Articles by Shefali Kapadia

  • 4 viewpoints on trust in government

    Trust is fickle and just a few small events can cause that trust to break. As part of Federal News Radio’s special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, we asked federal employee groups and union leaders about how they define trust between employees and the government now and what this trust will look like in the future.

  • Most TSP funds see slight gains in April

    All funds in the Thrift Savings Plan showed gains in April, except for the S Fund. This is the second month in a row that the S Fund has returned in the red.

  • Agencies celebrate Earth Day with hashtags, ‘selfies’

    From selfies to hashtags, agencies have asked Americans to actively participate in Earth Day by using social media.

  • GSA’s Dave McClure leaves for private sector

    David McClure of the General Services Administration announced Wednesday that he will leave the agency for the private sector. McClure is just one of many senior executives to recently leave federal service for the private sector.

  • Data innovation, crowdsourcing on the horizon for Innovation Fellows program

    The White House is looking for a few great thinkers for round 3 of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which will focus on data innovation, crowdsourcing and digital projects. Applications are being accepted through April 7, with work scheduled to begin on the projects this summer. In part three of Federal News Radio’s special report, Solving Our Nation’s Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, we get a behind-the-scenes look at what’s ahead in round 3 of the program.

  • How the future of health care lies behind a Blue Button

    The Blue Button Initiative started at VA as a way for veterans to more easily access their health care data. But, with the help of Presidential Innovation Fellows, the initiative is now enabling American people across the country to access their personal health records in a human-readable format. Federal News Radio examines the project’s greatest successes and where it’s headed next as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation’s Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

  • Saving lives … one mobile app at a time

    When disasters strike, information sharing becomes key for both first responders and the people affected on the ground. Over the past 10 months, two members of the private sector have dedicated their time and skills working with the federal government to develop apps and crowdsourcing techniques that could help save lives when the next Superstorm Sandy hits. Federal News Radio learns more about their individual projects as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation’s Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

  • Inside the Presidential Innovation Fellows program: A Q&A with the White House

    From saving lives to saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is already making a difference in its short two-year existence. In our special report, Solving Our Nation’s Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows, Federal News Radio gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the fellows program and examines some of its greatest success stories.

  • What is a Presidential Innovation Fellow?

    Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions to some of the nation’s toughest challenges. Watch the video to learn more about the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

  • Feds thank OPM for early call on government closure

    Federal employees thanked the Office of Personnel Management for its early announcement that federal agencies in D.C. would be closed Monday. The comments come in stark contrast to complaints about OPM calling closures or delays too late.

  • Federal agencies in DC open; option for unscheduled leave, telework

    Federal agencies in Washington, D.C., are open Wednesday. Employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

  • Military bases balance ‘Army Strong’ with ‘Army Green’

    Military bases are earning the “green” title for doing their part to preserve and protect the environment. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recognize bases that balance Army mission with sustainable practices.

  • DoD Comptroller Robert Hale to leave position

    The Defense Department’s Robert Hale will step down from his position as comptroller and chief financial officer. President Barack Obama has nominated Mike McCord, principal deputy undersecretary of Defense, to replace Hale.

  • OMB Controller Werfel leaves federal service

    Danny Werfel has resigned from his position of controller of the Office of Management Budget and left the federal government. He had served as controller since October 2009.