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FEMA not abiding by IT approval guidelines

Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins said the agency has not created an IT management and oversight plan. Without a comprehensive model on IT, the agency cannot fix the way it responds to disasters.

Tags: FEMA , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , DHS , information technology , Janet Napolitano , IT oversight , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:14pm EDT

NASA shuttle program estimates 6,300 gradual layoffs

Sue Leibert is with NASA's Johnson Space Center, where she heads up the Space Shuttle Transition Liaison Office. She explains how the agency is handling the workforce reduction accompanying the end of the shuttle program.

Tags: sue leibert , space shuttle program , NASA , workforce size , layoffs , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 06:05pm EDT

EEOC gives tips for preventing discrimination claims

Attorney Melissa Brand, of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommended tips on how agencies can settle their discrimination claims at the "pre-complaint" phase.

Tags: melissa brand , EEOC , Retaliation , discrimination , In Depth , alternative dispute resolution programs ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 03:29pm EDT

DHS to make decision on REAL ID compliance by 2013

The Department of Homeland Security wants states to describe how they are complying with the 2005 law.

Tags: security , DHS , real id act , identity management ,

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:47pm EDT

Regulatory agencies' streamlining plans due in 3 months

Cass Sunstein, administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlines details of an Executive Order for independent regulatory agencies' compliance.

Tags: Cass Sunstein , independent regulatory agency , OMB , OIRA , executive order , Barack Obama ,

Monday - 07/11/2011, 07:30pm EDT

FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency's current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.

Tags: security , hiring , DHS , FPS , SECURE Facilities Act , ramp , House Homeland Security Committee , facility security , federal buildings , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , training , management ,

Monday - 07/18/2011, 01:23pm EDT

Survey: Cost of cloud may be top priority over security

nCircle, a security and compliance auditing provider, conducted a survey that yielded an increase in the number of agencies considering switching to cloud security, but found that cost may override other security concerns.

Tags: cloud computing , nCircle , cybersecurity , technology , Keren Cummins , pci , FISMA ,

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 03:15pm EDT

Senators want progress report on real property disposal efforts

Senators Tom Carper and Rob Portman requested information from agencies on the number of excess and underutilized properties they currently own. The senators expect a progress report by July 25.

Tags: federal asset management , management , Tom Carper , Rob Portman , Senate , real property disposal , Congress

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:33pm EDT

Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: National Security Archive , FOIA , knight open government survey , management , NARA , declassification , Open government ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

NIST seeks new advisory board members

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting nominations to their nine advisory boards.

Tags: technology , NIST , federal advisory boards , Commerce

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 01:38pm EDT
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