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Plans to Increase Federal Hiring of Veterans

After the members of the Interagency Council met on December 11th, 2009 they decided to push for more hires of veterans by federal agencies. The meeting was co-chaired by Hilda Solis, the Secretary of Labor, Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and John Berry, the director of the Office …

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OMB Contest Leads to VA Department Cost Savings

This past September, the Office of Management and Budget asked federal employees to come up with different ideas how to save money or become more efficient. OMB was overwhelmed with the number of ideas and responses they received. With 38,000 different ideas they decided to narrow it down to the …

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FAA Announces New Licensing Procedures

This week the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans for a multi billion-dollar project to modernize air traffic control and flight time called NextGen. This program has goals of saving flight time and over a billion gallons of fuel every year. According to an article from the New York Times, the …

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Steven Cooper Makes a Return to Government

Steven Cooper has made a return to the public sector. He has returned as the CIO of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization. He has made this move from Strativest, a consulting firm. He was the former CIO of the Homeland Security Department. In fact, he was the first …

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Launch of Virtual USA

Today, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano presided over the launch of Virtual USA, an information sharing initiative for first responders. The initiative was created with the collaboration of local, state and federal organizations and will aid communications between first responders across all levels of government. During the launch, Secretary Napolitano said …

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Government Financial Management Conference

Today the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management made known that they will be hosting the annual conference from December 2nd through December 4th in Washington D.C. The conference will include workshops, case studies, and interactive presentations. Speakers, who are senior level government financial managers, will be present and representing more than 30 …

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EPA Awards Maryland Healthcare Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded six different Maryland hospitals the Trailblazer Award for their environmental excellence and leadership. T his is the first time the EPA has awarded facilities in Maryland. The hospitals that received this award were: The VA Maryland Health Care System, Atlantic General Hospital, Montgomery General Hospital, …

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Casey Coleman of GSA Named CIO of the Year

Casey Coleman of GSA has just been named “CIO of the Year” by Tech Council of Maryland. This award is given each year to the government CIO who has strong leadership a well has shown movement toward technology implementation. According to Coleman herself, “The award is a great honor. This …

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