To implement the president's recent federal hiring executive order, agencies will need a strategy, resources and, in some cases, specialized expertise to help them test out new skills-based assessments and collect and measure data to make sure they're working.
NASA has been busy on a program to use the moon as a launch pad to Mars. It will spend a lot of money to do so. The agency wanted to get an idea of the economic impact of this program.
NASA has signed its newest mentor-protégé agreement. The latest arrangement is between Boeing and Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Oracle and Mythics win a bid protest at the Library of Congress while AT&T comes out on top in its complaint against SSA. Both protests show the agencies made basic mistakes in evaluating bids on large-dollar solicitations.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found agencies saved $450 million over the last two years through the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.
If any agency was embracing the “future of work” year ago, NASA might be at the top of list, if not the top of the world. It is positioned way beyond the technological cutting edge, its workplaces and workers are spread-out all over the country, and often times it has those people working from the ultimate remote location: space.
Scientists have followed melting polar ice for decades. The gold standard for this research was pioneered by NASA scientist Claire Parkinson.
Which federal agency should take charge of space traffic management? Congress couldn't figure that one out. So it hired the National Academy of Public Administration to do a study.
Executives in large agencies use surveys to take the pulse of their workforces.
Chief information officers at the Government Publishing Office and NASA have learned quite a bit this year about their agencies’ telework capabilities, and how well their employees can adapt. New policies and technology have kept business moving and made leaders rethink some moves going forward.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says not all agencies have been tracking time and attendance fraud consistently.
NASA's unity campaign launched last September, but it's taken on new meaning during the pandemic and recent nationwide protests. Under its unity initiative, NASA is reviewing its personnel management, recruitment, hiring and retention practices to ensure the agency's workforce is diverse and inclusive.
As telework gets old, leadership needs to remember the whole employee. That's why some agencies are taking steps for the care and feeding of their employees' psyches as this wears on.
The federal fourth quarter spending spree is in full swing with agencies expected to spend more money during the last three months of 2020 than they have spent in the previous five years during the final quarter of the fiscal year.