A recent GAO report looked at agencies’ policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO’s Lorelei St. James.
A new survey finds while the Obama administration is putting a stronger emphasis on increasing transparency and accountability across the Federal government, agencies still have significant work to do at the operational level. The president of Meritalk, Steve O’Keeffe, joins us with details.
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Earth Day Network and the U.S. Department of State have developed the D.C. Forum for Greening Embassies so that foreign missions can exchange ideas on environmental issues and operational practices. Details from State Department’s director of management policy, right sizing and innovation, Marguerite Coffey.
In reflecting on lessons learned, what was perhaps the most striking observation was the commonality of the responses from our allies, who came from varied nationalities, ranks, specialties, and experiences, says Peter Singer with Brookings.
Senate leaders pledge to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill this year. Sen. Lieberman promises a hearing and markup of the legislation before the end of June. Industry experts are concerned over the role DHS will play in regulating critical infrastructure.
System is precursor for nationwide health IT program.
A new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council says the FDA should become more proactive when it comes to food-borne illnesses.
This could affect thousands of leases.
The Professional Services Council is concerned that agencies could misinterpreted the policy letter as a mandate to insource. PSC’s Alan Chvotkin explains why.
The ACT-IAC Voyagers Program is a leadership development program for ”rising stars” in both government and industry who have a high potential for future advancement. We learn more from 2010 industry chair, Tristen Yancey.
Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper’s legislation creates two new offices to oversee federal cybersecurity in DHS and the White House. It also forms a new Federal Information Security Taskforce made up of agency chief information security officers. Bill does not include ”kill switch” provision for private sector networks.