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Issa reconfigures House Oversight Committee subcommittees

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced subcommittee leadership positions today. Freshmen and veterans alike will hold gavels in the 112th Congress.

Tags: management , contracting , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Darrell Issa , Todd Platts , elijah cummings , Jim Jordan ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:36pm EST

Asian Americans get boost from White House

Several agencies have released plans to improve Asian Americans and Pacific Islander access to government jobs and services. The programs address an Executive Order requiring agencies to examine how they serve this population.

Tags: management , contracting , White House , Asian American and Pacific Islanders , Arne Duncan , Gary Locke , Kiran Ahuja ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 03:33pm EST

USPS shrinks workforce, changes pension

Patrick Donahoe became the 73rd Postmaster General Friday, assuming control of the Postal Service in the midst of a fiscal crisis. Donahoe said USPS will reduce its workforce by another 7,500 people in 2011. Still, he's optimistic about the future. In the short term, however, the reality is that postal workers are likely to suffer while the agency tries to balance its books.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , pay freeze , USPS , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patrick Donahoe , Tom Carper , POST Act ,

Monday - 01/17/2011, 07:03am EST

CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: contracting , technology , pay and benefits , Industry , DHS , CBP , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce ,

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST

Energy offers vintage videos on new website

Vintage videos are one of several changes to the Department of Energy's website.

Tags: technology , Energy , , Steven Chu , ,

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 07:23pm EST

OMB to get new deputy director for budget

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew announced the President's plan to nominate Heather Higginbottom to replace Rob Nabors.

Tags: management , OMB , Jack Lew , Heather Higginbottom , Domestic Policy Council , Rob Nabors ,

Monday - 01/10/2011, 04:27pm EST

New office to lead secure transactions initiative

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt announced the formation of the National Program Office to manage the administration's plan to enhance security in cyberspace. The new office will align government standards with industry innovation to create a safer online environment.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , Gary Locke , NSTIC , Department of Commerce , Barbara Mikulski , John Rockefeller ,

Monday - 01/10/2011, 06:43am EST

OPM lays new path for intern, hiring programs

The Office of Personnel Management issued guidance on the new internship and hiring programs. Last month President Obama had issued an executive order to scrap the controversial Federal Career Intern Program.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , OPM , FCIP , hiring , Pathways Program ,

Friday - 01/07/2011, 02:25pm EST

DISA wants more vendor accountability

DISA's Tony Montemarano said the agency wants to use more performance based contracts to better manage contractors.

Tags: contracting , Industry , technology , Tony Montemarano , DISA , DoD , BRAC , AFCEA ,

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:09am EST

House Oversight Committee hearings going viral

Chairman Darrell Issa announced the launch of his committee's hearings on YouTube. Issa said the videos are a first step to a more transparent government.

Tags: technology , John Boehner , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , transparency , YouTube ,

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 07:12pm EST
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