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What is the Federal Communicators Network?

David Hebert and Cori Bassett from the Federal Communicators Network, will talk about the organization, and the services it provides to communications professionals in the federal government.
April 21, 2014

Tags: acquisition , ICE , communications , government communications , social media , Federal Communicators Network , David Hebert , Cori Bassett , webinars , GSA , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 04/21/2014, 08:23pm EDT
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More agencies turn to targeted buyouts, early retirements

While the latest rounds of buyouts and early retirements span agencies as diverse as the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, one thing many of them have in common is the targeted nature of the offers. In many instances, agencies are targeting offers to employees in specific job areas or agency locations.

Tags: workforce , buyouts , early retirement , NAVSEA , BLM , Interior , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 05:07pm EST

USGS mashing up data to create new views of country

Kevin Gallagher, the associate director for core science systems at USGS, said the agency is developing a new data management strategy that will help it meet the White House requirement to make federally-funded research data more easily accessible.

Tags: technology , Kevin Gallagher , Interior Department , data management , open government , geospatial data , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 12:16pm EDT
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White House, agencies commit $200M to solving 'big data' quandary

Federal technology leaders unveiled an initiative to develop better ways of harnessing the rapidly growing volume of increasingly complicated data sets, known as big data. The push is led by a joint solicitation from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop the core technologies for reigning in big data. All told, six federal departments and agencies will take part in the program committing more than $200 million in research-and-development investments.

Tags: NIH , DoD , DARPA , Energy , NSF , OSTP , John Holdren , Subra Suresh , Francis Collins , Marcia McNutt

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:53pm EDT
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Which agency has the most read-able website?

Fergal McGovern, Visible Thread's CEO, talks about which government agency websites do a good job of relating complex information in a clear way.

Tags: Fergal McGovern , Visible Thread , BLS , CDC , NCI , Federal Railroad Administration , Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation , Internet , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:54am EST
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USGS mobilizes Web 2.0 to better understand natural disasters

The agency mines data from YouTube, Twitter and other social media tools to ascertain what's happening on the ground during earthquakes. Did You Feel It? Web site makes it easier for the public to submit their experiences after the earth shakes. USGS also is considering new early warning alert system that would tell the public before earthquakes hit the surface.

Tags: technology , Mike Blanpied , NOAA , Web 2.0 , crowdsourcing , earthquake

Friday - 10/02/2009, 06:45am EDT
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Cool Jobs: The Biogeographer

Jennifer Krstolic is a biogeographer for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tags: jennifer krstolic , Cool Jobs in Government , roger moberg , biogeographer , Jolie Lee , Interior

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:01am EDT
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Department of the Interior

Robert Doyle
Deputy Director, Office of the Director, U.S. Geological Survey
October 6th and 8th, 2008

Tags: tech , IBM , Robert Doyle

Monday - 10/06/2008, 01:01pm EDT

USGS maps for a new generation

US Topo maps provide technical advantages that support faster, wider public distribution and enable basic, on-screen geographic analysis for all users.

Tags: tech , National Geospatial Technical Operations Center , Kari Craun , TerraGo , Adobe , Google , partnership , best practices

Monday - 12/14/2009, 09:30am EST
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