The Federal Aviation Administration is getting some help from NASA to make air traffic controlling more efficient.
The Federal Communications Commission hosted a panel of experts Thursday to talk about the challenges and ongoing need to make social media platforms more accessible to those with disabilities. But there was one group of representatives that was notably absent from the proceedings: the social media companies themselves.
Accessing non-classified government purchasing data just got a little easier with the launch of the General Services Administration’s Connections II dashboard.
Furthering her pursuit of bolstered cultural excellence and engagement in the federal workforce, Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta announced Tuesday a new federal dashboard rooted in Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data to give agencies a deeper understanding of their employees.
In an internal email to OMB employees, Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert said if confirmed by the Senate, Anne Rung, currently a senior adviser at the agency, would bring “a wealth of experience” to the position.
In December, Amazon’s CEO announced the company was exploring a drone-based delivery service that could deliver some packages in as quickly as 30 minutes. Less than a year later, the company is ready to take that plan to the next level. In a letter Wednesday to the Federal Aviation Administration, the online shopping giant requested an exemption under section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act to operate an unmanned aircraft system before the agency’s official guidelines are released. “Amazon shares Congress’ goal of getting small aerial vehicles (a.k.a., small unmanned aircraft systems, or “sUAS”) flying commercially in the United States…
Even though the federal budget is shrinking, putting a damper on government hiring over the past five years, a new report from the Partnership for Public Service paints a picture of a lean, mean workforce bullish on driving efficiency through IT and attracting the next generation of workers to join it.
The FCC approved three new regulations Friday at its July open meeting, the most notable being a major reform of its E-rate program.
Maria Roat, the director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, already has “eight or nine initiatives” lined up over the next two years that are designed to help the cloud-standardization program reach maturity.
An RFI geared toward cloud vendors could eventually lead to the GSA being able to track cloud-buying trends across federal agencies.
In the next five years, the 3D printing industry is expected to grow by more than $13 billion — and the cash-strapped United States Postal Service could benefit from hopping on the trend.
A group of prominent technology executives including HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a plan that would increase the availability of low-cost broadband access for the nation’s schools.
FedScoop’s popular podcast series, “Up-and-Coming,” is back. Starting July 15, FedScoop will be interviewing and profiling the millennials who are setting the stage for what the next decade of federal IT will look like.
The Energy Department announced $4 billion in loan guarantees July 3 focused on U.S.-based innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects designed to help agencies avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases.
Maureen Ohlhausen, a commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission, talks with FedScoopTV about her career as a civil servant in federal government.
That was fast. The Department of Labor has written an SDK for Apple’s Swift, which has only been available to the public for a month.
Key to OPM’s plan, explained Director Katherine Archuleta in a blog post, is focusing both on the workforce of today and tomorrow.
As part of its recently released Open Government Plan 2014-2016, the National Archives and Records Administration will upload all of its holdings to the Wikimedia Commons, according to The Signpost, a Wikipedia-hosted publication.
The National Security Agency’s two main intelligence collection programs operated under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act have generally been valuable in the nation’s efforts to identify and track terrorist threats, according to a report released Tuesday evening by the independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.