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House bill would make it easier to fire senior execs at VA

The VA Management Accountability Act would give VA Secretary Eric Shinseki broad authority to remove Senior Executives Service (SES) members "if the secretary determines the performance of the individual warrants such removal," according to the bill. In addition to outright removal, the bill would allow the VA secretary to bump SES members down to the General Schedule at any grade level the secretary deems appropriate according to the bill.

Tags: VA , Jeff Miller , SES , management , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , Carol Bonosaro , workforce , SEA , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 01:22pm EST

Leading GAO on Governance and Management Reforms

What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key "high risk" areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.

Chris Mihm
Managing Director
Government Accountability Office (GAO

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

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:18am EST
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PortfolioStat is a meaningful start toward improving federal IT

PortfolioStat is widely deployed across federal agencies and thus well worth exploring how we may be able to maximize the benefits derived from it.

Tags: Vance Hitch , PortfolioStat , Deloitte , management , commentary , information technology , technology

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:22am EST

Supporting STEM leaders: 5 things we need to do

The STEM leader profile clearly shows the STEM leader is unlikely to be effectively served by traditional leader development programs.

Tags: STEM , Jeff Neal , leadership training , management , commentary

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:53pm EST
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New IRS chief says budget crunch, understaffing taking its toll

John Koskinen, sworn in as IRS commissioner in late December, has been meeting with frontline employees and crunching numbers for the last several weeks. He told Congress Wednesday that every corner of the agency is underfunded, and as a direct result, the Treasury is collecting fewer dollars than it should.

Tags: IRS , Treasury , budget , Congress , workforce , management , House Ways and Means Committee , John Koskinen , Charles Boustany , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 03:47am EST
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Forget the Oscars -- this one's for you!

Forget the Academy Awards, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. There is another awards event that honors the people who make the government work. People like you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Causey Awards , workforce , management

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 02:00am EST

Rep. Issa adds tech companies to list of HealthCare.gov inquiries

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent letters to Verizon Enterprise Inc., Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia asking if they are part of the administration's "tech surge" to fix the Affordable Care Act portal.

Tags: technology , management , HHS , CMS , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , Verizon Enterprise Inc. , Google , Microsoft , Oracle , Expedia , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 02:49pm EDT

Disability claims backlog, EHR efforts top VA nominee's priorities

At his nomination hearing before a Senate committee Tuesday, President Barack Obama's pick to serve in the Veterans Affairs Department's No. 2 management slot pledged to tackle a host of challenges plaguing the department. Sloan Gibson, the president and CEO of the nonprofit USO, told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee if confirmed to be the VA's deputy director he would tackle the longstanding backlog of disability claims and will work to find common ground with the Defense Department on a new strategy for a joint electronic-health records system. The committee also considered the nominations of Linda Schwartz to be the assistant VA secretary for policy and planning and Constance Tobias to serve as the chair of VA's Board of Veterans' Appeals.

Tags: VA , Sloan Gibson , management , Senate , Congress , Bernie Sanders , Linda Schwartz , Constance Tobias

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:22pm EST

Why HealthCare.gov still isn't fixed

Some blame procurement for HealthCare.gov's troubles, but the root of the problem with the government's health care website is a matter of pure project management.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , technology , management , Tom Temin , health IT

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 11:45am EST

Defense Health Agency comes into shape through IT shared services

Dave Bowen, the director of health care IT and chief information officer for DHA, said the business case for the three-month-old organization shows potential savings by eliminating duplicative systems, networks and applications.

Tags: technology , Dave Bowen , DoD , Defense Health Agency , management , electronic health records , health IT , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 01:20pm EST
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