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Acquisition workers as critical thinkers: A change that has to happen

In Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, the Defense Acquisition University, the Federal Acquisition Institute and other experts say a new kind of acquisition worker is needed. One that brings business acumen, understands technology and knows the FAR forward and back. The ever-evolving training regime for federal acquisition workers is no longer just about the hard skills of acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , FAI , Jeff Birch , James Woolsey , DAU , Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Chuck Williams , Management Concepts , Michael Fischetti , National Contract Management Association , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:18am EDT
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White House now thinks smaller is better for cyber bills

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said the administration believes getting cyber legislation through Congress on small pieces is more likely to be successful than in one comprehensive bill. Legislation to update FISMA, to improve information sharing and to expand the workforce all have garnered bi-partisan support.

Tags: Michael Daniel , Tom Carper , technology , White House , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Frank Cilluffo , The Homeland Security Policy Institute , cybersecurity , workforce , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:19am EDT

Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

The Office of Personnel Management has a list of 25 different conferences that comply with federal training regulations. Dan Waddell is director of government affairs for the cybersecurity non-profit (ISC)2. OPM just added their fourth annual Security Congress event to its list of approved conferences. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Waddell explained how the event got on the list.

Tags: OPM , In Depth , management , technology , cybersecurity , workforce , Francis Rose , Security Congress , Dan Waddell , ISC(2) ,

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

Tags: Walter Shaub , STOCK Act , ethics , Jason Miller , In Depth , management , OGE , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:47pm EDT
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Complex ethics environment pushes OGE to focus on basics

Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, said the agency is focusing on three areas in order to improve ethics training across government: communication, direct support to agency ethics officials and oversight.

Tags: management , Office of Government Ethics , Walter Shaub , oversight , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:51am EDT
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Army to recruit next generation of cyber workers through new career field

Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.

Tags: cybersecurity , Army , Ronald Pontius , recruitment , technology , workforce , Army Cyber Command , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:38am EDT
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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

OPM to test new SES onboarding framework, launch mentoring hub

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said the goal is to improve the transition of new members to the Senior Executive Service. The framework will include timetables and milestones for when new SESers are to meet people and learn key facets of their jobs.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Mark Reinhold , SES , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/05/2014, 04:15am EDT
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VA training guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch

A Veterans Affairs training slide show said that veterans might be demanding and unrealistic, and advised staffers on "what to say to Oscar the Grouch."

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Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:20pm EDT

DoT's move into shared services buoyed by better trained IT workforce

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department chief information officer, said he reduced contractor-federal employee IT workforce ratio to 1-to-1 from 5-to-1. He said better training and governance will help the agency centralize certain computer network services.

Tags: technology , Richard McKinney , Ask the CIO , DoT , workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 10:50am EDT
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