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Sunday - 03/23/2014, 03:47pm EDT

Four generations of public service help Williams succeed at Energy

With 30 years of experience as a federal employee, Thomas Williams considers the government a great place to work. He even encouraged his youngest daughter to follow in the footsteps of her father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His leadership skills have earned him the honor of being names one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service.

Tags: Thomas Williams , Top Leaders in Federal Service , leadership , management , workforce , people , Michael OConnell , Energy Information Administration , Federal Drive , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:34am EST

Cool Roofs Initiative helps agencies achieve energy-saving goals

Agencies are installing white, reflective roofs, solar panels and plant-filled green roofs to cut down on energy costs and save taxpayers money. This is all in response to President Barack Obama's executive order requiring agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Tags: Jennifer MacDonald , Mark Sprouse , Steven Chu , sustainability , green government , Green Government Initiative , cool roofs , National Archives , Obama Impact , management , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:26am EDT

Companies stick agencies with retirement bill

Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says the government is paying for private employees' retirements has been a legitimate business expense for years under cost-accounting standards.

Tags: Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Federal Drive , retirement , benefits , watchdog , Pay and Benifits ,

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 12:30pm EST
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USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tags: DoD , USDA , Navy , Air Force , biofuels , Esther Carey , Ray Mabus , Tom Vilsack , Heather Zichal , green government

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

NNSA IT transformation taking 3-step approach

Agency CIO Robert Osborn is improving the network and cybersecurity. He said the cloud of clouds approach gives the National Nuclear Security Administration the security and flexibility they need to meet their mission.
March 15, 2012

Tags: technology , Robert Osborn , NNSA , Mike Locatis , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 08:55pm EDT
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New effort aims att securing critical infrastructure computers

The White House launches a new initiative to better secure the computers that run critical infrastructure like power plants and water systems.

Tags: White House , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Energy , DHS , Federal Drive , technology

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:16am EST

Savannah River making up for lost IT time

Phil Cirrulli, the chief information officer for the managing and operations contractor for the site, is improving the national lab's infrastructure to support widespread wireless access. He also is shutting down legacy mainframe systems after implementing a new ERP system.
December 1, 2011

Tags: technology , Savannah River Site , Phil Cirrulli , mobile computing , wireless access , ERP , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:31pm EST
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GAO studies alternative uses for Yucca Mountain

Frank Rusco, the director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a recent GAO report.

Tags: Energy , GAO , Yucca Mountain , Federal Drive , Frank Rusco

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 10:11am EDT
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Stimulus Facing Execution Risks

For now, the entire stimulus plan depends upon the ability of a depleted and demoralized federal acquisition force.

Tags: contracting , Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , stimulus , Contracting officers , procurement reform

Monday - 04/06/2009, 12:58pm EDT
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