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OSTP wants ideas on sharing data

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is turning to industry and academia for ideas on how to make sure publicly funded research data is available to the public. Under the America Competes Act, unclassified federally funded research has to be accessible to the public. OSTP wants ideas on how to make sure the data can be preserved, that it's interoperable and accessible, and that it can be reused and re purposed effectively. OSTP will develop recommendations for agency data policy and report them to Congress.

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Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:51pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 15, 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 FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , OPM , Agriculture Department , USPS

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:21am EST

Key senator says another FAA shutdown possible

Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency, a key senator said Monday.

Tags: FAA , Jay Rockefeller , John Mica , budget , House , Senate

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:49pm EST

Next two weeks crucial for agency budgets

Steve Bell, the senior director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update into how the supercommittee is coming along and what it all means for the federal budget and federal employees.

Tags: Bipartisan Policy Center , Steve Bell , budget , supercommittee , House , Senate , continuing resolution

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:19am EST
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House bill targets fraud and abuse in Medicare

Reps. John Carney (D-Del.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) introduced a bill today that aims to fight waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Tags: John Carney , Peter Roskam , Medicare , Medicaid , fraud , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , House , Senate , budget

Friday - 11/11/2011, 02:47pm EST

Are EHRs a cyber crime magnet?

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also a medical doctor, said electronic health records could be a powerful magnet for cyber criminals, NextGov reports.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Tom Coburn , health IT , EHRs , Senate , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:19am EST

Senate approves resolution marking FEB 50th anniversary

The Senate Thursday approved a resolution marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Executive Boards. The resolution, which was sponsored by Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), commemorates the anniversary and notes the work played by the national communication network of the federal government.

Tags: FEB , OPM , workforce , Senate , Daniel Akaka , Daniel Inouye , Carl Levin , Scott Brown

Friday - 11/11/2011, 06:33am EST

Smoke-free federal buildings bill closes smoking loophole

A new bill, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) would ban smoking in and near all federal buildings, closing a loophole that exempted many federal buildings from a 2008 directive banning smoking. Previous anti-smoking directives applied only to buildings under GSA's custody.

Tags: House , Susan Davis , GSA , smoking ban , federal buildings

Friday - 11/11/2011, 08:23am EST

USDA yanks Christmas tree fees after criticism

The White House said Wednesday it was reversing its decision to approve an industry-sponsored Christmas tree promotion program after conservatives accused the Agriculture Department of spoiling Christmas with a new tree tax.

Tags: USDA , christmas trees , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 06:08pm EST

Automatic cuts would 'hollow out the military'

Alexander Bolton of The Hill discusses the status of potential cuts to federal spending that supercommitte is considering.

Tags: DoD , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , supercommittee

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 10:25am EST
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