The federal government is falling behind in its efforts to hire a new cohort of cybersecurity experts. And agencies can’t keep up with the perks some top-tier private companies offer. That’s according to research the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton put out earlier this year. A few agencies recently hosted the winners of the National Collegiate Defense Cyber Competition to show them what they might expect from a government job. More now from Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp.
The Defense Department wants to change some of its personnel policies for the first time in decades. Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Brad Carson is working on series of recommendations as part of the Pentagon’s Force of the Future initiative. Those recommendations are due to Defense Secretary Ash Carter by Aug. 19. Ron Sanders is the vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton and former chief human capital officer for the Office of the Director for National Intelligence. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a war gaming exercise he participated in and what the future of the defense workforce might look like.
Geographic information systems and intelligence have been converging for a while now. Now nearly all forms of information are available in digital form. The challenge is integrating them. That discipline is called GEO-INT. Former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen is now an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. As a long-time user of both geographic information and intelligence, he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive how this data convergence is changing the intelligence landscape and even his own company.
Deputy secretaries and other COOs give lackluster reviews to the President’s Management Agenda and President’s Management Council in a new report by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Government Accountability Office reports the Defense Department could do a better job of collecting and archiving best practices on sequestration, in case the department has to deal with it again. Bob Hale, a fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton and former undersecretary of defense comptroller, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the Defense Department is doing well and how to make the collection of the data moot.
The Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton say chief operating officers should be ”integrators-in-chief,” making sure HR, IT and other support services help drive agency performance. Too often, it doesn’t work that way.
The wave of the future in government digital innovation may be in the open source arena, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
Jim Carafano, director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, count down the week’s top federal headlines with Francis Rose.
Sequestration is still the law of the land, and the spending cap that the government has to work under is about $498 billion for the defense budget. But more and more members of Congress say that’s not enough for the Pentagon. Dov Zakheim is senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Bob Hale is a fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Both have served as Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they talked about the possibilities for an agreement on the defense budget.
Two former DoD comptrollers say a two-year defense budget deal could achieve President Barack Obama’s goal of eliminating sequestration.