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Second former GSA official cleared of wrongdoing in conference scandal

James Weller won his wrongful termination case before the Merit Systems Protection Board against GSA. The board ruled Weller deserves 19 months of back pay and to be put back in his former job as Region 7 PBS commissioner.

Tags: management , GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Shakeup at GSA , Western Regions Conference , MSPB , Paul Prouty , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:15pm EST
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With budget release, OMB seeks stability for federal workforce

The Office of Management and Budget says the President's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released this week represents an attempt to move beyond the budget gridlock of the past few years. In an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, OMB Deputy Director Brian Deese discussed proposals boost funding for federal-employee training programs and to overhaul way individual agencies' programs are funded.

Tags: OMB , management , Brian Deese , In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , 2015 budget , Jack Moore ,

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 07:26pm EST
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Embattled DHS IG convinced Senate probe will clear his name

Charles Edwards, the Homeland Security Department's deputy inspector general and acting IG, calls recent allegations of nepotism and improper travel "baseless" and says he's convinced a Senate subcommittee investigation will clear his name. Speaking exclusively to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, Edwards said he has provided complete documentation to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.

Tags: DHS , Charles Edwards , Senate , oversight , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Dan Epstein , Cause of Action ,

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 05:04pm EDT
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Borras begins to see the light at the end of DHS' employee morale tunnel

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department for the last four years, who recently left DHS to return to the private sector, said the Homeland Security Department needs a tactical, sustained effort to improve employee satisfaction. He said that kind of effort has helped change the way DHS oversees and implements IT programs.

Tags: technology , management , workforce , DHS , Rafael Borras , Employee Viewpoint Survey , morale , oversight , Program accountability and risk management , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 03:55am EST
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Borras leaves DHS more integrated, on better financial path

Rafael Borras spent the last four years as the undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department before leaving Feb. 7. He said his goal was to make DHS more business-like by making it easier to apply data to decisions. Under Borras' leadership, DHS launched the Management Cube and received its first-ever clean financial audit opinion.

Tags: management , financial management , Rafael Borras , DHS , Coast Guard , shared services , Management Cube , data driven analysis , clean audit , people , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:58am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: 2014 IT budget passback is much ado about nothing

News and buzz from the last two weeks includes a new legislative proposal from Rep. Darrell Issa on suspension and debarment and round two of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , technology , acquisition , budget , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , Angela Styles , IT passback ,

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:41pm EST

HUD's Danzig heading to OMB to lead performance office

Lisa Danzig is slated to become OMB's associate director for personnel and performance. She would replace Shelley Metzenbaum, who left in May.

Tags: Lisa Danzig , OMB , Jason Miller , HUD , performance management

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:12pm EST

TechAmerica lawsuit against ITI Council to move forward

A judge rules that the $5 million complaint can move into the discovery phase. ITI Council returns more than 60,000 pages of documents to TechAmerica.

Tags: industry , TechAmerica , IT Industry Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Trey Hodgkins , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 02/07/2014, 01:01pm EST

VA's Warren given CIO title as House ramps up cyber investigation

In a message to senior executives, Secretary Eric Shinseki said that Stephen Warren now will hold the title of executive in charge, Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer. The title change comes as the House Veterans Affairs Committee is turning up on the heat once again on the agency's ability to secure its systems and protect data.

Tags: technology , oversight , cybersecurity , people , VA , Stephen Warren , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:38pm EDT

Industry, DHS at odds over draft plan to secure critical infrastructure

The Homeland Security Department plans to send the final draft version of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan to President Barack Obama this week. Some industry experts say DHS failed to incorporate much of what was discussed at 30 meetings.

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Monday - 11/04/2013, 02:15pm EST
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