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NRC taking financial system to cloud

The agency hired CGI Federal to move its application from the Interior Department to the private cloud.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:18pm EST

VanRoekel expands on mobile strategy

Darren Ash, the chief information officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, helped Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel present more details on the federal mobile stragegy. Ash joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the conversation.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 06:57pm EST
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Contentious hearing leaves more questions about NRC leadership

Chairman Jaczko told lawmakers he would not resign despite criticism from NRC commissioners. Republican members push for Jaczko to leave. Democrats said their investigations found no legal violations.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:16am EST
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NRC commissioners: Chairman Jaczko's 'bullying' has hindered agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said it was the first time he had heard many of the accusations that fellow commissioners threw at him during a hearing of the House Oversight Committee on Jaczko's leadership. The four commissioners, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, said they had no political motive in bringing his "erratic" and "extreme" behavior to light.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 01:47pm EST

Using social media at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Darren Ash, deputy executive director of corporate management at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will talk about how the agency is using youtube and other social media.
November 8, 2011

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:29am EST
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NRC implements Fukushima 'lessons learned'

Eric Leeds, the director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss recommendations made in the aftermath of the Japanese nuclear crisis.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 11:16am EDT
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SBA, CDC, NRC offer buyouts

The three agencies have joined a growing number that are offering incentive payments for employees to leave the payroll. Federal News Radio provides a roundup of recent buyout offers.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:27pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 30

On today's Federal Drive: The deadline to transition to GSA's Networx telecommunications contract is approaching, an assessment of DHS 10 years after 9/11 and a preview of upcoming legislative battles as Congress prepares to return from recess.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 08:11am EDT

NRC adds inspectors at Va. reactors near quake

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that it was deploying additional inspectors to the Virginia nuclear power plant closest to the epicenter of last week's earthquake, after preliminary measurements suggested the 5.8 magnitude quake triggered shaking in excess of what the two reactors' were designed to handle.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 03:36pm EDT

NRC shores up response efforts after Japanese nuclear crisis

Jack Grobe, the NRC's deputy director for nuclear regulation and a member of a special task force, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the commission's regulations in the wake of the March earthquake in Japan that caused a crisis at nuclear plant there.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 08:47am EDT
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NRC's $252M Dell IT contract survives protest

This is the largest technology services contract ever from the agency.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:31am EDT

OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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NRC inundated with FOIAs after Japan earthquake

Agency CIO Darren Ash said media and citizens wanted more information than ever about what NRC is doing in the U.S. and in Japan to deal with the nuclear power safety. Ash said the agency is considering both technology and process improvements to its FOIA processes.
June 9, 2011

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:17pm EDT
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Four agencies must move to new FM systems

Interior's National Business Center no longer will support CGI's Momentum software forcing NRC, EEOC, FLRB and NTSB to find a new financial management system provider.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:01pm EDT

North Anna nuke plant No. 7 on most earthquake-prone list

Unfazed by the potential fallout in Japan and a cautionary listing from nuclear regulators, one of two nuclear power plants in the D.C. area is considering expansion.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 12:27pm EDT

Interagency team mobilizes in Japan disaster response

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, has an update on the mission to Tokyo.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:07pm EDT
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Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

McDermott to retire from NRC after 38 years

Jim McDermott, the director of the Office of Human Resources, will leave the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Jan. 1.

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 03:47pm EST

Agencies discuss how to measure government performance

What's the best way to use the measurements developed for government in the past few years? We ask a panel of experts for their opinion.

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:00am EDT
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Agencies see IT Dashboard as starting point

EPA CIO Jackson said he wants to dig deeper to improve programs and save money on technology systems. Others are using the data on the dashboard to have a common language across the department.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:14am EDT
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