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FEMA News

Public Buildings commissioner wants to help agencies consolidate, modernize workspace

Commissioner Norman Dong sees the Public Buildings Services' role as helping other agencies cut administrative costs and creating more collaborative places to work.

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:19pm EST

Ted Okada, Federal Emergency Management Agency

The White House has been telling agencies to used shared services for the better part of two, two-term administrations. The idea is to save cost and effort by pooling things agencies all do in common. But in practice it's not so easy. Ted Okada is the chief technology officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He's taking a slightly different view of shared service. He contends sharing should be at least as much about data as about operations. Okada joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 10:55pm EST
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Compliance, data collection & healthcare IT

NextLOGiK CEO Kirk Couser and Director Chad Baker explain how their products can help federal agencies with data collection.
November 11, 2014

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:38pm EST
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FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

Adrian Gardner, FEMA's chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency's IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA's technology into the 21st century.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:10am EST
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Adrian Gardner, CIO, FEMA

The White House wants to cut about $2 billion from the federal IT budget next year. The Obama Administration says that's good news, because it means federal agencies are being more efficient with their IT projects. Adrian Gardner, chief information officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and agency co-chair of this year's Executive Leadership Conference, told In Depth with Francis Rose about one of his passions. He said he likes using industry partnerships to make the most out of shrinking IT budgets.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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FEMA's Mission Support Bureau provides critical resources

What are the strategic priorities of FEMA's Mission Support Bureau? How is FEMA's Mission Support Bureau providing the support, tools, and resources that ensure FEMA meets its mission? What is FEMA doing to improve its operational performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with David Robinson, the associate administrator of FEMA's Mission Support Bureau.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:15pm EDT

Cheryl Seminara, Director, Employee Development Division, FEMA

Changing an agency's management culture at every level of responsibility earns some high-level recognition for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Its Employee Development Division uses an initiative called the Individual and Organizational Progressive Leader Development Program. Cheryl Seminara, director of FEMA's Employee Development Division, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about accepting the Graduate School USA's 2014 Deming Award on behalf of her team.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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Saving lives ... one mobile app at a time

When disasters strike, information sharing becomes key for both first responders and the people affected on the ground. Over the past 10 months, two members of the private sector have dedicated their time and skills working with the federal government to develop apps and crowdsourcing techniques that could help save lives when the next Superstorm Sandy hits. Federal News Radio learns more about their individual projects as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:00am EDT

Cloud computing, managed services, and IT security

Tom Ruff, vice president Public Sector for Akamai Technologies, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help you speed up the transfer of inormation at your agency.
November 19, 2013

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 07:36pm EST
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DHS, NASA team up to develop 'Holy Grail' of search and rescue

A partnership between the Homeland Security Department and NASA has led to the creation of a new technology called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER).

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 03:55pm EDT
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INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT

Feds helping feds

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen Losey will discuss furloughs and other issues affecting federal workers.
May 22, 2013

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 06:39pm EDT
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Data analytics improving CFOs' lines of sight for program execution

Federal chief financial officers have more foresight, insight and hindsight than ever before to make better decisions. But just as important as having these wide-ranging sight lines is how they are being translated down to the program level. Experts say agencies are slowly heading down the path of using data to make better decisions.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Transition, sequestration, furloughs, and more

Career expert and author John Grobe, Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler, and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
February 27, 2013

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 08:01pm EST
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Calm between storm seasons is innovation time at FEMA

On this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Rich Serino, deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), joins Federal News Radio.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 04:36pm EST
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Shriek! Texts on missing kids startle cell users

The next time a child is abducted near you, your cellphone may shriek to life with an alert message.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:24pm EST

Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

President Barack Obama said he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:44am EST

Ex-FEMA official pleads guilty in conflict case

The former director of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded guilty Tuesday to negotiating a job for himself at the Gallup Organization while he was supervising Gallup's multimillion-dollar contract with FEMA.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 08:01am EST

FEMA pays initial costs of Sandy-related power, transportation operations

The federal government is picking up the tab to restore power and provide transportation in the areas hardest hit by Post- tropical Cyclone Sandy.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:13pm EDT
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