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USDA fighting discrimination legacy with more training, accountability

The Agriculture Department is addressing long- standing discrimination claims by minorities and women with better workforce training, more accountability and a deeper look at its data. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shares with The Federal Drives recent efforts to address the agency's shaky civil rights history.

Tags: Tom Vilsack , discrimination , Federal Drive , workforce , management , best practices , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 08:00am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 15, 2012

David Goldman of Public Health Science discusses a new customer complaint form put out by USDA. Martin Libicki of the Rand Corp. talks about Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent speech on cybersecurity. John Mahoney discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's latest report on the federal workforce. GAO's Brenda Farrell talks about her agency's analysis of the Military Health System.

Tags: DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , John Mahoney , Martin Libicki , David Goldman , Brenda Farrell , cybersecurity , DoD , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 09:14am EDT

EPA, USDA break through small business contracting barriers

The federal government as a whole has consistently missed its goal to award 23 percent of its contract dollars to small businesses. But the government also has examples of agencies bucking that trend. In part two of our special report, The Small Business Dilemma, Federal News Radio speaks with several agencies' about how they're succeeding in the small business contracting arena.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , small business , SBA , Jeanette Brown , EPA , Dot Harris , Energy , Joe Ware , Small Business Dilemma , Jolie Lee , exclusive , best practices

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:00am EDT

Data Center Consolidation "Progress & Best Practices"

Listen October 4th@ 12pm

Program will discuss the following: Can we Keep Momentum in Tough Budget Times, How Does Cloud Computing & Managed Services Factor in to Strategy, Other Major Challenges, Do Energy Savings Factor into Strategy, Security Issuaes and a Vision for The Future

Tags: technology , Federal Executie Forum , Trezza Media Group , Robyn East , James Steven , Anil Karmel , Purvin Vakharwala , Jay Owen , Bill Bacci , HP , Schneider Elexctric , Juniper Networks , Dept of Treasury

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:40pm EDT
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Cool Jobs: USDA Community Gardener

Livia Marques created a nationwide community garden network that, to date, has donated 1.3 million pounds of produce to the needy. She is a finalist for the 2012 Service to America Medals.

Tags: Livia Marques , Cool Jobs in Government , Service to America Medal , community gardens

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 08:00am EDT

OMB touts $4B in efficiency savings

Acting Director Jeff Zients wrote in a blog post today that agencies have met half of President Obama's goal to save $8 billion by the end of 2013.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , budget , efficiencies , Interior , SSA , GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:00pm EDT

USDA unveils new steps to stop food stamp fraud

The Agriculture Department says it is going to impose tougher penalties on stores that violate food stamp rules and give states new tools to root out applicants who are ineligible for the benefit program that now covers about 1 out of every 7 Americans.

Tags: SNAP , fraud , oversight

Friday - 08/10/2012, 04:04am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- July 23

Rob Strayer of the Bipartisan Policy Center discusses the compromise cybersecurity bill. Daniel Schuman talks about the Congressional Research Service. Dick Gregg fills us in on the Treasury's annual fiscal report.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Rob Strayer , Bipartisan Policy Center , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , Dick Gregg , Treasury Department , Helena Bottemiller , cybersecurity

Monday - 07/23/2012, 10:02am EDT

Report finds mixed progress on plain language

A new report details mixed progress on a law requiring agencies to write using plain language when dealing with the public. The Center for Plain Language awarded the Agriculture Department an "A" for its efforts, the highest score of 12 large agencies and departments it surveyed. The Veterans Affairs Department, however, earned an "F" for its mostly incomplete progress.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , plain language , Plain Writing Act , Annetta Cheek , VA , management

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:28pm EDT
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GSA backs sale of island that's home to DHS lab

A federal agency supports a plan to sell New York's Plum Island, home to the country's only laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases that could affect the livestock industry, according to a draft report by the agency.

Tags: GSA , DHS , Plum Island , National Research Council

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:17pm EDT
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