Management

  • Congress is debating a measure that would force companies to offer up to seven days of paid sick leave. And that includes federal contractors. Specifically, this would apply to employers with more than 15 workers.…

    June 12, 2009
  • Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly believes OPM director John Berry doesn’t have to go far to learn some important lessons about implementing pay-for-performance. The first-term Democrat says when he was chairman of the Fairfax County Board…

    June 11, 2009
  • June 16th, 2009 at 11:30 AM On this week’s edition of “Gateway to Government Sales”, host Scott Orbach “The GSA Schedule Guy” interviews Toby Reut and Rick Slifer of RASA Consulting, who drop by the…

    June 11, 2009
  • The Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight program has been operational since the beginning of the year. The system screens airline passengers against the terrorist watch list. Cathleen Berrick is the managing director of Homeland Security…

    June 10, 2009
  • I mentioned that I was going to be on DC’s NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Tonight last night — talking dashboards, no less. (To be honest, I was a bit concerned the topic was a bit…

    June 10, 2009
  • In recent months, President Obama and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson have reversed course and changed the process by which science becomes part of public policy decisions on the environment. A Senate committee invited Jackson to…

    June 09, 2009
  • I’ll be on DC’s NewsChannel 8 in the 7:30p ET half-hour — their Federal News Tonight program — and I’ll be talking about dashboards. Some of the issues we’ll be covering: * What is a…

    June 09, 2009
  • Although the President’s cabinet team is in place, a number of important positions are still waiting to be filled. The Treasury Department is one agency with high-level positions still vacant. This week the Senate Finance…

    June 09, 2009
  • The bookkeeping angle of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was the subject of a meeting of the Association of Government Accountants. Ed deSeve holds the multiple titles of Special Advisor to the President; Assistant…

    June 09, 2009
  • Every four years, the Pentagon is tasked to produce a Quadrennial Defense Review. A big component of the forthcoming review will be the disposition of US forces overseas. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

    June 09, 2009
  • Aneesh Chopra Chief Technology Officer June 18, 2009

    June 09, 2009
  • The General Services Administration has named Danielle Germain as the agency’s chief of staff, replacing Cathleen C. Kronopolus, who has been acting chief of staff since January. Most recently, Germain worked at the National Academy…

    June 09, 2009
  • Former CIA official Philip Mudd withdrew his name from consideration for the job of intelligence chief at the Department of Homeland Security. Mudd was President Obama’s nominee but decided to drop because senators in his…

    June 08, 2009
  • Federal agencies are on a spending spree from the stimulus bill, but how do you find that money if you’re one of the businesses looking for contracts? For months, a firm called Stateside Associates has…

    June 08, 2009