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Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

President Barack Obama said he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk.

Tags: Congress , House , John Boehner , Peter King

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:44am EST

Ex-FEMA official pleads guilty in conflict case

The former director of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded guilty Tuesday to negotiating a job for himself at the Gallup Organization while he was supervising Gallup's multimillion-dollar contract with FEMA.

Tags: Timothy Cannon , Gallup , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 08:01am EST

Avoiding 'cliff jumpers' and other tips for effective social-media use at agencies

While social media has permeated nearly all aspects of American life, in many corners of the government, employees and managers are still figuring out how Facebook, Twitter and a host of other digital technologies can help them do their jobs better. A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton presents case studies of effective uses of social media and provides tips for developing a coherent strategy.

Tags: technology , Gov 2.0 , social media , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , NARA , Facebook , Twitter

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 05:06pm EST

FEMA pays initial costs of Sandy-related power, transportation operations

The federal government is picking up the tab to restore power and provide transportation in the areas hardest hit by Post- tropical Cyclone Sandy.

Tags: Sandy , disaster relief , DHS , Craig Fugate , Jolie Lee , budget , Andrew Cuomo , New York , New Jersey , Barack Obama

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:13pm 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: GSA , Sandy , Dan Tangherlini , DHS , Craig Fugate , Janet Napolitano , Transportation , Ray Lahood , Julius Genachowski , FCC , EPA , Energy Department , management , U.S. Coast Guard , DoD , Jack Moore

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

Agencies fan out en masse to help recovery efforts

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.

Tags: management , FCC , Craig Fugate , David Turetsky , Hurricane Sandy , telecommunications , disaster relief , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Federal websites resilient against storm...so far

GSA said the storm has not had an effect on the USA.gov and GobineroUSA websites, which are providing federal information related to Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy.

Tags: technology , GSA , cloud computing , Hurricane Sandy , CGI , Jason Miller , USA.gov , GobiernoUSA.gov

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 05:44am EDT

FEMA says funding won't be an issue in storm relief efforts

The pot of money funding FEMA's relief efforts contains $3.6 billion, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. That includes some funds carried over from last fiscal year as well as new funding from the stopgap spending measure approved by Congress last month.

Tags: Craig Fugate , social media , disaster relief , Hurricane Sandy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/29/2012, 08:56pm EDT
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Planning, performance measures put DHS on solid financial footing

Peggy Sherry, the agency's CFO, said when budget cuts do come they are prepared. DHS has been finding efficiencies in its spending and asked components to think hard about how they spend their money.

Tags: Peggy Sherry , Ed Johnson , DHS , financial management

Monday - 09/17/2012, 11:50am EDT
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