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How to make transparency accessible to everyone

How well are agencies complying with federal requirements for accessibility, including access to Web sites and other information technology? We ask Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.

Tags: Section 508 , White House , Kareem Dale , ADA , technology , transparency

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:59am EDT

Overview of the overhaul of financial regulation

Reveling over a new milestone in his presidency, a triumphant Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great Depression, fundamentally changing the way the government does business with business. Jodi Schneider, senior editor with American Banker, explains.

Tags: Congress , financial regulation overhaul , American Banker , Jodi Schneider

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:40am EDT

IT contractors speak out and weigh in

In the wake of the Obama Administration's decision to halt or review billions of dollars worth of information technology programs, TechAmerica Foundation is convening a group of experts from industry and academia to provide recommendations for improving the way the federal government purchases and implements IT systems. Co-vice-chair Renny DiPentima explains.

Tags: technology , TechAmerica , federal IT , OMB , Renny DiPentima

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:31am EDT

Friday Morning Federal Newscast - July 23rd

U.S. War-Bill Delay Imperils Civilian Salaries; Too many supervisors promoted too fast, says MSPB; Less money for dead people: Obama signs waste law

Tags: newscast

Friday - 07/23/2010, 08:55am EDT

NRC leads cultural shift towards transparency

The new emphasis on transparency and openness is requiring a different approach to leadership in many federal agencies. The NRC's Darren Ash gives us his take.

Tags: Excellence in Government conference , EIG , Darren Ash , NRC , transparency , management , leadership , Rachel Stevens , EIG 2010

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 10:31am EDT

Katrina's legacy extends to Afghanistan

A team of over 40 civilians is going to Afghanistan to set up a distribution facility where materials are stored and issued to members of the military. Rear Admiral Thomas Traaen tells us how it works.

Tags: management , logistics , DoD , Defense , Defense Distribution Center , Thomas Traaen , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:42am EDT

FEMA shows smartphone savvy

In addition to being able to access critical information about emergency preparedness and what to do before and after a disaster on their smartphones, disaster survivors will also be able to apply for federal assistance directly through their web enabled mobile phone devices. Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of FEMA, explains how his agency pulled this off.

Tags: technology , smartphones , FEMA , DHS , Richard Serino

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:31am EDT

Cybersecurity workforce nears crisis level

Microsoft issues temporary fix for Windows Shell zero-day

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , CSIS , pay and benefits , Windows , USB

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:17am EDT

Thursday Morning Federal Newscast - July 22nd

Tags: newscast

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 08:48am EDT

DHS readies to put cyber creativity into play

Winners of DHS' National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge have been announced. Bruce McConnell, Counselor to the Deputy Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, explains what happens next.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHCS , National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge , Bruce McConnell

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 10:30am EDT
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