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Cyber attack at Commerce did not stop work

The January attack forced the Economic Development Administration to go offline. It had to build a new operating system from scratch.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , EDA , Federal Drive , cyber attack

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 09:34am EDT

Commerce renovation project called 'precedent setting'

The Commerce Department has big plans for its headquarters in downtown Washington, and it could lead a revolution in public-building planning.

Tags: Bill Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , Federal Drive , renovations , workforce , Michael OConnell

Monday - 04/09/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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Senate confirms key positions in Commerce, HUD, DHS

The Senate confirmed the positions on Thursday, clearing a backlog of nominees by the Obama administration.

Tags: Senate , confirmation , DHS , HUD , Margaret Ann Sherry , Maurice Jones , Rebecca Blank

Friday - 03/30/2012, 11:44am EDT

NTIA seeks to deploy software to protect domain name system

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration told a House panel it is trying to expand deployment of technology known as DNS-SEC.

Tags: DNSSEC , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , technology , NTIA

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:51am EDT

Agencies asked to switch to new locations on airwaves

The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their existing frequencies with commercial networks.

Tags: DoD , NASA , wireless , technology , mobile

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 06:48pm EDT

Governmentwide portal to help streamline FOIA management

An office within the National Archives and Records Administration, told a congressional subcommittee a new governmentwide portal could help agencies better manage the hundreds of thousands of Freedom of Information Act requests the government receives each year.

Tags: EPA , NARA , OGIS , Miriam Nisbet , In Depth , Francis Rose , FOIA , records management

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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On the show today March 22

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: John Bryson , Frank Rusco , GAO , Alan Schultz , Jack Lechner , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/23/2012, 01:59am EDT

New trade enforcement office draws on cross-agency expertise, personnel

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the creation of a new office, the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center, to curb unfair international trade practices. ITEC, which will operate from within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will be staffed with Commerce Department and the intelligence community officials, among others. Administration officials cited a "whole-of-government" approach in standing up the office.

Tags: management , USTR , international trade , John Bryson , Ron Kirk , Michael Froman , International Trade Administration , 2013 budget , Michelle O

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:26pm EST

OMB reports contract spending stayed flat in 2011

A new report shows agencies already cut the use of management-support contracts by 7 percent in 2011. OMB details four focus areas to continue to reduce spending on contracts for 2012.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Danny Werfel , OMB , Rebecca Blank , Intelligent Decisions , strategic sourcing , Campaign to Cut Waste , HHS , Interior , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:32pm EST

Outside experts see White House merger plan hitting choppy waters

There's waste and confusion among the six trade- and business-focused agencies that the White House wants to consolidate. That's the conclusion of four panelists who debated the merits of the proposed merger at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market Washington think tank. They disagreed, however, on the best solution.

Tags: workforce , management , SBA , USTR , federal reorganization , consolidation , Chamber of Commerce , Center for American Progress , American Enterprise Institute , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:39pm EST
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