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Managers still find barriers to interagency collaboration

Managers who responded to a recent survey worry that too many barriers, such as politics and ineffective communication, threaten the ability of interagency collaboration to help their agencies achieve mission success. But there are signs that agencies are trying to overcome the challenges in the face of increased budget pressure.

Tags: interagency collaboration , smart power , management , best practices , Cheryl Steele , Booz Allen Hamilton , Government Business Council , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:21pm EST

Fun getaways: ski slopes, holiday lights and New Year's Eve

Every week, Federal New's Radio's Ruben Gomez speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do.

Tags: Recreation News , Marvin Bond ,

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 01:03pm EST

GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tags: cybersecurity , GAO , NIST , NICE , cybersecurity workforce , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST

Small business contracting chief leaving for OMB

Joseph Jordan will begin his new job in mid-December as adviser to OMB Deputy Director Jeff Zients, an OMB spokeswoman told Federal News Radio. He joined the Small Business Administration in March 2009.

Tags: Joseph Jordan , people , SBA , OMB , contracting , acquisition ,

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 03:31pm EST

VA offers new buyouts, early outs

The buyouts and early retirements apply to billing and collection jobs in 11 regional health care networks. They are part of VA's initiative to consolidate accounting activities.

Tags: VA , workforce , workforce reduction , buyouts , early retirement , retirement , pay and benefits , Consolidated Patient Account Center , Jo Schuda ,

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 01:30pm EST

DoD saving CBP's bottom line

A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Tags: CBP , DHS , DoD , GAO , SBINet , budget , Paul Stockton , Candice Miller , Richard Stana , Mark Borkowski , House Homeland Security Committee ,

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:38pm EST

Agencies cut improper payments by $18 billion

Most of the fiscal 2011 reductions came from the departments of Education, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The administration also announced new steps aimed at improving how agencies use suspension and debarment to deal with unreliable contractors and grant recipients.

Tags: Improper payments , contracting , management , financial management , HHS , USDA , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid , education , OMB , Jack Lew ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:36pm EST

NASA chooses new chief technologist

Cornell University Professor Mason Peck will help communicate how NASA technologies benefit space missions and the day-to-day lives of Americans, NASA said. Peck replaces Dr. Bobby Braun, who left the agency in September.

Tags: Mason Peck , NASA , people , management , technology ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 03:16pm EST

Air Force to cut hundreds of officers

More than 400 people must leave the Air Force by early 2012, as part of an initiative to trim the military branch's officer cadre. Air Force leaders are also targeting enlisted service members.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , workforce , workforce reduction , reductions in force , retention , Mike Dickerson ,

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 07:53pm EDT

OMB employees take a vote on unionization

Office of Management and Budget employees are voting today and Nov. 1 on whether or not they want to be represented by the American Federal of Government Employees union.

Tags: OMB , Tim Kauffman , AFGE , union , workforce , pay and benefits , Jolie Lee ,

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:21pm EDT
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