• The power of the DATA Act begins to emerge

    In part two of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, experts say the common spending standards can help agencies with their missions, and are trying to understand what it will take to reach full compliance by 2022.

  • DATA Act: More ‘boon’ than ‘boondoggle’ for agencies

    In part one of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget officials say the three-year implementation is going well, while agency managers breathe a sigh of relief even as they prepare for the next step in standardized federal spending reports.

  • Same obstacles plague small and large agencies in setting up insider threat programs

    The Office of Personnel Management was the sixth agency to achieve final operating capability on an insider threat program. But OPM is among the few agencies who have set up such programs. Small agencies say cultural barriers, lack of resources and legal and privacy questions are among the obstacles preventing them from meeting the goal, but insider threat experts say those problems aren’t unique.

  • Lawmakers have a unique role to play in government reorganization

    The Trump administration’s government reorganization directly impacts federal agencies, but Congress will have its work cut out as lawmakers balance their own jurisdictional priorities with policy and personnel changes.

  • Smart bases may be a smart idea, but can the military afford them?

    Technology installations could help military bases, but is the funding there?

  • How some agencies use mission to unlock key workforce challenges

    Most federal employees consistently say their agency’s mission motivates them to come to work everyday. Now, some agencies say a mission-focused approach to employee engagement is giving them better insight into workforce challenges, and it’s starting to pay off in the Best Places to Work rankings.

  • Agencies with top engagement sit high, but agencies at the bottom sit very low

    The Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work rankings showed vast disparities between agencies with the highest and lowest employee engagement in 2016. The Partnership compared 69 agencies and subcomponents into five mission areas for the second time.

  • How workforce analytics could help agencies blunt a retirement spike

    Sean Morris, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Angela Watts, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, make the case for agencies to look to phased retirement to help with the expected retirement surge in January.

  • Compliance without tears

    William D. Eggers, Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Government Insights, and Greg Pellegrino, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, detail a new approach for improving the business regulatory environment.

  • Cybersecurity in the federal government

    Sicher Consulting president Alex Grohmann, Deloitte’s John Dyson and Think Forward Consulting president Brian Gay join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how to improve the cybersecurity framework for the federal government. January 10, 2017