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EPA and Army partner for Net Zero effort

The Army is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency to makes its bases more sustainable as part of its Net Zero initiative.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:04am EST
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EPA gives awards for environmental apps

The EPA has announced five winners for its Apps for the Environment Challenge. The agency designed the contest to help promote the creation of mobile apps that make innovative uses of EPA's own data. The top overall app the agency selected is a light bulb finder that lets mobile users weigh their lighting needs against financial considerations and the environmental impact of their choices. EPA also selected winners in categories created by students, and a winner for the most popular app as chosen by users.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:47pm EST

Protesters call for EPA to protect whistleblowers

Three former agency employees say they tried to expose wrongdoing and were punished by EPA senior leaders. Several organizations marched to EPA headquarters asking for more support for whistleblowers.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:02am EST
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EPA names Apps for Environment winners

The winning app for the Environmental Protection Agency's Apps for the Environment Challenge helps people find the right light bulb for their homes.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 01:18pm EST

What's wrong with EPA's budget management?

David Trimble, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, discussed some of the recommendations to fix EPA's budget management.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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Presidential Early Career Award winner studies air pollution risks

Dr. Gayle Hagler leads research in major developments that measure and map air pollutant emissions.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:41pm EDT
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EPA's Reif a Presidential Early Career Award winner

Dr. David Reif is a statistician for EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:30pm EDT
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Did EPA meet rulemaking standards in greenhouse gas finding?

Wade Najjum, the assistant inspector general for program evaluation at EPA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the recent EPA IG report and what's next.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 09:25am EDT
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Experts: QR codes could pose cyber threats

The use of QR codes is building momentum in government. But some cyber experts are warning agencies that some of them could pose cyber threats.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 11:24am EDT

Cool Jobs: CSI Environment

K. Eric Nottingham, director of the National Enforcement Investigations Center in Denver, Colo., explains how the EPA's investigators help prosecute environmental offenders.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 02:01am EDT
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How reversed smog rule affects EPA, other agencies

Sarah Ladislaw, a senior fellow for energy and national security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the policy implications.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 09:30am EDT
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Obama yields on smog rule in face of GOP demands

In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama on Friday scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog, yielding to bitterly protesting businesses and congressional Republicans who complained the rule would kill jobs in America's ailing economy.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 07:07pm EDT

Why Justice is footing EPA's law bills

David Trimble is the Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:16pm EDT
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GAO: EPA needs more coordination at 37 labs

In the last 20 years, independent evaluations of EPA's labs have turned up operations and management problems, according to the GAO report. EPA also struggles with consolidating its labs.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 03:54pm EDT
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EPA policies, regulations have regional flavor

Field office employees and headquarters staff work closely together to ensure changes meet the agency's mission. Two-way communication makes policy implementations more likely to succeed, EPA employees say. But these employees also say headquarters' staff needs to do more to understand their challenges, and field workers need to spend some time in Washington.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:29am EDT
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GSA, EPA to green government using IT schedules

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 05:06pm EDT

EPA looks for innovation from the outside

A tight budget is changing the EPA's approach to developing new ideas and it's nothing short of creative. Malcom Jackson is the EPA's assistant administrator in the Office of Environmental Information and the CIO.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 06:15pm EDT
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OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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Schlosser moving to OMB's E-Gov office

Schlosser comes to OMB from EPA where she will take over for Mike Howell, who left in November. Schlosser also served as CIO of HUD and worked on cybersecurity at Transportation.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 05:56pm EDT

95 percent of all new contracts must be green

FAR Council issues an interim rule to change the acquisition regulations. Agencies and contractors must start meeting new requirements for goods and services.

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm EDT
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