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DoD, USDA putting secure ID cards to work

The military is performing a proof of concept in Utah by putting transit benefits on employees' Common Access Cards. USDA is implementing technology to require the use of HSPD-12 cards to log onto applications.

Friday - 05/28/2010, 07:12am EDT
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Williams honored with Franke award

Every year, one distinguished federal IT acquisition manager receives the coveted John J. Franke award for career excellence. The award last night went to Jim Williams, who recently retired from the GSA as the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Feds expand virtual worlds use

Over a year ago, the U.S. Army, and other branches of the military, were experimenting with the use of the virtual worlds social media site "Second Life" as a recruitment tool. Since that time, the military has branched out into using virtual worlds technology as a tool for collaboration. Now, civilian branches of government are looking to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has our exclusive coverage of the Third annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, which concludes today at the National Defense University here in D.C..

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:51am EDT
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USDA holds 'Apps for Healthy Kids' contest

Agency wants to use crowdsourcing to help kids eat healthier.

Monday - 05/03/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration

Agencies across the federal government are embracing the tools of social collaboration to become more accessible to citizens. An IT industry group that includes many federal IT officials heard from three of the top government experts in the field.

Friday - 04/16/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Reducing Tick Risk

And the lyme disease that comes with them.

Wednesday - 03/25/2009, 08:33am EDT
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Downer cattle banned from food supply

A loophole closes on the downer ban.

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 08:14am EDT
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Cleaning Up the Bay from Way Up

Satellite images are now being used as part of an effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Friday - 03/06/2009, 08:21am EST
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If a Tree Moves in the Forest...

Friday - 02/27/2009, 11:05am EST
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PFP Pilot at USDA

Friday - 02/06/2009, 09:37am EST
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State award under Networx protested

Wednesday - 01/21/2009, 01:40pm EST

Department of Agriculture

Boyd Rutherford Assistant Secretary for Administration January 5th and 7th, 2009

Sunday - 01/04/2009, 04:07pm EST

Graduate School, USDA & fed IT professionals

Sharon Fratta-Hill, Phd.
VP of Academic Programs and Continuing Ed.
Graduate School, USDA
December 2nd, 2008

Tuesday - 12/02/2008, 11:10am EST

Information Revolution, Part 2

Data relevancy taking over data accessibility

Wednesday - 10/29/2008, 01:28pm EDT

USDA Discrimination Complaints Criticised

Thursday - 10/23/2008, 09:02am EDT

Department of Agriculture

Chuck Christopherson
CFO and CIO
May 26th and 28th, 2008

Monday - 05/26/2008, 01:14pm EDT
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