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DoD seeks energy 'nirvana' in priorities

Dorothy Robyn, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, said DoD is taking the lead in helping clean energy companies clear the commercialization hurdle.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , clean energy , Federal Drive , 2011 Green Gov Symposium

Monday - 10/31/2011, 09:43am EDT

DoD readies new energy technology grants

The Defense Department is getting ready to hand out $30 million in grants to test out cutting edge energy technologies. The Pentagon's head of installation energy says the department was overwhelmed by the number and quality of proposals it got from industry as it tries to turn military bases into test beds for clean energy technology. The concepts DoD wants to test include smart microgrids and energy storage technology, renewable energy generation and advanced technologies to improve building energy efficiency.

Tags: Technology , Meeting Mission Goal through Technology ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 01:04pm EDT

Hawkins nominated to be new DISA director

Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., Hawkins, who currently serves as deputy director for command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Staff, will take over for current DISA director Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett.

Tags: DISA , Leon Panetta , Ronnie Hawkins , Carroll Pollett , IT

Monday - 10/31/2011, 07:39am EDT

IG reports: Prosecutions up for war zone crimes

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, the number of people indicted and convicted by the U.S. for bribery, theft and other reconstruction-related crimes in both countries is rapidly rising, according to two government reports released Sunday.

Tags: Iraq , Afghanistan , SIGIR , Stuart Bowen , Jon Novak , contracting

Sunday - 10/30/2011, 07:33pm EDT

FedRAMP cloud policy in final review

GSA's Dave McClure said a flood of documents will come as soon as OMB signs off on the cloud security guidance. McClure said among the documents will be the application for third party companies to become FedRAMP accreditors of cloud products and services.

Tags: Technology , Dave McClure , GSA , DHS , FedRAMP , Cloud computing , Cybersecurity , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Industry , OMB , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:45pm EDT

Pentagon personnel chief steps down amid probe

Undersecretary for personnel and readiness Clifford Stanley will step down in the next two weeks. DoD official said a reported IG investigation had nothing to with Stanley's resignation.

Tags: workorce , management , Clifford Stanley , Jo Ann Rooney , Federal Drive

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 06:59pm EDT

DoD personnel miss out on absentee ballots

A Pentagon report found that more than a quarter of active-duty military personnel who requested absentee ballots for the 2010 election never received them. DoD is examining the reasons and looking to technological solutions.

Tags: Technology , e-voting , Federal Voter Assistance Program , Bob Carey , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:17am EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - Oct. 28

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , headlines , OPM , , Clifford Stanley ,

Friday - 10/28/2011, 08:23am EDT

DoD Post Offices to close as troops depart

The Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17th. Those responsibilities will transition to State Department embassy or consulate post offices.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD Report , Iraq , State Department , post office

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:29pm EDT
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