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Education offers employees the chance to walk in their managers' shoes

The Education Department offers a series of programs to improve employee engagement and leadership training. Quay Crowner, Education's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director, said there is an increased emphasis across the agency to better take care of the employees.

Tags: workforce , training , Quay Crowner , Employee Viewpoint Survey , employee engagement , Human Capital Management Government Training Event , worldwide business research , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:05am EST
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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Education Department is giving potential managers a chance to walk in their supervisors' shoes. A program called "A Day in the Life" lets those on the rise see what it's like to be a manager by shadowing a current one over a few days. Quay Crowner is the Education Department's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director. She told Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller about how the program is part of a broader employee engagement effort going on across the department.

Tags: management , workforce , personnel , Jason Miller , Quay Crowner , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:49am EST
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Teachers' union wants DoE Secretary Duncan's resignation

Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for Education Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation.

Tags: Arne Duncan , National Education Association , people

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:26am EDT

Jill James, Director of ED.gov, Education Department

The Education Department has two ambitious goals to reach by 2020: see the U.S. become the nation with the highest percentage of college graduates in the world, and see low income and minority students find the same successes as their peers in graduating from high school and having access to college education. The department's Open Government Plan is key to achieving these goals. Jill James is director of ED.gov in the Office of Communications and Outreach. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the plan and how Education is communicating with the public.

Tags: Jill James , Federal Drive , open government

Friday - 06/20/2014, 01:16am EDT
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Camsie McAdams, Deputy Director, Office of STEM, Department of Education

The government is in the biggest drive to promote STEM since the Sputnik era. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The country needs more students to become interested in these vital fields. Now the Education Department and NASA have teamed up in a novel approach attract students to STEM. Camsie McAdams is the deputy director of the STEM office at Education. She spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Camsie McAdams , STEM , NASA , Energy Department

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Education bucks the cyber trend, brings capabilities in-house

The Education Department's new security operations center reached initial operations capability in 2013 featuring six tools to improve the protection of its network and data. Steve Grewal, Education's chief information security officer, said a move to cloud and mobile computing requires the agency to have more visibility and accountability into how vendors protect its network.
March 6, 2014

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Steve Grewal , continuous monitoring , security operations center , HSPD-12 , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 05:14am EST
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Online Chat: Steve Grewal, CISO, Education Department

Steve Grewal, the chief information security officer for the Department of Education, joins Federal News Radio for an online chat. View the archived chat now.

Tags: Steve Grewal , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , information technology , CISO , online chat , IT security , security operations center

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 02:31am EST

IGs to propose cyber maturity model to better gauge federal cyber health

The goal is to more accurately evaluate the security of the government's computer networks and systems. These efforts could bring more consistency to the cyber auditing process and engender more confidence in its results.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Kathleen Tighe , Ron Ross , NIST , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , council of the inspectors general on integrity and and efficiency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:45am EST
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Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Tags: technology , State Department , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , Pat Howard , Alan Paller , David Kotz , Kathleen Tighe , oversight , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

Tags: technology , open government , OMB , White House , Energy Department , Nick Sinai , Haley Van Dyck , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:08am EST
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