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Department of the Interior News

Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:30am EDT
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Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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Bring your own telework tools

The federal government could soon pay a $2,000 subsidy to federal employees who buy their own mobile devices.

Monday - 03/07/2011, 04:00am EST

GAO: Interior's challenges include resource protection, backlog

The Government Accountability Office has released a list of seven major management challenges at Interior. The challenges range from land acquisition to information security.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 03:52pm EST
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DoD's footprint reduced on GAO High Risk List

The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior's handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:05pm EST

Interior creates two agencies to replace MMS

As the Department of Interior re-invents what used to be the Minerals and Management Service, we get an update from director Michael Bromwich on the new agencies.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 10:08am EST
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Deloitte: iPad to transform federal workplace

Deloitte's Eric Openshaw explains how the tablet technology is becoming more than just a toy.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 02:05pm EST
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Back in office, Chambers details Park Police priorities

Today is the first full day on the job for U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers, after an almost eight-year fight to get her job back. She tells us what's on her "to do list."

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:31am EST
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Analysis: The unusual case of the Park Police firing

Attorney Debra Roth explains why Teresa Chamber's case is so unusual.

Monday - 01/31/2011, 04:03pm EST
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Cloud, cloud, everywhere there’s cloud

Wow. So much news about cloud, so little time. Good thing we have this blog, right? Federal News Radio was busy covering news about cloud computing this week. We"ve gathered all of those stories here for easy access. Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout The Army will begin migrating employees to its new cloud-based [...]

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 04:45pm EST

Chambers to return as Park Police Chief on Jan. 31

Teresa Chambers will be reinstated as head of the U.S. Park Police after she was terminated more than seven years ago.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 03:21pm EST

MSPB to comply with Chambers reinstatement

But the question of whether Interior will comply is still open. We get the latest details from sister-station WTOP's Neal Augenstein.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:51am EST
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Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST

Interior won't fight Chambers' reinstatement

Fired U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers will meet Tuesday afternoon with officials from the Department of Interior and National Park Service to determine how she will return to the job. We get the latest from WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:08am EST
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Will OPM block Chambers' reinstatement?

The decision about what comes next for Teresa Chambers will have to come from OPM, not Interior. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 09:41am EST
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Former Park Police chief ready to return

A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Teresa Chambers tells Federal News Radio she's humbled, heartened and ready to come back.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 09:08am EST
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Chambers reinstated as Park Police chief

Teresa Chambers, fired as U.S. Park Police chief in 2004, has been reinstated, according to a MSPB ruling.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 08:06pm EST

What will the Google bid protest mean for cloud?

Host Roger Waldron is joined by David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss the acquisition implications of the recent bid protest decision involving Google, Microsoft, and the Interior Department.
January 11, 2011

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 06:32pm EST
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Google wins stay of Interior award to Microsoft for cloud

The Court of Federal Claims rules that Interior violated law and federal regulations in awarding a sole source contract to Microsoft for e-mail and collaboration services in the cloud. This the latest episode in an ongoing battle between the two software giants to provide cloud services to agencies.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:09am EST

2010 and Beyond: Cloud computing to be 'game-changer'

Former deputy CIO of Interior and VA Ed Meagher said his top story of the year is cloud computing.

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 03:31pm EST
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