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  • These are the three agencies that won extra money for IT modernization

    The Technology Modernization Fund board chose three more projects to receive extra funding and it still has $31.5 million to hand out for a possible third round of awards.

  • Graduation may not equal success in veterans transition program, lawmakers say

    Lawmakers found the numbers presented by the departments involved don’t provide an accurate picture of the program’s success.

  • Report card day: Agencies remain average or below on IT reforms

    House lawmakers are set to release the second scorecard grading agencies’ implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and the progress across all four categories is limited.

  • 2017 budget breakdown

    Here’s a breakdown of major agencies and the proposed funding amounts for fiscal 2017, which are included the President Obama’s $1.1 trillion budget.

  • Agencies’ hiring of veterans hits all-time high in 2014

    Veterans accounted for one of every three federal civilian new hires last year, according to the President’s Council on Veterans Employment.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The departments of Commerce and Labor have quietly reconfigured the position of their respective Chief Information Officers. In many respects, the agencies are headed in opposite directions. In his biweekly feature, Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller tells us about the changes. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

  • How to make social media a ‘great equalizer’ for your agency

    As social media becomes an important tool in allowing agencies to meet their missions, managers must ensure that their tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos are accessible to persons with disabilities.

  • Seth Harris, Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation Practice

    Over the next two years, federal agencies will try to meet almost 100 different performance goals as part of President Obama’s second term management agenda. Seth Harris is a member of Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation practice and former deputy Labor secretary. He implemented Labor’s management strategy. He explained on In Depth with Francis Rose what you should do in the time that’s left in the administration.

  • Federal HR reforms demand an inside/out strategy

    Several agency chief human capital officers say wholesale changes to the federal hiring, recruiting, retaining and firing processes are needed now more than ever. It’s no longer just a matter of using the authorities available, they say.

  • Feasibility of DATA Act questioned even as Senate committee OKs it

    Some agency leaders who would be charged with implementing the bill are unsure the DATA Act can be brought to life successfully. Officials said the government can improve how it makes data accessible and publishes procurement and other spending information. But the DATA Act may be asking for things that aren’t pragmatically possible.