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Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Tags: technology , Megan Smith , White House , digital services , workforce , training , FTC , Internet of Things , State of the Net , Internet Freedom Foundation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: budget , Congress , sequestration , discretionary spending , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

Obama taps longtime aide to replace Podesta in senior role

President Barack Obama has chosen Brian Deese, a veteran White House aide and a deputy director in his budget office, to replace John Podesta as a senior adviser and presidential whisperer, White House officials said Wednesday.

Tags: Brian Deese , John Podesta , Barack Obama , White House , people , hiring

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 09:10pm EST

FITARA implementation begins

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a meeting last week to discuss the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and ensure there is consistent implementation across the government.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO Council , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:33pm EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: management , technology , IT passback , budget , digital services , workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

Tags: technology , people , GSA , Commerce , Attain , AT&T , Casey Coleman , Simon Szykman , Karen Evans , Mark Forman , TASC , Jamal Brown , exclusive , CIOs on the Move , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:59am EST
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GSA now in charge of dot-gov domain policy, issuance

A new memo from the Office of Management and Budget sets eight standards for new federal websites and seven for existing ones.

Tags: technology , Lisa Schlosser , federal websites , GSA , 18F , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:21am EST

OMB to deliver much needed assistance around digital services

Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at OMB, said the administration has to help agencies get the skills and capabilities to move to a digital world more quickly and improve the quality. She said an updated Digital Services Playbook is coming in the next month. The IRS is one of the few agencies to grasp how digital services can improve its mission.

Tags: technology , Beth Cobert , Peggy Sherry , IRS , digital services , NAPA , ICF International , TechFAR , Digital Playbook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:40am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , technology , NAPA , ICF International

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Is the SES pay-for-performance appraisal system working?

With fewer SES awards being handed out, Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, wonders whether executives are performing less well than they did in years past or if the standards simply have gotten too tough?

Tags: Senior Executives Service , Senior Executive Association , Carol Bonosaro , OPM , pay , pay for performance , Michael OConnell , management , workforce , retention

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 05:55pm EST
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