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State hopes technology will better secure passport process

GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

Tags: technology , management , Ben Cardin , John Kyl , Greg Kutz , Brenda Sprague , GAO , State , Senate Judiciary Committee , DHS , passport security , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:45pm EDT
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SSA takes state furloughs to Congress

The Social Security Administration organizes and funds state disability programs, yet states have begun furloughs of these employees. SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue discusses what is behind this trend and why his agency is proposing a law to stop it.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Michael Astrue , furlough , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 09:39am EDT
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Healthcare IT In Government "Progress & Best Practices"

July 6th

Program will discuss the current status and progress made in Healthcare IT & with the NHIN, best practices & benefits, challenges or major hurdles to still overcome, new technology advances, and the vision for the future for Health IT and NHIN.

Tags: technology , Federal Executive Forum , Dr. Doug Frisdma , Dr. Stephen Ondra , Tom Conway , John Sabo , Michael Weiner , Justine Piereman , HHS , Army , MEDCOM , McAfee , Global Government Relations , healthcare , IT , Jim Flyzik , Flyzik Group

Monday - 06/21/2010, 07:16pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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SSA makes rural America accessible to all

If you have traveled out West, you have an idea of the vastness of parts of this country. Two Sammies nominees tell us how they've managed to close the gap -- literally.

Tags: technology , management , Sammies 2010 , Eva Ristow , Shane Kelley , Nancy Berryhill , DorobekInsider , Service to America Medals

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 04:12pm EDT
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Social Security Administration battles claims backlog

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: technology , management , Jason Miller , daily debrief

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 02:36pm EDT
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SSA staying on top of claims increase

Commissioner Astrue tells House committee that despite the recession, the agency still plans on reducing its disability claims backlog. SSA using a combination of technology, new employees and improved processes to continue on the path to eliminate its hearings backlog by 2013. State agency furloughs, however, are causing additional challenges with the log jam of claims.

Tags: management , technology , Michael Astrue , Bob Filner , Linda Sanchez , Patrick O'Carroll , GAO , House Ways and Means Committee , disability benefits , claims processing

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 07:08am EDT
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Baitman wants to bring SSA into the e-business world

Social Security CIO: potential to be an e-business is too great to pass up.
April 22, 2010

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Frank Baitman , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 05:16pm EDT
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Social Security drug benefit up, with a twist

In case the prospect of nearly $4,000 in prescription assistance isn't enough to perk up low-income seniors, the government is using '60s singer Chubby Checker to publicize "the twist" in the Medicare drug program.

Tags: Michael Astrue , Chubby Checker , best practices , mngt

Friday - 01/08/2010, 10:40am EST
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