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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , DHS , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , total workplace , real property , telework , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Bill Hohenstein, Director, Climate Change Program Office, USDA

Wildfires, floods and invasive pests are just some of the natural risks that farmers and other rural landowners are facing at an increased rate. Now, the Agriculture Department has a plan to help combat those risks. Last month, it launched the first Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change. The seven hubs will provide information to farmers. Bill Hohenstein, director of USDA's Climate Change Program Office, spoke with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the goals of the program.

Tags: Bill Hohenstein , climate change , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:13pm EDT
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2013 Causey Award Winner - Francis McDonough

McDonough was recognized for improving the labor-management working relationship at the Food and Nutrition Service.

Tags: Francis McDonough , Causey Awards , 2013 Causey Awards , people , In Depth , workforce

Monday - 09/23/2013, 08:00am EDT

E-Gov Fund continues to stand alone, gets boost to $16M

Senate lawmakers won out over the debate about whether or not to merge the E-Government Fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund. DHS also receives $166 million for cybersecurity programs in the fiscal 2014 spending bill.

Tags: Congress , OMB , E-Government Fund , GSA , Federal Citizen Services Fund , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , Transportation , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , A-76 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 03:56am EST

'Fired up' feds celebrate their achievements

Federal employees celebrated their achievements Wednesday at the Feds Feed Families closing ceremony. This year, feds collectively donated nearly 9 million pounds of food.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , Doug Keeler , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 09:13am EST
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Agencies exploring the right balance between open data, security

HHS is using big data to improve the cybersecurity of their systems, but also using a layered approach to protect the information. Commerce wants to improve the governance and usability of its data. USDA is creating a big data strategy.

Tags: technology , big data , cybersecuirty , HHS , Kevin Charest , Commerce , Simon Syzkman , NSF , Fen Zhao , Charles McClam , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:39am EDT
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USDA expands its IT tent in effort to consolidate systems

Cheryl Cook, the Agriculture Department's chief information officer, said she's focusing on governance to improve mobile computing and reduce duplication among IT programs.

Tags: Ask the CIO , Cheryl Cook , technology , BYOD , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 02:55pm EDT
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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
August 29, 2013

Tags: technology , HHS , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , PortfolioStat , shared services , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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Online tools help USDA preserve, transfer knowledge

The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using online identification tools to prevent a loss of expertise and institutional knowledge caused by a growing number of people retiring.

Tags: APHIS , Dr. Terrance Walters , retirement , technology , information technology , LUCID , mobile apps , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:39pm EDT
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