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Identifying an Agency's Critical Talent — Key to Talent Management Success

Organizations seem to be understanding that identifying their critical talent is important to achieving their goals. However, there is often still a lack of organizational focus on implementing processes for true talent identification.

Part of the problem rests in the fact that many businesses and…


Added by Joe Abusamra on July 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

If You Want to Innovate, Collaborate

TaskRabbit began six years ago as an online marketplace where users can outsource small jobs to others in the surrounding community. From buying your dog food, to picking up your dry cleaning, to installing your Ikea furniture, or cleaning your oven, the site contracts out any chore you can imagine. Now…


Added by Drew Doggett on July 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Double Down Strategy of Contract Management Risk

By Mike Ipsaro, PMP, CCE/A

In blackjack, there is a strategy known as doubling down, in which players double their bet to get one more card in addition to their two card hand. Doubling down increases players’ chances of winning, just like risk management increases the chances of success during a…


Added by Tracey Wright on July 28, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

How to be a Changemaker Within Your Agency


Russell Maltiempo, Project Manager (FDIC)

Emily Doughtry, Special Assistant (EPA)

Lorena Molina-Irizarry, Hispanic Employment Program Manager (HEPM)

Laura Kunkel, Special Assistant at HUD

Steve Ressler, Founder of Govloop (Moderator)

The panelists and their…


Added by Jemile Safaraliyeva on July 28, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Acquisitions: The Next Hot Area for Government Employment?

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

NextGen Break-Out Session#…


Added by Kate M. Long on July 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Federal Agency Hiring – Steps to Better Candidate Assessment

Even before President Obama’s 2010 initiative to remove the obstacles in the federal government’s antiquated hiring process, agencies’ HR departments looked for ways to improve the assessment process to enhance both the applicant experience and the agencies’ chance of identifying top talent. With the OPM’s…


Added by Joe Abusamra on July 24, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Federal Talent Management – Seeing Beyond Recruitment

As Federal agencies grapple with multiple challenges, from finding top talent in the face of rising competition from the private sector, to the retirement tsunami and budget challenges, an emphasis is typically, and not unexpectedly, placed on talent acquisition. The challenges in this process are not…


Added by Joe Abusamra on July 22, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

Spend Your Present Preparing for Your Future

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…


Added by Drew Doggett on July 21, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Fear of the FAR – Is It Getting in the Way of Doing Business?

By Craig Taylor, PMP

Do 1,883 pages of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), comprised of 53 different Parts, dozens of forms, and a correction page feel like something to be feared? Does it keep you from buying what you need to support your agency?

Many government decision-makers look at…


Added by Tracey Wright on July 11, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Federal Government Talent Acquisition — Streamlining the Process

Like many (some would say most or all) aspects of the United States Federal government, human capital management can prove to be more complex and more difficult to change for an agency than that of the private sector. Budget constraints, ingrained and inflexible procedures, limited staffing, complicated application…


Added by Joe Abusamra on July 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Three R’s of Acquisition Reform

Acquisition Reform – Industry experts have compared it to Groundhog Day and a complicated system of pendulums shifting between priorities.  The descriptions may differ but one thing most agree on is that with federal acquisition becoming ever more complex, fixing it…


Added by Tracey Wright on June 19, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER Live: Wearable Technology -- Let Fashion Rule

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events once each month this year.…


Added by Drew Doggett on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Networx Data Shapes our Understanding of Telecommunications

Big data is being used to help transform government by revealing information and patterns that can bring innovation, better services, and smarter decisions.

To effectively use big data, we must be willing to collect, analyze, and share the information we discover. You already know about some of the ways we’re helping the government buy smarter through big data: GWAC Prices Paid Tool, horizontal and vertical pricing in Schedule 70, and Reverse Auction pricing…


Added by Mary Davie ITS on June 18, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Leading Across Boundaries in an Era of Complex Challenges

Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government.…


Added by Michael J. Keegan on June 16, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

A Pivotal Period for Afghanistan: Interview with Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID's three-fold transition strategy. The following is an…

Added by Michael J. Keegan on June 11, 2014 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Little Rock, AR: Making Neighborhoods Safer

Cities depend on the local government to keep crime at bay. But Life Run Well magazine reports, “Little Rock, AR, was inundated with complaints from residents about nuisance problems—primarily code enforcement and…


Added by Emily Jarvis on June 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Help Us Shape the Future

Here in ITS, we’re reevaluating our approach to strategic sourcing by focusing on category management, which will help transform government IT acquisition and improve the value we provide to our customers. We can’t succeed without your feedback on the best ways to improve our performance. We are counting on you—our customers and industry partners—to identify…


Added by Mary Davie ITS on June 3, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Is Strategic Sourcing Money in the Bank for Agencies?

Did you know that one of the biggest procurement programs underway is happening at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)?

"The Professional and Technical Support Services Contract Vehicle (also known as Pro-Tech) will be awarded next year for a five-year, $5 billion program. It…


Added by Emily Jarvis on June 3, 2014 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Organizational Project Management – How OPM Connects Strategy to Results

By Michael Ipsaro, PMP, CCE/A

At a recent conference, I attended a break out session that focused on Organizational Project Management (OPM) and project methodologies, specifically an overall approach to implementing them as a practice standard, and the benefits of doing so.  The presenters spoke about…


Added by Tracey Wright on May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

More than 90% of Gov IT Projects Fail – Eeek!

We don’t have to tell you about the challenges facing public sector IT – and was just one of the more visible procurement hurdles. The Public Spend Forum has published a study, “Billions in the Balance: Removing Barriers to Competition and Driving Innovation in Public Sector IT Markets,” – and the…


Added by Emily Jarvis on May 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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