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IRS urged to create IT skills inventory

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recommends IRS' chief technology officer create an "inventory list" with the skills needed for each IT position, as well as a process for evaluating an IT employee's skills.

Tags: J. Russell George , TIGTA , IRS , IT workforce , technology , Management ,

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:37pm EDT

USDA fighting discrimination legacy with more training, accountability

The Agriculture Department is addressing long- standing discrimination claims by minorities and women with better workforce training, more accountability and a deeper look at its data. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shares with The Federal Drives recent efforts to address the agency's shaky civil rights history.

Tags: Tom Vilsack , USDA , discrimination , federal drive , workforce , Management , best practices ,

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 08:00am EDT
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DoD carries weight of governmentwide small business goal

As the biggest spender in the federal government, the Defense Department has the greatest potential to award contracts to small businesses. But the nature and breadth of defense contracts can leave out small firms. In part one of Federal News Radio's special report, The Small Business Dilemma, we examine how the Pentagon is taking steps to make it easier for small firms to do business with the department.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Contracting , Alice Williams , Army Contracting Command , Sean Crean , Navy , Naval Supply Systems Command , set-asides , Mitch Free , Connecting to American Manufacturing , MFG.com , Small Business Dilemma , small business , exclusive

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 08:00am EDT

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Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 02:14pm EST

FDA checking high-risk medical apps for safety

Last year, the FDA proposed a policy to test apps that included "very high-risk interventions" that did not cause any unintended consequences. The agency is now expected to release final policy by the end of this year on which apps it will oversee.

Tags: Bakul Patel , FDA , Mike Honda , House , technology , mobile , health IT , federal drive

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 02:51pm EDT
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DoD bans entertainment, swag at conferences

No more motivational speakers, musicians or promotional swag. The Defense Department is banning entertainment-related expenses at its conferences, according to a new memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Tags: DoD , Contracting , conference , Ashton Carter , Shakeup at GSA , VA ,

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 11:30am EDT

VIDEO: Battling brain cancer, GPO employee to compete in IRONMAN

BethAnn Telford, an employee at the Government Printing Office, has battled brain cancer for the past seven years. But it isn't stopping her from competing this weekend in the IRONMAN World Championship. She takes Federal News Radio inside her workout and explains her motivation before the big race.

Tags: GPO , BethAnn Telford , Alyssa Morrison , Ironman , brain cancer ,

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 04:47am EDT

HUBZone program in transition after losing 30 percent of firms

Federal agencies already have had a hard time meeting their goal to award 3 percent of contract dollars to small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). But the 2010 Census wiped out more than 30 percent of the HUBZone companies certified by the Small Business Administration leaving agencies searching for new firms and decertified firms trying to figure out what's next.

Tags: HUBZone , Contracting , David Spinazzolo , Metropolitan Laboratories , Mark Crowley , HUBZone Contractors National Council , John Shoraka , SBA , set-asides , small business , Small Business Dilemma , exclusive

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 05:00am EDT

EPA, USDA break through small business contracting barriers

The federal government as a whole has consistently missed its goal to award 23 percent of its contract dollars to small businesses. But the government also has examples of agencies bucking that trend. In part two of our special report, The Small Business Dilemma, Federal News Radio speaks with several agencies' about how they're succeeding in the small business contracting arena.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , small business , SBA , Jeanette Brown , EPA , Dot Harris , Energy , Joe Ware , USDA , Small Business Dilemma , exclusive , best practices

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:00am EDT

Federal retirements continue to exceed expectations

For three months in a row, the number of federal retirements has exceeded what the Office of Personnel Management projected. OPM estimated it would receive 7,000 retirement claims in September. The actual number of claims the personnel agency received was 11,952.

Tags: OPM , retirement , annuity , workforce , pay and benefits

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:56am EDT
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