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GAO, FPS disagree over ability to assess federal building risk

The Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool does not provide information about the consequences of security incidents at federal facilities, a GAO auditor said. As a result, agencies cannot effectively deploy countermeasures. Still, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) said he was happy with FPS' progress in developing MIST.

Tags: building security , IT , DHS , GAO , Federal Protective Service , Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool , Homeland Security Committee , Congress , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , Keith BieryGolick ,

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:51am EDT
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HUD, VA test revamped performance management system

HUD is one of five agencies piloting a performance management system, called GEAR. The new approach aims to eliminate a disconnect between organizational goals and employee performance.

Tags: GEAR , HUD , Veterans Administration , Joseph Smith , Larry Ables , performance management , workforce , management , National Council on Federal Labor Management Relat , Federal Labor Management Relations Council

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees' privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law's requirement to disclose stock trades.

Tags: STOCK Act , Walter Shaub , Sean Moulton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , OGE , OMB Watch , transparency , accountability , Congress

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:13am EDT
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FERC goes back to Congress again for more cyber oversight

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it needs authority to enforce cybersecurity standards. The agency also wants Congress to expand its jurisdiction over electric grid operators.

Tags: cybersecurity , Smart Grid , electric grid , Joseph McClelland , Greg Wilshusen , Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee , Congress , GAO , FERC , information sharing , technology

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:12am EDT
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HR University looks to gain college accreditation for agency training

The initiative aims to provide federal employees with college credit for certain agency-created human resources classes. Federal employees could apply the courses toward degrees at colleges and universities.

Tags: human resources , HR University , Kathryn Medina , workforce , ODNI , training , CHCO Council , University of Maryland , Strayer University ,

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:12am EDT
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DHS management failures threaten terrorism prevention, experts warn

Longstanding problems with integration put DHS' mission to protect the country at risk, former leaders and lawmakers said. Nine years after it was created, the department still struggles to make its many components and agencies work as one.

Tags: DHS , management , Richard Skinner , Susan Collins , Jane Harman , Thad Allen , oversight , Congress , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ,

Friday - 07/13/2012, 03:36pm EDT
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OPM paves path to automated telework tracking

The system will automatically collect information about how often federal employees telework and for how long. The change will paint a more accurate, detailed picture of federal employees' teleworking habits.

Tags: OPM , telework , workforce management , technology , Justin Johnson , Federal Drive

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 05:14am EDT
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DoD leaders advocate plug-and-play IT buying

Defense leaders say the Pentagon should skip buying IT for some major systems until contractors finish production. Many big projects take years to complete, meaning the technology inside becomes outdated by project completion.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , technology , Mark Bowman , David Simpson , DISA , Joint Staff , IT ,

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 06:36pm EDT
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Need to 'rally the troops' stymies spread of telework

Some managers find it difficult to lead employees working outside of the building. But hesitant leaders can find comfort in setting realistic expectations based on information gathered while employees are in the office.

Tags: telework , Telework Enhancement Act , workforce , management , OPM , Gil Gordon , Chuck Wilsker , Telework Coalition ,

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:17am EDT
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CHCO recommends employee-sharing as budget salve

Managers should consider allowing employees to solve problems in other parts of government. Doing so is an effective way for agencies to improve workers' skillsets and maximize resources, said retiring Energy Department HR chief Mike Kane.

Tags: Energy , Mke Kane , CHCO Council , budget , GEAR , management , workforce , hiring reform ,

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:44pm EDT
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