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How many contractors does the government have?

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed that it didn't have any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government's contracted workforce. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says knowing that number might not matter too much to taxpayers in the long run.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , DHS , human capital , contracting , industry , workforce , commentary

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:31pm EDT

New DoJ training reinforces the shared responsibility of FOIA

Melanie Pustay, the director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, said the tools and e-learning modules are focused on everyone from new employees to senior executives. DoJ rolled out the new education concepts ahead of Sunshine Week, which promotes open government.

Tags: Justice Department , Melanie Pustay , FOIA , Sunshine Week , Open government , training , Center for Effective Government , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:44am EDT
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OMB plays data matchmaker to combat rise in improper payments

David Mader, OMB controller, said the administration will target specific agencies with new technology to access more data to combat this long-standing challenge. GAO reported Feb. 26 that the governmentwide improper payment rate was 4.02 percent, meaning agencies misspent almost $125 billion in 2014.

Tags: OMB , Dave Mader , Improper payments , Risk management , A-123 , GAO , financial management , Do Not Pay list , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 03:41am EDT
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Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Tags: Mike Sade , Sade Associates , FITARA , CIO , CAO , acquisition , communication

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT

OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services. Mader said along with Treasury, OMB will be determining how best to get agencies to move to one of four federal providers.

Tags: David Mader , OMB , exclusive , shared services , GSA , USDA , Treasury , financial management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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John Marshall, CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Everyone seems to agree: The use of shared services could save government agencies a lot of time and money. As the reasoning goes, why should multiple agencies have separate and expensive HR or financial systems all doing essentially the same functions? John Marshall is the founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition. This long-term federal senior executive joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to share some ideas for shared services.

Tags: John Marshall , Shared Services Leadership Coalition , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , shared services ,

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 09:47am EST
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Do leaders have the stomach for real SES reform?

If there is to be major reform within the Senior Executive Service, the government needs the appetite to carefully consider exactly what problems it is solving, what it wants the SES to be and how best to get there, says Carol Bonosaro in a new commentary.

Tags: SES , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , Fixing the SES , Emily Kopp ,

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

OGE rolls out Integrity public disclosure filing system

Nineteen agencies have already adopted Integrity, the new electronic financial disclosure program introduced by the Office of Government Ethics to help streamline public filing process.

Tags: Office of Government Ethics , STOCK Act , financial disclosure , ethics , Walter Shaub , transparency , Michael OConnell , Congress , oversight , Integrity

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

How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

Political leaders of all stripes have long called for reforming the Senior Executive Service. But what if instead of fixing the SES' current problems, the government wiped the slate clean and started from scratch? In part four of Federal News Radio's special report, Fixing the SES, current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

Tags: SES , Senior Executive Service , Fixing the SES , Emily Kopp , Deloitte , David Dye , Beth McGrath , Jeri Buchholz , David Bray , Joe Ward , Danny Werfel , Steve Shih , OPM , diversity , exclusive

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:00am EST

Congress averts DHS shutdown

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Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:20pm EST
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