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Work: DoD needs funding boost, but fixing readiness will take years

The military services say they've made some progress against the readiness levels they lost when sequestration first struck in 2013. The Pentagon's second- ranking official said Tuesday that momentum needs to be maintained, but DoD's challenges are as much about time as about money.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Readiness , Acquisition , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:17am EST

From Congress to consumer safety, Buerkle describes recipe for success

Anne Marie Buerkle is a current commissioner at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and a former New York congresswoman. She sat down with Women of Washington Hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss her path to Capitol Hill and what she's found since her arrival in DC.

Tags: Ann Marie Buerkle , CPSC , Congress , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , leadership ,

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 11:16am EST

Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

As it does every two years at the start of a new Congress, the Government Accountability Office will release its "High Risk List" today. The list calls attention to agencies and programs GAO auditors believe are vulnerable to "fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement." Don Kettl, a professor at the University of Maryland's School for Public Policy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the guide, and what's different from the 2013 version.

Tags: Don Kettl , University of Maryland , High Risk List , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GAO

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:42am EST
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How bad would a shutdown be for DHS?

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out February 28 unless Congress acts fast. Just how bad would a shutdown be for DHS? Former Homeland Security HR exec Jeff Neal offers his inside take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , budget , DHS , Congress , commentary , workforce , government shutdown

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:01am EST

Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

Good help is hard to find. That's especially true at federal agencies looking for smarts in cybersecurity and financial auditing. The latest look-see by the Government Accountability Office shows a number of mission-critical skills gaps in federal agencies. What can agencies do to fill the gaps? Robert Goldenkoff, the director of Strategic Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , cybersecurity , skills gap ,

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 09:36am EST
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Bull today, steer tomorrow: More painful methods of reform

Members of the Senior Executives Service take heed: Not all reforms are bad, painful or even likely to occur, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , SES , Congress , workforce

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 03:00am EST

FDA commissioner announces resignation

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will resign at the end of March after nearly six years on the job, according to an FDA-wide email sent Thursday morning.

Tags: FDA , Margaret Hamburg , Stephen Ostroff , resignation ,

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 07:42am EST

Postmaster general: Agency looking for new revenue sources

The nation's new postmaster general says the Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue.

Tags: USPS , Megan Brennan , core competency , budget

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 01:43pm EST

4 steps toward a better hiring process

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal shares some suggestions for bringing more transparency and integrity to the hiring process.

Tags: Jeff Neal , workforce , hiring , human resources , ChiefHRO.com

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:08pm EST

Congress must force DoD, VA to work together as part of military compensation overhaul

In their first round of congressional testimony, members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission cited glaring gaps between the policies and services provided by DoD and VA. Their report found that existing systems to bridge the gap are mostly a paperwork exercise.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , VA , Congress , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , Stephen Buyer , Peter Chiarelli , Bob Kerrey , Senate Armed Services Committee , SASC , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:14am EST
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