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Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Iraq , Afghanistan , contracting , waste , DoD , USAID , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , SSA , DoJ , Smithsonian , pay and benefits , defense , budget , 2011 budget , Air Force , hiring

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

International Strategy for Cyberspace debuts

The State Department said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has made Internet freedom one of her priorities, will deliver keynote remarks at the event.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , White House , International Strategy for Cyberspace

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:30am EDT

State Dept. puts embassies on alert after bin Laden killing

The State Department early Monday put U.S. embassies on alert and warned of the heightened possibility for anti-American violence after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , embassies , national security , homeland security , CIA , DoD

Monday - 05/02/2011, 12:43am EDT

Troop drawdown under way

Federal News Radio hears about the drawdown process and how the military is working to achieve its goals and deadlines from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , DoD , Iraq , Afghanistan , drawdown , Jeffrey Buchanan

Friday - 04/29/2011, 10:31am EDT
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State launches internal social network

State Department is moving its new internal social media network from its beta phase.

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , social network , Corrider , Gadi Ben-Yehuda , Richard Boly , Federal Computer Week

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:01am EDT

USAID works around FISMA to use iPads

"We are not DHS. We are not DoD," says Jerry Horton, chief information officer at USAID.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , FISMA , cybersecurity , USAID , Jerry Horton , NIST , iPad

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:30am EDT

State to add wind energy to power grid

The State Department has signed a public-private contract embracing wind energy in an effort to meet President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Tags: contracting , greening government , Constellation Energy , Federal Prison Industries , Marguerite Coffey , Harry Mahar , John Buckner

Friday - 03/25/2011, 02:29pm EDT

Excellence.gov Awards: State reduces servers from 187 to 17

Chris Dorobek talked to winner Kirit Amin, the Chief Information Officer at the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Tags: 2011 Excellence.gov Awards , servers , technology , sustainability , Kirit Amin , Bureue of Consular Affairs , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 06:06pm EDT
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