Interior Department

  • Obama nominates two for key administration posts

    President Barack Obama announced on Thursday his intent to fill two key administration posts.

  • Google Files Suit Against Interior Department

     Google has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department in an attempt to prevent the agency from going ahead with bid requests to host a cloud-based electronic messaging system. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Google says they met with Interior Department officials on several occasions asking them to […]

  • Interior gives CIO more authority over all IT

    Secretary Salazar issued a memo to give oversight of the IT budget to the chief information officer. The memo also removes the CIO title from the bureaus and renames them as assistant directors for information resources. Observers say this move by Interior has been long-overdue.

  • How to design federal web sites for mobile devices

    NavigationArts’ Mobile Practice Director Doug Brashear joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the government should handle mobile communication. May 10, 2011(Encore presentation September 6, 2011)

  • Tuesday morning federal headlines – Nov. 8, 2011

    The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

  • Federal Drive interviews — June 14

    National Security Agency officials says it’s a good news/bad news situation with the nation’s cybersecurity. David Sims of the Interior Department said debarment and suspension are powerful tools.

  • New contracts set EPA’s roadmap toward IT centralization

    Malcolm Jackson, the agency’s CIO, said two new contracts for IT hardware and email will begin to transform the way EPA buys and uses technology. November 29, 2012

  • Agencies making inroads with workforce, succession planning

    IRS, DoD and Interior all are pursuing an assortment of initiatives to prepare for personnel reductions. DoD will release an updated workforce strategic plan by 2015. The IRS is using an online assessment tool to measure how ready employees are to move into leadership positions. Interior is getting managers to understand their important role in workforce planning.

  • USGS mashing up data to create new views of country

    Kevin Gallagher, the associate director for core science systems at USGS, said the agency is developing a new data management strategy that will help it meet the White House requirement to make federally-funded research data more easily accessible.

  • GSA plans to stop providing HR shared services

    The General Services Administration will focus on its core mission and let others provide payroll and human resources services. The decision comes as shared services is gaining momentum as OPM is pumping some energy back into the HR line of business, and the Interior will release a new geospatial platform to host data and applications.