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DHS, DoD among agencies making slow, steady progress to get off High Risk list

GAO adds two new areas to the list, NOAA's satellite programs and the federal government's financial risk because of climate change. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said nearly every initiative on the list made progress in fixing their problems over the last two years.

Tags: management , GAO , DHS , DoD , Gene Dodaro , Darrell Issa , OFPP , Joe Jordan , High Risk List , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , David Powner , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/15/2013, 06:19am EST

IRS program, interagency contracting finally removed from High-Risk list

A total of 30 programs, once again, are considered troubled, including two new areas. But, the Government Accountability Office removed the IRS' Business Systems Modernization program after 18 years on the list, and interagency contracting after 8 years.

Tags: management , GAO , High-Risk List , IRS , Business Systems Modernization , OFPP , GSA , Interagency contracting , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Gene Dodaro , DoD , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:04am EST

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 , Hurricane Sandy , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:44am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 12, 2012

Nobel Prize winner David Wineland of NIST discusses his accomplishments. And a contingent of large federal buildings might be getting a makeover. The National Capital Planning Commission shares plans the GSA is considering.

Tags: David Wineland , NIST , Rebecca Spitzgo , HHS , Ed Zurndorfer , pay and benefits , Diane Sullivan , National Capital Planning Commission , Chris OConnors , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/12/2012, 09:39am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 3, 2012

GSA's Dorothy Robyn discusses new green initiatives being tested on federal facilities. And the president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is urging a new approach to how the federal government predicts weather.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Bogdan , University Corporation for Atmospheric Research , Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Green government , Carlo Munoz , The Hill , Air Force

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 09:02am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 1, 2012

A former chief financial officer explains how agencies can prepare for the start of a new fiscal year. And NOAA shares details of a new satellite to help track weather changes worldwide.

Tags: Federal Drive , Owen Barwell , Grant Thornton , budget , Jim Snyder , Bloomberg , Doug Nierle , MSPB , Mary Kicza , DoD , cybersecurity , Technology

Monday - 10/01/2012, 09:10am EDT

Washington Monument didn't sink after earthquake

The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyors said in a report released Tuesday.

Tags: Washington monument , National Mall & Memorial Parks , National Geodetic Survey ,

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 08:15pm EDT

Keeping NOAA's information and IT resources secure

Mr. Klimavicz is responsible for implementing statutory requirements regarding the acquisition, management, and use of NOAA's information and information technology resources.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , management , Joseph F. Klimavicz ,

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 06:49pm EDT
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NWS could furlough 5,000 employees to cover budget shortfall

The National Weather Service says it must furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days by Sept. 30, unless Congress allows the agency to move around funds within its budget.

Tags: NWS , Dan Sobien , Jack Hayes , budget , Workforce , furlough

Friday - 06/08/2012, 09:45am EDT
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