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How is National Defense University's iCollege expanding its missions as global hub for educating, informing, and connecting Information Age leaders? What is the iCollege doing in the area of cyber security and cyber leadership? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Robert Childs, Chancellor NDU's iCollege.
Dr. Robert D. Childs
Chancellor, Information Resources Management iCollege)
National Defense University
Current performance rating processes affect more than 1.8 million federal employees, cost a fortune, often harm morale and productivity, and generate few benefits. So, why do agencies do them, asks Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Wednesday providing guidance to prepare federal agencies for the possibility of a government shutdown. The memo addressed several frequently asked questions, explaining everything from contracts and grants to the use of IT operations during an appropriations lapse.
A new survey of the inspector general community says tighter budgets are making it difficult for IGs to do their jobs effectively. Sequestration hasn't help matters either.
DoD still is working to implement dozens of recommendations that followed the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. The Pentagon wants to create a system that notifies security managers about potential problems with clearance holders ahead of time.
What are the benefits of using Health IT? What does "meaningful use" mean as relates to electronic health records? How has the nationwide adoption and use of health IT, especially EHRs progressed? And what more needs to be done?Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and so much more with, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D.
National Coordinator for Health IT
Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Federal Financial Management is updating Circular A-123 to focus on risk management and data-driven decision-making. OFFM also plans on rescinding the financial systems requirements circular, A-127, in the coming weeks.
Tags: management , financial management , internal controls , A-123 , A-127 , OMB , Mike Wetklow , Treasury , David Saltiel , Flavio Menasce , improper payments , Do Not Pay portal , Association of Government Accountants
Ed Cannon, the Navy's director of fleet and family readiness program, said the service deployed its special psychiatric rapid intervention team to provide assistance to employees who survived the tragedy at the Navy Yard.
The General Services Administration will focus on its core mission and let others provide payroll and human resources services. The decision comes as shared services is gaining momentum as OPM is pumping some energy back into the HR line of business, and the Interior will release a new geospatial platform to host data and applications.
Tags: management , technology , shared services , OMB , Norm Dong , Scott Bernard , GSA , Anne Rung , OPM , David Vargas , Joe Ward , Jerry Johnston , Interior Department , Geospatial information , ACT-IAC , DHS , Jeff Spicka , Jason Miller , Uncle Sam