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NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Tags: Jason Miller , financial management , management , Martha Rubenstein , CFO survey , risk management , shared services , In Depth , exclusive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers say financial management shared services make a lot of sense, as long as it's for someone else. A new Federal News Radio survey of CFOs and deputy CFOs finds a majority of respondents aren't likely to move to a shared services provider in the next five years. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details about the survey results.

Tags: Tom Temin , Jason Miller , CFO , Federal Drive , surveys

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 10:46am EDT
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Online Chat: Martha Rubenstein, CFO, NSF

Martha Rubenstein, the National Science Foundation's chief financial officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat.

Tags: Martha Rubenstein , CFO , online chat , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , financial management , budget

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:00pm EDT

2014 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced 33 finalists for this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The list includes federal employees both new and experienced, who are making "high-impact" contributions on a domestic and global scale.

Tags: Sammies Awards , Partnership for Public Service , SEC , Justice , workforce , people , Sean McCalley , Max Stier

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:10am EDT

Benjamin Corb, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Can science agencies bounce back from sequestration?

Tags: benjamin corb , Federal Drive , NIH , budget , science , funding

Friday - 03/14/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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Obama briefed on shutdown impacts

President Barack Obama is being updated by members of the White House about the impact of the government shutdown on key federal agencies and programs. Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough briefed Obama on the shutdown's impact on the government's research efforts, according to the White House.

Tags: management , government shutdown , research , CDC , NIH , U.S. Merchant Marine Academy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/14/2013, 02:15pm EDT

Agencies exploring the right balance between open data, security

HHS is using big data to improve the cybersecurity of their systems, but also using a layered approach to protect the information. Commerce wants to improve the governance and usability of its data. USDA is creating a big data strategy.

Tags: technology , big data , cybersecuirty , HHS , Kevin Charest , Commerce , Simon Syzkman , Fen Zhao , USDA , Charles McClam , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:39am EDT
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Survey: CHCOs feel effect of budget crunch on recruiting, training

Budget constraints are top of mind for agency chief human capital officers. And with good reason. CHCOs say they are feeling the effects of the budget crunch, particularly in recruiting, retaining and training employees, according to a Federal News Radio survey. Eugene Hubbard, head of the National Science Foundation's Office of Information and Resource Management, told Federal News Radio the budget squeeze and shrinking workforces mean agency employees are doing more with less to keep pace with the mission.

Tags: Eugene Hubbard , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore , management , budget , workforce , CHCO , HR , pay freeze , morale , recruiting , retention , hiring , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 07:46pm EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 30

Lt. Gen. Pete Osman, president and CEO of the Marines' Toys for Tots foundation, talks about this year's drive. NASA astronaut Sunita Williams has returned to Earth. The end to open season is around the corner.

Tags: Federal Drive , Pete Osman , Gene Hubbard , Sunita Williams , David Maurer , GAO , Ed Zurndorfer , pay and benefits

Friday - 11/30/2012, 10:17am EST

Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies

Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.

Tags: technology , big data , TechAmerica Foundation , NASA , Energy , Suzi Iacono , Bill Perlowitz , Wyle , Steve Lucas , SAP , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , chief data officer , FCC , Steve Mills , IBM , challenges , contests , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:13am EDT
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