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New FOIA portal promotes transparency, eases agency interactions

The Environmental Protection Agency partnered with the Commerce Department and National Archives to launch a new online portal aimed at streamlining the Freedom of Information Act request process for both the public and federal agencies.

Tags: FOIA , FOIAOnline , NARA , EPA , , Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , open government , Transparency , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT

Patent offices coming to Silicon Valley, 3 cities

The federal government is opening regional patent offices in Silicon Valley and three other areas as part of efforts to reduce a backlog and hire experts not willing to move to the Washington area.

Tags: USPTO , technology , Silicon Valley

Monday - 07/02/2012, 01:58pm EDT

Commerce proposes changes to digital signatures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has asked for comments about its proposed revisions to the Digital Signatures Standard.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NIST , FIPS

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:46pm EDT

Minority business agency boasts strong performance

David Hinson, national director of the Minority Business Development Agency, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the benefits his agency has seen by restructuring its nationwide organization.

Tags: MBDA , David Hinson , Minority Business Development Agency , minority-owned businesses , Federal Drive , Barack Obama

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:28pm EDT

Obama formally seeks agency-consolidation authority

President Barack Obama has officially asked lawmakers for the authority to consolidate and reorganize federal agencies as part of a first-step in merging several agencies related to business and trade. If Congress approves the legislation, Obama has said his first step would be to merge several business- and trade-related agencies into a single Cabinet-level department.

Tags: OMB , management , Jeffrey Zients , federal reorganization , John Boehner , Orrin Hatch

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 04:47pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 8, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: veterans , Congress , Interior Department , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:32am EST

New federal guidelines on fighting the flu

Tags: management , DHS , HHS , Kevin Griffis , flu , H1N1

Wednesday - 08/19/2009, 05:11pm EDT
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