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VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.

Tags: technology , VA , HUD , David Peters , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Rick Holgate , mobile computing , Federal Mobile Computing Summit , Agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:07am EST
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Obama will nominate prosecutor to lead of ATF

President Barack Obama will nominate B. Todd Jones as the next director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, selecting the top federal prosecutor in Minnesota who has already been serving as the agency's acting head for more than a year.

Tags: B. Todd Jones , Barack Obama , people , Inauguration 2013

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 12:09pm EST

Mobile-minded CIOs point to importance of business case

Federal agencies across the government have dipped their toes in the mobile pond. While agencies have implemented the new technology for a variety of reasons, there are a couple of common lessons learned shared by the early adopters. Two federal chief information officers who have overseen their agency's mobile transitions shared best practices and compelling use-cases in a panel discussion as part of Federal News Radio's special series, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile.

Tags: FERC , Rick Holgate , Federal Drive , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , mobile , technology , mobile apps

Friday - 12/07/2012, 11:02am EST
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DOJ IG called to investigate whistleblowers' safety

Lawmakers ask for DoJ's IG to investigate the effectiveness of the agency's efforts to protect the whistleblowers in the Fast and Furious case. After alleged negative and potential threatening comments by an ATF official, lawmakers are concerned if the motive is vindictive.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Chuck Grassley , DoJ , Fast and Furious investigation , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Taeja Smith , whistleblowers

Monday - 07/02/2012, 08:45pm EDT

New ATF leader tries to move past 'Fast and Furious' fallout

National security correspondent with sister station WTOP J.J. Green joined the Federal Drive with how the interim ATF director is trying to restore the department's image.

Tags: J.J. Green , Federal Drive , Fast and Furious , Treasury

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:49am EST
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Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , DoJ , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Senate votes to end DoJ's 'Fast and Furious' gun program

The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States.

Tags: DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious , Congress , CBP , Eric Holder

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 09:24pm EDT
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