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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to Leave Cabinet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will step down from his position by the end of March to spend more time with his family in Colorado, the Denver Post reports. Allison Sherry writes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden wanted Salazar to stay on but his office told the Denver …

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Interior Shifts to New IT Approach; Bernie Mazer Comments

The Interior Department has shifted to a new approach of executing its information technology consolidation initiatives after close to three years of preparation, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes the transformation began in 2010 when Former Secretary Ken Salazar streamlined the leadership structure within the Office of the Chief …

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Sally Jewell Overwhelmingly Confirmed Interior Secretary

Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor equipment retail giant Recreational Equipment Inc., was confirmed by an 87-11 vote in the Senate as the next interior secretary. Jewell has said she plans to resign from the company upon her confirmation by the Senate, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. She will succeed Ken Salazar and …

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NOAA Head Jane Lubchenco to Step Down

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will step down from her position at the end of February 2013, according to the Washington Post. Jason Samenow of the Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog writes her departure follows nearly seven months after Jack Hayes retired as head of …

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Interior Plans For IT, Staff Restructure

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued a mandate in 2010 calling for the agency to consolidate its information technology management in order to improve services and reduce cost. The department’s 3,380-strong IT workforce will begin to receive reassignments this summer to staff the new IT organization created under the mandate, Federal …

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DOE and DOI Respond to Oil Spill

Secretary Steven Chu of the Department of Energy and Secretary Ken Salazar of the Department of Interior traveled to Houston, Texas, earlier this week to meet with scientists, industry officials and engineers. They were sent by President Barack Obama to seek solutions to the oil-spill disaster. Their mission? Containment of …

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Public Service Recognition Week

Next week is a week dedicated to celebrating those who serve in the government. It was started in 1985, and activities are held nationwide to honor the men and women who work in public service, whether in federal, state, local, or county government. PSRW is a week to educate citizens …

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