Tag Archives: Interior Department

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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Agencies Notifying Employees of Possible Shutdown

Deal or no deal, agencies are preparing for a shutdown in case short-term funding deals lose steam or do not happen at all, according to a Washington Post report. While agencies such as the departments of Commerce, Agriculture, House and Urban Development, Transportation, Justice, State and NASA and other agencies …

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Interior Department Wants In on the Cloud

Which federal agency is to move to the cloud next? It looks as though the Interior Department has requested help, due by Nov. 14, in its attempt to take email and collaboration services into the cloud. This cloud would support some 88,000 users across all DOI bureaus and offices, GCN …

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Obama Orders Agencies to Speed Up Infrastrucuture Hiring

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Wednesday directing departments and agencies to identify high impact, job-creating infrastructure projects and expedite them through the permit process in order to speed job creation. The departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Transportation will each select up to three high …

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FOIA Backlogs Still Issue, DOJ Says

Half of all cabinet departments have made little to no progress in reducing backlog of Freedom of Information requests within the past fiscal year, a Justice Department assessment says. According to FierceGovernment, the Office of Information Policy scored departments on a scale of one-to-five and assigned a traffic light color …

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Federal Reorganization Taking Shape?

President Barack Obama’s pledge to significantly reorganize federal agencies is already taking shape. “My administration will develop a proposal to merge, consolidate and reorganize the federal government in a way that best serves the goal of a more competitive America,” Obama said, in a noted passage of his State of …

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