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White House wants to root out copycat programs - starting with STEM

The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2014 budget called for consolidating or eliminating 116 of the government's 226 STEM initiatives and centralizing the coordination of STEM programs under just three agencies: the Education Department, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. The administration's STEM proposal is one of the government's first visible steps in reversing some of the duplication that riddles the federal landscape and which some lawmakers have seized on as examples of government waste.

Tags: Senate , Senate Budget Committee , Task Force on Government Performance , Mark Warner , Kelly Ayotte , OSTP , John Holdren , duplicative programs , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/17/2013, 01:45pm EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 10, 2013

Paul Strasser of Dynamics Research Corporation talks about a new deal his company has with FDA. Marilee Fitzgerald, director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, discusses promoting STEM fields. Tim Scannell of Technology Guide reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: Paul Strasser , Dynamics Research Corporation , FDA , Marilee Fitzgerald , DoD , Department of Defense Education Activity , Tim Scannell , Technology Guide , Consumer Electronics Show , technology , Federal Drive , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Report

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 10:40am EST

'Unleashing' technology could slash deficit by $200B, report says

Better leveraging technology in a handful of key areas could help solve pressing national challenges, improve the quality of government services and reduce the federal deficit by more than $200 billion. That's the main takeaway from a collection of reports that make up the 2012 Quadrennial Government Technology Review, commissioned by the American Council for Technology-Industry Adivsory Council's Institute for Innovation. Anne Reed and Molly O'Neill, the two co-chairs of the institute's steering committee, and Wendy Henry, a member of the steering committee, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the reports' findings.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore , ACT-IAC , technology , budget , Anne Reed , Wendy Henry , Molly O

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 02:51pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 1, 2012

Sean Patton of Lockheed Martin talks about the EPA's migration to a collaboration and communication service. Sanjay Koyani discusses a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Health and Human Services components to get better leverage out of the information it has. Engineer Norman R. Augustin talks about a new report on STEM prepared by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council.

Tags: Sean Patton , Lockheed Martin , EPA , cloud computing , email migration , technology , Sanjay Koyani , Center for Tobacco Products , FDA , Norman Augustine , National Academy of Engineering , National Research Council , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 09:47am EDT

DoD should recruit from global STEM workforce, report says

The 18-month study found DoD is no longer the employer of choice for STEM workers, at a time it should be attracting a "high fraction of the highest-quality STEM workforce."

Tags: DoD , workforce , C.D. Mote , In Depth , recruitment , retention , technology

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:52pm EDT
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In Depth interviews - August 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: In Depth , Francis Rose , security clearance , social media , GSA , retirement , retirement backlog , OPM , Evan Lesser , Tim McManus , Bev Godwin , Tammy Flanagan

Friday - 08/17/2012, 02:47pm EDT

OPM: Agencies can use flexible work schedule for science, engineering activities

The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to use workplace flexibility to encourage federal workers to pursue activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , workforce , hiring , workplace flexibility , human capital , CHCO Council

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 11:15am EDT

All things AFCEA

Former AFCEA Central Maryland presidents Chuck Taylor and Jerry Schepers will talk about the organization and its activities.
May 21, 2012

Tags: Protheus Technologies , Praxis Engineering , AFCEA , AFCEA Central Maryland , Small business contracting , networking , acquisition , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/21/2012, 10:03pm EDT
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DoD launches mobile app contest

The Defense Department has launched a public challenge to develop mobile apps. DOD wants apps that aid in learning science, technology, engineering and math. The contest runs from April 2 to June 4.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , mobile app , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:40am EDT

Awards recognize top STEM students

Tuesday night in Washington, 40 of the smartest, STEM-oriented American kids in in the whole country were honored.

Tags: Carlos Contreras , Intel , technology , education , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 09:15am EDT
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