Federal Eye: Huge Challenges Await the Chief Performance Officer

President-elect Barack Obama called his appointment of Nancy Killefer as the first chief performance officer “among the most important I will make.” The task ahead of her — as the nation’s first CPO and as a deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget — is daunting, considering the thousands of government… Read more »

The Perfect Storm

My agency has been experiencing an e-mail storm for over a week now. Someone erroneously sent an e-mail message to almost everybody in the organization. Then everyone started replying to all to complain about receiving the message or to ask other people to quit hitting reply to all to complain about receiving the message. Then… Read more »

2009: A year for technology in government, Microsoft FutureFed

Microsoft has launched a very insightful blog about government technology called FutureFed, and it is definitely worth checking out. Here’s their latest post on trends in government IT. The year ahead promises to be an exciting one for government IT. At all levels, a new Administration on the national scene will influence directions, mandates, and… Read more »

Results from the 2008 Federal Human Capital Survey

FedBlog has two quick dumps of results from the 2008 Federal Human Capital Survey: the questions that showed the most improvement from 2006 to 2008 and the top-rated ten agencies in four key areas, and the top ten agencies that showed the most improvement. Check out Government Executive later tonight for a full analysis of… Read more »

Federal Eye: ‘Brownie’ Evacuated From Colorado Wildfires

What goes around comes around. Former FEMA Director Michael Brown addresses a gathering of meteorologists on Jan. 18, 2006, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Photo by AP)Former FEMA Administrator Michael Brown, a.k.a. “Brownie,” was among approximately 11,000 residents of Boulder, Colo. evacuated yesterday amid raging wildfires that have scorched at least 1,000 acres. After his eagerly… Read more »

10 Best Jobs in America

The Web never ceases to surprise me. Here comes a list of 10 Best Jobs in America (and there is a list of 10 Worst jobs too!) published by Tony Lee on his site CareerCast.com by ranking 200 jobs based on five criteria of stress, physical demands, hiring outlook, compensation and work environment: 1. Mathematician… Read more »