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Survey: Feds unaware of green progress

A Federal News Radio survey of federal employees and contractors found most are optimistic about reducing the government's carbon footprint, but not many believe the efforts are making a difference. About 40 percent of the respondents say President Obama's executive order to reduce energy usage is a lot of talk and not a lot of action, and 73 percent are not familiar with their agency's sustainability plan.

Tags: management , green government , White House , Jason Miller , survey , Greening of Government: transportation

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:02am EDT

Attorney General Holder: 'I voted for Gray'

D.C. Council Chair and Democratic nominee for mayor Vincent Gray met with one his many constituents Thursday. However, this supporter was far from your ordinary taxpayer.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Eric Holder , D.C. voting rights , Anthony Williams , Mark Segraves

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:37pm EDT

FCC seeks to remake its .gov self

FCC has tapped a former Microsoft executive to help revamp the agency's web and data resources. The goal: to "reboot" FCC.gov, and make it a model for how government uses the web to serve citizens.

Tags: management , technology , Gov 2.0 summit , FCC , Julius Genachowski , Steven Van Roekel , Microsoft , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 06:26am EDT
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Fenty asks White House for endorsement

Trailing in the polls less than a week from election day, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is asking for help from the White House.

Tags: Adrian Fenty , Vincent Gray , Michelle Obama , D.C. mayoral race , D.C. primary , White House , Mark Segraves

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 02:48pm EDT

OMB's Orszag touts administration's gains

Now set to conclude his tenure as director of the Office of Management and Budget this Friday, Peter Orszag appraised his 18 months in the job. He points to a number of ways in which he and the administration tried to change the way the government works.

Tags: management , OMB , Peter Orszag , Brookings Institution , Jacob Lew , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 06:48am EDT
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Document classification system under review

In the government, it's said that nothing has more endurance, or lasts longer than a document stamped "top secret". A presidential advisory panel tasked with developing a newly streamlined classification and declassification system for the government wrestled with one proposal to get rid of one existing category all together.

Tags: national security , Public Interest Declassification Board , DoD , DoE , Andrew Weston-Dawkes , Steven Aftergood , Federation of American Scientists , Max Cacas

Monday - 07/26/2010, 06:45am EDT
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Virtual tools near actual federal use

Let's face it, meetings are a necessary evil for the federal workforce. But what if you could use a collaboration tool that lets you participate digitally? The next generation of virtual collaboration tools are almost the next best thing to being there.

Tags: technology , virtual worlds , Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds , National Defense University , iCollege , NOAA , Erick Hackathorn , Second Life , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 07:04am EDT
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OFPP: Hiring needed ahead of 'tsunami of buying'

Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

Tags: DoD , OMB , contracting , Dan Gordon , Shay Assad , Robert Gates , Senate , defense , management , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:17am EDT

Gitmo inmate released

A Yemeni man held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay for eight years has been sent home after a judge concluded he had no connection to al Qaeda and ordered his release, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Reuters reports, Mohammed Odaini is the first Yemeni sent home since U.S. President Barack Obama halted repatriations after allegations that a Yemeni al Qaeda affiliate was behind a failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airplane on Christmas Day.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , military , Mohammed Odaini , Guantanamo Bay , Yemeni , Al Qaeda , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 04:02pm EDT
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