Weekly Roundup: December 4-8, 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017 - 11:53
John Kamensky Disaster Response: Brings Out the Best in Feds. Government Executive covered the SES Rank Awards ceremony.  Both SBA Administrator Linda McMahon and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke praised the dedication and response of thousands of career civil servants to the three major hurricanes in recent months.

Weekly Roundup: November 27 – December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1st, 2017 - 10:50
John Kamensky FEMA’s Resilience Reset. RouteFifty reports: “State and local governments should own the disaster recovery process by creating integrated, outcome-based mitigation plans like Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s administrator said Thursday at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill.”

Weekly Roundup: October 23-27, 2017

Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 12:37
John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: October 9-13, 2017

Friday, October 13th, 2017 - 13:41
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Weekly Roundup: June 26-30, 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017 - 13:44
John Kamensky Restored Faith.  FedScoop reports on comments by Cong. Gerry Connelly at a conference, noting: “With agencies now required to report their spending data in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, it’s a chance for the federal government to earn some trust from the American people.”

VA’s EHR decision and the future of government

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 - 13:47
Guest Blogger: Lisa Mascolo, Managing Director of U.S. Public Service at IBM Global Business Services. There is a lot to like in Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s recent decision to combine forces with the Defense Department to establish modernized electronic health records (EHRs) for our nation’s veterans. Hopefully, that path goes beyond being the start of better service for those who have served America so well and so ably through personal sacrifice.

Weekly Roundup: June 5 - 9, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017 - 13:57
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Weekly Roundup: May 29 – June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 - 11:01
John Kamensky Risk & Reform. In an op-ed for Government Executive, Linda Miller writes: “Making decisions about which programs to eliminate or how to restructure the organizational functions of an agency is a challenge. It’s even more difficult when an agency lacks adequate information on either performance or risk or a mechanism with which to analyze it.”

Weekly Roundup: February 13 - 17, 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017 - 9:29
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 08:26
John Kamensky

The Threat from Within

Monday, January 30th, 2017 - 10:11
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:04
Background.  Reform legislation adopted in 2004 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that restructured the intelligence community included requirements to standardize and better align the background security clearance process across agencies.  But in the years that followed, the consolidation efforts took time, culminating in a 2008 presidential directive to improve the process.