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Column: The green office castle

Chris O'Brien is the director of sustainability at American University in Washington. He offers some advice for federal workers who want to green their offices. O'Brien said to go easy dishing out the guilt and instead serve up solutions that make work easier and more efficient, and heap the praise on everyone who helps.

Tags: green government , Greening of Government: buildings , Chris O'Brien

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:40pm EDT

Budgets could sap federal leadership development

Budget cuts could undermine leadership development in the federal government, observers say. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with American University's Robert Tobias about managers who say they have less time to participate in leadership development activities.

Tags: management , Robert Tobias , leadership , In Depth , Francis Rose ,

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:43pm EDT
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Report: Universities drive D.C. region's growth

The Washington region's colleges and universities will be a catalyst for the District of Columbia's economic growth over the next decade as the federal government downsizes, a change that should give the institutions more lobbying power, a new report says.

Tags: Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro , Steven Fuller , George Mason University , Georgetown University

Friday - 06/03/2011, 10:50am EDT

Suspect in AU prof murder indicted on car charge

Deandrew Hamlin has been indicted in the District, and no longer faces a charge in Montgomery County.

Tags: Sue Ann Marcum , Deandrew Hamlin , Bethesda , Neal;Augenstein

Monday - 04/04/2011, 12:00pm EDT

White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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DoD's impending crisis a myth, critics say

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said repeatedly over recent weeks that operating the Defense Department under 2010 funding levels represented a "crisis on my doorstep." Several Defense spending critics said the assessment was overblown.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Gordon Adams , Christopher Preble , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , Cato Institute , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 07:06am EST
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Can government reorg produce real efficiency?

American University scholar in residence Beryl Radin outlines the challenges of reorganization government, called for by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

Tags: Beryl Radin , management , best practices , Barack Obama , State of the Union , reorganization , Dorobek Insider , budget , efficiency

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 04:40pm EST
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Obama's State of the Union decoded

How did the president do last night in terms of getting his message across? We look at the rhetoric with AU's Robert Lehrman.

Tags: Federal Drive , newsstand , State of the Union , rhetoric , Robert Lehrman , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 09:31am EST
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