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CIOs ponder change and vision on the job

Fourteen years ago, Congress passed the landmark Clinger-Cohen Act, creating the job of chief information officer in federal agencies. How has the job changed over the years, and what do today's CIOs think of their role?

Tags: technology , chief information officer , Richard Spires , DHS , David Wennergren , DoD , Susan Swart , State Department , Joe Klimavich , Government Executive , OMB , Clinger Cohen Act , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:37am EDT
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NOAA Launches Oil Spill Tracker Web Site

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a federal Web site meant to answer questions about the response to the B-P Gulf oil spill. Agency officials say it's designed as a one-stop shop for detailed near-real-time information about the response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, incorporating data from the various agencies that are working together to tackle the spill. Originally designed for responders, who make operational decisions regarding the disaster, the web site integrates the latest data on the oil spill's trajectory, fishery closed areas, wildlife and Gulf Coast resources into one customizable interactive map. The web site is http://www.GeoPlatform.gov/gulfresponse.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , BP , oil spill , Scott Carr

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 05:59pm EDT

FEMA, NOAA use social media for public awareness

Find links to all of their resources.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , FEMA

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 02:06pm EDT

NOAA creates online home for geospatial data

A new place users can go to map the Gulf oil spill.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 02:16pm EDT

Mapping the response to BP oil spill

New online tool created by NOAA and the EPA shows real time changes.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , EPA ,

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 12:57pm EDT

NASA satellites help save lives

NASA and its partners are making an effort to save both time and lives with new technology. Details from WTOP's Kristi King and NASA's George Theodorakos

Tags: Federal Drive , NASA , WTOP , Kristi King , George Theodorakos , satellites , technology , management

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 09:42am EDT
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NSF lends supercomputing help to oil spill

One the world's largest supercomputers is being used to forecast, in 3D, how BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill will affect coastal areas. Blue Waters Program director Irene Qualters explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , management , Irene Qualters , Blue Waters Program , oil spill , Suzanne Kubota , DHS , NSF

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:40am EDT
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NOAA Ocean Observing System Improves Safety and Efficiency of Ships

A new ocean observing system from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now offers mariners free real-time information on water level, wind, and weather conditions for the Sabine-Neches Waterway of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. The so-called PORTS system provides observations of tides, currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal and by phone. NOAA officials say the system will significantly reduce the risk of vessel groundings and increase the amount of cargo moved though the waterway by enabling mariners to safely use nearly every inch of a channel. The system also allows big ships to time their arrivals and departures more efficiently. There are 19 such other PORTS systems located throughout the nation. A new ocean observing system from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now offers mariners free real-time information on water level, wind, and weather conditions for the Sabine-Neches Waterway of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. The so-called PORTS system provides observations of tides, currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal and by phone. NOAA officials say the system will significantly reduce the risk of vessel groundings and increase the amount of cargo moved though the waterway by enabling mariners to safely use nearly every inch of a channel. The system also allows big ships to time their arrivals and departures more efficiently. There are 19 such other PORTS systems located throughout the nation.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , Scott Carr

Monday - 05/31/2010, 11:49pm EDT

Using satellite technology to save lives

NASA and its partners are making an effort to save both time and lives with new technology.

Tags: SARSAT , NASA , Distress Alerting Satellite System , GPS , Dennis Clements , Search and Rescue , U.S. Coast Guard , George Theodorakos

Saturday - 05/29/2010, 12:36pm EDT

NOAA works to map an earth in motion

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey - the official U.S. government source for determining precise latitude, longitude and elevation - is undergoing a modernization effort that takes into account advances in GPS and other technologies. chief geodesist at NOAA, Dr. Dru Smith, tells us where we are with that.

Tags: Federal Drive , USGS , FEMA , BLS , NGS , Dru Smith , management , technology

Friday - 05/21/2010, 09:50am EDT
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