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The Patent and Trademark Office's challenges demonstrate the need for the government to modernize its rules defining what it means to perform work. Experts say PTO's challenges are part of the growing pains of telework.
A report on employees' abuse of telework is damaging a Patent and Trademark Office program long held as a model for other agencies. PTO's challenges demonstrate the need for the government to update the rules that define what work means. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss why PTO's problems are the next hurdle every agency must jump through to make telework successful. Read Jason's related article .
Thanks to Congressional budget cutters and the White House sequestration program, two of the most important federal operations - the IRS and the Social Security Administration - are getting smaller and slower. So, how much longer can we afford these 'savings', Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks?
What happens when a tiny federal agency tells a man worth billions of dollars that his business is racist and offensive? It boils down to what's in a name, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.
Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Dan Tangherlini , Dave McClure , 18F , GSA , technology , cybersecurity , Matt Chessen , State , Roger Waldron , sequestration , Tony Scardino , HSPD-12 , DoD , Phyllis Schneck
The Patent and Trademark Office says it may need 18 months to recover from sequestration cuts. PTO offers a rare look inside the real impact of these automatic budget cuts. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how sequestration took a bite out of one of PTO's top technology priorities. Read Federal News Radio's related article.
David Kappos, director of the Patent and Trademark Office, is stepping down early next year.
Despite the federal government closing its offices to the public on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was still able to average 70 percent productivity, thanks to its telework policy.
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to create vendor management organizations to centralize how contractors work with departments. So far, four agencies are piloting the vendor management organizations. VanRoekel, who also wants agencies to use investment review boards more for strategic goals, said the use of both tools "very much align with our priorities to do more with less."
Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , David Kappos , Roger Baker , Scott Gould , David Hayes , VA , Interior , IRS , vendor management organizations , investment review boards , Jason Miller , President
Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor for the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.