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Is the GovCon services market a "real" market?

John Hillen, executive in residence and professor of practice at George Mason University's School of Management will discuss the growth of the GovCon services market.
June 24, 2014

Tags: sotera defense solutions , George Mason University School of Mangement , GovCon services market , John Hillen , Roger Waldron , acquisition , contracting , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 09:25pm EDT
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Is your agency getting the most out of its social media efforts?

Is your agency getting as much value out of its social media efforts as it could be? A new report offers tips for agencies looking to take advantage of the data that can be mined from Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.

Tags: social media , workforce , marketing , IBM , technology , Ines Mergel , Stephanie Wasko , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Obama gives feds right to request more flexible work options

Federal employees now have the right to request a more flexible work schedule and managers must "carefully" consider those requests, President Barack Obama told agency heads in a June 23 memo on expanding workplace flexibility in the federal government. The memo, which coincided with a White House conference on working families, also encourages agency heads to expand flexible workplace policies, such as telework, alternative work schedules and temporary part-time duty "to the maximum extent practicable."

Tags: workforce , workplace flexibility , telework , Barack Obama , Mike Aitken , SHRM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 01:37pm EDT

Burwell appoints new manager to revamp HealthCare.gov

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell appointed a new high-level operations manager to closely supervise the online portal to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. She also announced that she's hiring a CEO and a technology leader to specifically handle all aspects of the health law's coverage expansion.

Tags: Sylvia Mathews Burwell , HHS , HealthCare.gov , technology ,

Saturday - 06/21/2014, 03:46am EDT

Agencies taking the 'Burger King' approach to strategic reviews

OMB is giving agencies a lot of latitude to figure out how best to meet key parts of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010. NASA, NSF say they are developing strategic review processes that fit their specific mission goals. Agencies are going through the first set of reviews and rankings this summer.

Tags: GPRA Modernization Act , Lisa Danzig , OMB , Beth Robinson , NASA , Martha Rubenstein , National Science Foundation , NAPA , strategic reviews

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:04am EDT
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Cloud forecast means changes for federal IT workers

As government agencies migrate to cloud computing and other new technologies, the information technology workforce requirements are changing.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , workforce , Megan Schmith , GSA , RAND , TechAmerica , Stephanie Wasko , AFCEA

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:46pm EDT

VanRoekel not confident IT reform bill would be effective

Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel says good management policies should be enough to improve how agencies buy, operate and deliver technology.

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , technology , OMB , PortfolioStat , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , FITARA , IT reform , Congress , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , exclusive

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:09pm EDT
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VA chief: More vets wait 30 days for appointment

About 10 percent of veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics have to wait at least 30 days for an appointment -- more than twice the percentage of veterans the government said last week were forced to endure long waits.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Sloan Gibson , oversight

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:12am EDT

Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

Tags: SSA , budget ,

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:34am EDT

Expert says budget, employee reductions force agencies to rethink mission goals

With an employment drop over the past year, agencies must adopt a "less with less" mentality, according Bob Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He says executives must be honest with Congress about their limited capabilities.

Tags: IRS , GAO , budget , workforce , Congress , Bob Tobias , John Koskinen , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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