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Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren't too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , OPM , management , workforce , DHS , NRC , FDIC , State , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:09am EDT

NASA's latest space telescope on track for 2018 launch

NASA is currently building the James Webb Space Telescope and expects delivery of all of its scientific instruments this year.

Tags: James Webb Space Telescope , John Mather , Federal Drive , space , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:58am EDT
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Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Tags: technology , management , cloud computing , open gov , OIRA , SSA , Cass Sunstein , Chris Vein , Michael Astrue , citizen services , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

NASA nabs Shorty Award for social media use

This week, NASA's communications team took home a Shorty Award the equivalent of the Oscars for social media.

Tags: Bob Jacobs , Twitter , social media , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:57am EDT
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NASA's Kennedy Space Center gets message from Hill on cyber

Center CIO Mike Bolger said encrypting laptops and implementing logical access are among his top priorities in 2012. Kennedy Space Center also is exploring how to let employees using their personal smartphones or tablet computers on the network.
March 29, 2012

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Kennedy Space Center , Mike Bolger , HSPD 12 , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:48pm EDT
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Agencies asked to switch to new locations on airwaves

The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their existing frequencies with commercial networks.

Tags: DoD , wireless , Commerce , technology , mobile

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 06:48pm EDT

Mentoring event serves up career advice in a flash

Feds looking for career guidance and motivation are increasingly going outside of their agencies to find it. Employees from 20 agencies attended a recent "flash mentoring" session hosted by the Office of Personnel Management's HR University. More seasoned human resources professionals served as mentors.

Tags: workforce , CHCO Council , OPM , Kathryn Medina , mentoring , HR University , Gail Lovelace , GSA , John Berry , Stephanie Diamond , training , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/23/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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On the show today - March 21

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Tom Soderstrom , GAO , Bill Woods , Michele Mackin , Francis Rose

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 01:59am EDT

NASA endures 5,000 computer security breaches over two weeks

NASA has had more than 5,000 computer security breaches in the last two years, according to Inspector General Paul Martin. One of the biggest losses: command codes for the International Space Station.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal News Radio

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:21am EST

NASA upgrades IT for now with eye on future

The space agency's CIO Linda Cureton said the I3P contracts are helping NASA stay on pace as technology matures. The agency already is seeing benefits from the three awards made in 2011.
February 23, 2012

Tags: technology , Linda Cureton , Gary Cox , I3P , technology services , data center consolidation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:56pm EST
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