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Careless Census workers may lose Web privileges

Tim Ruland, Chief Information Technology Security Officer at the Census Bureau, says his office reimages 25-30 PCs each month because of irresponsible Web browsing. Ruland says some managers may choose to revoke employee Internet privileges to help fix the problem. Census is also developing a safe Web surfing handbook for all employees.

Tags: Tim Ruland , Census Bureau , cybersecurity , technology , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 01:56pm EDT
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GAO: OMB's IT dashboard used crusty data

Some of the investments listed on the IT Dashboard are already hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. David Powner, Director of Information Technology Management Issues for GAO explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , technology , David Powner , OMB , IT Dashboard , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 09:22am EDT
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GPO plans for e-preservation

As the Government Printing Office continues with plans for electronic preservation of documents, it has created a new position. David Walls, GPO's first preservation librarian, tells us about this new job.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , GPO , David Walls

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 10:39am EDT
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Postal Service worksharing outgrows its intention

Worksharing has grown so much and so fast at the Postal Service, it has created unintended consequences. We get details from Mohammad Adra is with the Office of Inspector General at the Postal Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , IG , Mohammad Adra , outsourcing , worksharing

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 09:50am EDT
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Thumbs up for NIH's Science in the Cinema

NIH hosts a free film festival designed to promote public understanding of science, health, and medicine. Films with a medical science theme are screened, and an expert on the subject provides a commentary and leads an audience question-and-answer period. Bruce Fuchs, Director of NIH's Office of Science Education, tells us about it.

Tags: Federal Drive , NIH , Science in the Cinema , mission

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 09:31am EDT
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GSA spearheads effort to green the supply chain

The General Services Administration is working to conform to a Presidential order mandating that companies who sell goods and services to the Federal government reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Ten months after that order was issued, GSA now has a green light from the White House to proceed with a voluntary, phased-in, incentive-driven program to get companies who sell to GSA to report their greenhouse gas footprint. And one industry trade group weighs in on the recommendations.

Tags: Contracting , GSA , White House , Executive Order 13514 , Steve Leeds , sustainability , PSC , Alan Chvotkin , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Keeping the best: Tips for retaining a talented workforce

The Office of Personnel Management, as well as all other federal agencies, spend a lot of time thinking about, and working toward, recruiting and hiring new federal employees. But keeping the talented people the government already has doesn't get as much attention. Angela Bailey, Dr. Ronald Sanders, and Linda Springer gave their expert assessments of this issue during the latest In Depth Conversation.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , In Depth Conversation , Ron Sanders , ODNI , Linda Springer , OPM , Angela Bailey ,

Monday - 07/19/2010, 06:29pm EDT
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National Guard on Mexican border faces drug violence

Homeland Security Today editor David Silverberg has more.

Tags: David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today , National Guard , DorobekInsider

Monday - 07/19/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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State Department moves ahead with Facebook-style site

At the Excellence of Government Conference, the State Department's Richard Boly, director of the Office of e-Diplomacy, talks about ways to improve communication and transparency without adding cost or red-tape.

Tags: Federal Drive , EIG , transparency , State , Richard Boly , Corridor , Facebook , EIG 2010

Monday - 07/19/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Planning for disasters: prepare, don't predict

Federal and state governments need to evaluate their supply chain capabilities in preparation for national emergencies. Robert Handfield, author of an IBM Center for The Business of Government report, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , supply chain , emergency preparedness , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Robert Handfield , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:31am EDT
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