Program management falls short

Time, scope and cost are no longer the only factors shaping the outcome of government programs.

Managerial shortages

Some agencies seek to fill loss of senior program managers by placing responsibility on contractors.

OPM seeks to streamline hiring

A new hiring guide focuses on applicants' experience, agency measures and having a shorter time to begin employment.

FEMA adopts open standards

Public alert systems to use same standard that local emergency managers embrace.

Kelman: Some good workforce news

Procurement training programs still emphasize making impact, rather than avoiding malfeasance.

Pointers: Recommended readings 08-25-08

Check out these Web sites and other online resources.

Survey: Program managers need more support

Lack of training, insufficient executive support and poor policy design keep the those managers from successfully implementing programs, survey reports.

STEM the competitiveness gap

How America can (and must) stay competitive on science education.

The state of the acquisition workforce

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy learned exactly what contracting specialist were spending their time doing through a survey.

Tipton named executive director at (ISC)2

W. Hord Tipton replaces Eddie Zeitler at the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.

Kelman: Knowledge management 2.0

The Customs and Border Protection agency's new Web site is a good approach to enabling employees to collaborate.

Ariz. assembles project experts

State officials say they are reaping the benefits of a training and certification program.

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