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Managers still find barriers to interagency collaboration

Managers who responded to a recent survey worry that too many barriers, such as politics and ineffective communication, threaten the ability of interagency collaboration to help their agencies achieve mission success. But there are signs that agencies are trying to overcome the challenges in the face of increased budget pressure.

Tags: interagency collaboration , smart power , management , Cheryl Steele , Booz Allen Hamilton , Government Business Council , Ruben Gomez , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:21pm EST
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New tool vending room improves Navy's processes

Cmdr. Dianna Wolfson is the project superintendent at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for the USS Newport News Engineered Overhaul, describes tool sharing program that saves time and money.

Tags: Navy , Dianne Wolfson , Federal Drive , DoD , technology

Friday - 12/16/2011, 01:23pm EST
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New online toolkit aims to help agencies combat fraud

Helena Sims, the director of Intergovernmental Relations at the Association of Government Accountants, told In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies can face a variety of fraud and it's often difficult to detect all the "red flags." A new online toolkit created by the AGA aims to help agencies tackle fraud.

Tags: management , fraud , AGA , Helena Sims , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:33pm EST
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Building a better contract brand means telling a better story

Eileen Cassidy Rivera, a senior health marketing strategist for Keegan Silver, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss her tips for building a better contracting brand.

Tags: In Depth , industry , Eileen Cassidy Rivera , Vangent , Keegan Silver , branding , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:52pm EST
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OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tags: hiring reform , OPM , Angela Bailey , Emily Kopp , CHCO Council , Energy , DHS , DoD , TSA , SSA

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

GSA offers tips for trimming fat from agency budgets

Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, joined with Francis Rose to discuss ways agencies could meet their goals to cut inefficient spending.

Tags: GSA , FAS , Steve Kempf , budget , management , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:50pm EST
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Analytics helps agencies turn data into decisions

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization Practice points to the importance of analytics in measuring agency performance. But the report emphasizes that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , data analytics , IBM , management , GPRA , FAA , CMS , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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Best Places list is a recruiting tool

The annual rankings can serve as a recruiting tool for agencies, said Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership.

Tags: Best Places to Work , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , management , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:21pm EST
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GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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OPM's onboarding framework to ease SES' new-job jitters

The Office of Personnel Management has published an onboarding framework that agencies can use to ease the new-job jitters for members of the Senior Executive Service. Thorough orientation can increase retention, said OPM deputy associate director Steve Shih.

Tags: OPM , hiring , workforce , Senior Executive Service , Steven Shih , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:15pm EST
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