ICF’s Jeff Neal: Next OPM Chief Should Place ‘Greater Focus’ on Federal Workforce Issues

ICF's Jeff Neal: Next OPM Chief Should Place 'Greater Focus' on Federal Workforce Issues - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Jeffrey Neal, a senior vice president at ICF, told Government Matters in an interview posted Sunday that he believes the next Office of Personnel Management director should increase the agency's focus on efforts to address challenges federal employees face.

He said that hiring federal staff has been challenging as more people in the workforce become eligible for retirement.

President Donald Trump announced last week he would nominate Dale Cabaniss, a former chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, to serve a four-year term as OPM chief. Cabaniss spent more than two decades in the Senate and oversaw civil service issues on the Governmental Affairs and Appropriations Committees.

“I hope she is spending more time on policy issues and on the needs of the workforce than the inside baseball issue of where a particular part of OPM might sit next year,“ Neal added.

You may also be interested in...


Air Force Taps CloudBees to Support Software Development, Implementation Efforts

CloudBees will help the goverment with its adoption of DevSecOps capabilities as part of the U.S. Air Force's Small Business Innovative Research Phase 1 contract award. Michael Wright, director of public sector at CloudBees, said the company's Software Delivery Automation offering is designed to provide the Air Force, Department of Defense and other agencies with assistance in developing and implementing secure software.


CAE-Pinnacle JV to Update Army Watercraft Training Systems

A joint venture between CAE USA and Pinaccle Solutions has received a delivery order to update a suite of systems used to train U.S. Army personnel in watercraft operations. Xebec Government Services will refresh expeditionary fast transport, vessel defense and full mission bridge simulator configurations in the service branch's Maritime Integrated Training System, CAE said Tuesday.


Perspecta to Help Marine Corps Further Build Cyber Capability

Perspecta has secured a two-year, $17.9 million task order from the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific to develop, test, integrate and maintain software for Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command. The company said Wednesday the cyber tool development award is meant to help MARFORCYBER augment the command's operational performance in cyberspace.