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White House unveils new open government initiatives

The White House has unveiled new or expanded commitments to open government. Included are plans to adopt an open source software policy, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, as well as plans to improve delivery of government digital services.

Tags: management , best practices , technology , health IT , information sharing , open source , transparency , open government initiatives , DATA Act

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Richard Cordray , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Saturday - 09/27/2014, 03:40pm EDT

Dana Leigh Marks, National Association of Immigration Judges

Congress left town ignoring the Obama administration's request for more funding to deal with illegal immigration. Dana Leigh Marks is president of the National Association of Immigration Judges and an immigration judge in San Francisco. When we spoke with her at the peak of the surge across the Southern border in July, she described her work as handling death-penalty cases with traffic court resources. She gave an update on the situation on the Federal Drive with guest host Emily Kopp.

Tags: Congress , DHS , CBP , Dana Leigh Marks , immigration , illegal immigration , In Depth , Emily Kopp , immigration judges

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:17pm EDT
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Adrian Gardner, CIO, FEMA

The White House wants to cut about $2 billion from the federal IT budget next year. The Obama Administration says that's good news, because it means federal agencies are being more efficient with their IT projects. Adrian Gardner, chief information officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and agency co-chair of this year's Executive Leadership Conference, told In Depth with Francis Rose about one of his passions. He said he likes using industry partnerships to make the most out of shrinking IT budgets.

Tags: Adrian Gardner , FEMA , In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , technology , Executive Leadership Conference , information technology

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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The US worried about violence in Ukraine

The Obama administration is expressing new concerns about rising violence in eastern Ukraine, including the downing of a military helicopter by pro-Russian rebels battling the government. The White House on Thursday called on Russia to exert pressure on the separatists to get them to end the fighting and release international monitors detained in eastern Ukraine since earlier this week.

Tags: Ukraine , Russia

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:59pm EDT

Timing of Unified Agenda release draws criticism from Issa

While Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized the Obama administration for turning in the Unified Agenda nine months late, one researcher says its more important to focus on the contents of the document rather than the timing of its release.

Tags: Unified Agenda , Darrell Issa , Jerry Ellig , George Mason University , Mercatus Center , regulations , deregulation , management , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:22pm EST
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Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tags: FBI , CIA , Senate , Congress , Libya , DHS , Susan Rice , al-Qaida , John Kerry

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Political appointees impressed with civil service, author says

Paul Lawrence, a principal at Ernst and Young, interviewed two dozen political appointees. Across the board, his subjects said they were impressed by the high caliber of the civil servants they worked with.

Tags: paul lawrence , Ernst & Young , Federal Drive , management ,

Monday - 04/30/2012, 11:48am EDT
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US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

Tags: Marine Corps , DoD ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:14am EDT
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