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Washington Monument didn't sink after earthquake

The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyors said in a report released Tuesday.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 08:15pm EDT

NWS could furlough 5,000 employees to cover budget shortfall

The National Weather Service says it must furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days by Sept. 30, unless Congress allows the agency to move around funds within its budget.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 09:45am EDT

Shared services is new 'default' for federal CIOs

Shared IT services include virtualized services, cloud computing, object reuse, security controls and continuous monitoring, Klimavicz writes in a blog post.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT
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Sen. Brown wants the NOAA chief fired for agency misconduct

The Massachusetts Republican said in a letter to the President that the misconduct and violations at NOAA are much worse than those at GSA. He said the IG found unethical behavior and broken procurement rules.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 02:20pm EDT

VIDEO: Agencies embrace mobile app explosion

The development of mobile applications or apps is expanding within the federal government. The General Services Administration showcased some of the apps coming out of agencies at last week's FOSE Conference in Washington.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:46am EDT

NOAA leans on the lessons of others to move to cloud

The agency moved 25,000 employees to Google apps for email and collaboration in the cloud. CIO Joe Klimavicz said GSA's experience was crucial in making their transition go on time and on budget.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:35pm EST
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Feds turn down Kerry request for cod assessment

The nation's oceans chief has turned down a request made first by U.S. Sen. John Kerry for a new assessment of the health of Gulf of Maine cod.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 08:59pm EST

Opportunities in federal construction despite cuts to building funds

Marco Giamberardino, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America's federal and heavy construction division, outlines the winners and losers of the FY2012 budget for federal construction.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 10:47am EST
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NOAA completes agency-wide move to the cloud

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has moved its 25,000 employees, contractors and associates to Google Apps for Government's cloud-based email service.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 09:51am EST

What agencies do right in disaster response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are getting some good reviews for their response to Irene, writes Tom Shoop in Government Executive.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 06:55pm EDT
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Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 9

On today's Federal Drive: new BRAC developments, a bill in the House to give backpay to furloughed FAA workers and congressional efforts to kill the F-35.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 08:33am EDT

NOAA official honored for oil spill efforts

Amy Merten, spatial data branch chief in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Response and Restoration, is being honored for her efforts at using a new online data system to help clean up in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 05:13pm EDT
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NOAA continues cloud pilots

NOAA is going with Google Apps for agency-wide e-mail and collaboration platform for its 25,000 employees, contractors and associates working across the country and around the world. NOAA CIO Joseph Klimavicz explains the process.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Commerce to buy IT more strategically

CIO Simon Szykman said the department has a goal of $50 million in savings through strategic sourcing and that commodity technology will play a big role in achieving that mark. He said the agency also is looking at expanding NOAA's IT services contract so the rest of the department can use it.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:52pm EDT
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NOAA moves to Google Apps

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the largest federal agency to select Google's email system

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 03:51pm EDT

NOAA's work stretches from theory to reality

Lives depend on NOAA's ability to forecast the weather. Dr. Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center explains how it's done.

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 10:31am EDT
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GOP plan would cut tsunami warning center budget

A spending plan approved by the House would slash funding for a tsunami warning center that issued an alarm after the devastating earthquake in Japan.

Friday - 03/11/2011, 07:30pm EST

Scientists hope to learn from solar flare

Joe Kunches, space scientist with the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:56pm EST
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WeatherBug fuels NOAA's greenhouse gas data

Data from the Earth Networks Greenhouse Gas Observation Network will be used for scientific research and applications. CEO Bob Marshall tells us about a new partnership with NOAA.

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 11:33am EST
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