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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Obama administration's effort to benchmark costs and best practices of agency back-office functions is overcoming its initial skeptics. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration say this is the first step toward long-term and meaningful efficiency and effectiveness improvements. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how some agencies are doing an about face when it comes to understanding the value of this benchmarking initiative.

Tags: GSA , management , efficiency , Jason Miller , Francis Rose , In Depth

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:29pm EST

OMB expands requirements under some cross-agency management goals

The Office of Management and Budget will collect spending and budget information from agencies to ramp up personnel security. This management priority accompanied other requests in a memo released Friday, which also included agency's benchmarking and providing customer service data.

Tags: security clearance , SAVE award , strategic sourcing , management , Brian Deese , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:03am EDT

Obama, Romney define role of government during presidential debate

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , election , deficit , Federal Drive , workforce , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 08:17am EDT

President to order pay freeze

In an effort to get a handle on the ballooning cost of government, President Obama is expected to use his first State of the Union address to announce, among other things, freezes in pay for some White House officials, as well as a government-wide spending freeze. But one of the President's top budget experts says don't look for the freeze to affect all federal agencies equally.

Tags: management , State of the Union , Rob Nabors , Congressional Budget Office , National Press Club , President Obama , Max Cacas , Jason Miller , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 08:06am EST

Pay raise for Federal employees makes NTEU President Colleen Kelley smile

Omnibus spending bill includes 1-1/2% pay raise plus 1/2% locality increase. Labor-Management Forums will bring labor to the table at agencies. NTEU President Colleen Kelly likes both developments.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , NTEU , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Jeffrey Zients , John Berry

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 08:15pm EST

Clarifying OMB's Stimulus Spending Memo

Tags: mngt , stimulus , Rob Nabors

Tuesday - 03/24/2009, 07:05pm EDT

President touts billions in contracting savings

A new report released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget claims agencies have identified $19 billion in contractor cost savings, with the government well on the way to meeting the President's mandate to cut contractor costs by $40 billion annually by fiscal 2011.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 06:52am EST

CPO: from the private sector to the federal government

The Federal government's first "Chief Performance Officer" faces off with a Senate Committee hearing testimony for his nomination. Jeffrey Zients talks about the difference between managing in the private and public sector, the PART legacy from the Bush Administration, and how he views the expected retirement tsunami in the federal government.

Tags: mngt , nominations , transition , Jeffrey Zients , Senator Joe Lieberman , Senator Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:24am EDT
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