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Real procurement reform needs to come from within, experts say

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council discuss what hurdles stand in the way of real procurement reform as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , acquisition reform , SARA Panel , In Depth , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell

Monday - 10/20/2014, 04:57pm EDT
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Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

Tags: Presidential Management Fellows Program , Partnership for Public Service , OPM , training , leadership , workforce , management , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 02:44pm EDT

Feds Feed Families has 'knock-out' summer campaign

Federal employees donated 14.4 million pounds of food to food banks nationwide as part of Feds Feeds Families summer campaign.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , Karen Comfort , USDA , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:56pm EDT

31 ideas for reforming DoD contracting

The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations asked 31 acquisition experts to weigh in on how the Defense acquisition process can be reformed. Federal News Radio brings you some of the highlights.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , acquisition reform , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Michael OConnell , Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , defense

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:43am EDT

SARA not the be-all and end-all for acquisition reform

Tom Davis, director of government relations at Deloitte and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said acquisition offices haven't improved much since Congress passed SARA in 2003.

Tags: Tom Davis , Deloitte , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , acquisition , Acquisition Advisory Panel , SARA , SARA Panel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jory Heckman , Michael OConnell , acquisition reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:58am EDT
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Survey: Retirees want greater flexiblity in TSP accounts

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board conducted a survey to find out why so many former feds are withdrawing all the money from their Thrift Savings Plan accounts so soon after retirement.

Tags: Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , retirement , In Depth , workforce , Michael OConnell , Roth TSP

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson named a former Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division as the interim acting director.

Tags: Secret Service , Julia Pierson , people , Jeh Johnson , Alejandro Mayorkas , Joseph Clancy , DHS , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:35pm EDT

TSP funds dip into the negative in September

After rebounding in August, nearly all of the federal Thrift Savings Fund accounts posted negative numbers at the end of September. Despite this one-month dip, year-to-date percentages remain positive.

Tags: TSP , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Partnership names CDC team Federal Employee of the Year

The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the 13th Annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Dr. Rana Hajjeh and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were honored for promoting the immunization of children worldwide to prevent the spread of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) virus.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , CDC , Health and Human Service , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Partnership for Pubic Service , Max Stier , Michael OConnell , Edwin Kneedler , Sara Meyers , Michael Byrne , Omar Perez Aybar , Reginald France , Alan Lindenmoyer , Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , William Bauman , Ann Spungen

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:14am EDT
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At 67, Air Force in good shape, but faces some uncertainty, James says

After eight months on the job, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that even though the service is in good shape, it still faces uncertainty around its budget, overseas operations and readiness.

Tags: Deborah Lee James , Air Force , DoD , budget , readiness , Islamic State , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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