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Peter H. Appel on RITA's mission

August 23rd and 25th

RITA's mission is to promote transportation research, solid analysis, and education across the different operating agencies within the USDOT.

Tags: technology , Business of Government Hour , Peter H. Appel , Senate , RITA , DoT

Monday - 08/23/2010, 12:50pm EDT
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White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Tags: management , Aneesh Chopra , Cass Sunstein , White House , EPA , NASA , DoT , HHS , Interior , GSA , Treasury , open government , transparency , open government dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

A bright 'idea' from DOT

The Transportation Department is hoping a new idea drives employees down the Information Superhighway toward better collaboration.

Tags: IdeaHub , Ray Lahood , Department of Transportation , DoT , Collaboration Center , collaboration , technology

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:00am EDT

OMB takes aim at poorly performing IT projects

Agencies are to review all IT projects over the next month, and the programs that are in the worst shape will go through TechStat sessions. This analysis is part two of a three pronged approach to fixing systemic problems with technology initiatives. Federal CIO Kundra says OMB will try to address those long-standing problems in October through the release of best practices.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT project management , at-risk IT projects , Jason Millerv , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Jeff Zients , DoT , Dan Mintz , Powertek , high risk projects , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:19pm EDT
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FTA feds put transit improvements on the rails

Dozens of communities nationwide will soon enjoy major transit improvements, including new streetcars, buses, and transit facilities. Federal Transit Administration head Peter Rogoff gives us the details.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , acquisition , Federal Transit Administration , DoT , livibility , Peter Rogoff

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:19am EDT
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Telework success depends on clear expectations

Agencies, such as PTO and Transportation, provide success stories for senior leaders. But telework also is hindered by the lack of comparable resources at home versus the office.

Tags: pay and benefits , Willie Smith , Danette Campbell , PTO , DoT , Senior Executive Association Executive Update 2010 , Bill Bransford , SES , telework , worklife , alternative work schedules , Meg Beasely

Friday - 06/18/2010, 04:00pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , SSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Agencies finding added value in open government

Several bureaus say transparency and knowledge management initiatives complement each other. Federal Transit Administration using similar approach for open government strategy as it did to create a knowledge management culture.

Tags: management , Susan Camarena , Barbara Pearson , DoT , VA , Treasury , open government , knowledge management

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Bill to pay furloughed DoT workers is law

Senate passes and President signs the bill to make up for two days of lost pay for almost 2,000 Transportation employees.

Tags: pay & benefits , DoT , AFGE , Furloughed workers , Highway Trust Fund

Friday - 04/16/2010, 05:30pm EDT

White House ready to reveal identity management plans

OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

Tags: technology , Paul Grant , Mike Butler , DoD , VA , DoT , SBA , Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board , OMB , CIO Council , Committee on National Security Systems , TechStat , HSPD-12 , Secure identity , Identity, credential and access management , Secure online transactions strategy

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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