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IRS scandal teaches agencies to archive

Agencies should be archiving all business communication to avoid mayhem such as at the IRS. While the agency shifts blame from e-mail to instant messenger, Nancy Flynn, founder of ePolicy, told Federal News Radio that agencies need to better manage the many communication options.

Tags: IRS , Nancy Flynn , ePolicy , management , business records , Technology , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 01:07pm EDT

New captain, advisers leading Commerce more deeply into open data

The Department of Commerce will hire its first-ever chief data officer, Secretary Penny Pritzker said recently. Pritzker also is establishing a data advisory council and introducing a "developer portal," which she said will help advance the agency's open data initiatives.

Tags: management , Commerce , open data , Penny Pritzker , transparency , Technology ,

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:28am EDT

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: Office of Management and Budget , security clearance , SAVE award , strategic sourcing , management , Brian Deese ,

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

DoD must 'reset' to prepare for future budget struggles

To maintain readiness under current budget pressure, the Defense Department needs to have a long-term mindset and rethink their force structure, according to Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee.

Tags: Defense , Congress , budget , sequestration , DoD , CSIS , Rob Wittman ,

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:12pm EDT

How ICE has found success with online training

Although cutbacks in training and travel normally create challenges, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program is benefiting from its money-saving transition to online conferencing.

Tags: Rachel Canty , Student and Exchange Visitor Program , Technology , ICE , travel restrictions

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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Proposed Senate USPS reforms could save $17 billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Senate's postal reform plan would save just under $17 billion. Changes to the agency would include maintaining increased postal rates and cutting delivery to five days per week.

Tags: USPS , management , acquisition , Congress , budget , reform , CBO ,

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 03:54pm EDT

GSA to be 'more forceful' in real-estate decisions

The General Services Administration needs to step up its leadership to take advantage of cost-saving real estate opportunities, according to House members participating in a recent round table discussion.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , GSA , real estate , House , Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure , Norman Dong , Lynn DeCastro ,

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Agencies reset after missing the mark on cybersecurity goals

Despite steps forward, agencies fell short of their 2014 targets for cybersecurity. The Obama administration is pushing chief information officers to focus on priorities of continuous monitoring, phishing and malware, and authorization processes for 2015, according to the newly released cross-agency priority goals on Performance.gov.

Tags: Technology , cross-agency priority goals , Performance.gov , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring ,

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:52pm EDT

GSA task force plans for future net-zero energy buildings

The General Services Administration's Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

Tags: Net Zero Energy , GSA , NZEB , NZEB Task Group , DoE , Technology , green government

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:50pm EDT

What life is really like behind the inspector general's curtain

Brian Miller, former inspector general at the General Services Administration, said IGs have a difficult job that often goes unnoticed. He gave Federal News Radio a behind-the-scenes look at how IGs balance mission, the media, agency relationships and a good sense of humor.

Tags: OIG , inspector general , Brian Miller , GSA , management , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:48pm EDT
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