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Patent reform will also overhaul Patent Office workforce

Robert Stoll, the commissioner for patents at PTO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to outline the new law and how it affects PTO.

Tags: Commerce , Robert Stoll , workforce , patent reform , hiring

Monday - 09/26/2011, 11:02am EDT
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Vote: Which agency has the best gym?

Vote for the agency with the best gym as part of Federal News Radio's Best of the Federal Government series. Your votes determine the winner!

Tags: Best of the Federal Government , gyms , education , GAO , FAA , NASA Glenn Research Center

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Feds could be fined for working during a shutdown

With shutdown threats coming and going and coming again, morale is down across the federal landscape. If a shutdown were to happen, furloughed feds couldn't even hide themselves in their work! We get details from Patent & Trademark's CFO, Tony Scardino.

Tags: Federal Drive , shutdown , budget , Anthony Scardino , Commerce , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 10:08am EST
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DoD, PTO discuss plans for potential shutdown

Federal financial managers are coming to terms with financial compliance; limited money for new systems or upgrades; and the continuing need for achieving clean audits, financial transparency, and compliance. How are those financial managers facing these challenges is the subject of the Federal News Radio Discussion: Accounting in Austerity.

Tags: Federal Drive , panel discussion , CFO , shutdown , budget , Mark Easton , Anthony Scardino , DoD , defense , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/25/2011, 11:08am EST
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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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