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Government innovation? It gets an 'A' for effort

Federal Drive host Tom Temin reports that agencies and companies at a recent technology conference are betting on innovation.

Tags: Tom Temin , innovation , technology , Booz Allen Hamilton , Sentien , Jonathan Aberman

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:56am EST

Moniz demands more accountability in Energy projects

The Energy secretary is shaking up the department to improve accountability. Project managers will assume more responsibility and face harsher consequences if they fail to meet major targets. Some contractors already have felt the difference, and it isn't pretty.

Tags: DoE , Ernest Moniz , John MacWilliams , management , accountability , reorganization , project management , Emily Kopp

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:57am EST
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Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

The same program that funded high-profile flops like Solyndra, the California-based solar company that filed for bankruptcy, is now showing some success stories.

Tags: Solyndra , investment , industry , business

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 02:00am EST

Barbara Helland, Department of Energy

New supercomputing technology under development at the Energy Department carries a price tag of $425 million. An explosion in data and in computing power requirements are among the challenges. Secretary Ernest Moniz says the two projects, Coral and FastForward 2, will foster what he calls "transformational advancements in basic science, national defense, environmental and energy research." Barbara Helland is facilities division director for Advanced Scientific Computing Research program at Energy. She just returned from a Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: supercomputing , Ernest Moniz , Coral , FastForward 2 , Barbara Helland , Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:01am EST
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

An energy inspector general investigation has found several problems with the way Sandia National Laboratories awarded billions of dollars in maintenance and operations contracts to Lockheed Martin. The IG found a lack of competition and violation of at least one important statute. In this week's legal loop, attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Driveto explain what this investigation means for Sandia Martin.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell , inspector general , Sandia National Laboratory , Lockheed Martin

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:40am EST
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GAO: Some agencies hit harder than others during sequestration

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that some agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Transportation and Health and Human Services, experienced stalled grants and contract activity during the government shutdown of 2013.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , DoT , NIH , HHS , grant management , contracting , budget , Mark Warner , Jory Heckman , OMB

Monday - 11/17/2014, 11:21am EST

Energy rebounds from cyber attack thanks to new IT asset tracking tool

The Energy Department developed a new tool to ensure outdated software doesn't remain on its network to create cyber vulnerabilities. Rick Lauderdale, Energy's chief architect, said business and mission leaders receive a dashboard view of potential problems.

Tags: technology , Rick Lauderdale , Mike Rosen , IDC , enterprise architecture , IT asset management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:13am EDT
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Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: management , Army , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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Energy reverses course on plan to hire VA executive at center of FedBid procurement fraud

The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management planned to bring on Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration's deputy chief procurement officer, but now has changed its mind. Taylor is accused by the VA inspector general of committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators and having a conflict of interest by promoting FedBid.

Tags: management , acquisition , Veterans Affairs , Susan Taylor , Thomas Johnson , FedBid , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:14pm EDT
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