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For DoD, better buying demands high quality acquisition workers

The Pentagon releases Better Buying Power 2.0 with a new focus on professionalizing the procurement workforce. The updated program includes seven major focus areas with 36 initiatives. Ashton Carter, the deputy secretary of Defense, said version 2.0 takes the lessons learned and data from the last two years to further improve efficiency and cost savings of DoD procurement.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , acquisition workforce , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:36am EST
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Army to rebalance workforce at expense of civilians, contractors

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service wants to bring more uniformed men and women into the institutional Army. He said they have relied too much on civilian employees and contractors over the last decade. Odierno said the Army also has to change the way it trains its leaders to be more adaptable.

Tags: DoD , Ray Odierno , Army , budget , workforce , personnel reductions , CSIS , total force policy , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/02/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty - helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

Tags: DHS , TSA , Federal Air Marshal Service , Kimberley Thompson , Federal Drive , Cool Jobs in Government , training , Michael OConnell , video

Monday - 10/22/2012, 04:07am EDT

DoD, CFPB to educate service members against rising debt

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the financial health of service members is important for troop readiness. A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details potential problems service members are facing.

Tags: DoD , management , workforce , Leon Panetta , Holly Petraeus , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , student loans , Servicemembers Civil Relief Act , training , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:47am EDT
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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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Training opportunities for young feds

Host Debra Roth spoke with Steve Ressler, president and founder of GovLoop, and Tyler Robinson and Lynnie Martin from Young Government Leaders.
Aug. 10, 2012

Tags: workforce , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Young Government Leaders , GovLoop , Steve Ressler , Tyler Robinson , Lynnie Martin , Debra Roth , training

Friday - 08/10/2012, 06:29am EDT
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How managers can salvage training during tight budgets

One of the first victims of the budget axe is often professional training, says Linda Petersen, a former longtime Office of Personnel Management official now with Graduate School USA. Petersen, who joined In Depth with Francis Rose said too often training, which carries long-term benefits is not viewed as being part of an agency's strategic vision.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Petersen , training , workforce , retention , management , best practices

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:37pm EDT
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HR University looks to gain college accreditation for agency training

The initiative aims to provide federal employees with college credit for certain agency-created human resources classes. Federal employees could apply the courses toward degrees at colleges and universities.

Tags: human resources , HR University , Kathryn Medina , workforce , ODNI , training , CHCO Council , University of Maryland , Strayer University , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Military reexamines professional development after 10 years of war

DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers' "fires lit" once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.

Tags: DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , management , personnel , Army , Government Executive , Jared Serbu , workforce , training , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:11am EDT
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Lieberman, Collins warn against slashing acquisition workforce

The two influential senators say the mistakes the Defense Department and others made in the 1990s during the last serious budget reductions can't be repeated this time around. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said budget cuts shouldn't be balanced on the backs of the acquisition workforce. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) added reductions in acquisition staff mean the government will pay more for goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , oversight , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , acquisition workforce , training , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 05:24am EDT
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