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Fixing the SES: The truth about accountability

Does the federal government hold members of the Senior Executive Service accountable for their actions? In part three of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former senior executives respond candidly to the criticism.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Fixing the SES , Senior Executive Service , accountability , OPM , special report , Jeri Buchholz , Mark Meadows , Jason Chaffetz , Eddie Ribas , Barbara Sisson , Bill Valdez , David Bray , Steve Shih , SEA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 02:58am EST

Commerce invites employees to bring forth innovative ideas

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews said while lawmakers decide whether to fund the White House's $3 million request to set up an Idea Lab, the department already released a new online tool to collect employee ideas.

Tags: Technology , Bruce Andrews , Commerce Department , budget , Idea Lab , HHS , GSA , Digital services , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 02/13/2015, 04:36am EST
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OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.

Tags: Technology , Grant Schneider , OMB , DHS , GSA , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Cybersecurity , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Michael Daniel , E-Gov Cyber Unit , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:46am EST
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Fixing the SES: 'This used to be an honor. Now it's a joke.'

Fewer than half of the Senior Executive Service members who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio online survey say they would join today. The survey results were even more dim for federal employees at the GS-15 and GS-14 ranks. In the first of our four-part special report, Fixing the SES, we examine how current senior execs feel about the SES, and what they believe is right and wrong with the service.

Tags: SES , Emily Kopp , Ron Sanders , Steve Shih , David Bray , Bill Valdez , Congress , accountability , James Lankford , Vanderbilt University , David Lewis , Barbara Sisson , Jason Chaffetz , Fixing the SES , special report , Danny Werfel , survey , Tim Walberg , OPM ,

Monday - 02/09/2015, 05:00am EST

Stempfley leaving DHS for private sector position

Bobbie Stempfley is heading to the private sector after five years at the Homeland Security Department. She worked in a variety of senior executive cyber positions.

Tags: Bobbie Stempfley , people , DHS , Cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , Rick Harris , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:43pm EST

FedBid splits into two, names Jordan CEO of new public sector company

The reverse auction vendor says its decision to split up its federal and commercial businesses has nothing to do with the critical Veterans Affairs inspector general report from September. Joe Jordan said FedBid has taken several steps to ensure any problems highlighted by the IG are resolved.

Tags: industry , people , Joe Jordan , Ali Saadat , FedBid , contracting , reverse auctions , Veterans Affairs , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 07:00am EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: management , Technology , OMB , IT passback , budget , Digital services , Workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller ,

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

Tags: Technology , people , GSA , Commerce , OMB , Attain , AT&T , Casey Coleman , Simon Szykman , Karen Evans , Mark Forman , TASC , Jamal Brown , CIOs on the Move , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:59am EST
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NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , NASA , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , bid protest , supply chain risk management , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:24am EST

White House EOP to lose top two senior IT executives

Karen Britton left after two years as the chief information officer of the Executive Office of the President to take a senior management role with e-Management, a small women-owned IT business. Deputy CIO Alissa Johnson announced her plans to leave in the coming months as well.

Tags: Karen Britton , Alissa Johnson , people , EOP , White House , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 03:03pm EST
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