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With money in the bank, Patent and Trademark Office sets long-term agenda

The Patent and Trademark Office can plot a long-term strategy for the first time, thanks to newfound financial security, said Deputy Director Michelle Lee. Her top priority: improving patent quality.

Tags: budget , patent , Emily Kopp , Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:28am EST

Beyond cyber, feds need to read between SOTU lines

President Barack Obama focused little on improving government management in his annual speech to Congress. Obama called on Congress to pass cyber legislation and said the administration will release a new report on surveillance and privacy safeguards.

Tags: Barack Obama , cybersecurity , infrastructure , trade promotion , Intelligence community , Congress , State of the Union , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:42am EST

Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

Workforce planning for 2015 and beyond is on in federal agencies. The data from the Best Places to Work in Government survey is one group of information HR leaders in government will use, but it's not the only one. Jeri Buchholz is the chief human capital officer for NASA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said looking deep into the data is critical to making your entire agency a better place to work.

Tags: Jeri Buchholtz , NASA , Best Places to Work , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:12pm EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , NAPA , technology , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: technology , OMB , IT passback , budget , Digital services , workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

Moniz demands more accountability in Energy projects

The Energy secretary is shaking up the department to improve accountability. Project managers will assume more responsibility and face harsher consequences if they fail to meet major targets. Some contractors already have felt the difference, and it isn't pretty.

Tags: Energy , DoE , Ernest Moniz , John MacWilliams , accountability , reorganization , project management , Emily Kopp

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:57am EST
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Prashant Gaur, President, Credence

A stronger economy is persuading senior executives to leave their jobs in the federal government. Twenty-three federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders left their positions in 2014. One reason why is more industry job opportunities because of the improved economy. Prashant Gaur is president of Credence, and former Director of Enterprise Integration at the Defense Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to streamline the reintegration of federal executives into the private sector.

Tags: Prashant Gaur , Credence , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:45pm EST
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Tangherlini stepping down as GSA administrator

Nearly three years after coming to the General Services Administration in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal, Dan Tangherlini announced he's leaving government Feb. 13.

Tags: people , Dan Tangherlini , GSA , Denise Turner Roth , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 01:24pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Steve VanRoekel. Casey Coleman, Todd Park. Bernie Mazer. Simon Szykman. These were just five of the 23 federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders who left their positions in 2014. Turnover at the CIO position is not uncommon. But the data and analysis of this exodus show a combination of encouraging and disturbing trends. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller has been tracking the turnover of CIOs.

Tags: Jason Miller , people , In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:26pm EST
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Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , GSA , Veterans Affairs , Transportation Department , CIO , FITARA , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , technology , Commentary

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST
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