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Report: Labor Dept.'s green jobs program fell short of goals

A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:14pm EDT

Top 10 agencies with telework issues

How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.

Sunday - 10/02/2011, 08:55pm EDT

DoD alternative energy investments to exceed $10B by 2030

DoD is one of the largest energy consumers in the world but is a leader in developing and using alternative fuel sources.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:45pm EDT

Energy's Solar Decathlon features green homes

This might not be the best weekend for it weather-wise, but the Energy Department's solar decathlon is running on the Mall this weekend.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:02pm EDT
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Agencies 'on right track' in sustainability efforts

Daniel Fiorino, an American University professor and author of an IBM Center report on the 2009 executive order mandating sustainability, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the green efforts a little less than two years later. In his report, he said agencies could learn from the private sector's sustainability efforts.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 09:16am EDT
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GSA adds nearly 600 small IT businesses to new contract

The General Services Administration has named 599 small disadvantaged firms to its 8(a) STARS II contract. The governmentwide IT contract, with a ceiling of $10 billion, is bigger and broader than its predecessors.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 06:58am EDT
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GSA, EPA to green government using IT schedules

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

DoE to give DoD a leg up in using alternative energy

The Defense and Energy departments are starting two new joint research and demonstration projects intended to help DoD become less reliant on petroleum.

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:37am EDT
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How to save $585 million and green the government

Staying $585 million under budget is a major accomplishment for any agency. But, as Federal News Radio's Francis Rose found out, GSA's Bill Guerin did just that.

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:34pm EDT
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DoD to treat energy as a critical military capability

The Defense Department says it's committed to changing both the way it uses energy and the kinds of energy the military uses.

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 08:11am EDT
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Postal Service reduces greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reduced the amount of carbon dioxide it emitted by more than 1 million metric tons. Federal News Radio asked Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, to explain how the agency pulled it off.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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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

BRAC side effect: Greener buildings

Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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AFCEA Bethesda hosts 2nd Annual Energy IT Day

Steve Krauss, president of AFCEA Bethesda, talked to Federal News Radio about the event and some of the big issues that were to be discussed.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:41pm EDT
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PBS explores new ways to utilize work space

Lance Davis, program manager of the Design Excellence Architecture program in the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, tells Federal News Radio about new ways GSA is looking at office space.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:14pm EDT
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GSA works with contractors to increase energy efficiency

Nancy Gillis, the director of the Supply Chain Emissions program management office at the General Services Administration, tells Federal News Radio how it's working with contractors to increase their energy efficiency.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:05pm EDT
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Agencies release first sustainability scorecards

The scorecards provide a benchmark on agencies' progress to meet the mandate. Each agency will update its sustainability plan based on its scorecard performance, according to a joint statement from the Office of Management and Budget and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:25pm EDT

GSA, HHS to green concessions in fed buildings

The two agencies plan to implement healthier foods and sustainable options at all concessions in their buildings.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:16pm EDT

More electric cars part of GSA's sustainability plans

GSA is focused on reducing waste as much as possible, while still allowing government to be effective. Sustainability was a focus of this year's IRMCO event.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 01:23pm EDT

How to save energy at your agency

Green government and sustainability have taken center stage in government. Nick Milne-Home and Jerry Rutkowski of 1E discuss how your agency can save energy through software and services that improve IT efficiency.
February 22, 2011

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