NRC

  • NRC jumping into cloud, baby-stepping into mobile computing

    Darren Ash, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s CIO, said the agency is reviewing vendor responses to a sources sought notice in preparation to move systems to the cloud. NRC employees also are piloting mobile devices. June 5, 2013

  • Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

    Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

  • New security standard to boost agency trust, use of mobile devices

    On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the CIO Council and DHS are expected to issue a security baseline and reference architecture for mobile computing. The goal of the document is not to give agencies new requirements but to focus on those security standards that are mobile-centric.

  • HUD CIO Jerry Williams takes new job at Education

    Jerry Williams will become the new chief information officer at the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid. Patsy Garnett, HUD’s acting deputy CIO for IT and business modernization, also is heading to a new agency.

  • Industry Chatter: New ACT-IAC leaders discuss priorities

    The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has been under new leadership since July. Members of the group elected Darren Ash, the chief information officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to serve as the ACT’s president. Meanwhile, Dale Luddeke, the senior vice president and chief growth officer at TASC, was elected the chair of the Industry Advisory Council.

  • Feds’ satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

    Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds — those at the SES level — had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

  • Obama picks GMU prof to replace Jaczko at NRC

    President Barack Obama said he plans to nominate Allison Macfarlane to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, just days after the embattled head of the agency announced he would step down.

  • NRC chief Gregory Jaczko resigning

    Gregory Jaczko is stepping down after more than a year of scrutiny from his colleagues.

  • Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

    The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren’t too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

  • Analysis: NRC nomination battle hurts workforce morale

    It’s a good time for career employees at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to lay low and stay in their cubicles. A nasty political fight over President Obama’s Republican, female commissioner nominee, Kristine Svinicki, has caused Chairman Gregory Jaczko to publicly deny he is abusive towards women.