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SSA not ready to meet future challenges

The National Academy of Public Administration says the Social Security Administration is not ready for the challenges of the future. NAPA says shrinking budgets, retiring workers and rapidly changing technology are all issues that need to be addressed in the next 15 years.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , COBOL , SSA , NAPA , hiring , IT

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Beth McGrath, Federal Practice Director, Deloitte

The Office of Management and Budget requires federal agencies include more data in its 2016 budget requests for this fall. OMB wants benchmarks and timelines of financial investments so it can organize its cross-agency priority goals. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte's Federal Practice. She's also former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. In a Federal News Radio op-ed and on In Depth with Francis Rose, McGrath said agencies should be making even more business decisions based on data.

Tags: Beth McGrath , Deloitte , DoD ,

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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DoD, DHS see more, earlier testing as a possible fix to troubled programs

The Defense and Homeland Security departments are pushing project managers to test technology or weapons systems earlier in the acquisition lifecycle to understand and solve potential roadblocks sooner. DoD submitted recommendations to Senate leaders for how to better integrate testing and evaluation into the acquisition lifecycle.

Tags: DHS , DoD , Steve Hutchinson , Michael Gilmore , project management , acquisition , NDIA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:48am EDT
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Rep. Latham wants to beef up agency performance requirements

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) introduced a bill requiring agencies to use continuous process improvement measures. The bipartisan "Lean and Responsive Government Act" looks to improve efficiency and effectiveness in agency management.

Tags: OMB , GAO , Tom Latham , Henry Cuellar , performance , Congress , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 04:19am EDT

IRS scandal teaches agencies to archive

Agencies should be archiving all business communication to avoid mayhem such as at the IRS. While the agency shifts blame from e-mail to instant messenger, Nancy Flynn, founder of ePolicy, told Federal News Radio that agencies need to better manage the many communication options.

Tags: IRS , Nancy Flynn , ePolicy , business records , technology , Federal Drive , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 01:07pm EDT

New captain, advisers leading Commerce more deeply into open data

The Department of Commerce will hire its first-ever chief data officer, Secretary Penny Pritzker said recently. Pritzker also is establishing a data advisory council and introducing a "developer portal," which she said will help advance the agency's open data initiatives.

Tags: Commerce , open data , Penny Pritzker , transparency , technology , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:28am EDT

OMB expands requirements under some cross-agency management goals

The Office of Management and Budget will collect spending and budget information from agencies to ramp up personnel security. This management priority accompanied other requests in a memo released Friday, which also included agency's benchmarking and providing customer service data.

Tags: Office of Management and Budget , security clearance , SAVE award , strategic sourcing , Brian Deese , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:03am EDT

Agencies need to put laser focus on business optimization

Now is not the time to play 'small ball.' As budgets shrink, agencies should be bold as they look to improve mission effectiveness and modernize operations, says Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Pentagon.

Tags: Beth McGrath , DoD , Deloitte , business optimization , data analytics

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:34am EDT

Obama appoints new members to labor-management council

President Barack Obama has appointed four new members to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. Leaders from the Teamsters, American Federation of Government Employees, Federal Education Association and National Association of Government Employees will advise the President on federal labor relations.

Tags: National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , labor-management relations , Barack Obama , workforce , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 08:39am EDT

Proposed Senate USPS reforms could save $17 billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Senate's postal reform plan would save just under $17 billion. Changes to the agency would include maintaining increased postal rates and cutting delivery to five days per week.

Tags: USPS , acquisition , Congress , budget , reform , CBO , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 03:54pm EDT
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