Posts Tagged: Chief

The Secret Sauce of Effective Progress Reviews

Agency chief operating officers are required to conduct quarterly progress reviews on priority goals. Sometimes called “PerformanceStat” meetings, they can be effective problem-solving sessions or terrifying blame games. So, how do you make PerformancStat meetings effective? OMB says that these review meetings should be constructive and focus on learning. Astute observers, such as Harry Hatry… Read more »

Federal CFOs: Something’s Gotta Give

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…. Read more »

Grant Thornton-TechAmerica Survey: Budget, Human Capital Top Agency CIO Concerns

Budget and human capital are the top two areas of concern within the federal chief information officer community as CIOs grapple with sequestration cuts and other budget reductions, according to a TechAmerica-commissioned survey. Grant Thornton helped the trade association conduct the survey and also spoke with other top IT officials at agencies, large programs and… Read more »

Innovation is the Magic Word: An Interview with Pamela Wright, CINO of NARA

Innovation is one of the many buzz words floating around federal agencies. In a recent interview, Pamela Wright (CINO of NARA) shared the innovation goals of the National Archives and explained two projects that are looking to achieve those goals. I had the pleasure of speaking with the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) of the National… Read more »

How Important is a Senior Manager’s Wardrobe?

Below is an important lesson for all upper and senior managers … especially those in government During the settling of the original thirteen colonies pirate ships often sailed into the harbors of coastal cities. Once in the American ports the pirates would pillage and plunder from the struggling colonists. To prevent marauding pirates from stealing… Read more »

Insights from Successful State Chief Administrators

By Kimberly Leichtner, Associate Consultant (MPA ’13) For the past several months, I’ve had the pleasure of getting an inside glimpse into the jobs of state chief administrators, the public officials who oversee the administrative and general services departments that provide critical business functions for their state. Over the last few years, Fels Research &… Read more »

Feds Don’t Always See Mobile as Cost Saver, Senate Confirms New Contracting Policy Chief, and Fed CTO Wants to Liberate Government Data

Welcome to the weekly news kick off post from the FedConnects blog. With the long holiday weekend behind us, it is time to re-enter the working world. And what better way to get acclimated to your professional life than by arming yourself with all the actionable news you need to be the smartest and most… Read more »

Exclusive Podcast: Taylor & Crosetto Discuss GAO Hiring Initiatives, Goals, Challenges

Listen to an exclusive podcast, compliments of the Human Capital Management Federal (HCMF) Conference The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is called the congressional watchdog for a reason: the organization investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. To achieve that goal, the GAO must employ and retain the best talent through strategic hiring practices…. Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – August 5, 2011

Several important things happened in the world of open government and technology this week. Let me know which articles should be added to the list by commenting below! The U.S. has a new Chief Information Officer. Alex Howard has this write-up about it and here’s Nick Judd’ post on it. The 2011 FOCAS, Networks and… Read more »