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GSA Administrator Martha Johnson kicks off IRMCO with a bang

She announces a top-to-bottom review of how they measure whether or not they are meeting their mission.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , contracting , best practices , General Services Administration , management , GSA , Business process reengineering , metrics , sustainability , open government , IRMCO

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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GSA Administrator Martha Johnson making waves at IRMCO

Johnson will lead an off-site event in May to reexamine how the agency is serving its customers.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , contracting , best practices , General Services Administration , management , GSA , Business process reengineering , metrics , sustainability , open government , IRMCO

Monday - 04/12/2010, 06:57pm EDT
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GSA's Johnson wants to help agencies deliver change

Administrator Martha Johnson tells Federal News Radio her agency is working on a top-to-bottom review of how they measure mission success.

Tags: IRMCO , management , GSA , open government , IRMCO 2010

Monday - 04/12/2010, 09:08am EDT
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GSA to rethink what success means

Administrator Johnson wants to reduce the number of metrics GSA uses, and move the measures from inspection to motivating employees. The agency also wants to encourage agencies to be less risk adverse by leaning on their services.

Tags: IRMCO , management , GSA , Business process reengineering , metrics , sustainability , open government , IRMCO 2010

Monday - 04/12/2010, 06:18am EDT
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GSA's Johnson is passionate about teleworking

In a world where blizzards producing 5-6 feet of snow can shut down a major metropolitan area like Washington, D.C., officials are re-thinking what it means to close the federal government for days at a time. But the new head of one agency that managed to keep going despite the blizzards says what you do as a federal worker is sometimes more important than where you do it.

Tags: mngt , P&B , teleworking , GSA , OPM , John Berry , USPTO , FOSE , Casey Coleman , Max Cacas

Friday - 03/26/2010, 07:36am EDT
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Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo

Martha Johnson seen by many as the most qualified candidate to be GSA administrator in a decade. But her nomination remains on hold in the Senate because Sen. Christopher Bond is unhappy with GSA's plans for a new federal building in Kansas City. Some call Bond's use of the hold authority an abuse of power.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , Stephen Leeds , Paul Prouty , Bob Peck , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , Olga Grkavac , Paul Light , TechAmerica , Acting administrator , confirmation process , Congress , series , Agency Instability

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:34am EST
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Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo

Martha Johnson seen by many as the most qualified candidate to be GSA administrator in a decade. But her nomination remains on hold in the Senate because Sen. Christopher Bond is unhappy with GSA's plans for a new federal building in Kansas City. Some call Bond's use of the hold authority an abuse of power.

Tags: management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , Stephen Leeds , Paul Prouty , Bob Peck , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , Olga Grkavac , Paul Light , TechAmerica , Acting administrator , confirmation process , Congress , series , Agency Instability

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 07:04am EST
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Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader

Current and former officials says day-to-day operations are working well, but morale and long term strategy are suffering. Martha Johnson, the nominee to be GSA administrator, remains on hold in Senate. GSA names fourth acting administrator since 2008 and the parade of interim leaders is creating more uneasiness about the agency's future.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , GSA , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Danielle Germain , Lurita Doan , Acting administrator , confirmation process

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 12:25pm EST
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Senate panel approves Johnson, Beers nominations

A former executive recruiting consultant for Ben and Jerry's is one step closer to head the GSA.

Tags: newsstand , transition , GSA , Rand Beers , DHS , U.S. Senate , Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Tuesday - 06/09/2009, 06:50am EDT

Johnson navigates Senate confirmation

Someone who is no stranger to the General Services Administrator faces a Senate panel reviewing her nomination to run the agency.

Tags: newsstand , GSA , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins

Wednesday - 06/03/2009, 07:44pm EDT
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