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White House says Federal technology is too old, holds back workers

President Obama, OMB Director Peter Orszag, and Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients want newer technology available all across government.

Tags: technology , management , Karen Evans , Barack Obama , Office of Management and Budget , Peter Orszag

Friday - 01/15/2010, 10:33am EST
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Lawmaker seeks to fix "outdated & old" federal hiring process once and for all

Anyone now working for the Federal Government or who knows someone who is a fed likely has their own story of how long it took to get the job. In some cases, it can take up to a year for some high-security jobs. But does it really have to be that way? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "the Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "The federal hiring process must be slow and arduous."

Tags: series , fallacies , mngt , P&B , Senate Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government , federal workforce , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , John Berry , OPM , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:04am EDT
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OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Tags: management , Bernice Steinhardt , Sen. Tom Carper , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GAO , CMS , FEMA , Interior , NASA , NRC , VA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , EPA , Performance Improvement Council , GPRA , PART , performance management

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT
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Can you SAVE the government?

OMB wants federal employees to submit ideas for how to reduce spending and make agency services more efficient. The winner will present their idea to the President and it will be included in the 2011 budget.

Tags: mngt , President Obama , Peter Orszag , Ken Baer , OMB , DoJ , SAVE Awards

Wednesday - 09/23/2009, 07:14am EDT
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Senate: Curb abuse of fed contract award fee rollovers

In the private sector, it's not unusual for a vendor to have incentive clauses written into a contract, but in federal contracting, agencies sometimes employ the practice of "rollovers", extending additional opportunities to earn bonuses even to contractors who come up short on their contractual performance. And that is a matter of concern for one Senate oversight committee.

Tags: mngt , contracting , Tom Carper , Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management , Government Information , OMB

Wednesday - 08/05/2009, 06:57am EDT
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CPO: does government experience matter?

Tags: management , CPO , Don Kettl

Tuesday - 04/21/2009, 04:56pm EDT
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Tech leaders to transform government

Two presidential appointments designed to streamline government.

Tags: newsstand , technology , transition , President Obama , White House , Office of Management and Budget , Aneesh Chopra , Gov. Tim Kaine

Monday - 04/20/2009, 07:37am EDT
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