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Could solutions used to fight Ebola be a new model for procurement?

USAID's Ebola Grand Challenge opened the door for a new set of vendors to offer their products and services to the government. Contractor Doug Burr wonders if this could be a new way for agencies to procure products.

Tags: Grand Ebola Challenge , acquisition , Qore Performance , Doug Burr , industry , procurement reform ,

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:21am EST

Obama SES reform plan makes problem worse, not better

President Barack Obama addressed members of the Senior Executive Service today intending to raise their morale. In Depth host Francis Rose says the President's remarks may have done the opposite.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , Francis Rose , management , workforce , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:15pm EST

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: The price of mistrust

The results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in at many agencies. Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency, says the numbers aren't pretty.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , management , human resources

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:26am EDT

Should we bring back the 'rule of three'?

Jeff Neal, former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal, asks whether hiring managers should use the "rule of three" when considering applications from disabled veterans.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , hiring , workforce , management

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:59am EDT
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Why this year's FISMA drill is different

Now that continuous diagnostics and mitigation plays a role, this year's FISMA evaluation cycle shouldn't be regarded as a checkbox exercise, says former CISO Pat Howard.

Tags: technology , FISMA , Pat Howard , Kratos SecureInfo ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:24am EDT

Do we need a million fewer federal employees?

Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal examines the contention that hiring more federal employees would make for a smaller, better-run federal government.

Tags: Jeff Neal , OMB , hiring , workforce , management

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:00am EDT

10 questions on GSA's hallways initiative

Mike Sade, a former federal acquisition executive, said the consolidation of schedule contracts makes sense, but there are several unanswered questions GSA needs to address.

Tags: Mike Sade , GSA , hallways , acquisition , contracting , industry , Sade Associates , category management initiative , schedule consolidation

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:02am EDT

Information to strategy: The future transformation of CIOs

Enough with all the talk about whether or not federal CIOs have enough authority, Keith Trippie said. The real conversation is how CIOs and their organization need to morph over the next decade.

Tags: Keith Trippie , The Trippie Group , workforce , management , CIO , technology

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 04:22am EDT

Tele-goofing off?

Telework and other workplace flexibilities are a good thing for government and the private sector. Rather than attempting to reverse telework programs due to a few bad apples, we should be working on fixing the problems, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , telework , workforce ,

Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:59am EDT

They picked who? How to select the right people to be supervisors

Great supervisors can make even the most trying agency a better place to work, while lousy supervisors can make even the best organization a horrible workplace. With that in mind, more attention is needed to improve the supervisory selection process, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , human resources , hiring , management , workforce ,

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 05:37am EDT
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