A joint survey by Grant Thornton and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis shows agency budget managers are confident their organizations can meet federally-mandated budget caps in fiscal 2015, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
More than two-thirds of survey respondents show signs of optimism for the next fiscal year's budget…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on December 2, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments
The government runs on programs. Studies have shown effective program management saves the government time, and money. In a fiscal environment dominated by sequestration, how do program managers stay above the fray? In this four-part series we’ll take a look at managing schedule, cost, scope, and quality. We’ll give you valuable tips and feedback to help you move critical programs forward despite the challenges.
Time is money. A project that stays on…Continue
Added by Lindy Kyzer on November 25, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments
The General Services Administration is looking for a new location that would function as a consolidated headquarters for the FBI.
Landowners in the District of Columbia and neighboring counties have been asked to submit proposals for the new site and GSA will accept submissions through Dec. 17.
“GSA seeks to identify sites that would be acceptable to include in a future competitive procurement that will provide the best deal for taxpayers,” GSA…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 18, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments
The Congressional Budget Office estimates a bill to amend laws regulating how the federal government acquires and manages information technology would cost nearly $145 billion to implement for fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
That bill would use pay-as-you-go procedures for funding and agencies not affected by annual appropriations could feel effects on direct spending, CBO said…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
A Government Accountability Office report says federal agencies have largely not developed comprehensive plans to consolidate information technology systems under the PortfolioStat initiative, Nextgov reported Wednesday.…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 11, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Both technology manufacturers and resellers will compete under a potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology contract vehicle run by a National Institutes of Health office, the Washington Post …Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 11, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments
DISA moved the operations of its data centers in Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa. into the Defense Enterprise Computing Centers on Oct. 1, the agency …Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 1, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
GSA shut 32 percent of its non-core data centers in fiscal year 2013 as part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative aimed at cutting real estate costs and energy…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 31, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
GSA chose the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes and the LEED system from the U.S. Green Building Council after reviewing input from the public and stakeholders, the agency …Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 28, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Contractors would provide services to support a federal action plan intended to help identify risks and opportunities associated with the changing climate, the…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 22, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
With the government shutdown in its…Continue
Added by Kristina Marzullo on October 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Seventy-four percent of those respondents said their top priority was to stop data theft but ensuring a user-friendly experience was the lowest-rated priority, with 40 percent calling it a…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 15, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Some analysts believe the federal shutdown's effects on contractors will linger even after the government reopens and resolves the dispute over the debt ceiling, Bloomberg reported Thursday.…Continue
Continuing to provide adequate services in the face of unprecedented across-the-board cuts; a declining, dispirited workforce; and growing financial and other management requirements is the top concern of Federal Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), according to the 18th annual federal CFO Survey conducted by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP. CFOs crave a clear and consistent framework that helps them set priorities and accomplish goals…Continue
The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union has asked Congress to set aside partisanship and end the deadlock on the federal budget, warning that the country’s aviation system is at risk the longer the resulting work stoppage continues.
The shutdown Tuesday has seen 15,000 sidelined employees from the Federal Aviation Administration, more than 4,000 of…
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 3, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments
NARA’s bulletin contains factors the agency believes other agencies should consider before implementing the “Capstone” approach, NARA…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on September 4, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments
An Interview with Robyn Kehoe, Director of Field Operations
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA)
As a result of widespread furloughs in the federal government, you or someone you know may be facing a financial rough patch right now. That's why the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) was created - to help feds who've fallen on hard times.
FEEA is a private, nonprofit group that has strived to provide…
“Top 10 low-cost, high-impact strategies for Federal Government Officials” will be held on Thursday, August 29th at 12:30 PM EDT. We will candidly discuss how to address the most pressing challenges facing the federal government and offer easily translatable solutions. To register, click on the following link:
Added by Ken Boxer on August 28, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Each day I receive many phone calls about the frustrations of applying for a federal job. Being a good listener and a compassionate heart is needed to ease the stress of each frantic caller. I always reply "I know what you are going through." After having been a government contractor for over 10 years, I understand.
I go back to the old CHART, CPOL, AVUE CENTRAL days, when the systems required detail for each job, key words and written essays known as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities…Continue
Added by Anita Radosevich on August 22, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments
As a federal communicator, are you able to share as much information and data with the public as needed, or is real transparency just the latest buzzword?
Do you often run into antiquated bureaucratic stonewalls…Continue