Mark Weatherford, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, will leave the agency on April 12 after accepting a job in the private sector.
Paul Prouty, the former GSA Region 8 commissioner, won his appeal of the agency’s decision to fire him in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal last April. The Merit Systems Protection Board’s administrative judge found “no evidence” of wrongdoing by Prouty.
Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall. Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses Federal News Radio’s exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers on In Depth with Francis Rose.
Federal News Radio received many nominations from our readers and listeners for the special report, Top Leaders in Federal Service. Here’s a complete list of all the nominees.
Steven VanRoekel, the federal CIO, said the PortfolioStat approach will help agencies manage through these tough budget times. He said agency technology investments could take a hit as the automatic spending cuts become real.
Sequestration? Furloughs? Pay freeze? Fed bashing? Poor leadership? The list of morale killers goes on and on. A new Federal News Radio survey on employee morale and leadership — part of our special report, Leaders in Federal Service — shows just how bad people are feeling in the federal workforce.
Leadership expert John Baldoni helped to judge the nominations for Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service awards. The experience proved to be an eye-opening one for Baldoni, who says he has a new admiration for “the men and women of integrity who toil to the best of their ability to make a positive difference.”
Top Leaders in Federal Service award winner Marcia Pelberg considers herself a “servant leader” rather than a general. She’s been praised for creating an environment at the Internal Revenue Service that helps staff members to achieve success.
Overseeing the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., Charles Rothwell was called a man who “epitomizes everything a top shelf leader should be.” He has been named one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service.
With 30 years of experience as a federal employee, Thomas Williams considers the government a great place to work. He even encouraged his youngest daughter to follow in the footsteps of her father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His leadership skills have earned him the honor of being names one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service.