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USPTO CFO: The job's challenge makes it fun

When the economy is down, the Patent and Trademark Office receives fewer patent applications. Anthony Scardino, CFO of USPTO explains why that makes it hard to predict what managers should commit from the discretionary funds.

Tags: Federal Drive , AGA , management , CFO , Anthony Scardino , CR , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 11:08am EST
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Telework is about to change your agency

The recent passage of the Telework Enhancement Act substantially changes the status of telework throughout government. But how? We get details from Dr. Scott Overmyer, author of a new study.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Telework Enhancement Act , telework , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Scott Overmyer , Baker College , FDIC , DISA , NIH , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 01/24/2011, 10:31am EST
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USPTO launches satellite office

The first ever USPTO satellite office is about to open in Detroit, Michigan. Patent and Trademark Office Director, David Kappos, explains the reasons for the move and about jobs opening up as a result.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , management , satellite office , David Kappos , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 09:08am EST
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USPTO puts tasty innovation on display

Inventive Eats: Incredible Food Innovations highlights how our breakfast cereals, sandwiches, dinner entrees, and more have been transformed by significant events, discoveries and inventions. We get the tasty details from the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, David Kappos.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , innovation , Inventive Eats: Incredible Food Innovations , David Kappos , DoC

Friday - 06/11/2010, 10:40am EDT
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USPTO turns to Google for help with TMI

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has turned to Google to store 10 terabytes of bulk data. David Kappos, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Google , David Kappos , Intellectual Property , Open Government Initiative

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 11:09am EDT
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USPTO opens up about telework success

Out of a total of approximately 5,300 PTO staffers who have both the authorization and the technical capability to telework, 91 staffers telework three days a week; 165 work two days a week from home; 2,700 who work from home one day a week; and finally 2,300 staff who are "hotelers", who do the majority of their work from their homes, and only come into PTO headquarters once a week or once every two weeks. Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor at PTO, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , telework , Danette Campbell , best practices

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 10:36am EDT
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GSA's Johnson is passionate about teleworking

In a world where blizzards producing 5-6 feet of snow can shut down a major metropolitan area like Washington, D.C., officials are re-thinking what it means to close the federal government for days at a time. But the new head of one agency that managed to keep going despite the blizzards says what you do as a federal worker is sometimes more important than where you do it.

Tags: mngt , P&B , teleworking , GSA , Martha Johnson , OPM , John Berry , FOSE , Casey Coleman , Max Cacas

Friday - 03/26/2010, 07:36am EDT
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OPM culling telework data from snow storms

During the recent February blizzards, the federal government closed for a record four and a half days. But some agencies were able to keep working, even though many of their workers were stranded in their homes by 4-foot plus snow drifts. Now, officials are taking stock of how teleworking made it possible to keep the part of the government running in spite of the weather.

Tags: P&B , mngt , best practices , GSA , telework , Max Cacas , Casey Coleman , Dannete Campbell

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Shifting gears in telework push

Getting fed managers to yes.

Tags: P&B , tech , Telework Exchange , telework , Steve O'Keefe , Adobe , Danette Campbell , Joe Hungate , Treasury

Friday - 02/27/2009, 07:20am EST
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