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How Benefits.gov uses the cloud to its advantage

Many federal agencies are contemplating the use of the cloud. But Benefits.gov has already made the jump according to program manager Curtis Turner. Part of the reason – to reduce costs on equipment maintenance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides the Labor Department with the hosting environment for the site. “Part of their mission is [...]

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Monday - 11/29/2010, 08:38pm EST
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Department of Agriculture

Boyd Rutherford Assistant Secretary for Administration January 5th and 7th, 2009

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Sunday - 01/04/2009, 04:07pm EST

Department of Agriculture

Chuck Christopherson
CFO and CIO
May 26th and 28th, 2008

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Monday - 05/26/2008, 01:14pm EDT

Tuesday Federal Newscast - July 5, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Tags: Federal newscast , Federal Drive , GSA , mileage reimbursement , HUD , Census , VA , contracting , NARA ,

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:45am EDT

GAO: How to better implement new projects

Lisa Shames is director of natural resources and environment at the Government Accountability Office and shares tips for your agency.

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Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:54pm EDT
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House cuts FDA budget by 12 percent

The House voted on a spending bill that will slash the Food and Drug Administration's budget by nearly 12 percent.

Tags: House , Congress , budget , FDA , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:22pm EDT

Rural smart grid is a big bucket

With funding from USDA Rural Development's Rural Utilities Service (RUS), rural electric cooperatives are leading the way in smart grid deployments. We get details from USDA's Jessica Zufolo.

Tags: Federal Drive , RUS , rural electric cooperatives , Smart Grid , Jessica Zufolo , Rural Utilities Service , technology

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 09:31am EDT
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OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , NRC , Interior , EEOC , Labor , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , financial management , human resources management systems , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Microsoft , Politico , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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USDA grows quick wins in records management

USDA's Rodger Matthews discusses records management of social media, balancing open access with security requirements, and quick wins that federal agencies can do to improve their programs.

Tags: Federal Drive , records management , management , technology , social media , Rodger Matthews , Risk Management Agency , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 10:41am EDT
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How long does food last after an outage?

Power outages that last for hours mean you will probably need to throw out a lot of food in your refrigerator and freezer.

Tags: outages , food safety , U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monday - 07/26/2010, 07:03am EDT
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