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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are testing out ways to attract and hire technology experts for mission-critical programs. The Office of Management and Budget is overseeing these pilots, steps toward fixing long-standing federal IT challenges. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details. Read Jason's related article.

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Monday - 09/15/2014, 10:16am EDT
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OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mike Dickerson , GSA , VA , Sloan Gibson , 18F , Digital Service Office ,

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:41am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Senate has confirmed Anne Rung on a voice vote as the next administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. The office has gone since January without a confirmed leader. Yet the administration has a number of procurement reforms in the oven. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with analysis of what Rung faces as she tries to improve the federal acquisition environment.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , In Depth

Friday - 09/12/2014, 09:26am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Shrinking agency budgets and the widespread use of cloud computing is starting to address a longstanding problem for agencies, Shadow IT. Shadow IT is when employees deploy hardware and software without the permission or knowledge of the agency's CIO. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller explained how agencies are starting to shine the light on this rogue IT on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 08:59am EDT
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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , training , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community ,

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Army Contracting Command running through the doors that cloud opens

Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer of the Army Contracting Command, said the move to a zero-client setup for its desktop computers and the development of lighter weight apps to be used anywhere in the world is a direct result of having a mature cloud infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , cloud computing , mobile computing , Gino Magnifico , Army Contracting Command , Ask the CIO , zero client

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:34pm EDT
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CFC 2014 broadens number, location of charities feds can donate to

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 1, with the new universal giving program, which lets employees give money to any of the 24,000 charities nationwide.

Tags: workforce , CFC , Katherine Archuleta , Keith Willingham , OPM ,

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 03:24pm EDT

Cloud, budget reductions helping CIOs pull IT out of the shadows

NASA CIO Larry Sweet has mandated enterprise services first for all commodity IT. Other agencies, such as GSA and Interior, are trying to find the right balance between giving field offices latitude and rigid IT requirements.

Tags: technology , shadow IT , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Larry Sweet , NASA , Sylvia Burns , Interior , Rafael Diaz , HUD , cloud computing ,

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:12am EDT

Rep. Cuellar pushing for agencies to link performance, budget

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said he put provisions in the fiscal 2015 spending bills that build upon the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act in linking agency metrics to its budget request. He also added a provision that requires agencies to set customer service standards.

Tags: management , Congress , Henry Cuellar , Tom Latham , Lean and Responsive Government Act ,

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 05:34am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agency efforts to measure performance and continually improve upon those results are slow. Two House members want more action and more progress. That means new language in the House appropriations bill could hold your agency to higher performance standards. Congressman Henry Cuellar, author of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act and co-author of the new Lean and Responsive Government Act, says there are some new spending provisions on performance management. He tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the GPRA Modernization act progress so far.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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