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Agencies create a STAR to guide science policy

The STAR METRICS will create a reliable and consistent inter-agency mechanism to account for the number of scientists and support staff that are on research institution payrolls supported by federal funds. Details from Julia Lane, program director with the National Science Foundation.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , ARRA , jobs , NSF , NIH , White House Office of Science and Technology Polic , Julia Lane , Suzanne Kubota ,

Monday - 06/07/2010, 10:06am EDT
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Avoid rebuilding the data protection wheel

The Library of Congress and Columbia University are creating a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices for preserving significant geospatial data. Project manager William LeFurgy gives us a peek.

Tags: Federal Drive , LOC , technology , William Lefurgy , geospatial data , Columbia University

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:31am EDT
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NDU's Gerry Gingrich: You CAN learn to be a leader

Professor at National Defense University teaches the basics of leadership to future government leaders.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Ginny Gingrich , National Defense University , management , leadership ,

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:35pm EDT
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Congressman Towns: Networx 'good deal' wasted

Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , Edolphus Towns , Networx , Angela Styles , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:13pm EDT
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FEMA's Fugate on changes to the Stafford Act

Senate subcommittee looks at Stafford Act and how it may need some reform.

Tags: In Depth , management , Craig Fugate , FEMA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Francis Rose , Mary Landrieu

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:20pm EDT

National Archives attorney offers e-mail counsel

Current federal regulations are fairly explicit on the kinds of federal agency records that must be kept by law. But what happens when the law hasn't kept up with changes in communications in the Internet age? A government attorney who has helped almost every federal agency comply with records management regulations addresses a recent National Archives conference.

Tags: management , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Jason Baron , Director of Litigation for the Office of General , records , e-mail , Electronic Message Preservation Act , Max Cacas

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:43am EDT
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CDC cuts red tape and wins awards doing it

We meet the CDC fed awarded for her "spirit of innovation and ‘get it done' mindset" - Nancy Norton, a contracting officer and team leader for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , management , CDC , Nancy Norton

Friday - 05/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Feds expand virtual worlds use

Over a year ago, the U.S. Army, and other branches of the military, were experimenting with the use of the virtual worlds social media site "Second Life" as a recruitment tool. Since that time, the military has branched out into using virtual worlds technology as a tool for collaboration. Now, civilian branches of government are looking to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has our exclusive coverage of the Third annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, which concludes today at the National Defense University here in D.C..

Tags: technology , virtual worlds , Second Life , Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference , Army , Douglas Maxwell , U.S. Army Simulation and Training Center , MilLands , Paulette Robinson , iCollege , NDU , Barrack Obama , USDA , Max Cacas

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:51am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Lisa Mascolo of Accenture

The concept of doing "even more with even less" is a step beyond "doing more with less." Lisa Mascolo of Accenture has some ideas for doing it.

Tags: In Depth , Industry Chatter , management , technology , cybersecurity , Lisa Mascolo , Accenture , contracting

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:33pm EDT
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OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , VA , EPA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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