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Fort Detrick caps toxic waste

A Maryland Army facility is now on an exclusive EPA priority list to clean up toxic waste contamination at a field where wastes associated with weapons production were dumped, contaminating the local water supply.

Tags: newsstand , Fort Detrick , Superfund , Sen. Ben Cardin , Col. Judith Robinson

Tuesday - 07/07/2009, 07:03am EDT
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EPA crawling in your Twitter

The Environmental Protection Agency will be crawling blogs, Twitter postings, and other social media to find out what people are saying about the environment and EPA.

Tags: social media , mngt , technology , Dalroy Ward

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 11:42am EST

EPA looks for innovation from the outside

A tight budget is changing the EPA's approach to developing new ideas and it's nothing short of creative. Malcom Jackson is the EPA's assistant administrator in the Office of Environmental Information and the CIO.

Tags: In Depth , innovation , apps , technology , Malcom Jackson

Monday - 06/13/2011, 06:15pm EDT
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OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Tags: Congress , management , regulatory reform , White House , OMB , OIRA , HHS , Cass Sunstein , Heritage Foundation , James Gatusso , SBA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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Schlosser moving to OMB's E-Gov office

Schlosser comes to OMB from EPA where she will take over for Mike Howell, who left in November. Schlosser also served as CIO of HUD and worked on cybersecurity at Transportation.

Tags: technology , management , Lisa Schlosser , Mike Howell , OMB , HUD , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 05:56pm EDT

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.

Tags: contracting , industry , FAR Council , USDA , green government , acquisition regulations , contractor ethics , EPEAT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Expanding 'Energy Star' certification

EPA environmental protection specialist Una Song joins host John Gilroy to talk about the Energy Star project and how it can help your agency monitor its energy use.
April 26, 2011

Tags: technology , Una Song , Energy Star , DoE , Energy , John Gilroy , ARMATURE , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 09:08pm EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , Congress , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , Defense , DHS , TSA , NIH , HHS , czars , DOJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT
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