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Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Tags: acquistion , contracting , industry , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Phil Kangas , Grant Thornton , LPTA , innovation , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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Influx of employees is part of HUD's ongoing culture change

The Department of Housing and Urban Development hired 1,000 new employees in 2014. The new workers are helping the agency reverse a downward trend around morale.

Tags: workforce , Jason Miller , HUD , Michael Anderson , Towanda Brooks , Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work , morale , security clearance

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 03:47am EST
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Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

Agencies across government are changing their budget priorities as the money shrinks. That means your agency may have to get creative to provide training opportunities. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says you shouldn't wait for someone else to take the training lead.

Tags: Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders , millenials , workforce , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:28pm EST

Training military doctors from enlisted ranks, program gives soldiers a boost in science

A new program through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine will give men and women in the enlisted ranks of the military two years of undergraduate-level science coursework meant to prepare them for the rigorous Medical College Admission Test (MCATs).

Tags: Art Kellermann , Uniformed Services University , Edward Hébert School of Medicine , DoD , enlisted soldiers , medical school , Robert Mabry

Friday - 01/02/2015, 11:48am EST
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Education offers employees the chance to walk in their managers' shoes

The Education Department offers a series of programs to improve employee engagement and leadership training. Quay Crowner, Education's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director, said there is an increased emphasis across the agency to better take care of the employees.

Tags: workforce , Education Department , Quay Crowner , Employee Viewpoint Survey , employee engagement , Human Capital Management Government Training Event , worldwide business research , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:05am EST
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OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , agile development , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , GSA , 18F , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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Iraqi training gets early start

The U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants.

Tags: Iraq , Chuck Hagel , ISIL , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 05:54pm EST

Deon Viergutz, President, Fort Meade Alliance

It's no surprise that guarding against cyber threats is a priority for agencies. Data breaches at Homeland Security and a computer threat at the White House are just a few of many recent cyber attacks to hit the federal government. Agency officials say security policies are important but so is employee training. The Fort Meade Alliance surveyed government IT professionals and found more than 60 percent agreed cyber training should be a top priority. Deon Viergutz, president of the Fort Meade Alliance, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the survey.

Tags: Deon Viergutz , DHS , cybersecurity , Fort Meade Alliance , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management , data breaches , workforce

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:50am EST
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Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration has set aside 1.5 percent of its personnel budget for training and reinvestment in skills for the next fiscal year. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the focus will be on customer relations and evolving with technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller caught up with Tangherlini at the National Contract Management Association's annual government symposium. Tangherlini described his relationship with the Office of Management and Budget's Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert and some of the things they're working on together on the Federal Drive.

Tags: GSA , personnel , budget , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , OMB , Beth Cobert , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:27am EST
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