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FAA Seeks to Update Professional Development of Air Carrier Pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed an update to professional development training standards on commercial air carrier pilots in an effort to drive compliance with standard procedures. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will require pilots-in-command to undergo mentoring and leadership and command training with assistance to observe and familiarize themselves with flight operation procedures before they join …

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15 Executives Complete NIST Baldridge Executive Fellows Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has said 15 emerging senior executives have completed a NIST-run Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. NIST said Monday the program is a one-year initiative that aims to help senior executives achieve performance excellence for their organizations and learn all aspects of leadership through visits to Baldridge …

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GSA’s 18F Closes Applications for Two New Leadership Positions

The General Services Administration‘s digital services unit 18F has closed the application period to fill two new leadership positions for director of chapters and director of custom partner solutions. The director of chapters will join the management team to oversee 18F’s engineering, design, product, acquisition and development strategy units, which constitute half of the overall staff, 18F …

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GAO: Pentagon Needs Consistency in Portfolio Reviews for Weapon System Investments

A new Government Accountability Office report has found what auditors call lapses in the way the Defense Department adopts portfolio management techniques to assess its acquisition programs for weapon systems. GAO said in an August report that there are several factors that hinder DoD to collectively evaluate its investments in weapon platforms, such as …

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NAPA Evaluates Program Management Functions at Federal Agencies

The National Academy of Public Administration has found what it sees as shortfalls in program management procedures across federal agencies. In its July 15 report, NAPA detailed the reasons that impede the development of effective federal program management practices, including the lack of consistency in the training of program leaders, failure of …

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Commerce CFO Ellen Herbst: Hiring, Retention Should Be Primary Mgmt Priorities

Ellen Herbst, chief financial officer and assistant secretary of administration at the Commerce Department, believes management initiatives should focus on the people and the hiring and retention of talent, she told the Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday. Herbst told guest writer Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public Service that Commerce’s management priorities …

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