Your agency has a hiring problem. Last month, more than 22,000 federal employees filed retirement claims. The challenge now is finding strong entry-level employees. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach, joins In Depth to discuss why agencies are struggling to find new employees.
The White House’s Executive Order on cybersecurity is in full swing. Agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technologies are already getting ready for their new responsibilities. Greg Garcia , principal of Garcia Cyber Partners, shares his take on the finalized cyber executive order.
Interagency contracting is one of two programs off the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list. GAO says the risks of using interagency contracting vehicles is a lot lower now. Dan Gordon, former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joins In Depth to discuss how agencies improved.
The House is sending a pay freeze bill to the Senate. The bill would freeze federal-employee pay for the rest of 2013. But House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says the bill is a bad idea and a bad waste of time.
Civilian agencies are starting to feel the sequestration fallout. The Office of Management and Budget says hundreds of thousands of employees could be furloughed. Gordon Adams joins In Depth to discuss the sequestration planning.