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VA forming cadre of specially-trained acquisition workers

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, said his office will launch the acquisition corps and program management framework in the coming months to further professionalize the agency's acquisition workforce. A Federal News Radio survey of chief acquisition officers and other senior acquisition managers says workforce training and retention remain among their biggest priorities and challenges.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , workforce , Ford Heard , Veterans Affairs , training , program management , suspension and debarment , strategic sourcing , T4 , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:56am EDT
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Mike Casey, Chief Learning Officer, GSA

Training your agency's employees by sitting them down in a classroom in front of a teacher giving a lecture won't work for the federal government anymore. Mike Casey is the chief learning officer of the General Services Administration and a guest for the Executive Suite on In Depth with Francis Rose. He's at the forefront of the effort to teach agency managers the difference between training and learning. Casey said knowing the difference could make a big impact on the cost to run your agency. Read related article.

Tags: Mike Casey , GSA , training , In Depth , workforce , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 03:03pm EDT
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Lessons in federal training - straight from your garden

Training should not be about checking items off a list, says GSA Chief Learning Officer Mike Casey. It should be more like a "self-weeding garden."

Tags: training , Mike Casey , chief learning officer , workforce , management , GSA , Francis Rose , In Depth , Executive Suite , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 03:48pm EDT
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OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , acquisition policy , workforce , training , OFPP , NCMA , Lesley Field , Chief Acquisition Officerís Council , Beth Blazek , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , AFFIRM , workforce , training , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

OPM, GSA combine forces for new take on training contract

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management sign an agreement to co-manage the new training and management assistance contract. GSA will handle the acquisition facets, and OPM will oversee requirements and services part of the contract that could be worth billions of dollars.

Tags: management , contracting , workforce , GSA , OPM , Dan Tangherlini , Katherine Archuleta , Joseph Kennedy , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 03:55am EDT
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Kenneth Glueck, Marine Corps

Fast, austere, lethal ó those are the goals of a new set of concepts from the Marine Corps. Expeditionary Force 21 debuts today. It charts how the Marine Corps will be organized, trained and postured for the next 10 years. It may not change what the Marines do, but it will change how they will do it. Lieutenant General Kenneth Glueck, deputy commandant of Combat Development and Integration, and head of the Marine Corps' Combat Development Command, spoke with Federal Drive Host Emily Kopp at the Sea Air Space Exposition. View photos and listen to more of our interviews from the expo.

Tags: Kenneth Glueck , Marine Corps , DoD , management , training , Sea Air Space Exposition , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:53am EDT
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Federal leadership development is not a luxury

Absent significant investment in developing the leadership abilities of supervisors, the federal government is going to have morale and performance issues for years to come, says Jeff Neal, former CHCO at Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , training , leadership development , DLA , CHCO , workforce

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:00am EDT

Army foresees another drop in military readiness if sequestration returns

The Army says it is now replacing funds in its readiness accounts that were depleted when cuts under sequestration first kicked in a year ago. But last year's readiness problems are likely to repeat in 2016 and beyond if Congress allows the automatic Defense cuts in current law to persist.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Budget Control Act , Bipartisan budget agreement , sequestration , House Armed Services Committee , John McHugh , Odierno , William Enyart , workforce , training , readiness , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:09am EDT
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Just a test: Anacostia-Bolling trains for active-shooter attack

The hallways of a building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling echoed with the sounds of gunfire last month as part of a training exercise to help base law enforcement personnel prepare for an active-shooter event.

Tags: Anthony Calandra , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , training , workforce , Navy , Naval Installations Command , Timothy Trammell , Carlos Ansley , DoD , Navy Yard shooting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:26pm EDT
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