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Federal News Radio's Causey Awards honor top achievers in federal human resources. It's named after our own Mike Causey, in tribute to his career spent reporting on issues that matter to the federal workforce. This year, judges have selected four winners. One is Mika Cross, the work-life and wellness program manager at the Agriculture Department. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how she convinced USDA to use telework as a strategic tool. View more about our 2014 Causey Award winners.
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Pressure is growing on agencies to draft formal succession plans. There's good reason to believe more feds retired in late 2011 than in recent years, although the final count is not yet out.
President Obama will issue an executive order in the next week detailing steps agencies must take to reduce the amount of improper payments. OMB will set up a new online dashboard to track these expenditures, similar to the one for IT projects. Executive order also will implement stricter requirements for contractors to report overpayments.
The Department of Homeland Security is detecting new patterns of cyberattacks from foreign adversaries -- some targeted at particular agencies and others aimed at the entire U.S. government -- due to to special-purpose intrusion-detection systems that will be widely deployed in federal networks during 2010.
USDA employs tools such as Energy Savings Performance Contracts, Utility Energy Service Contracts, green power purchase agreements, internal USDA Agency scorecards, corporate energy data management systems, and environmental management systems to meet its goals.
Shape 'em up or shut 'em down - Department of Agriculture CIO Christopher Smith discusses thinning down your data centers.
WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has dismissed one of its top organic standards experts because he expressed personal opinions on technical matters. Attorney Bill Bransford explains why that may, or may not, be a problem.
The Federal Bed Bug Workgroup meets in February for its second summit.