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Long Term Consequences and Government Policy

Understanding the long term consequences for government policy is not a regular part of the federal diet, but it should be.

Tags: Lurita Doan , GSA , telework , OMB , OPM , Service Disabled veterans , economic stimulus , small business , federal contracting ,

Monday - 02/15/2010, 10:48am EST
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VA sets rules for set-aside program

Final regulation applies to all agencies for determining eligibility of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Agencies spent almost $20 billion with these firms in 2008.

Tags: contracting , SBA , GAO , Veteran-owned small business , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , Small business contracting

Monday - 02/08/2010, 04:50pm EST

VA's Lifeline reaching suicides before they happen

VA's suicide prevention services make a difference. Veterans who used healthcare from the Department of Veterans Affairs were less likely to commit suicide. What is VA doing right?

Tags: mental health , suicide , PTSD , Tammy Duckworth , mngt , best practices

Friday - 01/15/2010, 10:08am EST
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VA to implement SAVE award winner's idea over the next year

White House now eyes good ideas from industry. OMB also tells agencies to apply other contest suggestions within their agencies, including electronic pay stubs. President Obama says SAVE award will be an annual contest.

Tags: mngt , Barack Obama , Nancy Fichtner , Peter Orszag , Katie Roberts , White House , OMB , GSA , SAVE Award

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 07:01am EST
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White House puts SAVE Awards cost-cutting ideas to vote

Administration names four finalists for the SAVE Award. Voting continues through Thursday, and the idea which receives the most votes will be presented to President Obama.

Tags: mngt , Peter Orszag , OMB , SSA , HUD , Forest Service , SAVE Award , best practices

Monday - 12/07/2009, 01:09pm EST
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VA works to cut through the red e-tape of G.I. Bill

The Veterans Affairs Department is working to improve data handling across the agency.

Tags: mngt , tech , Scott Gould

Monday - 11/30/2009, 09:40am EST
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VA makes progress in sharing health records

The Veterans Affairs Department is making big strides when in implementing electronic health records across the agency.

Tags: mngt , tech , Veterans Affairs , best practices , Scott Gould , Kaiser Permanente

Monday - 11/30/2009, 11:45am EST
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USDA's major reorg driven by focus on performance, results

Acting CHCO Sanders says human resources will play key role in helping agency transform. HR employees must provide insight similar to a consultant to help meet the agency's needs. USDA also must engage its employees so they feel like they are contributing to meeting the agency's mission.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Donald Sanders , USDA , OPM , HHS , OMB , CHCO , Employee engagement , reorganization , Performance and results

Monday - 11/30/2009, 06:37am EST
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Preview: Baker taking his own advice to improve Veterans Affairs

An excerpt of this week's Ask the CIO program.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Roger Baker , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 04:46pm EST
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Rep. Bob Filner: steps to improve government for veterans

The Initiative underscores to federal agencies the importance of recruiting and training veterans, aims to increase the employment of veterans within the Executive Branch, and helps recently hired veterans adjust to service in a civilian capacity.

Tags: P&B , veterans , Veterans Day , Congressional Spotlight , federal hiring , Bob Filner , House Veterans Affairs Committee , IRS , best practices

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 12:15pm EST
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