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Kempf sets 'bold' vision for GSA acquisition service

The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers' needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.

Tags: contracting , industry , Steve Kempf , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , schedules contracting , SmartBUY , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce ,

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 06:33pm EST
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DoD changing how it develops business systems

Under secretary Carter issued a new memo requiring the use of a new methodology for all business applications worth more than $1 million. DoD has more than 156 systems that meet that requirement.

Tags: management , Ashton Carter , DoD , Business Capability Lifecycle , program management ,

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 03:20pm EST

OSC to probe veteran discrimination cases

Congress expanded the Office of Special Counsel's role to handle half of all claims by veterans under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Previously, OSC just brought claims before the MSPB, but now it will handle them from beginning to end.

Tags: management , Patrick Boulay , OSC , Labor Department , MSPB , veterans discrimination , employment law , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rig , Veterans Benefits Act ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:40pm EST
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OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , Amy Bunk , Kathryn Catania , OMB , OIRA , DHS , Federal Register , Plan Writing Act , Plain Language Action and Information Network ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST

Sen. Voinovich to agencies: Stand up for yourselves

The Republican said lawmakers too often don't understand management, and that impacts agencies' resources, especially around training. Voinovich said feds should be more vocal in explaining their need for support in reforming agency management. Voinovich is retiring after 12 years in the Senate, including the last six as ranking member of the subcommittee that oversees federal workforce issues.

Tags: management , George Voinovich , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , training ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15am EST
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Navy names Halvorsen as new CIO

The Navy has a new chief information officer. Terry Halvorsen received the promotion today from Secretary Ray Mabus.

Tags: technology , management , Terry Halvorsen , Rob Carey , Ray Mabus , Navy , DoD ,

Monday - 11/22/2010, 06:29pm EST

Voinovich: Agencies must improve federal management

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Oh.) speaks to Jason Miller about ways agencies can improve federal management.

Tags: George Voinovich , management , Senate , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Dorobek Insider , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/22/2010, 05:21pm EST
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Analysis: OMB restructures IT project management

Federal News Radio's Scott Carr and Jason Miller discuss OMB's five-part plan to restructure IT project management.

Tags: OMB , technology , project management , Jeff Zients , Scott Carr , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 04:20pm EST
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DHS hires CACI to integrate back-office systems

The Arlington, Va., firm will merge financial, acquisition and asset management systems. The contract is worth $450 million over 10 years. FEMA is expected to be the first DHS component to receive TASC.

Tags: contracting , industry , technology , DHS , CACI , financial management , TASC , system integration ,

Monday - 11/22/2010, 02:46pm EST

HR University slated to open in January

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council is overseeing several initiatives to improve the training of federal human resources professionals. The university will bring together existing courses under one portal, and eventually will expand to meet current and emerging needs. OPM to announce agency progress in fixing federal hiring today.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Kathryn Medina , John Berry , OPM , CHCO Council , hiring reform , HR University , career roadmap , HR certification ,

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 07:13am EST
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