• Senate bill would have GSA and OMB draft plans for relocating agencies outside of D.C.

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a new bill would grant OMB, GSA the authority to draft plans for moving non-national security agencies to other areas.

  • USDA narrows down choices for relocation of two bureaus

    In today’s Federal Newscast, USDA reveals where the agency is looking to relocate the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  • Paul Baltzell, Chief Information Officer, State of Indiana

    As the federal government struggles with how to make better use of data, it could learn a thing or two from the states. A case in point is Indiana. It’s harnessing data to solve problems and improve how it does business. In one example, Indiana has had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country for more than two decades. Officials have identified causes and directed funds to programs that target at-risk mothers. Paul Baltzell is Indiana’s Chief Information Officer. on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, explained more about the state’s data analysis program.

  • A place for pets

    When a soldier goes to war, who will care for his or her four-legged friend? A non-profit group in Indiana – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet — will find foster homes for the pets of servicemembers deployed, training, or experiencing hardship. Its founder learned of pets being left at shelters and rescue groups during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The pet stays in foster care until the safe return of the servicemember.