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Napolitano, Vilsack to stay in Obama's second term

Janet Napolitano and Tom Vilsack will both stay on as cabinet secretaries in President Barack Obama's second term.

Tags: Tom Vilsack , people , Inauguration 2013

Monday - 01/14/2013, 02:32pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 14, 2012

Khem Sharma discusses the Small Business Administration's plans to raise size standards for companies in two groups. Dr. Murray Lumpkin of the FDA talks about the close coordination between two countries. Stuart Delery explains how the Justice Department recovered $5 billion under the False Claims Act last year.

Tags: Khem Sharma , SBA , Federal Drive , Murray Lumpkin , Stuart Delery , Justice Department , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , False Claims Act

Friday - 12/14/2012, 09:49am EST

Feds file discrimination complaint against Forest Service

Multiple current and former Forest Service employees say they've faced sexual harassment and physical assault while on the job, and some have lost their positions for speaking up. Now, they are fighting back by filing a class action EEOC complaint for unfair treatment. The Agriculture Department, the parent agency of the Forest Service, says it is tackling a history of discrimination with more training and accountability as part of a cultural transformation program.

Tags: Joe Leonard , Forest Service , Elaine Vercruysse , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Jonel Wagoner , Alicia Dabney , Lesa Donnelly , USDA Coalition of Minority Employees , EEOC , civil rights , discrimination , Jolie Lee , workforce , exclusive

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:00am EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 16

Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg explains why his agency had a banner year, with a record number of transactions in fiscal 2012. And a professor at the Wharton School describes how private insurance companies are making money off the National Flood Insurance Program but taxpayers are likely to pick up the slack when claims surpass premiums.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Howard Kunreuther , Wharton , Jamie Barnett , Potomac Institute , Fred Hochberg , Export Import Bank , Carl Davis , Forest Service ,

Friday - 11/16/2012, 09:47am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 8, 2012

Roy Smith of the Interactive Technology Group talks about his career in procurement. Anthony Vegliante of the USPS says no more buyouts. Kevin Concannon of the USDA discusses support for hurricane victims. IBM's Dan Chenok reviews the challenges President Obama may face in his second term.

Tags: Roy Smith , Interactive Technology Group , acquisitions , Anthony Vegliante , USPS , Agency of the Month , Kevin Concannon , Hurricane Sandy , Dan Chenok , Center for Business of Government , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 10:49am EST

USDA laying the groundwork for BYOD

Deputy CIO Charles McClam said the Department of Agriculture is developing a policy and has awarded a mobile device management contract to figure out how best to let employees use their own smartphones and tablet devices on the agency's computer network. NASA Goddard also is creating a BYOD policy that depends on its virtual desktop infrastructure.

Tags: technology , Charles McClam , Adrian Gardner , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center , mobile computing , Bring your own device , Symantec Government Symposium , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:48am EST
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Elasticity and the cloud

Mark Ryland, chief solutions architect with Amazon Web Services joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency transition to the cloud.
November 6, 2012

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Amazon Web Services , Mark Ryland , NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , NIH , IT security , flexibility , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 11:57pm EST
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USDA CIO works behind scenes to make conference happen

USDA CIO Chris Smith, who co-chaired the conference planning committee, provided a behind- the-scenes look at how the conference is planned and the top priorities for his agency in 2012.

Tags: ELC 2011 , Chris Smith , technology , mobility , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/24/2011, 08:17am EDT
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USDA's online complaint form to aid food safety probes

The Department of Agriculture's new online consumer complaint form could help the agency trace the root of a food safety problem. Federal News Radio interviews David Goldman, assistant administrator for USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Tags: David Goldman , FSIS , technology , crowdsourcing , poultry inspection , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 10:56am EDT
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