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Cut, consolidate, modernize: A new mantra for Air Force apps

The Air Force needs to cut the number of applications it has on its network.

Tags: Air Force , Frank Konieczny , application rationalization , platform-as-a-service , Red Hat , Carahsoft , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A chief risk officer (CRO) may be the answer to how your agency manages risk. But whether or not your agency adds another to the growing list of chief this or that officers, the White House expects you to consider anything that may impede your mission success. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on why measuring and mitigating risk will be a bigger priority in the coming year.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Chief Risk Officer , workforce

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:40am EDT
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OMB to require agencies to measure risk at the enterprise level

The Office of Management and Budget to release a memo or guidance in the second quarter of 2015 to set governmentwide expectations for how agencies will manage risk. Controller David Mader said lessons from implementing Circulars A-123 and A-11 could be expanded into agency mission areas.

Tags: management , financial management , David Mader , OMB , Association of Government Accountants , Jim Taylor , Grant Thornton , risk management , shared services , data analytics ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Kelvin Wood, Director, Treasury Acquisition Institute

The Treasury Acquisition Institute has experienced a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of federal employees it trains each year. The appetite for training is going to keep growing, forcing TAI to rethink how it delivers workforce education. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, today we'll focus on taking stock for the future. Institute Director Kelvin Wood tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how TAI is changing with the times.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , kelvin wood , Treasury Acquisition Institute , training , workforce , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , In Depth

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 09:40am EDT
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Treasury Acquisition Institute adjusts delivery model to reach more students

Kelvin Wood, the director of TAI, said the organization is investing more in virtual training as travel budgets continue to decrease. Wood said the institute also is focusing on more tailored courses to meet specific needs of its students.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , Treasury , kelvin wood , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , e-learning , shared services ,

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 03:55am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The ever-evolving training regime for federal acquisition workers is no longer about the hard skills of acquisition only. Acquisition people certainly do need to know the policies, regulations and laws. But for real improvement to take place in the system, they also need soft skills to lead successful procurements. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller explores the changing nature of acquisition workforce training.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , workforce , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 08:29am EDT
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VA exec at center of FedBid procurement scandal retires

Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration deputy chief procurement officer, resigned and retired Oct. 14. She sent an email to staff announcing her decision as VA had started the process to fire her.

Tags: Susan Taylor , Veterans Affairs , management , oversight , acquisition , Robert McDonald , House Veterans Affairs Committee , FedBid , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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Acquisition workers as critical thinkers: A change that has to happen

In Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, the Defense Acquisition University, the Federal Acquisition Institute and other experts say a new kind of acquisition worker is needed. One that brings business acumen, understands technology and knows the FAR forward and back. The ever-evolving training regime for federal acquisition workers is no longer just about the hard skills of acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , FAI , Jeff Birch , James Woolsey , DAU , Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Chuck Williams , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti , National Contract Management Association , training , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform ,

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Agencies get 2017 deadline to move to new procurement ID standard

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a final rule Monday detailing the timeframe and steps agencies must take to begin using the Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID) numbering system. The PIID only is for new contracting actions after the effective date.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , OFPP , FAR Council , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , data standards , Procurement Instrument Identification , Federal Register ,

Monday - 10/13/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are struggling to follow the rules around cloud computing. The Council of Inspectors General examined 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies. It found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the councils' new report.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cloud computing , inspector general , Council of Inspectors General , best practices , contracting

Monday - 10/13/2014, 09:13am EDT
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