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Mobile, telework create potential savings, increase productivity at agencies

Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy -- and economic -- solution for some agencies.

Tags: Brian McGrath , George Jakabcin , A New Era in Technology , telework , mobile , technology , cybersecurity , Virtualization , In Depth , Federal Drive , Census Bureau , TIGTA , cloud

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:07pm EST
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VA, DoD climb the stairs to interoperability together

Dr. Theresa Cullen, chief medical informatics officer at the Veterans Health Administration, leads the program that allows the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to share data to improve the quality of health care they provide.

Tags: Theresa Cullen , VHA , VA , health IT , interoperability , DoD , technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 05:08pm EST
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Army CyberCom meets challenge of recruiting cyber warriors

Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, the senior enlisted advisor at Army Cyber Command, said the Army is doing a good job at finding the right soldiers with the necessary skill sets to become cyber warriors.

Tags: Rodney Harris , AUSA conference , cybersecurity , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Army , U.S. Cyber Command , Federal Drive , DoD

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 05:59am EDT
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House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

Commerce reaps savings through collaborative strategic-sourcing effort

The chief information and chief technology offices at the Commerce Department have generated more than $200 million in savings by taking a collaborative approach to purchasing IT and cybersecurity products.

Tags: Simon Szykman , Commerce , A New Era in Technology , IT acquisition , cybersecurity , strategic sourcing , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 01:39pm EST
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Coburn blasts DHS for gaps in its cybersecurity

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General took a look at DHS' information security program and practices and found them lacking.

Tags: Tom Coburn , DHS , OIG , cybersecurity , technology , oversight

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:31pm EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , DHS , retirement , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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NOAA cancels hiring freeze, lifts training ban

Kathryn Sullivan, the acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sent an email to staff today announcing she was lifting the hiring freeze ban on non-mandatory training NOAA put in place last year to offset the impact of sequestration.

Tags: NOAA , Kathryn Sullivan , Commerce Department , sequestration , hiring freeze , training , workforce , NWS , NWSEO

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:57pm EST

GSA buildings commissioner Dorothy Robyn stepping down in March

Dorothy Robyn, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, will be leaving her post in March. GSA will name her replacement at a later date.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , people , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:13pm EST

DoD conference policy in-line with OMB guidance, GAO says

A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Defense Department's oversight of conference spending is consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: DoD , GAO , conference spending , oversight , mangement

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 02:41pm EST
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