Department of the Interior
It’s OK for government to joke around on social media sometimes, comms leaders say
Social media is a place where agencies can engage "as real people" and show empathy.
Bipartisan law pushes use of drones for fighting wildfires
The new law directs the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to develop a research and testing program to explore the use of drones in fire management.
Interior finds new tech chief in former Alaska CIO
Bill Vajda will fill the role left empty when Sylvia Burns departed the agency in September.
Update Paused: Could the shutdown stunt the government’s 21st century workforce?
The partial government shutdown has exacted disruptions to federal operations, including the White House's efforts to build a technology-based workforce.
CIO Sylvia Burns to leave Interior
Next she'll be the Deputy CIO for Enterprise Strategy at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, an Interior spokesperson said.
FAA ‘overly conservative’ in approach to drones, report says
The agency is saying no to drones more than it says yes, the report suggests, which is risky because of all the promise the technology holds — for public safety, product delivery, inspection of remote assets and more.