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OMB redefines performance expectations

As the President implements his policies and programs, federal executives recognize the continuing challenges ahead to deliver on results for the American people. OMB's Shelley Metzenbaum tells us more about the administration's perspectives and expectations for agency and executive performance.

Tags: Federal Drive , Executive Update 2010 , management , performance , SEA , OMB , Shelley Metzenbaum , Suzanne Kubota , lessons learned , outcomes , ROWE ,

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 11:10am EDT
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DLA and FEMA prepare for hurricane season

Federal emergency responders can expect prompt and well-rehearsed reaction from the Defense Logistics Agency when providing disaster relief during this year's hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. DLA's Aaron Geduldig explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DoD , DLA , FEMA , DHS , Aaron Geduldig , Joint Logistics Operations Center , preparedness , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 10:31am EDT
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DoD, VA database mesh a model for collaboration

Determining the language you'll use to work together is step one, says MHS CIO Chuck Campbell.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , In Depth Conversation , Chuck Campbell , James Peake , DoD , MHS , VA , health IT , technology , management

Monday - 06/14/2010, 07:08pm EDT
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Agencies create a STAR to guide science policy

The STAR METRICS will create a reliable and consistent inter-agency mechanism to account for the number of scientists and support staff that are on research institution payrolls supported by federal funds. Details from Julia Lane, program director with the National Science Foundation.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , ARRA , jobs , NSF , NIH , White House Office of Science and Technology Polic , Julia Lane , Suzanne Kubota ,

Monday - 06/07/2010, 10:06am EDT
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Avoid rebuilding the data protection wheel

The Library of Congress and Columbia University are creating a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices for preserving significant geospatial data. Project manager William LeFurgy gives us a peek.

Tags: Federal Drive , LOC , technology , William Lefurgy , geospatial data , Columbia University

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:31am EDT
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NDU's Gerry Gingrich: You CAN learn to be a leader

Professor at National Defense University teaches the basics of leadership to future government leaders.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Ginny Gingrich , National Defense University , management , leadership ,

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:35pm EDT
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Congressman Towns: Networx 'good deal' wasted

Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , Edolphus Towns , Networx , Angela Styles , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:13pm EDT
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FEMA's Fugate on changes to the Stafford Act

Senate subcommittee looks at Stafford Act and how it may need some reform.

Tags: In Depth , management , Craig Fugate , FEMA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Francis Rose , Mary Landrieu

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:20pm EDT

National Archives attorney offers e-mail counsel

Current federal regulations are fairly explicit on the kinds of federal agency records that must be kept by law. But what happens when the law hasn't kept up with changes in communications in the Internet age? A government attorney who has helped almost every federal agency comply with records management regulations addresses a recent National Archives conference.

Tags: management , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Jason Baron , Director of Litigation for the Office of General , records , e-mail , Electronic Message Preservation Act , Max Cacas

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:43am EDT
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CDC cuts red tape and wins awards doing it

We meet the CDC fed awarded for her "spirit of innovation and ‘get it done' mindset" - Nancy Norton, a contracting officer and team leader for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , management , CDC , Nancy Norton

Friday - 05/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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