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Month: April 2021

New leadership could accelerate digital transformation in acquisition

The Defense Digital Service is overseeing a pilot project that frees up more than 175 million internet addresses, the latest example of how the Defense Department is relying on its digital arm for a variety of operations. Stan Soloway, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform, said the Biden administration’s nomination of Mike […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – April 27, 2021

Latest federal employee survey results show record improvements Michael Rigas, former Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, goes over major trends from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey numbers   Modernization itself is not a goal, says former United States deputy chief technology officer Jennifer Pahlka, former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, explains […]

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Latest federal employee survey results show record improvements

The numbers are in for the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Employee engagement and job satisfaction are both up. Michael Rigas, former Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the survey results show record increases in the 37 areas measured, improvement in all areas since 2016 and all-time highs in 31 of the […]

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Modernization itself is not a goal, says former United States deputy chief technology officer

President Biden’s new “skinny budget” request includes $500 million for the Technology Modernization Fund. That money would be on top of the $1 billion the fund got in the last coronavirus stimulus bill. Jennifer Pahlka, former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer, said agencies must set specific goals for what they are trying to achieve […]

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Jerry McGinn: Mike Brown “tremendous choice” for under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment

Mike Brown is President Biden’s choice to become under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. If the Senate confirms him, consolidation in the defense industrial base is one thing he will need to watch. Jerry McGinn, Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University, said the nomination of Mike Brown […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – April 26, 2021

Former Comptroller General argues for fewer government financial auditing requirements David Walker, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses suggestions for changes to government financial reporting that would make a significant impact   Incentives necessary for acquisition speed and innovation, says Actuparo executive Joe Jordan, CEO of Actuparo, examines what government and industry […]

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Former Comptroller General argues for fewer government financial auditing requirements

The latest Government Accountability Office audit of the United States government shows plenty of room for improvement in financial reporting. Former Comptroller General David Walker said requiring financial statement audits below the department-wide level incurs unnecessary costs and an audit opinion should only be required for the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government. Walker […]

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