The General Schedule worked well when half of Federal employees were GS-5 and below and most of the rest of the workforce was spread out over the remaining grades. Today, 7.4 percent of the Federal workforce is GS-5 and below.
HealthCare.gov was like other failed systems, the result of boiling a toxic stew of poorly defined requirements, the wrong contractor, insufficient oversight and unclear lines of authority.
Some blame procurement for HealthCare.gov’s troubles, but the root of the problem with the government’s health care website is a matter of pure project management.
GovTribe’s new app provides instant delivery of changes in solicitations from specific agencies or specific product categories.
The Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport sheds light on the public’s negative perception of transportation security officers. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says its time to reevaluate how those federal employees are treated.
As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.
Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin shares what’s been bugging him lately about the federal mobility strategy.
CEO Steve Ballmer’s exit from Microsoft feels like an end of the PC revolution era, Tom Temin writes. Though investors and a good many insiders feel it’s past time for new leadership for Microsoft, don’t shed a tear for Ballmer. Many of the tech rock stars of prior generations have moved on and made way for Apple, Google and Amazon.
John Koskinen was named as President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the IRS. His ties to Washington, D.C. and public service go back many years.
Try as it may to may information easier to obtain and clearer to understand, the government’s efforts to be more transparent often fall short.
Eric Gillespie, founder of Recovery.org, launches Govini, hoping to fill the gap left by Deltek and Bloomberg Government in providing government market data.
Commentator Barlow Herget says America needs to stop messing with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and focus on job creation at home.
President Obama returned from a rough trade trip overseas to the hollers and hoots of Republicans who clobbered Mr. Obama’s party in the Nov. 2 election.
Patricia Niehaus, National President of the Federal Managers Association, explains why the government must concentrate on the impact of the employee, rather than tenure and classification.