The 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House is hosted April 17 by President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House
Larry Allen, long time GSA sales consultant, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why he opposes a new rule put in place by the General Services Administration to keep track of what is sold to the government in order to get the most out of its buying power
Chris Israel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy during the George W. Bush administration, now with the American Continental Group, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide more detail on what agencies can do now that the hiring freeze has been lifted.
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.
Kevin Youel Page, the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said schedule holders participating in the Transactional Data Reporting program will not have to report Commercial Services Practices or Price Reduction Clause information.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to work with “non-traditional partners” as it navigates the future of satellite images and big data.
The Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to come up with new performance management plans by June 30. Human capital experts say the OMB guidance prompts agencies to consider several important questions but focuses too heavily on addressing poor performers, and not enough on recruiting and retaining top employees.
Gen. Paul Selva all but told Americans to vote out their member of Congress because of the failure to pass a budget.
The Veterans Affairs Department soft-launched a new online tool that lets veterans search for VA medical facilities and their average wait times within a specific mile radius. VA said it’s a significant step in showing accountability and transparency efforts three years after wait time scandals in Phoenix shook up the agency’s leadership and organization.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is denouncing the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks as a “hostile intelligence service” and a threat to U.S. national security.
A Veterans Affairs Inspector General report caused the agency to take immediate action and rethink who it put in charge of the Washington, D.C. medical center. The report detailed serious deficiencies in inventory management, including surgeries and other procedures being performed with expired or possibly non-sterile materials, or postponed due to a lack of supplies altogether.
In one case, medical staff had to borrow bone cement from a vendor to finish two knee replacements.
The Trump administration, as it promised, ended the 90-day hiring freeze. Simultaneously it launched an ambitious plan to re-do the executive branch bureaucracy top to bottom.
The Government Accountability Office is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s transition team followed ethical guidelines, including a review if communications with foreign leaders and use of public money.