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Wiki allows agency mobile-app developers to share best practices

Gwynne Kostin, the director of mobile in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, said there has been a definite "uptick" of interest of late by agency tech leaders into developing mobile apps that make sense for their agencies. The Mobile Gov Wiki allows agency app developers to share best practices.

Tags: GSA , Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies , Gwynne Kostin , In Depth , mobile , mobile apps , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:34pm EST
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Motivation in the workplace - it takes two to tango

Improving morale in the workplace isn't just a function of good management, it relies heavily on the employees as well, according to Paul Rowson, managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions. Rowson wrote the column as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Managing Morale.

Tags: Paul Rowson , Managing Morale , workforce , morale ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:08am EST
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Report: 'Disruptive innovation' key to doing more for less

Doing "more with less," is a catchphrase that has spread throughout the federal government, as agency budgets constrict. But critics contend that's all it is a catchy slogan that has no basis in reality. Bill Eggers, global director of Deloitte Research's public-sector division, said it's possible to do more for less, but it requires new innovative ways of doing business not just budget cutting.

Tags: management , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 08:53pm EST
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Culture change necessary for successful federal reorganization?

Dan Blair, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about restructuring federal agencies. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony and the prospects for an agency consolidation.

Tags: management , In Depth , House Oversight and Government Reform , Dan Blair , National Academy of Public Administration , Francis Rose , Darrell Issa

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:47pm EST
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Rank-and-file feds often source of cost-savings ideas

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss simple, new cost-saving ideas.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , management , budget , Steve Kelman

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 08:09pm EST
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How the military gets motivation right

In her 26-years of government service, Robin Wink served in both the military and the civil service. Wink says there's a lot civilian agencies can learn about motivating their workforces from those in uniform.

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , motivation , military , DoD , civilian agencies , Robin Wink ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:01am EST
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What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Tags: management , industry , Deloitte Consulting , Deloitte & Touche , John Powers , Tom Davis , JoAnn Boutelle , Commerce , federal reorganization

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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OGIS website helps streamline FOIA process, resolve disputes

National Archives and Records Administration recently launched the OGIS Access System to streamline and increase transparency of the FOIA process.

Tags: OGIS , NARA , Candace Boston , FOIA , good government , management

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:39am EST
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How to combat insider fraud at agencies

Linda Springer, a former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what steps agencies should take to detect and root out insider fraud.

Tags: OMB , Linda Springer , In Depth , Francis Rose , insider threat , fraud , technology

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:30pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , Energy , management , acquisition , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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