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Federal buildings after superstorm Sandy

Tags: Sandy , USPS , FTC , IRS , Washington monument , Capitol

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 1, 2012

Sean Patton of Lockheed Martin talks about the EPA's migration to a collaboration and communication service. Sanjay Koyani discusses a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Health and Human Services components to get better leverage out of the information it has. Engineer Norman R. Augustin talks about a new report on STEM prepared by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council.

Tags: Sean Patton , Lockheed Martin , cloud computing , email migration , technology , Sanjay Koyani , Center for Tobacco Products , FDA , Norman Augustine , National Academy of Engineering , National Research Council , STEM , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 09:47am EDT

Lockheed Martin, Microsoft migrating EPA workforce to the cloud

EPA's 25,000 email users will be fully migrated to the cloud by early 2013 thanks to collaboration solutions provided by Lockheed Martin and Microsoft.

Tags: Sean Patton , Lockheed Martin , Microsoft , Microsoft 365 , SharePoint , email migration , technology , industry , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , cloud computing , Michael OConnell , Microsoft Office

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 11:37am EDT
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After Sandy, feds deploy all-hands-on-deck approach

After superstorm Sandy, the government is putting all hands on deck response to the storm, providing on-the-ground assistance, federal funding and coordinating rescue and clean-up efforts.

Tags: FEMA , GSA , Sandy , Dan Tangherlini , DHS , Craig Fugate , Janet Napolitano , Transportation , Ray Lahood , Julius Genachowski , FCC , Energy Department , management , U.S. Coast Guard , DoD , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Report: Federal whistleblowers don't sense letup in agency retaliation

Federal employees increasingly perceive less agency wrongdoing but that doesn't necessarily mean the threat of retaliation for reporting such misconduct has similarly decreased, according to a new Merit System Protection Board report.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , whistleblower , FDA , OSC , best practices , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:39am EST

EPA, USDA break through small business contracting barriers

The federal government as a whole has consistently missed its goal to award 23 percent of its contract dollars to small businesses. But the government also has examples of agencies bucking that trend. In part two of our special report, The Small Business Dilemma, Federal News Radio speaks with several agencies' about how they're succeeding in the small business contracting arena.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , small business , SBA , Jeanette Brown , Dot Harris , Energy , Joe Ware , USDA , Small Business Dilemma , Jolie Lee , exclusive , best practices

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:00am EDT

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 , Commerce Department , Regulations.gov , Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , open government , transparency , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT
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Small business contracting goal remains elusive

The Obama administration has pushed agencies to increase contracting opportunities with small business, most notably creating a governmentwide task force to share best practices. Yet the federal government on a whole has continued to miss its 23 percent small business contracting goal. Federal News Radio examines this issue as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: SBA , John Shoraka , OFPP , Joe Jordan , acquisition , contracting , set-asides , Mauricio Vera , USAID , Jeanette Brown , small business , Obama Impact , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:57am EDT
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AFGE files unfair labor practice against EPA for firing scientists

A federal union claims the Environmental Protection Agency fired two scientists for trying to organize a union at the EPA's National Exposure Research Lab in Athens, Ga.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Everett Kelley , Charles Orzehoskie , Federal Labor Relations Authority

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 04:09pm EDT
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