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Pentagon has best food/cafeteria in govt.

The votes are in and Federal News Radio listeners and readers have determined that the Pentagon has the best food choices of any agency in the federal government.

Tags: Best of the Federal Government , Pentagon , DoD , DoC , CIA , National Reconnaissance Office , USCG , food , cafeteria

Friday - 08/06/2010, 11:06pm EDT

A labor of love: USDA grows produce for local food bank

Employees at Fort Detrick's USDA lab are using their gardening skills to help the community, creating a People's Garden to grow produce for a local food bank.

Tags: Fort Detrick , Tom Vilsack , Frederick News-Post

Saturday - 07/31/2010, 12:28pm EDT

Vote: Which agency has the best food/cafeteria?

See which agencies made the cut and vote for your favorite in our poll.

Tags: Best of the Federal Government , CIA , USCG , Pentagon , DoD , DoC , National Reconnaissance Office , food , cafeteria

Friday - 07/30/2010, 04:11pm EDT

Financial systems overhaul on OMB's radar

The Office of Management and Budget is taking aim at approximately 30 agency financial management modernization systems. Part of the new oversight is a Financial Systems Advisory Board made up of CFOs and CIOs across the government. The administration's goals are lower costs and improve performance by addressing long standing project problems.

Tags: Max Cacas , technology , management , IT , financial management systems , OMB , Danny Werfel , Vivek Kundra , Jon Holliday , FSAB

Monday - 07/12/2010, 06:17am EDT
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Choosing Genetically Engineered Crops

A new USDA report says American farmers continue to choose genetically engineered crops over their conventional counterparts.

A July USDA Economic Research Service report finds the rate of adoption of Genetically Engineered soybeans is up to 93 percent this year; the adoption of all Genetically Engineered cotton climbed to 93 percent; and the adoption of all biotech corn reached 86 percent in 2010. An April report from the National Research Council notes, many U.S. farmers who grow genetically engineered crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits - such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields. In 2009, 330 million acres of biotech crops were planted in 25 countries by 14 million farmers.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , NRC , Scott Carr

Friday - 07/09/2010, 11:54am EDT

Alboum gets moving with technology to help solve problems at the Food and Nutrition Service

This week's guest is Jonathan Alboum, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department's Food and Nutrition Service.
July 8, 2010

Tags: technology , FNS , Apps for Healthy Kids , Jonathan Alboum , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 02:36pm EDT
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Indiscretions spur organic changes

The New York Times reports that the Agriculture Department has banned a leading American inspector of organic foods in China for conflicts of interest.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , organic , Miles McEvoy

Monday - 06/21/2010, 10:40am EDT
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New food guidelines to recommend more veggies

New dietary guidelines expected by the end of the year will recommend you eat more vegetables, fruits, high-fiber whole grains, low-fat milk and milk products and seafood.

Tags: food pyramid , dietary guidelines , Kristi King , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 08:38am 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 , SSA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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DoD, USDA putting secure ID cards to work

The military is performing a proof of concept in Utah by putting transit benefits on employees' Common Access Cards. USDA is implementing technology to require the use of HSPD-12 cards to log onto applications.

Tags: technology , Bob Gilson , Owen Unangst , DoD , Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board , Tony Cieri , CAC , smart cards , HSPD-12 , secure identity cards , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/28/2010, 07:12am EDT
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