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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department says it closed down the paths foreign actors used to steal data from its systems. But that doesn't offset a series of disturbing reports by government auditors on the poor state of VA's cybersecurity. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest details on VA's cybersecurity problems.

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Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:27pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department is preparing its holiday catalog. It is loaded with shared services though, instead of lovely gift ideas. Treasury is opening the door for industry to participate in the governmentwide effort. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about Treasury's plans. He joins

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Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:26pm EST
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Dump DUNS? Maybe it's starting

The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21. The General Services Administration, which runs FPDS-NG, said the public ATOM feeds will be updated by masking select data elements, specifically company's DUNS number.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , Guy Timberlake , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , American Small Business Council , Federal Procurement Data System , data sharing , GSA , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:57am EST

OPM begins Pathways education campaign

The Office of Personnel Management is developing a handbook for hiring managers to better understand how the internship program works. The agency also plans to create videos and other tools for senior HR executives to navigate the program more successfully.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Kimberly Holden , Pathways Program ,

Monday - 11/17/2014, 02:26pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department isn't getting ready for the holiday buying season with its new catalog of shared services. Rather, Treasury is opening the door for industry to participate in the governmentwide effort. In his biweekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about Treasury's plans. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the next step to move the government toward shared services for financial management.

Tags: Treasury Department , shared services , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/17/2014, 09:49am EST
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Not the Montgomery Ward, but the shared services catalog

The Treasury Department isn't quite getting ready for the Christmas buying season, but it is preparing for the shared services buying season. Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015.

Tags: management , financial management , OMB , Dave Mader , Beth Angerman , Treasury , HUD , Brad Huther , DHS Chip Fulghum , shared services , National Academy for Public Administrations , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:34am EST

VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for that scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system.

Tags: technology , acquisition , industry , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , patient scheduled system , open source , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:15am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: VA's two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for the scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system, Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015 and the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation will change the way it provides public feeds of procurement data on Nov. 21.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Veteran Affairs , acquisition , technology

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:02am EST
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OMB, GSA winning over those skeptical of measuring back-office functions

The administration is establishing cost and quality benchmarks for administrative operations, such as human resources, finance, acquisition, and IT. After initial doubts, agencies see benefits from understanding how much they are paying for specific functions and how much others are paying for comparable jobs.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , Dan Tangherlini , GSA , National Academy of Public Administration , Benchmarking initiative , customer service , data-driven decisions , President

Friday - 11/14/2014, 03:51am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Obama administration has been trying to measure and benchmark the costs and best practices of back-office functions that all agencies do. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration say it's the first step toward long-term and meaningful improvements in efficiency and effectiveness. Their efforts are starting to impress even skeptical agency managers. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how some agencies are doing an about face when it comes to understanding the value of this benchmarking initiative.

Tags: OMB , GSA , benchmarks , Benchmarking initiative , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/14/2014, 08:44am EST
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