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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 8, 2012

Roy Smith of the Interactive Technology Group talks about his career in procurement. Anthony Vegliante of the USPS says no more buyouts. Kevin Concannon of the USDA discusses support for hurricane victims. IBM's Dan Chenok reviews the challenges President Obama may face in his second term.

Tags: Roy Smith , Interactive Technology Group , acquisitions , Anthony Vegliante , USPS , Agency of the Month , Kevin Concannon , USDA , Dan Chenok , Center for Business of Government , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 10:49am EST

Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Brenda O'Connor, senior vice president for Public Affairs at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, will talk about the assistance that's available for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
November 2, 2012

Tags: workforce , Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety , scams , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Brenda O

Friday - 11/02/2012, 10:21pm EDT
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What's closed and what's open for federal employees?

Most federal buildings have reopened after the Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.

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Thursday - 11/01/2012, 05:00am EDT

Feds can apply for disaster relief through FEEA

Federal employees who experience major loss during Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy can apply for a grant from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. FEEA also offers no-interest emergency loans of up to $1,000. Loans are repaid through the employees' payroll.

Tags: FEEA , workforce , grants , pay and benefits

Monday - 10/29/2012, 11:48am EDT
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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 , FEMA , FCC , Craig Fugate , David Turetsky , telecommunications , disaster relief , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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NWS ramps up to track Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Steve Cooper, acting deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, his agency added staffing to follow progress of the major East Coast storm.

Tags: Steven Cooper , NWS , NOAA , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:44am 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 , CGI , Jason Miller , FEMA , USA.gov , GobiernoUSA.gov

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

Derecho helped HHS prepare for Sandy's wrath

Frank Baitman, the CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services, said his agency applied lessons from this summer's Derecho as it prepared for the storm hitting the region this week. He said HHS tested and fixed server fail-over problems.

Tags: management , technology , Frank Baitman , HHS , data center , continuity of operations , telework , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 05:26am EDT
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USPS aims to deliver mail in DC after Hurricane Sandy

Postal Service employees will attempt to deliver mail the day after superstorm Sandy hit the D.C. region.

Tags: workforce , USPS , closures

Monday - 10/29/2012, 12:01pm 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: FEMA , Craig Fugate , social media , disaster relief , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/29/2012, 08:56pm EDT
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