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Agencies rethink business as usual in face of budget, workforce challenges

In the face of decreasing resources and increasing workloads, agencies are searching for ways to become more efficient. John Palguta, vice president for policy at Partnership for Public Service, said agencies should consider utilizing tools developed by others. Steve Lenkart, executive director and chief operating officer at the Merit Systems Protection Board, said agencies can structure procedures to manage risks of uncertainty.

Tags: workforce , budget , MSPB , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , In Depth , Esther Carey , John Palguta , Steve Lenkart

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:55pm EDT

Analysis: DoD needs to slice budget with or without sequestration

Benjamin Friedman, a CATO Institute research fellow, said sequestration prevents intelligent spending cuts, but that doesn't necessarily mean DoD lacks room to make smarter ones.

Tags: sequestration , budget , DoD , Budget Control Act , Benjamin Friedman , Keith BieryGolick , Cato Institute , Congress , In Depth

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Devaney: 'Long past due' for governmentwide spending oversight

Agencies and lawmakers, seeking to implement accountability and transparency practices governmentwide, are taking a page from the Recovery Board's playbook. One of the successes of the RAT Board was in changing the way agencies dealt with erroneous or improper payments, said Earl Devaney, the former chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and now a senior adviser at Reznick Government.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , Recovery Act , Earl Devaney , RAT Board , GAT Board , Recovery.gov , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 03:01pm EDT
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GAO gives Congress a hand for using data to make decisions

The 34-page guideline details how lawmakers can use performance information to ensure agencies are meeting their missions.

Tags: management , budget , GAO , Congress , GPRA Modernization , OMB , Taeja Smith

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:37pm EDT

What causes 'leadership deficit' at agencies?

Two former federal human-capital experts joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a for a conversation about leadership and management at federal agencies: Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, now a senior vice president at ICF International; and Ron Sanders, the first CHCO of the Intelligence Community, who's now a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tags: management , workforce , leadership , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Jeff Neal , ICF International , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 06/18/2012, 07:06pm EDT
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Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , industry , Mythbusters , Todd Ramsey , IBM , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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Think tank points to valuable Recovery Act lessons

The IBM Center for the Business of Government released a report examining the lessons from the execution of the stimulus over the last three years.

Tags: management , technology , IBM , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Esther Carey , Recovery Act

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:20pm EDT

'Trust element' critical in employee-manager relations, workplace innovation

Paul Rowson, the managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions, joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a far-reaching conversation about the federal workforce. Rowson discussed SES changes, morale and the value proposition of federal employment. When federal employees feel they're singled out for sacrifices that affects how they value their jobs, Rowson said.

Tags: management , workforce , Paul Rowson , In Depth , Francis Rose , Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions ,

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:45pm EST
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Movin' on up: Tips for making the jump from GS to SES

Many of the federal government's top managers in the Senior Executive Service are preparing to retire, which means openings in the SES ranks. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss tips for making the switch.

Tags: workforce , management , Partnership for Public Service , Tim McManus , In Depth , Francis Rose , SES

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:45pm EST
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