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NWS enlists help to spread message, improve storm preparation

The National Weather Service launched the ambassador program in February, and it now has more than 350 private sector, state, local, federal agency and other partners. The ambassador program is part of the NWS Weather Ready Nation effort to set an example of how to prepare for weather related events.

Tags: management , National Weather Service , Laura Furgione , Weather Ready Nation , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 03:59am EDT
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Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: workforce , human resources , OPM , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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Intel community's fight against terrorism moves beyond connecting the dots

The Data Aggregation Working Group, under the Information Sharing Environment, is creating a data aggregation reference architecture to give law enforcement and intelligence agencies a better approach to sharing information more securely and more quickly. The group ran two pilots and created a tool kit for others to use.

Tags: technology , information sharing , Dirk Rankin , Paul Reynolds , data standards , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 04:16am EDT
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker layers people, customer service throughout strategic goals

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is overseeing progress against five strategic pillars, including innovation, trade and management. She said she's trying to make sure employees feel connected to the vision and mission of the agency.

Tags: management , Commerce , Penny Pritzker , people , workforce , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 04:11am EDT
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ICE names Kern as its next CIO

Kevin Kern comes to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement after spending most of his career in industry.

Tags: technology , people , ICE , DHS , Kevin Kern , Thomas Michelli , Tom DeBiase , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 08:31am EDT

Six months later, contractors still feeling aftershocks of shutdown

In a special report, The Government Shutdown: Six Months Later, Federal News Radio checks back in with some of the companies it talked to in October to find out what long-term effects the work stoppage had on them. Overall, large and small contractors say they've lost some revenue and are seeing delays in contract awards and solicitations.

Tags: industry , contracting , government shutdown , Chris Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , Ambit Group , Kim Hayes , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Mike Hettinger , TechAmerica , Govini , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:08am EDT
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GSA names ombudsman to give industry a louder voice

Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, said the ombudsman will help vendors navigate the acquisition bureaucracy and ensure the agency is hearing and addressing challenges and concerns. It's one of several steps GSA is taking to improve vendor and agency customer satisfaction.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Jeff Koses , Tom Sharpe , oversight , Malisa Gray , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
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GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , industry , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , oversight , management , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Interior CIO Mazer to retire

Bernie Mazer becomes the eighth senior IT executive to leave federal service or move to a new role in the last six months. Mazer helped transform the way Interior manages and oversees technology.

Tags: Interior , people , Bernie Mazer , Sylvia Burns , Andrew Jackson , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:45pm EDT
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OMB's Cobert says new performance goals to 'drive tangible outcomes'

In the fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress, the White House detailed 15 cross-agency priority goals and almost 100 agency-specific goals. The goals and new strategic plans are laying the groundwork for agencies to continue to improve mission delivery and operations over the next two years.

Tags: management , performance management , Beth Cobert , OMB , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , data driven reviews , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:45am EDT
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