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Johnson proclaims management philosophy for DHS as a 'unity of effort'

A new memo calls for a more unified decision-making effort that is supported by data and analysis. Secretary Jeh Johnson is focusing on making programs more effective.

Tags: Jeh Johnson , DHS , Mark Borkowski , Jim Porter , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jose Arrieta , unity of effort , OneDHS , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Obama to nominate long-time former fed to be OMB controller

David Mader would come back to government after spending most of the last 11 years at Booz Allen Hamilton. Mader spent 32 years working for the IRS before retiring in 2003. The President also plans to nominate new senior officials at Education, VA and the Army.

Tags: people , David Mader , OMB , Jeffrey Murawsky , Robert Gordon , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:31am EDT

DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now that the three-year effort to get the bill passed is complete, the hard work begins to make it a reality.

Tags: technology , Kathleen Tighe , Mark Warner , Congress , DATA Act , open government , Dick Ginman , industry , Trey Hodgkins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 04:07am EDT
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OPM, GSA combine forces for new take on training contract

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management sign an agreement to co-manage the new training and management assistance contract. GSA will handle the acquisition facets, and OPM will oversee requirements and services part of the contract that could be worth billions of dollars.

Tags: contracting , workforce , GSA , OPM , Dan Tangherlini , Katherine Archuleta , Joseph Kennedy , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 03:55am EDT
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The Business of Government magazine

Join host Michael Keegan this week for The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour. What trends are driving change in government? How can government executives' better correlate short-term decision-making with long-range consequences? AND what are they doing to leverage technology and innovation to be more efficient, anticipatory, and evidence-based? Hear from Dr. Tony Fauci, VADM Mark Harnitchek, Dave Lebryk, Kathy Stack, Curt Coy, Dave Bowen, Mary Davie, and more on The Business of Government Hour.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , IBM Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Business of Government Magazine , Tony Fauci , Mark Harnitchek , Dave Lebryk , Kathy Stack , Curt Coy , Dave Bowen , Mary Davie

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 04:22pm EDT

DHA sets sights on big savings with joint-first strategy

The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

Tags: Douglas Robb , DHA , budget , health care , TRICARE , Agency of the Month , Lauren Larson , Military Enlisted Training Center , duplication

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:00pm EDT

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 , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Fear not: The case for shared services in government

Faced with decreasing budgets and shocks such as sequestration, agencies can no longer afford to carry out business-as-usual with respect to common support services.

Tags: Jeff Neal , shared services , human resources , workforce

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:50pm EDT
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Beth Cobert, Deputy Director for Management, OMB

Beth Cobert, the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management, spoke at a Professional Services Council luncheon this afternoon. Among her top priorities is rolling out the President's second-term management agenda. Cobert says the new plan targets the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs. She shares a preview of her long to-do list with In Depth with Francis Rose

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:11pm EDT
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John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

PerformanceStat meetings are supposed to be a constructive opportunity for your employees to collaborate on your agency's priorities. But more often than not, they're probably just boring. John Kamensky, senior fellow and associate partner at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, writes about the "Secret Sauce of Effective Progress Reviews." He tells In Depth with Francis Rose cartoon characters may hold the secret to making your agency's progress reviews more valuable.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:06pm EDT
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