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Government tools for tracking the Gulf Coast oil spill

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Friday - 07/16/2010, 12:58pm EDT

EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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OMB, GSA hope fourth time is a charm for USA.gov

Agencies launch redesigned governmentwide portal with Microsoft's Bing search engine. As a part of the launch, OMB and GSA make 18 mobile applications available from agencies across the government. Federal CIO Kundra says the government must improve how citizens access information and interact with agencies.

Friday - 07/02/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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Once Upon a Time in Teleworkland

Telework's beginning as an emergency response has a happy ending.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:18pm EDT

EPA Completes Air Quality Testing At Schools

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed air quality testing outside of 63 schools in 22 states as well as at two tribal schools. The testing was done as part of an unprecedented school air monitoring initiative announced last year to protect children from toxic air pollution around schools. Air samplers using microprocessors and "Intelligent Air Pump"s were used to trap Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds, hexavalent chromium, and other airborne toxins while a Climatronics Sonimometer™ was used to measure wind speeds and direction. EPA experts will now analyze the data to understand whether air quality at these schools poses long-term health concerns for children. The agency has posted preliminary data to its Web site throughout the project to make public the levels of the 62 air toxins the monitors are checking.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:09pm EDT

New EPA initiative pushes 'green' building

EPA's Saskia van Gendt talks to us about the new initiative to use green building construction materials.

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 05:52pm EDT
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Mapping the response to BP oil spill

New online tool created by NOAA and the EPA shows real time changes.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 12:57pm EDT

DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT

GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider

AT&T receives an authority to operate its cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. Agencies now can purchase these services to meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:38pm EDT
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GOVgreen: Sustainability in the Federal Government

All Federal agencies are required to submit annual Sustainability Plans starting in June 2010. The plans must outline how the agency will meet the mandates of Executive Order 13514 to conserve more, consume less and substantially reduce its carbon footprint. In this interview, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will talk about the key components of Sustainability Plans, including implementation, monitoring and challenges.

Monday - 05/31/2010, 10:26pm EDT
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New EPA tool gathers eco info about your neighborhood

Learn all about how to use MyEnvironment.

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 03:42pm EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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TV Energy Star Rating

As of May first, televisions that carry the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star label are now required to, on average, be 40 percent more efficient than conventional models. Available nationwide, the new sets will help consumers save more energy and money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while offering the same features and performance. The new requirements represent EPA's most stringent Energy Star TV specification to date. With more than 19 million sets with screens larger than 40 inches expected to ship to American homes this year, the new specifications also offer important savings in larger size TVs. If all televisions sold in the U.S. met the new requirements, Americans would save $2.5 billion annually in energy costs while reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions of about 3 million cars.

Monday - 05/10/2010, 02:23pm EDT

Obama nominates two for key administration posts

President Barack Obama announced on Thursday his intent to fill two key administration posts.

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 01:29pm EDT

EPA jumping on the mobile apps bandwagon

The Environmental Protection Agency is going mobile. Learn how on this week's show.
April 29, 2010

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 12:55pm EDT
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EPA shares lessons learned about Web 2.0 policy

EPA's Director of Web Communications discusses the challenges, and benefits, of having a solid agency-wide Web 2.0 policy.

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 03:41pm EDT
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The climate of EPA and climate change explained

U.S. energy companies and manufacturers are adamant that the Senate climate bill pre-empt the states and the EPA's Clean Air Act authority to control greenhouse gases. National Journal's Margaret Kriz Hobson, energy and environmental correspondent has details.

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 10:30am EDT
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Regs Nix New World

What would the New World look like if Christopher Columbus had been a federal worker rather than a private contractor? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says things would probably be a lot quieter.

Monday - 10/19/2009, 04:00am EDT

OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT
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SAMMIES Tracker: Cooler and greener

Wednesday - 07/29/2009, 10:28am EDT
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