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DoT refocuses SES leaders to address shortcomings, improve skills

The Transportation Department is using 360-degree reviews and executive coaching to help members of the Senior Executive Service become better leaders. DoT is focusing on leadership, in part, because it was one of the areas of improvement highlighted in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: workforce , management , DoT , Brian Crew , training , Senior Executive Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 03:54am EST
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OFPP refreshes program, project management certification requirements

A new memo from OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan outlines eight changes since 2007. Among the major changes is the requirement for program and project managers to meet all the certification prerequisites.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , contracting , OFPP , Joe Jordan , program management , project management , training , workforce

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 12:57pm EST

Park Service tackles employee training and development

Like many agencies, National Park Service is facing many challenges during tight budgetary times. Chief among NPS' challenges is how to train its next generation of leaders.

Tags: Kathy Hanson , NPS , workforce , training , retirement tsunami , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Interior Department

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:52pm EST
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DoD's top officers lack skills needed to lead tomorrow's military, report says

Twelve years of warfighting has left the military's generals and admirals without the necessary training and experience to deal with their new roles as enterprise managers.

Tags: DoD , management , training , workforce , David Barno , Center for a New American Security , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:00pm EDT
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Shutdown: It ain't over when it's over

Reopening the government isn't going to be just like flipping on a switch. he repercussions of the shutdown will be felt for a long time to come.

Tags: Jeff Neal , government shutdown , morale , training , Combined Federal Campaign , management , workforce

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 04:07pm EDT

OFPP applying strategic sourcing concept to acquisition training

Joe Jordan, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, said the Federal Acquisition Council on Training will oversee several initiatives, including developing a new contract for all agencies to buy acquisition training from. He said the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System eventually will be a one-stop shop for all acquisition workforce training needs.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , Joe Jordan , OFPP , GSA , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition Institute , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 09/09/2013, 06:14am EDT
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OFPP to hold acquisition workers more accountable for training

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memo requiring civilian agencies to use the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System to track how acquisition workers are meeting certification requirements. Agencies have several deadlines over the next year to input data into the system.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , GSA , FAI , OFPP , training , In Depth , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:33am EDT

How effective is simulated training? GAO cites gaps in Army, Marine Corps data

A new study by the Government Accountability Office says the Army and Marine Corps need to develop a set of metrics to better measure the benefits of simulation-based training over live training.

Tags: Marine Corps , Army , Sharon Pickup , training , workforce , simulator , In Depth , Michael OConnell , DoD , GAO

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:46pm EDT
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How to maintain training in tight budget times

In tight fiscal times, travel and training budgets often seem to be marked with a target by cost-conscious agency leaders. But there are strategies chief human capital officers and chief learning officers can deploy to shield their training budgets from cuts. ICF International Senior Vice President Jeff Neal and Young Government Leaders President Virginia Hill offer tips.

Tags: management , workforce , best practices , training , budget , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Navy , budget , Jonathan Greenert , workforce , training , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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