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Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack can move money in-between accounts within the same bureau, but not across the agency under a special provision called Interchange Authority. Vilsack has officially asked Congress for use of that authority in an effort to stunt the negative effects of sequestration at his agency. At at recent House hearing, Republican lawmakers questioned why more agencies haven't movasked Congress for similar permission.
Tags: management , budget , sequestration , Michael Young , USDA , Hari Sastry , Commerce , David Robbins , Paul Gosar , Blake Farenthold , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Matt Cartwright , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , reprogramming authorities
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 , EPA , Energy Department , management , U.S. Coast Guard , DoD , Jack Moore
FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.
Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.
Tags: technology , big data , TechAmerica Foundation , NASA , NSF , Energy , Suzi Iacono , Bill Perlowitz , Wyle , Steve Lucas , SAP , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , chief data officer , Steve Mills , IBM , challenges , contests , Jason Miller
The Government Accountability Office said reports of malware targeting mobile devices have nearly tripled in less than a year.
Jamal Mazrui of the FCC previews an event next week to invite app developers to make more disability-accessible products. Procurement lawyer Joe Petrillo breaks down a decision on the 8(a) program that was 17 years in the making.
A former FCC official is calling for more accountability of emergency communication systems in the wake of the 911 failures during a June storm that pummeled the Washington metro area.
FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell discusses today's House hearing considering a proposal to reign in the Internet. Yvonne Jones of the Government Accountability Office explains why agencies are falling short in hiring more workers with disabilities.