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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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Feds expand virtual worlds use

Over a year ago, the U.S. Army, and other branches of the military, were experimenting with the use of the virtual worlds social media site "Second Life" as a recruitment tool. Since that time, the military has branched out into using virtual worlds technology as a tool for collaboration. Now, civilian branches of government are looking to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has our exclusive coverage of the Third annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, which concludes today at the National Defense University here in D.C..

Tags: technology , virtual worlds , Second Life , Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference , Army , Douglas Maxwell , U.S. Army Simulation and Training Center , MilLands , Paulette Robinson , iCollege , NDU , Barrack Obama , USDA , Max Cacas

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:51am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Lisa Mascolo of Accenture

The concept of doing "even more with even less" is a step beyond "doing more with less." Lisa Mascolo of Accenture has some ideas for doing it.

Tags: In Depth , Industry Chatter , management , technology , cybersecurity , Lisa Mascolo , Accenture , contracting

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:33pm EDT
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OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , VA , EPA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Ryan McCullough of Govplace

VP/Federal on performance-based contracting; prime/sub relationships; "inherently governmental"; and objections on cloud computing and data center consolidation.

Tags: In Depth , Industry Chatter , contracting , technology , cybersecurity , Ryan McCullough , GovSpace

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 07:19pm EDT
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How to make federal management more effective

Getting good results from your team is becoming more important with the administration's emphasis on results.

Tags: In Depth , management , telework , Robert Tobias , American University

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 08:16pm EDT
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GSA's O'Hare, Taylor detail Administrator Johnson's agenda

GSA officials are squarely behind the new Administrator's priority list.

Tags: In Depth , management , contracting , technology , Ed O'Hare , GSA , General Services Administration , Martha Johnson

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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The best federal blog you've never heard of

A new blog's goal is to raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present. Davita Vance Cooks, Managing Director of Publication & Information Sales for GPO explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , technology , Davita Vance Cooks , GPO

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 11:55am EDT
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USPTO opens up about telework success

Out of a total of approximately 5,300 PTO staffers who have both the authorization and the technical capability to telework, 91 staffers telework three days a week; 165 work two days a week from home; 2,700 who work from home one day a week; and finally 2,300 staff who are "hotelers", who do the majority of their work from their homes, and only come into PTO headquarters once a week or once every two weeks. Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor at PTO, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , USPTO , telework , Danette Campbell ,

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 10:36am EDT
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UPDATE: More on training and mentoring managers at your agency

Agencies will have defined benchmarks to hit for training current and future managers.

Tags: management , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Daniel Akaka , Nancy Kichak , Marilee Fitzgerald , OPM , defense department

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 05:53pm EDT
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