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Department of the Interior News

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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Interior gives CIO more authority over all IT

Secretary Salazar issued a memo to give oversight of the IT budget to the chief information officer. The memo also removes the CIO title from the bureaus and renames them as assistant directors for information resources. Observers say this move by Interior has been long-overdue.

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 07:32am EST
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Interior CIO gets more authority over IT systems

Interior CIO Bernie Mazer tells Jason Miller about the new expanded role of the CIO.

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:51pm EST
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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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Google Files Suit Against Interior Department

 Google has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department in an attempt to prevent the agency from going ahead with bid requests to host a cloud-based electronic messaging system. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Google says they met with Interior Department officials on several occasions asking them to [...]

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 03:14pm EST

Ocean scientists' work must pass PR office

PEER claims a new directive for the agency that replaced MMS is diminishing scientific integrity by screening employees' findings.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 02:15pm EST

Howell to leave OMB for Information Sharing Environment

The deputy administrator for E-Gov and IT in OMB will take on a deputy program manager role to help improve information sharing across law enforcement agencies.

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:50pm EST

Google sues U.S. government

Google is suing the U.S. government for what it claims is unfairly requiring the Web-based document system it uses to be part of Microsoft.

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 05:22pm EDT

Interior uses public lands for solar projects

Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) committed to helping the nation reach its clean energy future. BLM's Ray Brady tells us how that could happen.

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Minerals Management gets an extreme makeover

The Interior Department has created a new agency to collect billions of dollars in royalties for onshore and offshore drilling. We get details from Interior's Rhea Suh.

Friday - 10/22/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Drilling fallout trickles up to OMB

The administration has lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling, but Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu will not lift her hold on Jack Lew's nomination to lead OMB. For details, we turn to The Hill's Ben Geeman

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Moran says Mark Center 'is not going to work'

Rep. Jim Moran tells Federal News Radio if you take 395 through Arlington, your commute may be about to get two to three hours longer every day.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Interior CIO targets troubled IT programs

Troubled IT projects are getting top-level attention. The kind of attention CIOs would like to avoid. Interior's CIO Bernard Mazer gives us a progress report.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Justice becomes latest to end troubled IT project

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said Justice and Interior are the latest examples of agencies making hard decisions about underperforming IT projects. Justice canceled its litigation case management system after almost four years. Interior rescoped its Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 06:29pm EDT
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