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Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Interior Department

At last, spring is almost here. And to celebrate, the Interior Department, together with the Agriculture Department, wants to help people locate their nearest national park or maybe some other federally-managed property they might not know about. They're hosting a hackathon in April, and hope Web developers will create apps for travelers. Tim Fullerton, the director of digital strategy at Interior, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the hackathon.

Tags: Tim Fullerton , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , USDA , hackathon

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:01am EDT
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Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Last year was a record-setting one for the National Park Service, with visitation at an all time high. More than 290 million people traipsed through the National Parks last year the highest total since 1987. And with 2016 marking the parks' centennial celebration, that number might rise. How is the Park Service coping with all the wear and tear? Jonathan Jarvis, the 18th director of the National Park Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the parks, and the new push to attract visitors.

Tags: Jonathan Jarvis , National Park Service , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:08am EDT
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DHS 'aces' plain writing report; State, Interior score 'incompletes'

The Center for Plain Language issued its annual plain language report cards Tuesday, with the Homeland Security Department, Social Security Administration and Security Exchange Commission earning top scores.

Tags: Plain Writing Act of 2010 , Center for Plain Language , Kath Straub , Dave Loebsack , Annetta Cheek , DHS , SSA , SEC , State Department , Education Department , best practices

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 06:16pm EST

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Violent crime is down almost 40 percent at four Indian reservations. It's the result of an aggressive campaign by the Interior Department to improve public safety for Native Americans. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the program's success and what's still left for Interior to accomplish.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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'Broken' pay system driving SES out of government

More than half of senior executives surveyed by the Senior Executives Association are reporting "low" or "very low" morale with their jobs. The problem lies with a pay-for-performance system where some supervisors make less money than the people they lead. Increasing numbers of senior executive service members are ready to leave the federal government altogether.

Tags: SES , SEA , Commerce , USDA , DoD , Best Places to Work , Partnership for Public Service , workforce , pay , Veterans Affairs , general schedule , Sean McCalley

Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Interior Department ends federal 'Blueway' program

A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

Tags: Sally Jewell , National Blueways System , green government

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:09pm EST

Park Service tackles employee training and development

Like many agencies, National Park Service is facing many challenges during tight budgetary times. Chief among NPS' challenges is how to train its next generation of leaders.

Tags: Kathy Hanson , NPS , workforce , training , retirement tsunami , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell ,

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:52pm EST
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GSA plans to stop providing HR shared services

The General Services Administration will focus on its core mission and let others provide payroll and human resources services. The decision comes as shared services is gaining momentum as OPM is pumping some energy back into the HR line of business, and the Interior will release a new geospatial platform to host data and applications.

Tags: management , technology , shared services , OMB , Norm Dong , Scott Bernard , GSA , Anne Rung , OPM , David Vargas , Joe Ward , Jerry Johnston , Geospatial information , ACT-IAC , DHS , Jeff Spicka , Jason Miller , Uncle Sam

Friday - 09/13/2013, 06:06am EDT
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USGS mashing up data to create new views of country

Kevin Gallagher, the associate director for core science systems at USGS, said the agency is developing a new data management strategy that will help it meet the White House requirement to make federally-funded research data more easily accessible.

Tags: technology , Kevin Gallagher , USGS , data management , Open government , geospatial data , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 12:16pm EDT
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Sequester not yet affecting govt fire response

Obama administration officials say the automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" have not yet affected the government's ability to fight wildfires.

Tags: sequestration , USDA

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:51pm EDT
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