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Finally, a new emphasis on federal training

For far too long federal agencies have looked to the training budget as one of the first places to cut (after travel) when budgets are tight. Training cuts are among the most shortsighted of the budget-cutting options, says former Homeland Security CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , training , workforce , Katherine Archuleta , NTEU

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:00am EST
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Budget proposal fleshes out OMB's management agenda

In the fiscal 2015 budget, the White House laid out initiatives that fall under each of the four pillars of the management agenda. The federal IT budget would drop to $79.1 billion in 2015 -- down from $81.4 billion in 2014.

Tags: technology , budget , OMB , Beth Cobert , Steven VanRoekel , management agenda , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 05:09pm EST
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Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget

Tags: 2015 budget , budget ,

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:30am EST

OSTP asks agencies for 'bold, ambitious' open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

Tags: open government , Transparency , technology , Todd Park , Office of Science and Technology Policy , OMB , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , FOIA , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST
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Agency-by-agency summary of Obama's 2015 proposed budget

President Barack Obama released top-line numbers for his proposed 2015 budget today. What's in it for your agency?

Tags: budget , 2015 budget , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:36pm EST

Exploring Opportunities for Veterans

How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Next week on The Business of Government Hour.

Curtis Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Department of Veterans Affairs

Tags: Business of Government Hour , IBM Center for the Business of Government

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:52pm EST
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Fixing the budget problem starts with accepting the politics behind it

Adopting biennial appropriations and committing to stable funding for capital investments would go a long way towards fixing a broken budget process that is inherently political, says Bryan Clark of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Mr. Clark's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Bryan Clark , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process , budget , Congress

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Managing through tight budgets; lessons from all levels of government

Agencies must face the fiscal realities of constrained budgets and limited resources. Dan Chenok, the executive director of IBM Center for the Business of Government, says executives need to look across all levels of government to find ways to save costs. Mr. Chenok's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , budget , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

OFPP project management memo doesn't do enough for standardization

Jordon Sims, director of Organization Relations and Programs for the Project Management Institute, contends OFPP needs to look at existing pockets of excellence to raise the level of program and project management across the government.

Tags: OFPP , project management , Jordon Sims

Friday - 02/28/2014, 03:48am EST

3 agencies reap benefits of shared support functions, report says

In times of constrained budgets, agencies are cutting and consolidating services to save money and resources. Could it be the key to transforming government? A new report looks at what three agencies are doing right.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , Deloitte , shared services , oversight , DHS , NASA , Energy Department , Michael O

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:00pm EST
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