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  • Federal agencies across the government have dipped their toes in the mobile pond. While agencies have implemented the new technology for a variety of reasons, there are a couple of common lessons learned shared by the early adopters. Two federal chief information officers who have overseen their agency's mobile transitions shared best practices and compelling use-cases in a panel discussion as part of Federal News Radio's special series, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile.

    December 07, 2012
  • On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts discuss the fiscal cliff and its impact, and how a new court ruling will affect traditional utilites and power companies. December 6, 2012

    December 06, 2012
  • On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

    September 19, 2012
  • Eduardo Ribas, the chief human capital officer of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discusses whether reforms to the Senior Executive Service have stuck and what remains to be done. The interview is part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

    September 19, 2012
  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it needs authority to enforce cybersecurity standards. The agency also wants Congress to expand its jurisdiction over electric grid operators.

    July 19, 2012
  • DC power outage leaves teleworkers flying the COOP.

    June 06, 2011
  • PEPCO\'s underground power network has failed again. Power was restored briefly last night. Then failed. Affected agencies will each make their own call on whether to open to this morning.

    June 02, 2011
  • About 3,400 customers in the Washington region are without power amid a heat wave. Among them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and ATF, prompting them to close for the day. Employees are encouraged to telework as possible.

    June 01, 2011
  • The House is preparing to once again take up legislation that would grant the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission new authority to order private electrical grid operators to take emergency action in the event of a cyber attack or a new vulnerability. The power would extend to bulk electric systems and parts of the grid that supply electricity to Defense infrastructure that is critical to national security.

    June 01, 2011
  • There are some concerns about which agency has cybersecurity oversight of state-jurisdictional electric lines. NERC\'s Gerry Cauley explains what they are, and what he thinks should be done.

    May 12, 2011
  • A draft US Senate committee bill that would give the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission limited cybersecurity oversight of state-jurisdictional electric distribution lines has been met with concerns.

    May 06, 2011
  • Even in a year in which the Stuxnet attack targeted critical infrastructure systems and attacks on grid operators rose dramatically, operators of critical infrastructure around the world took few steps to increase their cyber defenses, a new report found.

    April 20, 2011
  • New vice chairman of the CIO Council Richard Spires said he wants small and large agencies to learn from each other when it comes to implementing IT reforms. Small agencies have a different type of challenge than larger ones in implementing OMB\'s 25-point plan.

    March 10, 2011
  • NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns We told you last week about the two draft cloud documents NIST published. This week, Federal News Radio spoke with NIST computer scientists Lee Badger and Tim Grance about those docs. Federal News Radio host Chris Dorobek also discussed how agencies can take advantage of the costs and [...]

    February 13, 2011