A White House memo and executive order ordering agencies to make machine-readable open data the default when standing up new systems or modernizing existing ones will "create opportunities around transparency and efficiency inside the walls of government as well as fuel economic opportunity on the outside," said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel during a May 9 White house press call.
Veterans Affairs Department Acting Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren spoke with reporters March 27 about the department's most recent data breach report (.pdf) and other matters.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released March 21 its annual spring outlook, holding a press conference with Laura Furgione, deputy director, NOAA's National Weather Service and Karen Marsh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community Preparedness Division.
General Service Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini spoke March 5 during the Federal Managers Association's national convention in Washington, D.C., about the agency's use of a bullpen office layout and his hopes for increased productivity as a result.
Veteran Affairs Department Chief Information Officer Roger Baker spoke with reporters Jan. 30 about the department's data breach reports from September (.pdf), October (.pdf), November (.pdf) and December (.pdf). Click on the media player to listen to the call in full (approx. 1 hour).
Officials from the General Services Administration and the FBI held an industry day Jan. 17 to discuss options to exchange the FBI's Hoover Building for a new development that would house more of bureau's personnel in a new location. The agency has submitted a request for information asking for input about the potential value of the Hoover Building and where best the FBI could be served.
Officials from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spoke with the media Jan. 15 to discuss their latest findings on global temperature changes.
Dan Tangherlini, acting administrator at the General Services Administration, spoke and took questions at a Dec. 20 event on the redevelopment of Federal Triangle South. The event was hosted by the District of Columbia Building Industry Association.
Adm. Robert Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, spoke Dec. 6 at a morning event held by the Navy League in Pentagon City, Va. Listen to his talk in full (approx. 1 hour).
Alexander Alvaro , a German member of the European Parliament and a governor of the European Internet Foundation ("political leadership for network society"), spoke Dec. 4 on European privacy issues during an event of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee .