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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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OMB begins pruning of financial systems

VA, SBA, EPA and HUD are the first to go through the review process and see dramatic changes. OMB controller Werfel said the goal for each agency is to invest only in top priorities, saving $1 billion a year by eliminating or reducing the size of agency modernization projects.

Tags: technology , management , Danny Werfel , Jeff Zients , Doug Criscitello , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , SBA , HUD , financial systems modernization , FLITE , IT Dashboard , financial systems advisory board , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.

Tags: technology , management , Bev Godwin , Jeff Davis , GSA , NASA , SSA , OSTP , USDA , OMB , Challenge Post , Case Foundation , competitions , challenges , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 07:15am EDT
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Software Rapidly Detects Water Contamination

Scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency have collaborated with the Department of Energy to develop new water quality software that enhances a local water system's ability to know when it's been intentionally, or unintentionally, contaminated. It assists both agencies in meeting goals connected to homeland security. Utilities can use the Canary software - in conjunction with a network of sensors - to quickly detect contamination, more accurately assess when and how to respond, and then issue warnings to customers if necessary. The software can help detect chemical and biological contaminants, including pesticides, metals, and pathogens. Canary is available worldwide as a free software tool to drinking water utilities. The software is currently being used by more than 600 users in 15 countries.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology Report , DoE , Scott Carr

Monday - 08/30/2010, 07:26pm EDT

White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Tags: management , Aneesh Chopra , Cass Sunstein , White House , NASA , DoT , HHS , Interior , GSA , Treasury , open government , transparency , open government dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

Government-led contests work best in procurement

Contests, contests, everywhere...all across government agencies.

Tags: DorobekInsider , Erin Reilly , contracting , contest , Steve Kelman

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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Cataract Cases Avoided

A new report predicts that more than 22 million additional cataract cases will be avoided for Americans born between 1985 and the year 2100 - due to the reduction and eventual elimination of ozone depleting substances. UV radiation increases the risk for skin cancer, but also increases the risk for cataracts -- that affects more than 20 million Americans age 40 and older. For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency has been able to include data on cataract risk by gender and skin type. The ozone layer is predicted to recover to pre-1980 levels after the year 2065. In the meantime, under a compromised ozone layer, more UV radiation still reaches the Earth's surface. While treatment for cataracts is widely available in the U.S., the costs are high, with direct medical costs estimated to be $6.8 billion per year.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , Scott Carr

Monday - 08/09/2010, 02:42pm EDT
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