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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , State , Treasury , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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USDA chooses winning apps to make kids healthy

The winners of USDA's Apps for Healthy Kids challenge were announced today. Amanda Eamich, director of web communications at USDA, joined DorobekINSIDER to discuss the motivation behind the contest and give details about the winning apps.

Tags: Apps for Healthy Kids , Amanda Eamich , technology , app , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:24pm EDT
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FEW grows a relationship with USDA

FEW and USDA build a partnership based on recruitment, training, retention, advancement and involvement of women in USDA's workforce and programs, as well as other areas of mutual interest.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , FEW , pay and benefits , leadership , training , Sue Webster , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 09/13/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.

Tags: technology , management , Bev Godwin , Jeff Davis , GSA , NASA , EPA , SSA , OSTP , OMB , Challenge Post , Case Foundation , competitions , challenges , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 07:15am EDT
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USDA's broad view of broadband expansion

Grants will be awarded for WiMax, fiber and DSL deployments. Rural Utilities Service Administrator, Jonathan Adelstein, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , technology , broadband , Jonathan Adelstein , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 09:31am EDT
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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
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