Posts Tagged: Federal

Quotable Quote

“I can tell you, having spent some time within the federal agencies, I’ve been amazed that some of the smartest people I’ve ever met in my life are federal government employees.” –Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO at FOSE (Source: Jackson, Joab (2009): Kundra courts the risk of innovation, GCN, April 2, http://gcn.com/Articles/2009/04/06/Kundra-innovation.aspx?Page=5)

A Week to Recognize All Government Workers

Familiar with it? You know, the time set aside each year to honor the men and women who serve the US as federal, state and local government employees. I’m talking about Public Service Recognition Week which is celebrated the first Monday through Sunday in May. If you’re not so familiar with it, Public Service RecognitionRead… Read more »

Federal Managers Association 71st National Convention

Over one hundred delegates gathered in Arlington at the Doubletree Hotel for their 71st National Convention. The delegates heard the keynote remarks from the Honorable Darrell Issa Rep. of the 49th District of California and the Ranking Member of the House Government Reform Committee. In his remarks Rep. Issa spoke about the bipartsian approach heRead… Read more »

Strengthening Government’s Ability to Deal with the Financial Crisis

As the administration and Congress take actions to address the immediate financial crisis, determining how to place the government’s response on a stronger organizational footing is a key step to reducing the likelihood that the nation will experience a similar financial crisis in the future. In his report, Stanton points out the need to addressRead… Read more »

Six Practical Steps to Improve Contracting

Contracting issues will be on the front burner of the Obama administration, and the stakes are large. With the passage of the Stimulus Bill, having an effective federal contracting function will be critical to the success of the Bill. While many observers see the current federal contracting system as broken, the seminar participants identified aRead… Read more »

Human Capital Management Techniques to Enforce Use of Social Media

Ok, so in support of my masters thesis, I’m hoping some of you can give me some ideas. The Intel Community actually is using great social media tools right now, including Intellipedia and blogs, but also a new Facebook equivalent called A-Space. The IC has touted these tools openly in the press as their wayRead… Read more »

Reflections On The Role of a Federal Chief Technology Officer

Had interview today with Federal News Radio on the role of the Chief Technology Officer. Here are some key points: 1. The CTO is a subject matter expert on technology modernization, transformation and deployment of new technology in the agency. 2. The CTO is responsible to work with the lines of business and IT toRead… Read more »