Agriculture Department

CDO Council sees administration’s equity goals increase demand for data

Chief data officers are relatively new additions to most agencies, but the Biden administration sees them as an essential part of some of its top priorities.

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AP Photo/Ron HarrisWestern lowland gorillas are seen in their habitat at Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. Nearly all of the zoo's 20 gorillas are showing symptoms of having contracted the coronavirus from a zoo staff worker, according to zoo officials. The confirmed cases of those gorillas tested have come back positive for the COVID-19 Delta variant. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

The Agriculture Department finds good use for millions of dollars to monitor animals and protect people

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Sammies-recognized USDA engineer extending lives of dams, preventing major disasters

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)From left, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., confer after a brief meeting of the House Rules Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

For federal employees, 3 items to watch in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

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Federal scientists invent a possible new way to disinfect surfaces, without the harmful side effects

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(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo by Lisa Cox)Practice makes perfect: firefighter Nick Vallardo trains with an engine crew as they prepare for the coming wildfire season. (Lisa Cox, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Interior, USDA to implement pay raises for federal firefighters later this month

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A look into the world of federal contracting protests

As detailed as solicitations and procurement rules might be, protests are a regular part of the federal contracting scene. Joseph Petrillo, attorney at…

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USDA unit’s new guide aims to help stimulate employment in rural areas

Farah Ahmad, chief of staff for Rural Development at USDA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the guide and program.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

DoD taking steps to scope military hunger issue

Some military families may not be eligible for SNAP because of the housing allowance they receive.

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