Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Federal Drive Interviews - Jan. 18, 2013
Friday - 1/18/2013, 2:34pm EST
Office of Federal Agency Programs Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
The General Services Administration, the National Park Service, and the Department of Veterans Affairs each manage a lot of older buildings. Some they use for themselves and others get leased out to private industry. The Government Accountability Office did a study to find out how effective these agencies are at managing their historic buildings. Federal News Radio spoke to Reid Nelson, who directs the Office of Federal Agency Programs Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, about the report and the challenges federal agencies have maintaining these buildings.
Director of the Federal Information Policy Program
Center for Effective Government
On the White House's "We the People" website, people can petition the administration to address topics of any kind — like copyright legislation and even death stars. If a petition gets a certain number of signatures, the White House promises to address the issue. That threshold recently went up from 25,000 to 100,000 signatures. What does the change mean for opening government to the public? For some perspective, Federal News Radio talked with Sean Moulton, director of the federal information policy program at the Center for Effective Government (formerly known as OMB Watch).
Member, Board of Directors
National Organization on Disability
The National Organization on Disability, a non-profit group, says it knows the secret to helping severely wounded warriors find jobs. 70 percent of participants in its program found jobs, which is double the rate of seriously injured vets using other services. Now, the non-profit wants the Pentagon to adopt its methods. Federal News Radio spoke about the program with retired Lieutenant General Franklin Hagenbeck, a member of the non-profit's board of directors, and a former deputy chief of staff for personnel with the Army.
Undersecretary for Rural Development
Department of Agriculture
When it comes to economic development, it's sometimes hard for one agency to avoid stepping on another agency's toes. For example, the Department of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development both have housing programs. USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager spoke with Federal News Radio about what the department is doing on its own and with other agencies to help rural communities.
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