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Mobile, telework create potential savings, increase productivity at agencies

Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy -- and economic -- solution for some agencies.

Tags: Brian McGrath , George Jakabcin , A New Era in Technology , telework , mobile , technology , cybersecurity , Virtualization , In Depth , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , TIGTA , cloud

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:07pm EST
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GAO: Census Bureau making progress on field tests for 2020 decennial

The Government Accountability Office studied how well the Census Bureau is preparing for the 2020 decennial. When it comes to field testing, the bureau is making progress on following a list of key practices GAO identified.

Tags: Robert Goldenkoff , GAO , mobile , technology , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:58pm EST
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Hold on OPM nominee likely short lived

The White House says the Office of Personnel Management will issue the final rule on how the Affordable Care Act would apply to lawmakers and their staffs on Oct. 1. The Senate confirms the former OPM Director John Berry to be ambassador to Australia, the Census director, the CFO at Commerce and the Navy's comptroller and assistant secretary for energy, installations and the environment.

Tags: people , Congress , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Affordable Care Act , John Thompson , Tom Coburn , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:27pm EDT

Census nominee promises to 'fundamentally change' the decennial count

John Thompson made his case to be the next head of the Census before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday. He said technology is the key to cutting costs and improving the count's accuracy.

Tags: technology , management , John Thompson , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , decennial census , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 05:28am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 4, 2013

Certified financial planner talks about Thrift Savings Plan numbers for 2012. Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments sheds light on DoD's recent shopping spree. Jim Treat of the Census Bureau discusses the Web-first approach to the American Community Survey. Attorney Sandy Hoe discusses a recent case in which a contractor sued the Air Force. Dr. Gerald Dillingham of the GAO talks about possible changes in leadership at the FAA.

Tags: Arthur Stein , TSP , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Jim Treat , American Community Survey , Sandy Hoe , McKenna, Long & Aldridge , Gerald Dillingham , GAO , FAA , Michael Huerta , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/04/2013, 08:39am EST

Census asks employees to grade themselves to cut costs

Agency leaders hope employees will help the Census Bureau fill critical workforce skills gaps. The self-assessments are aimed at upgrading the way workers collect, process and analyze data about the U.S. ahead of the 2020 census.

Tags: Nancy Potok , 2020 Census , workforce , management , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 05:46am EDT
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Census launches new user-friendly website

The Census Bureau has moved a large cache of files from its AmericanFactFinder system into a new setup.

Tags: Rob Chestnut , AmericanFactFinder , Federal Drive , technology , IT , database , Michael OConnell , records management

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 10:06am EST
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Census takers head to Maryland's rural areas

Census takers will hand-deliver questionnaires to rural parts of Maryland starting Monday, but residents in more urban areas will have to wait a couple weeks for the surveys.

Tags: Western Maryland , Southern Maryland , Eastern Shore , Census

Friday - 02/26/2010, 02:00am EST
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