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Department of the Interior News

GSA plans to stop providing HR shared services

The General Services Administration will focus on its core mission and let others provide payroll and human resources services. The decision comes as shared services is gaining momentum as OPM is pumping some energy back into the HR line of business, and the Interior will release a new geospatial platform to host data and applications.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 06:06am EDT
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CIO Council reorganizes, seeks more active role

The council is restructuring to match the Obama administration's technology priorities for innovation, governance and cybersecurity. It will now operate with three main committees instead of five.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 07:07am EDT

Interior wins protest of huge cloud contract

The Court of Federal Claims ruled against CenturyLink in its protest of the Interior's Cloud Foundation contract. This was CenturyLink's third unsuccessful protest of the multiple award contract.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 06:09pm EDT

USGS mashing up data to create new views of country

Kevin Gallagher, the associate director for core science systems at USGS, said the agency is developing a new data management strategy that will help it meet the White House requirement to make federally-funded research data more easily accessible.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 12:16pm EDT
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Forest Service lab helps keep MLB bats swinging

Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory worked with Major League Baseball to investigate what causes bats to break.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 12:32pm EDT

Interior touts millennials as the key to diversity

The Department of the Interior is actively hiring young people in order to increase diversity within its ranks. At a recent event, Secretary Sally Jewell encouraged other agencies to adopt similar diversity initiatives.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT

Sequester not yet affecting govt fire response

Obama administration officials say the automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" have not yet affected the government's ability to fight wildfires.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:51pm EDT

Missing red panda from National Zoo found in DC

A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood Monday after it went missing from the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 08:57am EDT

Report: Assaults increase on rangers, park police

Report: Assaults and threats increase on park rangers and other land agency workers

Monday - 06/17/2013, 09:02am EDT

U.S. Park Police cancels furloughs

Furloughs for employees of the U.S. Park Police will end June 1, the head of the National Park Service announced Friday. The Park Police have already taken three furlough days since sequestration went into effect in March.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 03:13pm EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

GAO, OMB spar over whether to measure data center cost savings

Government auditors told House Oversight and Government Affairs members that saving money from closing more than 1,000 data centers needs to be metric. OMB said optimization of core data centers is a more important measure than straight cost savings.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:01am EDT
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Senate endorses Sally Jewell for interior chief

Senate approves REI chief Sally Jewell for interior secretary

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 11:30pm EDT

Shared services becoming new normal in financial modernization

When it comes to saving money, shared services providers are the new "it" thing. As part of the special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio gets the inside scoop from the head of the Interior Business Center.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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Senate panel endorses Jewell for Interior chief

Senate Energy Committee advances nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior secretary

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 02:11pm EDT

Statue of Liberty to reopen by Independence Day

The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public in time for Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:20am EDT

Statue of Liberty to reopen by Independence Day

The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public in time for Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 04:22pm EDT

Salazar: Thousands of Interior workers imperiled

Interior secretary says budget cuts imperil thousands of department's workers

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 04:20am EST

Obama picks outdoor retail exec to lead Interior

Obama nominates REI executive Sally Jewell to lead Interior Department

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 11:28am EST

Can East Meet West at Interior?

If you want to be secretary of the Interior, the first thing you do is make sure you are born west of the Mississippi, preferably in California, Arizona, New Mexico or Colorado, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what does that do to the job chances of Maryland-born, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry who is said to be on the short-list for the Interior job?

Friday - 01/25/2013, 02:00am EST
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