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Earlier this week, troubling news emerged that government innovation is overall on the decline. However, just yesterday, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, part of the Harvard Kennedy School, released the Top 25 Innovations in Government, nine of which are from U.S. government agencies.
President Barack Obama diversified his cabinet today, nominating two-term Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Transportation Department.
Good news, fellow travelers – yesterday, the Senate moved at record speed to pass a bill to reduce air traffic delays resulting from sequestration budget cuts.
The Federal Aviation Administration will not deviate from its safety mission despite $637 million that will be cut from the agency because of sequestration, said Administrator Michael Huerta.
The document aims to provide a comprehensive examination of current and future trends in air transportation.
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, known as FITARA, is expected to be published before Congress’ Spring Recess in three weeks, said the bill’s author, Congressman Darrell Issa.
The Department of Transportation is seeking a chief technology officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. The job pays between $119,554 and $165,300 per year and is open for applications until Feb. 6.
Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the last remaining Republican in President Obama’s Cabinet, announced he will step down from his position.
Huerta previously served as the agency’s deputy administrator and worked as acting administrator following the resignation of Randy Babbitt.
The Department of Transportation is searching for a director of cyber security operations. The job pays between $123,758 and $155,500 per year and is open for applications until Jan. 14.
The Department of Transportation has seen a 30 percent bump in its online traffic since launching a redesigned Web site in October.
The Department of Transportation and the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy will host a #SocialGov Summit on November 27 to discuss accessibility issues with government social media.
Meet, Kanika R. Tolver, information technology specialist at the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The White House brought more than two dozen experts, enthusiasts and innovators on Friday for the first Safety Datapalooza that featured discussion on ways data can be used to make life safer for the general public.
The White House will host a “Safety Datapalooza” on September 14 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
To commemorate the anniversary of September 11, the Federal Aviation Administration has named two arrival sequences to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to honor those who died, said Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Effective August 31, U.S. Department of Transportation Chief Information Officer Nitin Pradhan will step down from his position he held for three years and return to work in the private sector.