U.S. Geological Survey

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How a seismic event lasting only a minute can necessitate years of repair

Millions and millions of people in the eastern part of the country felt an earthquake that originated in Virginia. The magnitude 5.8 quake occurred 10…

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Agencies crowd-sourcing data under strategy to bring ‘science to the masses’

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An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Whole-of-government: how other agencies respond to Florence, and other natural disasters

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Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform

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#FedFeed – Why feds care about sea otters

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John Pallister: USGS office helps prevent deaths caused by Volcano eruptions

By helping other nations set up systems to detect potential eruptions, the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program of the U.S. Geological Survey and USAID…

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What is the Federal Communicators Network?

David Hebert and Cori Bassett from the Federal
Communicators Network, will talk about the organization, and the services it provides to communications…

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More agencies turn to targeted buyouts, early retirements

While the latest rounds of buyouts and early retirements span agencies as diverse as the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, one thing many of them have in common is the targeted nature of the offers. In many instances, agencies are targeting offers to employees in specific job areas or agency locations.

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