Department of the Interior

  • Interior IG refers investigation into Sec. Zinke to Justice Dept.

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of the Interior inspector general has referred one of their investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s actions to the Department of Justice for it to take over.

  • Move to replace Interior Dept.’s inspector general leaves some troubled

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Project on Government Oversight called the move to replace Acting Interior Inspector General Mary Kendall with a political appointee “puzzling.”

  • Consolidating Energy Dept.’s R&D, selling electrical infrastructure in reorg plan startles senators

    The Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources wanted more explanation for the Energy and Interior department’s plans under the White House government reorganization proposal.

  • Mark Bathrick: Interior Dept.’s Aviation Services on shortlist for ‘Sammies’ award

    The Office of Aviation Services has detected forest fires before they got out of control, inspected dams and pipelines, and even helped wild horse roundups.

  • Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Department of the Interior

    If you’re searching for ways to improve your agency’s social media game, look no further than the Interior Department. The DOI has racked up 247,000 Twitter followers and 382,000 Instagram followers. It’s finding creative ways to use other platforms. Interior’s photos of Alaskan bears and Texan bobcats don’t hurt, but there’s more to it than fuzzy animal pictures. Tim Fullerton, Interior’s director of digital strategy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about his agency’s social media success.

  • Dr. Willie Taylor, Department of the Interior

    President Barack Obama wants the government to lead by example. He asks agencies to triple their use of renewable electricity sources by 2020 and get at least one-fifth of their energy from renewables. Willie Taylor, director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance at the Interior Department, explained to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how his agency plans to meet the goal.

  • Performance management on agencies’ front burners

    President Obama has said publicly that he is a big fan of performance management, and wants to blend its practice into the day-to-day operation of the Federal Government. But what does that mean for feds who are tasked with actually making the wheels of government turn every day? The Association of Government Accountants convened a conference to discuss performance in government.