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How to maintain training in tight budget times

In tight fiscal times, travel and training budgets often seem to be marked with a target by cost-conscious agency leaders. But there are strategies chief human capital officers and chief learning officers can deploy to shield their training budgets from cuts. ICF International Senior Vice President Jeff Neal and Young Government Leaders President Virginia Hill offer tips.

Tags: management , workforce , best practices , budget , Jeff Neal , ICF International , Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Navy , budget , Jonathan Greenert , workforce , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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OPM's innovation lab spurs new way of problem-solving

The sub-basement of the Office of Personnel Management's headquarters resembles more a tech start-up than a federal office building. The innovation lab, as OPM calls it, provides a brightly-lit, open room for employees to meet and tackle the "stickiest" of the agency's problems.

Tags: OPM , Matt Collier , innovation , workforce , LUMA Institute , human centered design , collaboration

Friday - 09/14/2012, 08:00am EDT

VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , VA , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT

Agencies fight uphill battle to retain critical knowledge and skills

Even though a massive federal retirement tsunami has been a no-show, even a moderate uptick in retirements could pose challenges for agencies -- especially as they face decreasing budgets and declining staffs. In part three of our special report, "Retirement Conundrum," Federal News Radio examines how agencies plan to retain institutional knowledge and fill critical skills gaps as longtime employees head for the exits.

Tags: Retirement Conundrum , retirement , GAO , Robert Goldenkoff , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jeff Neal , HUD , Sheila Wright , Cathy Biggs-Silver , VA , virtual learning , Jack Moore , Peter Leeds , MSPB

Friday - 05/31/2013, 02:41am EDT

Tips, techniques to write in plain language

It's been two years since the Plain Language Writing Act became law. While agencies are doing a better job, more work needs to be done. A federal expert on plain language is offering agencies the writing tips he employs on a daily basis. At the same time, a new bill in Congress would extend the plain language act to cover federal regulations.

Tags: management , Bruce Braley , Robert Agnello , DoD , TRICARE , Plain Language Act , Center for Plain Language , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:59am EDT
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Coalition for Government Procurement 2013 Spring Conference

Attendees at the 2013 Coalition for Government Procurement's Spring Conference will engage in a government-industry "Mythbusters" dialogue with acquisition leadership from the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration and others about key procurement issues that impact members' government business.

Tags: Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Iris Cooper , Veterans Affairs , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:07pm EDT

Graduate School USA bringing EA back into vogue

Brian Moran, a lecturer at the Graduate School USA, is leading an effort to reinvigorate the enterprise architecture curriculum.
February 28, 2013

Tags: technology , management , Brian Moran , Graduate School USA , enterprise architecture , cloud computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Top Leaders in Federal Service

Friday - 03/01/2013, 02:04pm EST
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Sequestration cuts force GSA to cancel two more conferences

The annual SmartPay and FedForum conferences have been canceled this year due to cuts to agency travel and training budgets under sequestration.

Tags: GSA , sequestration , conferences , SmartPay , FedForum , industry , management , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/18/2013, 03:30pm EDT

DoD constructing offensive, defensive cyber teams

U.S. Cyber Command is putting together dozens of groups to defend the military's network, to work with combatant commanders on offensive tactics and to respond to attacks against the nation. Gen. Keith Alexander, however, said budget cuts will delay DoD's ability to recruit and train team members.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , Robert Kehler , workforce , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Jason Miller , U.S. Cyber Command

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:13am EDT
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