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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

Expanding 'Energy Star' certification

EPA environmental protection specialist Una Song joins host John Gilroy to talk about the Energy Star project and how it can help your agency monitor its energy use.
April 26, 2011

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 09:08pm EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Telework/COOP & The Role of Videoconferencing

March 29th at 12pm

Program will discuss progress Report on teleworking in the Federal Government, top telework/COOP priorities, the role of videoconferencing in telework/COOP, key challenges to still overcome, lessons learned, and a vision for the future.

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 08:20pm EDT

Lawyer: None of the Fort Detrick claims shows any proof

A lawyer reviewing claims made by people who believe chemical testing at Fort Detrick caused a cancer cluster says none of the claims shows any support for their accusations.

Saturday - 03/12/2011, 09:49am EST

Union feds march against scapegoating

AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill to put a face on the federal workforce. They want to correct the misperception that government workers are to blame for the deficit and gridlock in Washington.

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:26am EST
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Climate battle brews on the Hill

Two bills aimed at the EPA are in the Senate, but whether they create momentum or reveal a divide aren't clear. The Hill's Ben Geman explains.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 10:32am EST
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Federal agencies strategize to fight bed bugs

Federal agencies are collaborating to fight bed bug infestations with common-sense practices.

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 06:46pm EST
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IG: EPA lacks procedures to find right staffing levels

A newly-released EPA Inspector General's audit found that the agency lacks the internal controls it needs to make sure its workforce is aligned with its missions.

Friday - 12/31/2010, 04:17pm EST

2010 and Beyond: Opportunity in the age of austerity

Former EPA CIO Molly O'Neill highlights the top IT stories of this year in the DorobekINSIDER series, '2010 and Beyond.'

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 07:25pm EST
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Agreement signed to clean up Ft. Detrick

A Federal Facilities Agreement has been signed to clean up the contamination at Ft. Detrick.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 05:28pm EST

On the road to clean energy

On May 12, 2010, the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition unveiled its four-point "Policy Roadmap for Clean Energy". We ask co-chair Christine Todd Whitman what progress she's seen since then.

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 11:08am EST
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Federal workgroup to meet on bed bug problem

The Federal Bed Bug Workgroup meets in February for its second summit.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 02:25pm EST

Federal workgroup forms to take a bite out of bedbugs

Federal offices face a public health scourge spreading across the nation: bedbugs. Five agencies have joined forces to form the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, which works to educate on and control the spread of bed bugs. The EPA's director of Office of Pesticide Programs tells us about findings of the first National Bed Bug Summit.

Monday - 11/29/2010, 10:08am EST
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