Jonathan Alboum, the Agriculture Department’s chief information officer, is being transferred to the deputy senior procurement executive role.
The Agriculture Department’s research and development in 2016 yielded 244 new inventions and 109 patent applications.
Getting to full benefit of cloud deployments means substantial reengineering of applications, as opposed to simply the lift-and-shift approach. But Chad Sheridan, the chief information officer of the Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency, says federal agencies aren’t quite there yet.
Thanks to the work of Jitender Dubey, a microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Service, we now understand how toxoplasma gondii gets transmitted, avoiding countless illnesses and hospitalization. For his work, he’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work and the honor.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
Agency leaders are reviewing tens of thousands of comments from their employees and the public on ways to make government more effective and efficient. In speaking with their workforces about their ideas, most leaders say the focus has generally been on how the agency can better deliver the mission and services to the public, not on forthcoming personnel cuts.
The National Reconnaissance Office has lost its chief information officer, Donna Hansen, to the private sector, while former Bush administration appointee Scott Cameron returns to the Interior Department.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told federal employees he won’t seek workforce cuts as part of the agency-by-agency government reorganization called for by President Donald Trump.
In part one of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget officials say the three-year implementation is going well, while agency managers breathe a sigh of relief even as they prepare for the next step in standardized federal spending reports.
Congress is once again examining the results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Lawmakers said they’re encouraged by the progress the Homeland Security Department has made, despite its continued last-place ranking.
Modernization can mean a lot of things, even if you keep your COBOL systems.
Darren Ash, the chief information officer of the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency, said over the next eight years, the FSA will make 11 petabytes of data and imagery accessible to its partners.
Karlease Kelly, the chief learning officer at the Agriculture Department and the chairwoman of the federal Chief Learning Officer’s Council, said applying shared services to agency LMSs could bring some standardization in the services and the cost to the government.
Legislation proposed by a House Republican would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018. Some say it’s political grandstanding, while others suggest maybe it’s time for an update to EPA. But what would it take to dismantle a large federal agency?
The Agriculture Department’s National Finance Center, which provides payroll for 650,000 federal employees, has been hit by a tornado and is under its continuity of operations plan.