a-several-lifetimes' opportunity

The General Services Administration issued two requests for information earlier this month to redevelop the FBI headquarters building and the area of Washington known as Federal Triangle South. Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said he's willing to entertain any and all ideas for saving the government money, making the buildings more efficient and helping to transform the neighborhoods.

Tags: management , real estate , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Darian LeBlanc , Cassidy Turley , D.C. Building Industry Association , Energy , FAA , Federal Triangle South , FBI ,

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:19am EST

Energy modernizing IT in layers with mobile at the top

Bob Brese, the agency's CIO, said cloud service and security operations center will help make the move to smartphones and tablet computers easier.
December 20, 2012 (Encore presentation January 31, 2013)

Tags: Technology , Bob Brese , Energy Department , Cloud computing , Mobile computing , Cybersecurity , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 06:48pm EST
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New FAR rule would permanently require prompt payments to small subs

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council's proposal would implement part of a July 2012 memo from the Office of Management and Budget. The memo directed agencies to take specific steps to ensure accelerated payments to small businesses.

Tags: Acquisition , Acquisition policy , OMB , FAR Council , Industry , small business , prompt payment ,

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:16pm EST

OPM fast tracking draft regulations for phased retirement

Director John Berry said the agency's Innovation Lab is helping to take a different, more rapid approach to developing the proposed rule to implement the new program. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) also is suggesting the creation of a "leave bank" for workers who leave federal service but plan to return. Berry said that's an innovative idea OPM may look at.

Tags: Workforce , management , John Berry , OPM , Gerry Connolly , Congress , telework , phased retirement , retirement claims processing ,

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 05:21am EST
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OMB names finalists, opens voting for SAVE Award

The four ideas received the most votes over the last four months out of more than 10,000 ideas. This is the fourth year OMB has held the SAVE Awards. The winner presents their idea to President Obama and gets it included in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , SAVE award ,

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 11:40am EST

E-Government Act helped usher in a new approach to federal IT

The 10-year-old law created a centralized oversight and advocate in OMB for IT management and programs. It also focused on making the government more citizen-centered and having agencies collaborate on delivering services to the public.

Tags: Technology , management , Karen Evans , Dan Chenok , Kevin Landy , Mark Forman , Doug Bourgeois , Information Technology and Innovation Foundation , E-Government Act of 2002 , FISMA , IBM , Government Transaction Services , VMware ,

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:53am EST
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Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Mary Davie , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , AFFIRM , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Highest ranked agencies distinguished by strong leadership

NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.

Tags: management , Transportation , Surface Transportation Board , NASA , Partnership for Public Service , OMB , Best Places to Work , Daniel Elliott , John Porcari , Lori Garver , Danny Werfel , Max Stier , Workforce ,

Friday - 12/14/2012, 05:42am EST
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