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How the future of health care lies behind a Blue Button

The Blue Button Initiative started at VA as a way for veterans to more easily access their health care data. But, with the help of Presidential Innovation Fellows, the initiative is now enabling American people across the country to access their personal health records in a human-readable format. Federal News Radio examines the project's greatest successes and where it's headed next as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Tags: Presidential Innovation Fellows , Adam Dole , Lena Trudeau , Jennifer Pahlka , Blue Button , Veterans Affairs , Health and Human Services , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:00am EDT

Inside the Presidential Innovation Fellows program: A Q&A with the White House

From saving lives to saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is already making a difference in its short two-year existence. In our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, Federal News Radio gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the fellows program and examines some of its greatest success stories.

Tags: Jennifer Pahlka , Presidential Innovation Fellows , Shefali Kapadia , OSTP , workforce

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00am EDT

Easy Rider -- or Highway to Hell?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is getting to and from work your best time of day? Are you listening to books or learning a language? Or do you have the commute from hell? Do you arrive at work and home having committed murder in your heart?

Tags: Mike Cause , Federal Report , workforce , commute

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Federal leadership development is not a luxury

Absent significant investment in developing the leadership abilities of supervisors, the federal government is going to have morale and performance issues for years to come, says Jeff Neal, former CHCO at Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , training , leadership development , DLA , CHCO , workforce

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:00am EDT

Federal lawmakers rarely hiring veterans

Members of Congress often urge federal agencies and the private sector to hire military veterans, but results of a survey show veterans made up less than 3 percent of the staff in the congressional offices that responded.

Tags: workforce , hiring , veterans , Don Young , Bill Enyart

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:41pm EDT

Are those buzzards or sharks circling your cubicle?

After years of frozen pay, furloughs and shutdowns, federal workers have a new, legitimate, complaint, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are lonely and they are being watched at the same time!

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 02:00am EDT

Data innovation, crowdsourcing on the horizon for Innovation Fellows program

The White House is looking for a few great thinkers for round 3 of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which will focus on data innovation, crowdsourcing and digital projects. Applications are being accepted through April 7, with work scheduled to begin on the projects this summer. In part three of Federal News Radio's special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, we get a behind-the-scenes look at what's ahead in round 3 of the program.

Tags: Presidential Innovation Fellows , Lena Trudeau , Jennifer Pahlka , OSTP , GSA , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00am EDT

What is a Presidential Innovation Fellow?

Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions to some of the nation's toughest challenges. Watch the video to learn more about the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

Tags: Presidential Innovation Fellows , Lena Trudeau , Adam Dole , Derek Frempong , Jacqueline Kazil , GSA , Shefali Kapadia , workforce

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00am EDT

Civil-service reform needs more than 'Band-Aid approach,' experts argue

A legislative attempt to reform the aging federal personnel system will face a difficult path in Congress even if it's able to muster the support of key stakeholders, including the White House and federal-employee unions. Experts discussed proposed reforms to the civil-service system outlined in a new report published Tuesday by the Partnership and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tags: workforce , management , best practices , Partnership for Public Service , Tony Miller , Booz Allen Hamilton , Ted Kaufman , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:13pm EDT
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