leadership

  • How former Director Maria Roat bought into FedRAMP

    Maria Roat, former FedRAMP director and current CTO at Transportation, sat down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss her work on FedRAMP and the challenges she faced in its implementation.

  • Why we stay: SES in their own words

    The SES has lost its luster in recent years, in part because of constrained program budgets, increased scrutiny from Congress, and a sense among members that political appointees are assuming more of the leadership responsibilities once reserved for them. In part two of our special report, Fixing the SES, five Senior Executive Service members tell Federal News Radio why they choose to stay in the service, and why they believe the SES may have its faults, but it’s not broken.

  • From Congress to consumer safety, Buerkle describes recipe for success

    Anne Marie Buerkle is a current commissioner at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and a former New York congresswoman. She sat down with Women of Washington Hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss her path to Capitol Hill and what she’s found since her arrival in DC.

  • How confidence, ambition and having fun propelled NGA’s Ellen McCarthy to the top

    Ellen McCarthy, director of Plans and Programs at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency shares her tips for success on this week’s Women of Washington radio show.

  • Why CIOs should embrace the ‘reality of power’

    Tina Nunno, vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner’s CIO Research group, tells the Women of Washington radio show that “power in the hands of good people is an amazing thing.”

  • Report: Secret Service needs outsider as leader

    The Secret Service is an “insular” agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.

  • From farm girl to Fed 100 winner: Lessons in leadership from Ambit’s Kim Hayes

    Ambit’s Kim Hayes has been there, done that. She joins the Women of Washington radio show to discuss how her southern roots led her to various leadership positions in the federal sphere.

  • 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Senior leaders get low marks

    Federal employees’ opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, based on the Office of Personnel Management’s survey of nearly 400,000 employees across government. More broadly, the survey suggests employees are even less enthusiastic about their jobs than they were last year, when OPM warned agencies to heed signs of low morale.

  • Presidential Management Fellows program succeeding, but room for improvement

    The Partnership for Public Service released a report Thursday revealing the findings of two surveys of 2011 participants in the Presidential Management Fellows program. While the program is succeeding in bringing more outstanding individuals into federal service, there are areas that need improvement.

  • Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO, Leading in Context

    Robert McDonald’s confirmation as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs today may be the beginning of a new culture at the agency. Ethics is one aspect of that culture that Congress will be watching very closely. Linda Fisher Thornton is CEO of Leading in Context. She writes in Gov Exec about building an ethical culture in a Federal agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what’s the same — and what’s different — about building that culture in government as compared to the private sector.