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Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.

Tags: Tony Scott , technology , OMB , Richard McKinney , Joyce Hunter , Transportation Department , cloud computing , workforce , training , digital services , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:22am EDT
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Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Interior Department

At last, spring is almost here. And to celebrate, the Interior Department, together with the Agriculture Department, wants to help people locate their nearest national park or maybe some other federally-managed property they might not know about. They're hosting a hackathon in April, and hope Web developers will create apps for travelers. Tim Fullerton, the director of digital strategy at Interior, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the hackathon.

Tags: Tim Fullerton , Interior Department , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , hackathon

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:01am EDT
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USDA, GSA put out 'help wanted' signs for new CIOs

Sonny Hashmi, GSA's CIO since January 2014, is leaving government for the private sector. Cheryl Cook spent almost three years at USDA's CIO before leaving government earlier this month.

Tags: people , technology , GSA , Sonny Hashmi , Cheryl Cook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:07am EDT

OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services. Mader said along with Treasury, OMB will be determining how best to get agencies to move to one of four federal providers.

Tags: management , David Mader , OMB , exclusive , shared services , GSA , Treasury , financial management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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OMB's Kathy Stack's impact on government shouldn't be overlooked

Kathy Stack who spent the last 28 years at the Office of Management and Budget, was the quiet leader behind the move toward evidence-based decision making over the last few years.

Tags: people , technology , Charles McClam , OMB , Kathy Stack , Ann Dunkin , EPA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:03am EST

Bill Milton, Chief Human Capital Officer, USDA

Training money is usually one of the first casualties of tight budget times. But some agencies are finding ways around current budget pressures to get their employees what they need. One of them is the Department of Agriculture. Billy Milton is chief human capital officer at USDA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how USDA is getting its training done with the resources it has.

Tags: Bill Milton , budget , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:21pm EST
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Budget calls for consolidation within multiple agencies

President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes merging components of the Agriculture Department and FDA that handle food safety, as well as business and trade agencies.

Tags: food safety , FDA , HHS , FSIS , Reorganization , budget , consolidation authority , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 06:40am EST

Jason Weller, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

We now turn to hopes of restoring native plants, preserving bird habitats and helping farmers cut pollution. The Agriculture Department has approved the first set of projects under a new program designed to get the rest of us investing in conservation. Congress squeezed the regional conservation partnership program into last year's mega farm bill. Jason Weller, chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on the new program and its projects.

Tags: Jason Weller , Natural Resources Conservation Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 10:36am EST
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A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Tags: technology , industry , contracting , Telecommunications , GSA , Bill Lewis , Networx , NS2020 , CenturyLink , AT&T , Jeff Mohan , Lisa Crawford Bruch , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

Agencies have a long way to go to reach data-centricity

USDA, DHS and Transportation are taking steps to implement OMB's May 2013 open data policy. Each agency faces policy and process challenges, but they say progress is starting.

Tags: management , Open data , OMB , DoT , Dan Morgan , Bobby Jones , Donna Roy , DHS , information sharing , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/12/2014, 04:04am EST
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