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A Discussion About Defense Logistics Agency's Strategic Priorities

What are the Defense Logistics Agency's strategic priorities? How is DLA working to reduce costs while improving support to the warfighter? What about DLA's role in providing humanitarian assistance & disaster relief support? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our VADM Mark D. Harnitchek, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.

Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek
Director
Defense Logistics Agency

Tags: management , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 10:36am EST
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Senate looks to shore up voting protections for overseas feds

Despite recent reforms, senators see holes in voting protections for military members and feds serving overseas. A new bill would add new requirements for both DoD and local election officials.

Tags: Congress , Senate , DoD , Federal Voting Assistance Program , John Cornyn , Kevin Kennedy , Matt Boehmer , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:50am EST
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DHS management chief Borras to return to private sector

Rafael Borras, the undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, is stepping down after almost four years on the job.

Tags: People , DHS , Rafael Borras , management , Chris Cummiskey , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:28pm EST

Air Force secretary sees 'systemic' problems in nuclear workforce

Air Force's new civilian leader returns from tour of the service's nuclear sites with a dim assessment of the workforce's leader development and training culture. In 60 days, the service will recommend an action plan to the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , workforce , Deborah Lee James , Chuck Hagel , Air Force Association , training , management , oversight , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 03:50am EST
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New leadership at DHS cracks down on overtime abuse at CBP

Union and CBP officials call for reform of outdated OT pay system, saying the purpose of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime was misinterpreted.

Tags: workforce , management , Catherine Emerson , Jeh Johnson , DHS , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , John Tester , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , National Border Patrol Council , Brandon Judd , Ronald Vitiello , CBP , administratively uncontrollable overtime , pay and benefits , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:28pm EST
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Obama offers few insights for feds in State of the Union

President Barack Obama did not address federal IT and procurement reforms during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, but he did call for a review of all federal training programs. He also reiterated the need to speed up federal permitting and the continued reduction of the backlog of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Barack Obama , State of the Union , management , acquisition , contracting , Jason Miller , Congress , job training , minimum wage , permitting

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:50pm EST
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White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Tags: management , technology , USASpending.gov , OMB , Mark Warner , DATA Act , Transparency , open government , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coaltion , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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OPM offers agencies helping hand in perking up employee morale

Fueled by budget cuts and pay freezes, federal employee satisfaction and engagement across the government plunged last year, according to the Office of Personnel Management's annual Employee Viewpoint Survey. Now, OPM says it's here to help agencies turn around those sagging satisfaction scores.

Tags: OPM , workforce , management , employee morale , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Joseph Kennedy , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 12:09pm EST

OPM undecided whether to suspend, debar USIS after DoJ complaint

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta called Justice's case an "egregious violation of the public trust." OPM has taken steps to reform and improve the oversight of the security clearance system to prevent future "dumping" of cases.

Tags: management , workforce , security clearances , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Justice Department , USIS , contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 12:33pm EST

Conversations with Authors Series with Andrea Strimling Yodsampa

What are the challenges to interagency coordination? How can federal agencies enhance interagency coordination? What lessons can be learned from interagency coordination in Afghanistan? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Andrea Strimling Yodsampa, author of the IBM Center report, Coordinating for Results: Lessons from a Case Study of Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan.

Dr. Andrea Strimling Yodsampa
Senior Researcher/Program Manager
Tufts University
The Fletcher School

Tags: management , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 10:27am EST
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