Agencies often go into great detail when they identify the skills and competencies they need for their own employees, then do very little to identify what they need when they use contractors to do the work.
As agencies with crucial missions stumble out of mistakes, don’t forget to celebrate the small victories.
Don’t casually plunge into shared services. Treat it like a major project and make your approach as carefully as you would a major acquisition, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
William Van Vleet III, CEO of Haystax Technology, makes the case for analyzing employee behaviors at the keyboard and away from the office.
Faisal Iqbal, public sector chief technology officer for Citrix, offers four steps to improving data center performance and obtain real savings.
Lou Kerestesy, founder and CEO, GovInnovators, argues that agencies have the tools and ability to innovate, but need to ask the right questions.
Civil servants who refuse to answer questions when called to testify before the House of Representatives or the Senate are not exercising civil service protections. They are exercising a constitutional right guaranteed to everyone, says Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International.
Todd Akers, the vice president of public sector at Acquia, makes the case for agencies to take a page from Apple, GE, Disney and other private sector companies in how they face the public every day.
No one seems to find a better alternative to this persistent analog throwback, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
Federal Drive host Tom Temin says the latest analysis from the Heritage Foundation paints a grim picture of U.S. military strength.
Since the late 1990s experts have been predicting a tidal wave of retirements from the federal service. Consider that pop star Justin Bieber was only 5 years old when the first tsunami alert was sounded.
If human resources is so important and HR specialists are a mission critical occupation, why is it so rare to find someone who says they are happy with their HR support?
Jim McCarthy, member of board of advisors, National Contract Management Association, outlines how vendors can win work within a code of morals.
Federal websites tend to resemble retail sites because they have a more concentrated purpose than simply generating clicks.