bnv.fnr.news/agencies;doi=main;tile=1;pos=top;sz=728x90,970x90;ord=
12:33 pm, April 16, 2014

Department of the Interior News

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
Listen

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
Listen

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
Listen

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
Listen

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
Listen

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
Listen

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
Listen

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
Listen

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

New Interior ethics policy explained

Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Attorney Debra Roth has details.

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 09:31am EDT
Listen

Meagher: CIOs need to go back to basics

The high priority list includes a number of well-known, and almost infamous IT projects that have given CIOs under several administrations gray hairs. Ed Meagher knows the feeling. He's a former CIO at Veterans Affairs and Interior.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 10:31am EDT
Listen

OMB targets fixes for mission critical IT projects

The Office of Management and Budget is throwing a lifeline, of sorts, to 15 agencies who have IT projects that are on its high-risk list. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the 26 projects on his new high priority list are mission critical. He said some extra attention now could reap dividends down the road when those projects finally realize their long-awaited potential.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 06:19am EDT
Listen

Blow the whistle, win some cash?

Reversed and remanded. That's where the case of a former Interior Department employee who blew the whistle sits. Bill Bransford gives us an update.

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 09:41am EDT
Listen

White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

Agencies opening up slowly under FOIA mandate

The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:55am EDT
Listen
  •  
  • 6
  •