Department of the Interior

Bipartisan law pushes use of drones for fighting wildfires

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 month ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 month ago

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?

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 8 months ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 10 months ago

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.

Data scientists, HHS cyber team and drone experts among ‘Sammies’ finalists

by Carten Cordell • 12 months ago

The nominees included federal employees that used data innovation to track Zika, developed air traffic control systems for drones and mitigated the impact of WannaCry.

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