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Once Upon a Time in Teleworkland

Telework's beginning as an emergency response has a happy ending.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telwork Center , telework , GSA , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:18pm EDT

EPA Completes Air Quality Testing At Schools

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed air quality testing outside of 63 schools in 22 states as well as at two tribal schools. The testing was done as part of an unprecedented school air monitoring initiative announced last year to protect children from toxic air pollution around schools. Air samplers using microprocessors and "Intelligent Air Pump"s were used to trap Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds, hexavalent chromium, and other airborne toxins while a Climatronics Sonimometer™ was used to measure wind speeds and direction. EPA experts will now analyze the data to understand whether air quality at these schools poses long-term health concerns for children. The agency has posted preliminary data to its Web site throughout the project to make public the levels of the 62 air toxins the monitors are checking.

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

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:09pm EDT

New EPA initiative pushes 'green' building

EPA's Saskia van Gendt talks to us about the new initiative to use green building construction materials.

Tags: technology , Saskia van Gent , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 05:52pm EDT
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Mapping the response to BP oil spill

New online tool created by NOAA and the EPA shows real time changes.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , NOAA

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 12:57pm EDT

DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award

Agencies recycled more than 51,000 pounds of electronics, purchases more than 58,000 hardware that met the green standards and saved the government more than $11 million.

Tags: technology , contracting , management , Federal Environmental Executive , DHS , DoJ , Energy , Federal Electronics Challenge , green IT , data centers , EPEAT , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 02:51pm EDT

GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider

AT&T receives an authority to operate its cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. Agencies now can purchase these services to meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.

Tags: technology , contracting , OMB , GSA , DHS , FTC , Treasury , AT&T , Qwest , Sprint , Verizon , Jeff Mohan , Tom McMahon , Bill White , Networx , telecommunications , cybersecurity , TIC , MTIPS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:38pm EDT
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GOVgreen: Sustainability in the Federal Government

All Federal agencies are required to submit annual Sustainability Plans starting in June 2010. The plans must outline how the agency will meet the mandates of Executive Order 13514 to conserve more, consume less and substantially reduce its carbon footprint. In this interview, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will talk about the key components of Sustainability Plans, including implementation, monitoring and challenges.

Tags: management , GOVgreen , Craig E. Hooks , OARM , William G. Dowd , National Capital Planning Commission , green government , sustainability plan , Executive Order 13514

Monday - 05/31/2010, 10:26pm EDT
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New EPA tool gathers eco info about your neighborhood

Learn all about how to use MyEnvironment.

Tags: technology , MyEnvironment

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 03:42pm EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , best practices , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , VA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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TV Energy Star Rating

As of May first, televisions that carry the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star label are now required to, on average, be 40 percent more efficient than conventional models. Available nationwide, the new sets will help consumers save more energy and money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while offering the same features and performance. The new requirements represent EPA's most stringent Energy Star TV specification to date. With more than 19 million sets with screens larger than 40 inches expected to ship to American homes this year, the new specifications also offer important savings in larger size TVs. If all televisions sold in the U.S. met the new requirements, Americans would save $2.5 billion annually in energy costs while reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions of about 3 million cars.

Tags: technology , Metting Mission Goals Through Technology , Energy Star TV

Monday - 05/10/2010, 02:23pm EDT
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