Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:24
The fiscal year 2016 consolidated appropriations bill was signed in mid-December, averting a potential government shutdown, but the bill was over two thousand pages long, with even more details in the accompanying committee reports. The amount of detail is amazing, including a provision authorizing breastfeeding of babies in federal buildings (p. 582), but there are also five provisions that have potential long-term effects on government performance and management.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:53
An Empty Driver’s Seat. Federal News Radio interviews Danny Werfel former federal exec, and former acting IRS commissioner: “Call it the eighth year syndrome. It's the last year of a presidency and scores of politically appointed slots throughout the federal government are vacant, and likely to stay that way until the next administration comes in.” Werfel gives advice on how career execs can manage through this period.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 11:54
The topics Obama plans to hit -- and avoid -- at SXSW. When President Barack Obama makes history as the first sitting president to appear at the South by Southwest music, film and technology conferences, he'll likely be talking up public service but he doesn't plan to focus on federal hiring issues or the ongoing encryption debate.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 11:25
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:15
Do health IT and privacy rules need a refresh? Training and definitions may prove the modest start of national health IT improvement, though lawmakers signaled skepticism even as they acknowledged problems in the current regime. "We haven't realized the full potential of health IT for every person in this country," acknowledged National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr.
Submitted by SGold on Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:53
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Submitted by rthomas on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:46
Throughout its history, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, has sought to promote sustainable homeownership, support community development, and access to affordable housing. It has also become evident that government best serves the taxpayer when it is performing well and producing sound results. Over the last couple of years, HUD has taken many steps to improve its management and performance in fulfilling its mission.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:55
Federal Chief Information Officers, like their private sector CIO counterparts, lead the integration of information technology and organizational strategy. CIOs must balance the daily needs of operational IT across their enterprise with how IT can contribute to longer term mission goals – including how government can best serve citizens with modern technology platforms, and protecting the nation from physical and cyber threats – while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment. U.S.
Submitted by rthomas on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:38
1. GPRA 2.0 (highest number of votes, but it’ll be so retro in 10-15 years!)
2. Other (a close second, but with many options)
b. GPRA 2010
c. GPRA II
d. GPRA Plus
e. Better Results
f. Ignored (and the submitter even apologized, noting “unfortunate but true”)
3. GPRA Mod (probably sounds too much like a TV show)