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OPM digging out of retirement-claims backlog, but much work remains

OPM made changes to successfully chip away at an ongoing inadequacy, but the progress came after years of complaints from retired federal employees and urgings from lawmakers. Federal News Radio speaks with David Snell, director of retirement services for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: OPM , Your Turn , Mike Causey , retirement , retirement backlog ,

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:48am EDT

DoD, VA's health IT efforts grow out of leadership, necessity

The agencies soon will issue solicitations that will take them one step closer to deploying integrated electronic health records for service members, veterans and their families. The departments have been working on the project for years but have only recently begun to demonstrate tangible progress.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , Health IT , Technology , Ruben Gomez , Barclay Butler , Jeff Miller , Ed Meagher , Robert Wah , House Veterans Affairs Committee , CSC , SRA , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:35am EDT

MAP: Data center consolidation

The administration made it a goal to close 40 percent of the government's data centers or 1,200 centers by the end 2015, with 525 closed by the end of this year.

Tags: data centers , Technology ,

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:00am EDT

In Depth interviews - September 17

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: Lisa Wolfe , Thomas Mesenbourg , John Powers

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:24pm EDT

Open, transparent government efforts merit more progress needed

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution joins Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Darrell West , Open government , Open Government Directive , Brookings Institution , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:38am EDT

Cybersecurity fails to live up to expectations, reflect reality

The administration has struggled to fulfill its promise to take enough concrete steps to make cybersecurity a national security priority. Experts say the White House fell short in several areas, most notably in getting comprehensive cyber legislation passed.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , David Smith , Potomac Institute , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Patrick Howard , SecureInfo Corp. , Phyllis Schneck , McAfee , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , White House , Congress , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:40am EDT

Technology reforms give agencies a needed lift

In part 2 of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years, we examine the success and change brought by five technology initiatives. We rated three as effective, one as having made some progress, but more is needed, and a fifth as ineffective.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , openness and transparency , IT reform , Health IT , Information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:25am EDT

Improper payments by agency, FY 2011

A chart of the six agencies with the most improper payments in 2011.

Tags: Improper payments , management , Federal Drive , special report

Friday - 09/14/2012, 12:58pm EDT

Your BIG boss: How's he doing?

Would you like to be present when Uncle Sam, as an employer, gets a physical? Is the federal government a better or worse place to work today than it was a few years ago. For a stem-to-stern look at pay, benefits, acquisition, diversity and contracting, check us out today, starting with Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Monday - 09/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Top 10 Agency Management Initiatives

As part of the special Federal News Radio series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years, we asked more than two dozen federal agencies including all of the Cabinet-level agencies for a list of the most effective, nonpolitical management initiatives or policies they've embarked on over the past four years.


Monday - 09/17/2012, 02:59am EDT
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