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Federal workgroup forms to take a bite out of bedbugs

Federal offices face a public health scourge spreading across the nation: bedbugs. Five agencies have joined forces to form the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, which works to educate on and control the spread of bed bugs. The EPA's director of Office of Pesticide Programs tells us about findings of the first National Bed Bug Summit.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Bed Bugs , CDC , USDA , DoD , HHS , Lois Rossi , bedbugs , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 11/29/2010, 10:08am EST
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DOE and EPA get mileage out of fuel guide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for model year 2011 vehicles. EPA's Karl Simon joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , DoE , fuel economy

Friday - 11/12/2010, 09:31am EST
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Communications lessons learned from Gulf oil spill

The Gulf Coast oil spill is prompting many agencies to take a second -- and often a third -- look at how they handle communications in a crisis.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , Gulf oil spill , Coast Guard , James Cash , NOAA , Michele Jacobi , Jeffrey Levy

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 05:22pm EST
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DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response

The DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response.

Tags: AFFIRM , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , oil spill , Coast Guard , NOAA , best practices , management

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:58pm EDT

OFPP looks for better green purchasing data

A new survey on how well agencies contract for sustainable products and services is under development. GSA and OFPP also are taking other steps to promote green purchasing including training courses and changes to acquisition regulations.

Tags: contracting , Cyndi Vallani , Dana Arnold , OFPP , GSA , GreenGov Symposium , green purchasing , biobased products , Energy Star , EPEAT , Green government , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:04pm EDT
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Fed goes green by biking to work

EPA employee Barbara Klieforth bikes the six miles to work everyday.

Tags: Capital Bikeshare , bicycle , Greening of Government: people , Washington Area Bike Association , Green government , Barbara Klieforth , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 05:50pm EDT
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Federal Executive Boards spread the green word

With the majority of federal employees located outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area, how are feds in regional offices answering the White House's mandates regarding the greening of government? The answer: the Federal Executive Boards organized groups of executives who find ways to collaborate across agency lines.

Tags: management , Green government , Greening of Government: people , Federal Executive Board , Gay Page , Melanie Wood , OPM , GSA , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:02am EDT
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The Greening of Government-"Progress & Best Practices"

October 5th at 12PM

Program will discuss the progress report on green IT initiatives & greening of buildings, top green priorities, key challenges to overcome, lessons learned & best practices and a vision for the future.

Tags: technology , Federal Executive Forum , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , Vaughn Noga , Terrence Clark , CA ecoSoftware , Paul Brubaker , Cisco Systems , Robert Middlebrooks , Autodesk , Trezza Media Group , Jim Flyzik , The Flyzik Group

Friday - 09/24/2010, 02:18pm EDT

Agencies see IT Dashboard as starting point

EPA CIO Jackson said he wants to dig deeper to improve programs and save money on technology systems. Others are using the data on the dashboard to have a common language across the department.

Tags: technology , Malcolm Jackson , John Teeter , Darren Ash , OMB , HHS , FDA , NRC , IT Dashboard , AFCEA , project management , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:14am EDT
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EPA's Jackson: IT Dashboard tip of the iceberg

Environmental Protection Agency chief information officer Malcolm Jackson likes the transparency of the IT Dashboard. But Jackson says it only shows the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the health of EPA's technology projects.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Malcolm Jackson , Jason Miller , IT Dashboard

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 05:58pm EDT
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