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PTO head Kappos stepping down

David Kappos, director of the Patent and Trademark Office, is stepping down early next year.

Tags: David Kappos , people , management

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 10:53am EST

Telework helps PTO employees stay productive through Sandy

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.

Tags: Sandy , telework , David Kappos , Commerce , Jolie Lee

Friday - 11/02/2012, 03:15pm EDT

OMB wants 'single door' for vendors at each agency

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

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:37am EST
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PTO manager driving force in federal telework

Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor for the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Tags: Danette Campbell , Service to America Medal , Sammies , telework , management

Monday - 07/02/2012, 01:08pm EDT
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Cybersecurity looks to be a major growth area

UPI reports U.S. defense companies, likely to face a cut in Pentagon spending, may find cyber-security a profitable replacement.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity Workforce , contracting , IBM , Howard Schmidt

Wednesday - 01/20/2010, 09:03am EST

A Spicy New Investment Option?

How would you like to be able to invest part of your TSP contributions in a fund outside the federal 401(k) plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you may get the option.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , TSP , R-fund , socially conscious investing , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , rumor , arrest report

Thursday - 03/12/2009, 04:00am EDT

Locke infuses new performance culture at Commerce

The outgoing secretary said he has focused on achieving stretch goals and impressing upon employees to look at their jobs differently. Gary Locke initiated changes to how Commerce does budget planning, buys goods and services and serve their customers.

Tags: management , contracting , Gary Locke , Commerce , performance management , enterprise software licenses , Partnership for Public Service , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:35am EDT
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Owens, PTO heeding call from Obama for reform

John Owens, the CIO at the Patent and Trademark Office, says his biggest priority is to fix the patent process.
March 10, 2011

Tags: John Owens , patents , CIO , technology , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:59pm EST
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