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MSPB: Supervisors lack necessary training

A new report by the Merit Systems Protection Board says supervision is okay, but could use some improvement. We get details from James Tsugawa of the Office of Policy and Evaluation.

Tags: pay and benefits , MSPB , Training , management , James Tsugawa ,

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 09:40am EDT

War spending passes, agency funding to follow?

Legislation to fund the troop surge in Afghanistan has been sent to President Barack Obama. But what about funding for FY 2011? Details from The Hill's Ian Swanson.

Tags: Federal Drive , war funding , Congress , The Hill , Ian Swanson ,

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 09:31am EDT

Tracking telework acceptance

Who's dialed in, and who isn't, across the Hill and the federal complex.

Tags: Technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , cisco , OPM , Congress , telework

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:23pm EDT

NPS completes plans for the National Mall

Planning is nearing the final stages. Details of the National Mall Plan have been released and comments are coming in. We get the latest from NPS spokesman Bill Line

Tags: Federal Drive , management , NPS , Bill Line , National Mall Plan ,

Monday - 07/26/2010, 10:31am EDT

The 10 biggest errors federal employees make

We look at the 10 biggest mistakes feds make when planning for retirement according to registered employee benefit consultant, Ed Zurndorfer.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Top Ten , Ed Zurndorfer , retirement benefits ,

Friday - 07/23/2010, 10:40am EDT

Katrina's legacy extends to Afghanistan

A team of over 40 civilians is going to Afghanistan to set up a distribution facility where materials are stored and issued to members of the military. Rear Admiral Thomas Traaen tells us how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , logistics , DoD , Defense , Defense Distribution Center , Thomas Traaen ,

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:42am EDT

GAO: OMB's IT dashboard used crusty data

Some of the investments listed on the IT Dashboard are already hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. David Powner, Director of Information Technology Management Issues for GAO explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , Technology , management , David Powner , OMB , IT Dashboard ,

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 09:22am EDT

FBI shuts down Sentinel, again

The FBI has again paused work on the deployment of a multi-million dollar case-management system called Sentinel. is reporting that the bureau has extended a partial stop-work order that was first issued in March.

Tags: Technology , contracting , FBI , Sentinel , Lockheed Martin ,

Monday - 07/19/2010, 11:25am EDT

Planning for disasters: prepare, don't predict

Federal and state governments need to evaluate their supply chain capabilities in preparation for national emergencies. Robert Handfield, author of an IBM Center for The Business of Government report, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , supply chain , emergency preparedness , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Robert Handfield ,

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:31am EDT

DoD contracting is on a transparency tightrope

Buyers in the Defense Department who bundle small contracts into larger ones will have to post their actions on the Web. Bundling is the subject of a new interim rule. Roger Waldron, Counsel at the law firm Mayer Brown, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , contract bundling , small business , Roger Waldron , Mayer Brown LLP , Federal Acquisition Regulation , transparency , FAR

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:40am EDT
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