My daughter’s basketball team lost eight games in a row this season, which is quite a shift from last season when they came in second in the division championship.
The main difference this year is they lost their star player. While it provided a great opportunity for the players to take a more active role in the game, it was a hard transition. They had to learn how to function as a team without their go-to player.
Despite week after week of losses, the girls…Continue
Millions of people watched Gwen Dean as she quit her job as an engineer in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl last week. Gwen’s dream was to start a puppeteer business, and with the help of GoDaddy.com, she is doing just that. Over 17 million of us have watched Marina Shifrin’s “I quit” video announcing her resignation from her role at a Taiwanese animation firm. Shifrin’s move landed her countless job…Continue
Added by Kristina Marzullo on February 5, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama covered a lot of ground around topics like jobs and the economy, immigration, education, and energy. As with many of these addresses in the past, regardless who was serving as our country’s Chief of Staff, there are several mixed reviews of what the President had to say. Some may support the proposed initiatives highlighted last night, while others may have…Continue
A recent news story of how the on-line shoe company Zappos has eliminated the position of manager has raised again the question of whether management matters. A new Harvard Business Review article says “yes,” and they have the data to prove it.
Added by John Kamensky on January 15, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments
May 15, 2013, will mark the 11th anniversary of the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act. Congressed passed No FEAR on May 15, 2002, after hearing testimony that federal workforce abuse reduces government's ability to effectively execute with integrity essential programs such as waste management, pollution prevention, water treatment, food inspection, Medicare, social security and disaster assistance. President George W. Bush signed the Act into law…Continue
Are working women better off in the public sector or the private sector?
A new report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)…Continue
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