The General Services Administration is getting out of the human resources and payroll shared service provider business. GSA makes that decision as the Obama administration applies more pressure on agencies to share resources. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on GSA’s decision and what it means for the shared services initiative.
Tim McManus Vice President for Education and Outreach Partnership for Public Service
A new proposal from House Budget Committee Democrats would set the budget top line for the government at $1.058 trillion. The latest proposal from House Republicans sets the top line at $986 billion. Either way, the federal government will still spend a lot of money next year.
The Pentagon is telling all military services and agencies that it’s time to stop running their own servers and software to provide email capabilities. Within the next few months, military components are required to come up with a plan to move to the DoD-wide enterprise email system.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
As Congress and the White House work on a way forward on policy toward Syria, the clock ticks on fiscal year 2013. On the surface, you might not see a connection between sequestration and Syria. But Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why he sees one.
The Defense Department is trying to get around slow acquisition turnarounds by creating a centralized IT network that relies on information sharing. Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Vienna, Va., the Defense Department can’t afford to delay a chance of IT reform.
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On Federal News Countdown, John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, and Jason Miller, Federal News Radio’s executive editor, choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.