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Rob Dalessandro, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission

The last soldier has gone to his eternal reward yet, the nation still remembers World War I. Now that remembrance is official. The National Archives and Records Administration is in the midst of a centennial retrospective on what was called the Great War even before it was over. Rob Dalessandro is acting chairman of the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the commission.

Tags: Rob Dalessandro , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:00am EDT
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Insider threat programs must find the right 'trust but verify' balance

NSA, State and nearly every other agency are developing "fixes" to protect unauthorized employees from taking data. Experts say employees need to understand why the rules are in place and how they benefit both the organization and worker. OMB says one way to improve the situation is by reducing the number of federal employees with security clearances-an initiative that already is underway.

Tags: management , insider threat , Beth Cobert , OMB , John Fitzpatrick , information sharing , Patrick Kennedy , State Department , NSA , Keith Alexander , Ed Hammersla , Raytheon , CA Technologies , Bill Harrod , Intelligence National Security Alliance , Dawn Cappelli , Rockwell Automation , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:56am EDT
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White House releases second open government action plan

The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.

Tags: Barack Obama , open government , Open Government Action Plan , Sean Moulton , Center for Effective Government

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:04pm EST

White House pressed to fix 'broken' declassification system

The Public Interest Declassification Board wants high-level attention to address ever-increasing shortcomings in the way agencies classify and declassify documents. The system is considered by many broken and now is being inundated by electronic records. The National Declassification Center has completed equity referral quality assurance on 278 million pages, and completed all processing of more than 118 million pages of this backlog.

Tags: management , records management , David Ferriero , Nancy Soderberg , Marty Faga , Michael Dobbs , National Declassification Center , Public Interest Declassification Board , White House , Lisa Monaco , CIA , Joseph Lambert , John Powers , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:48am EST

Lawmakers question officials' use of personal, secret email accounts

Current and former Obama administration officials' use of personal email addresses and secret, secondary email accounts to conduct official business came under scrutiny Tuesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her use of a secret account was to do her job more efficiently.

Tags: House , oversight , technology , records management , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Gary Gensler , Lisa Jackson , Andrew McLaughlin , David Ferriero , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:14pm EDT

From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Tags: Joseph Frankovic , Federal Register , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , sequestration , Green government

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

New email archiving method attempts to ease burden on agencies

The National Archives and Records Administration has released a new method for archiving and managing the billions of emails circulating in federal agencies.

Tags: Capstone , records management , technology , Shefali Kapadia , email , email archiving

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:34am EDT

New metrics to help agencies determine value of social media

GSA led a 12-member interagency working group to create a set of measures specifically aimed at defining the usefulness of social media for agencies. The agency also released an API that lets users create tools to bring together government social media feeds in one place. Both tools are called for in the Digital Government Strategy.

Tags: technology , Web 2.0 , social media , GSA , Justin Herman , Sheila Campbell , Pam Wright , NIH , metrics , APIs , OMB , Digital Government Strategy , Social Media Week , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:18am EST
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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 , FEMA , Facebook , Twitter

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

Declassification board 'agitates' for changes to document management

The Public Interest Declassification Board submitted 14 recommendations to President Barack Obama at the end of November. The suggestions cover everything from moving out of the three-tiered classification system to a two-tiered process to strengthening the National Archives and Records Administration's National Declassification Center to giving federal employees "safe harbor" protection if they adhere to a rigorous risk management process in how they perform their classification duties.

Tags: management , technology , Information Security Oversight Office , John Fitzpatrick , Nancy Soderberg , Marty Faga , Public Interest Declassification Board , records management , CIA , I-ARPA , White House , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:30am EST
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