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The next generation of ethics

September 14th, 2009

Call it the next generation of ethics -- ethics 2.0. With all the moving parts in the government, the Obama Administration has put a huge emphasis on ethics and specifically the relationships between agencies and contractors.

Tags: management , GITSS ,

Monday - 09/14/2009, 06:31pm EDT
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The Smart Grid

Wes Frye
The Smart Grid --- Should You Care?

Tags: management , New Ideas For Government , Wes Frye , ARRA , Energy , Smart Grid

Monday - 07/13/2009, 07:43pm EDT

The Russian shortcut.

An agreement between the U.S. and Russia will permit American troops and weapons to fly over Russian territory on the way to Afghanistan. The pact, signed by President Obama during his recent Moscow trip, will save the Pentagon $133 million annually. The President told a Moscow news conference that the agreement is one small step toward improved relations with America's Russian allies.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Russia ,

Friday - 07/10/2009, 09:50am EDT

Passing the Torch.

Now that President Obama has named New York Congressman John McHugh to be the next Secretary of the Army, the man who now has the job -- Pete Geren - can look back on his career as he ponders his future. Geren became acting secretary in March 2007 amidst the crisis in medical care for soldiers. He's overseen deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He became secretary in his own right when the President asked him to stay on earlier this year.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , John McHugh , Pete Geren , Afghanistan

Friday - 07/10/2009, 09:48am EDT

Improving Government: Accelerating the Impact of New Political-Career Executive Teams

Allen Parchemm, Ph.D.
Chairman of RHR International Company, a world leader in executive and organizational development.

Marilyn Gowing
Consultant to RHR International Company, is a former member of the Senior Executive Service of the U. S. Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: management , Allen Parchem , Marilyn Gowing , U. S. Office of Personnel Management , RHR International Company

Monday - 05/18/2009, 03:44pm EDT

Ca. state CIO nominated DoD CIO

The White House makes a big government IT nomination -- Teri Takai, the California CIO. What will it mean? We get insights from NextGov's What's Brewin blogger Bob Brewin.

Tags: tech , Teri Takai , California CIO , DoD , DoD CIO , ASD NII ,

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 06:10pm EDT
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Analysis: President cracking down on contractor tax cheats

Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council brings us details.

Tags: contracting , tax cheats , contractors , executive order , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 07:06pm EST
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F-22 R.I.P.

The Senate voted to terminate further production of the Air Force's topline F-22 fighter jets Tuesday, giving President Barack Obama a major spending victory and siding with the Pentagon's desire for smaller jets better suited to 21st century wars. F-22 supporters complained the action would be a blow to long-term national defense - and cost thousands of jobs in the middle of the recession.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Senate , Air Force , F-22

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 10:11am EDT

Zelaya Exiled

President Barack Obama is said to be deeply concerned over the ouster of Honduran President Maneul Zelaya even though he is an ally of socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The Honduran military kidnapped him from his residence and spirited him out of the country to Costa Rica early Sunday morning. Zelaya, whose presidential term ends in early 2010, had run afoul of the the army, courts and Congress by pushing for an unofficial public vote on Sunday to see if he could change the constitution and stay in office for another term.

Tags: management , pentagon , Maneul Zelaya , Hgo Chavex , Honduran Military

Monday - 06/29/2009, 08:02pm EDT
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