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NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Online Chat: Martha Rubenstein, CFO, NSF

Martha Rubenstein, the National Science Foundation's chief financial officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Marty Rubenstein, Chief Financial Officer, National Science Foundation

The results are in from Federal News Radio's 2014 Chief Financial Officers survey. Executive Editor Jason Miller joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the results with Martha Rubenstein, chief financial officer of the National Science Foundation.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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NSF's Borg leads effort to unlock scientific mysteries of Antarctica

As head of the Antarctic Sciences Section of the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, Scott Gerald Borg oversees the funding and helps plot the direction of scientific research in Antarctica.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 10:11am EDT

Benjamin Corb, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Can science agencies bounce back from sequestration?

Friday - 03/14/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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Agencies exploring the right balance between open data, security

HHS is using big data to improve the cybersecurity of their systems, but also using a layered approach to protect the information. Commerce wants to improve the governance and usability of its data. USDA is creating a big data strategy.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:39am EDT
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NSF facing gov't branding challenge in hiring reform

In a hiring pool where NSF has to compete with academia and high-profile companies for staff from the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, branding is everything, particularly the brand name of NSF and the federal government.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 04:05pm EST
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Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies

Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Cyber bill tracker

The pressing need for cybersecurity legislation has led to widely divergent paths in the House and Senate. The House has opted for a more incremental approach, while the Senate has crafted comprehensive legislation

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

White House, agencies commit $200M to solving 'big data' quandary

Federal technology leaders unveiled an initiative to develop better ways of harnessing the rapidly growing volume of increasingly complicated data sets, known as big data. The push is led by a joint solicitation from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop the core technologies for reigning in big data. All told, six federal departments and agencies will take part in the program committing more than $200 million in research-and-development investments.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:53pm EDT
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GSA website now offers 100 federal apps

In less than two years, the General Services Administration's mobile application website has grown from offering 15 apps to 100.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:16am EST
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NSF launches online science radio station

Cliff Braverman, a multimedia group leader for the agency, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why the foundation launched a radio station and how it fits in with national STEM initiatives.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 12:42pm EDT
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Lessons from Lincoln: best practices from best leaders

You can learn a lot from Lincoln and other enduring leaders. Allan Schweyer of the Center for Human Capitol Innovation live at the Excellence in Government Conference.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 12:37pm EDT
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Want to keep good talent? Hire good managers

Federal Managers are constantly striving to develop the best hiring and retention strategies. Learn some best practices from Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute at the Excellence in Government Conference.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 12:34pm EDT
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DOT IG: 'Mission first, people always'

Any great organization knows how to get the most out every employees. Ann Calvaresi Barr is the Deputy Inspector General for the Transportation Department. She joined the Federal Drive from the Excellence in Government conference for tips on how to do just that.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 12:31pm EDT
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OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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Building secure systems out of insecure parts

Host Tom Temin discusses new, innovative ideas for dealing with computer viruses. His guest this week - Jeannette Wing, the chair of the Computer Science department at Carnegie Melon University and former employee at the National Science Foundation.
October 14, 2010

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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NSF helps explain the science behind football

"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. NSF's Jeff Nesbit joins our huddle with details.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 10:41am EDT
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OPM survey shaping future cyber workforce

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month officially kicks off today. In coming weeks, federal officials are expected to launch a number of public programs to raise awareness of the importance of securing the nation's computer networks for both government and private industry. But some officials also are using it as an opportunity to ask, "Where will the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow come from?"

Friday - 10/01/2010, 07:37am EDT
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