When President Barack Obama stood at the lectern in the House chamber last week to deliver his State of the Union address, he struck many familiar campaign-trail themes. But one passage in his speech that quickly piqued the interest of those in and outside government was his call for a …Read More »
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As the federal government reforms IT acquisition, one of the main provisions has been beefing up the authority of agency chief information officers. CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs Roger Baker has been an exemplar of the kind of agency-level CIO the administration wants to see more of. Spurred …Read More »
The Obama administration announced last week it would take steps to improve training and hiring for the federal civilian workforce’s top executives, according to a report in Federal Times. In a memo to the 8,000-member Senior Executive Service from Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients and Office …Read More »
For the first time in 13 years, the amount of money the federal government spends on contracts declined, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients said in a phone press conference this week. For fiscal year 2010, the government spent $535 billion on contracted goods and services, down …Read More »