The focus of the federal response to Hurricane Sandy has transitioned from search-and-rescue efforts to mass care, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Nov. 1. He participated in a press call where he discussed housing assistance, power restoration and other matters.
Federal efforts to recover from and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy are underway. On Oct. 31, federal officials participated in a press call where they discussed efforts ranging from emergency transportation funding to the distribution of generators.
Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy have intensified over the afternoon with East Coast power companies already reporting outages. With the storm projected to make landfall in southern New Jersey the evening of Oct. 29, federal officials held a 30 minute press call.
With the effects of Hurricane Sandy already being felt along the outer Eastern seaboard, federal officials spoke Oct. 28 with reporters on the status of the storm and it's projected impact. Listen to 20 minute call in full.
Navy Vice Admiral William Burke, deputy chief of naval operations warfare systems, and Lawrence Schuette, the director of the Office of Innovation at the Office of Naval Research, spoke on Oct. 22 at...
Two officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussed the national temperature and precipitation outlook for winter 2012-2013 with reporters Oct. 18. Scroll down to the...
General Services Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini spoke Oct. 11 at an event hosted by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Veterans Affairs Department Chief Information Officer Roger Baker spoke with reporters Sept. 26 about the department's most recent data breach report and other matters. Baker said there would be a number of contract awards coming out of VA's IT office before Sunday, Sept. 30, the end of Fiscal 2012. "There will be about a half a billion dollars of awards in September out of the IT organization," he said.
Army officials discussed the service's progress in moving to its Joint Information Environment during a Sept. 13 event hosted by AFCEA DC in Arlington, Va.
Veterans Affairs Department Chief Information Officer Roger Baker spoke with reporters Aug. 24 about the department's most recent data breach report (.pdf) and other matters, such as VA's plan to consolidate mobile device and wireless services contracts into streamlined, national contracts in early fiscal 2013. Baker said the consolidation strategy has expanded beyond wireless.