It’s been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.
Ashton Carter will continue as Pentagon procurement chief.
Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), joins Off the Shelf for an update on some of FAS’s key procurement initiatives and new leadership team. February 22, 2011 (Encore presentation July 5, 2011)
Dr. Andrea Morris, BRAC Project Coordinator for Arlington County, Va. joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss the latest on how the Base Realignment and Closure process is affecting Arlington County, Va. February 25, 2011(Encore presentation May 13, 2011)
A new DoD program will let civilian Defense IT professionals switch places with their colleagues in the private sector. More information from Joyce France is director of CIO management services at the Defense Department in today’s DoD Report
DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers’ “fires lit” once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.
Air Force leaders intend to surpass their share of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s edict to reduce DoD headquarters spending by 20 percent and complete the task several years ahead of schedule. The personnel cuts are part of the service’s plan to shrink its size in order to catch up with decades of deferred spending on readiness and modernization.
The Office of Special Counsel recently found the Army had discriminated against transgender civilian employee Tamara Lusardi. Lusardi, a quality assurance specialist, faced what OSC described as “frequent” and “pervasive” harassment on a daily basis. The Army didn’t admit to prohibited personnel practices, but it did agree to start diversity and sensitivity training. Larry Youngner is a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the implications of the case.
The General Services Administration has set aside 1.5 percent of its personnel budget for training and reinvestment in skills for the next fiscal year. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the focus will be on customer relations and evolving with technology. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller caught up with Tangherlini at the National Contract Management Association’s annual government symposium. Tangherlini described his relationship with the Office of Management and Budget’s Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert and some of the things they’re working on together on the Federal Drive.
Under President Obama’s executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency’s push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.