program management

  • Dan Chenok: NAPA paper addresses federal program management reform

    National Academy of Public Administration has just released a white paper with several recommendations for implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

  • Rob Burton: Bill would establish importance of program management

    The Program Management Improvement Accountability Act is on the President’s desk now and it would, in the first place, recognize program management for the importance it has in agency mission delivery. Rob Burton, partner at the law firm Crowell and Moring and a former deputy administrator the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his insight.

  • Bridging the contracting “divide”

    BirchGrove Consulting President Ray Bjorklund, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss how to bridge the acquisition management gap between government program managers and contracting officers. October 25, 2016

  • Ernst bill aims to keep agency programs on track

    A bill recently passed by the Senate aims to make agency management more accountable for programs that run over budget and behind schedule.

  • 10 ways to improve program management

    Strong management is essential to driving successful project and program results. But many executives say their organizations struggle to move ideas into action. As part of our special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio offers a best practices for program management.

  • VA forming cadre of specially-trained acquisition workers

    Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, said his office will launch the acquisition corps and program management framework in the coming months to further professionalize the agency’s acquisition workforce. A Federal News Radio survey of chief acquisition officers and other senior acquisition managers says workforce training and retention remain among their biggest priorities and challenges.

  • Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

    Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department’s acquisition process.

  • OFPP refreshes program, project management certification requirements

    A new memo from OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan outlines eight changes since 2007. Among the major changes is the requirement for program and project managers to meet all the certification prerequisites.

  • VanRoekel offers silver lining in debacle

    In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

  • Former VA CIO Baker joins Agilex

    Roger Baker becomes the company’s chief strategy officer to help it understand the market and ensure it’s meeting agency customer expectations.