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Los Alamos container linked to nuke dump leak

A radiation leak at the government's troubled nuclear waste dump has been linked to a waste container shipped from Los Alamos National Laboratory, officials said Friday, raising questions about the safety of other barrels being stored on the lab's northern New Mexico campus and at a temporary site in West Texas.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 05:55am EDT

James Corbett, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking Congress for a larger budget in fiscal 2015. The White House proposes an extra $3.5 million for a total just over $1 billion. James Corbett, director of the Acquisition Management Division at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appeared in studio on Executive Suite as part of In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:04pm EDT
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Emergency zombie warnings make Coburn's list of federal cyber failures

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) report on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure in the federal government examined more than 40 inspector general audits and revealed gaping holes in the security of agencies' systems.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:44am EST

NRC exhausts carryover funds, shuts down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission closed Thursday on day 10 of the government shutdown. The agency stayed open until exhausting its carryover funds.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:03am EDT
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Shutdown effects continue to ripple through agencies

Congress' failure to agree on a short-term funding measure last week immediately threw agencies into shutdown mode, shutting offices and sending hundreds of thousands of federal employees home without pay. But as the shutdown stretches into its second week with no end in sight, a round of second-order effects is beginning to ripple throughout government.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 06:16pm EDT

Senate confirms Macfarlane to new term leading NRC

The Senate has confirmed Allison Macfarlane for a new term as chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 10:50pm EDT

NRC jumping into cloud, baby-stepping into mobile computing

Darren Ash, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's CIO, said the agency is reviewing vendor responses to a sources sought notice in preparation to move systems to the cloud. NRC employees also are piloting mobile devices.
June 5, 2013

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 12:42pm EDT
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Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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New security standard to boost agency trust, use of mobile devices

On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the CIO Council and DHS are expected to issue a security baseline and reference architecture for mobile computing. The goal of the document is not to give agencies new requirements but to focus on those security standards that are mobile-centric.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 05:46am EDT
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HUD CIO Jerry Williams takes new job at Education

Jerry Williams will become the new chief information officer at the Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid. Patsy Garnett, HUD's acting deputy CIO for IT and business modernization, also is heading to a new agency.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

Increased transparency at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mary Givvines, deputy director of Information Services at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the agency's open government initiatives.
March 5, 2013

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 12:50am EST
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Few retired feds cash in on dual compensation

Among six federal agencies surveyed, few are using a defense waiver allowing partially retired workers to collect a salary and their full pension benefit, a new Government Accountability Office report says.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 04:01pm EDT

Senate approves Obama choice to lead NRC

Geologist Allison Macfarlane will replace Gregory Jaczko, who announced his resignation last month after a tumultuous three-year tenure.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:53pm EDT

Obama picks GMU prof to replace Jaczko at NRC

President Barack Obama said he plans to nominate Allison Macfarlane to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, just days after the embattled head of the agency announced he would step down.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 06:09pm EDT

NRC chief Gregory Jaczko resigning

Gregory Jaczko is stepping down after more than a year of scrutiny from his colleagues.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:01pm EDT

Analysis: NRC nomination battle hurts workforce morale

It's a good time for career employees at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to lay low and stay in their cubicles. A nasty political fight over President Obama's Republican, female commissioner nominee, Kristine Svinicki, has caused Chairman Gregory Jaczko to publicly deny he is abusive towards women.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 11:28am EDT
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Top nuclear regulator denies he has targeted women

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says allegations that he mistreats women are, in his words, `'categorically untrue."

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko says he has "the utmost respect" for men and women at the nuclear agency, which oversees safety at the nation's 104 commercial reactors.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:06pm EDT

OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Agency CISOs face new cyber, budget climate

Pat Howard, the chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joined In Depth to discuss NRC's cybersecurity efforts.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 07:28pm EST
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NRC taking financial system to cloud

The agency hired CGI Federal to move its application from the Interior Department to the private cloud.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:18pm EST
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