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Watchdog group pursues more openness in government

Tom Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, talks about his group's efforts in recognizing poor compliance with open government practices through its annual Rosemary Award.

Tags: Justice , National Security Archive , Tom Blanton , Rosemary Award , open government , Open Government Directive , Barack Obama , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am EST
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GAO: EPA has $2B in unobligated Superfund money

Carolyn Yocom is the director in GAO's health care practice.

Tags: Carolyn Yocom , GAO , Superfund , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:46am EST
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EPA recognizes DoD bases for energy savings

Gary McNeil, a co-manager of EPA's Combined Heat and Power Program, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss an award for energy savings earned by two military bases.

Tags: technology , Green government , renewable energy , Gary McNeil , DoD , military bases , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:36pm EST
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Agencies demo one-stop FOIA portal

Federal employees who respond to Freedom of Information Act requests got their first look today at a new web portal designed to improve efficiency and transparency. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Commerce Department and the National Archives and Records Administration are basing the portal on Regulations.gov.

Tags: FOIA , Regulations.gov , transparency , open gov , Miriam Nisbet , Commerce , OMB Watch , Gavin Baker , technology , Gov 2.0 , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 03:47pm EST
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Air Force, EPA partner for greener base cleanups

The Air Force and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding last month to conduct environmental footprint analyses on Air Force installations in the Pacific Southwest Region.

Tags: Air Force , Green government , MOU , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:31am EST
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Obama praises EPA staff for pursuit of 'vital mission'

President Barack Obama spoke to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, challenging them to continue pursuing their "vital mission" of protecting the American people.

Tags: Barack Obama , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:57am EST

Top GOP policy issues at a glance

House Republicans have dotted nine remaining spending bills with well more than 100 "riders" that would redirect government policy or maintain it in some cases despite objections from President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Most are unlikely to survive in final negotiations on a massive bill for funding government operations through next September.

Tags: Congress , Energy , budget

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:42am EST

GOP lawmakers seek more power over regulations

The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP calls "job killers" _ regulations covering everything from health care to dangerous children's toys.

Tags: Congress , House , OMB Watch , OMB , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:03pm EST

EPA and Army partner for Net Zero effort

The Army is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency to makes its bases more sustainable as part of its Net Zero initiative.

Tags: Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler , Net Zero , Army , DoD , Energy , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:04am EST
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EPA gives awards for environmental apps

The EPA has announced five winners for its Apps for the Environment Challenge. The agency designed the contest to help promote the creation of mobile apps that make innovative uses of EPA's own data. The top overall app the agency selected is a light bulb finder that lets mobile users weigh their lighting needs against financial considerations and the environmental impact of their choices. EPA also selected winners in categories created by students, and a winner for the most popular app as chosen by users.

Tags: Meeting Mission and Goals , technology ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:47pm EST
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