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Government Contracting Myth No. 2: We should always protest

A company's reputation is an important part of its success and its reputation could be harmed if it is known as a business that protests everything, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan. This post is the second in the 10-part series, "10 Myths of Government Contracting."

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , Public Contracting Institute , contracting myths

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:00am EDT

Government Contracting Myth No. 1: We should never protest

In the first part of a 10-part series on government contracting, expert Tim Sullivan says even if a company has a no-protest policy, it is na´ve to believe that it can completely insulate itself from the protest process.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , Public Contracting Institute , contracting myths

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:52am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are struggling to follow the rules around cloud computing. The Council of Inspectors General examined 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies. It found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the councils' new report.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cloud computing , inspector general , Council of Inspectors General , contracting

Monday - 10/13/2014, 09:13am EDT
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White House unveils new open government initiatives

The White House has unveiled new or expanded commitments to open government. Included are plans to adopt an open source software policy, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, as well as plans to improve delivery of government digital services.

Tags: management , technology , health IT , information sharing , Obama administration , open source , transparency , open government initiatives , DATA Act

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:00pm EDT

GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy focused on identity security, cybersecurity

GSA Office of Government-wide Policy Chief of Staff Stephanie Rivera discusses efforts to create a standardized operating process for all agencies, and the challenges and opportunities that go along with it.

Tags: Agency of the Month , GSA , Stephanie Rivera , technology , IT , cybersecurity , security , Office of Government-wide Policy , Jason Fornicola ,

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 02:02pm EDT

Civil-service reform needs more than 'Band-Aid approach,' experts argue

A legislative attempt to reform the aging federal personnel system will face a difficult path in Congress even if it's able to muster the support of key stakeholders, including the White House and federal-employee unions. Experts discussed proposed reforms to the civil-service system outlined in a new report published Tuesday by the Partnership and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tags: workforce , management , Partnership for Public Service , Tony Miller , Booz Allen Hamilton , Ted Kaufman , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:13pm EDT

Report calls for broad overhaul of federal personnel, pay systems

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for essentially throwing out the 65-year-old General Schedule system, comprised of 15 separate grade levels, and replacing it with five broad work levels. The report also calls for changes to the way federal pay is calculated and recommends setting up a governmentwide pay-for-performance process.

Tags: management , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , general schedule , Jack Moore , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 06:07pm EDT

Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

Telework and a strong technology infrastructure could be the best way to find and keep talented employees at your agency. That's according to a Federal News Radio survey of chief human capital officers across the federal government. Jeri Buchholz, NASA's chief human capital officer, joined Federal News Radio's Jason Miller and Francis Rose to discuss the results of the survey and NASA's new culture strategy to tackle those challenges. Read Jason's related article and view the full survey results.

Tags: Jeri Buchholz , NASA , CHCO , In Depth , workforce , morale , management ,

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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What are the most pressing workforce issues at your agency? MSPB wants to know

The Merit Systems Protection Board is updating its research agenda and wants your help in identifying federal workforce issues and policies to study. The agency says it wants to hear from federal employees, supervisors, unions and other groups on the issues they would like to see MSPB address in its research.

Tags: MSPB , workforce , management , Jack Moore

Friday - 03/21/2014, 12:19pm EDT

Updating GS pay system key to attracting new talent

Steve Condrey, chairman of the Federal Salary Council, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the key to bringing in new talent -- and making sure they stay -- is modernizing the aging General Schedule system. Congress devised the GS system in 1949.

Tags: management , pay , pay and benefits , Federal Salary Council , Steve Condrey , In Depth , Francis Rose , GS system , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 11:07am EDT
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