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Obama: Innovation, DoD budget cuts needed to reduce debt

President Obama said the Defense Department must continue to cut wasteful spending from its budget for the country to reach fiscal health. At the same time, the country must continue to invest in energy, science and technology, he said.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , deficit reduction ,

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 03:20pm EDT

DoD to issue first operational energy strategy

The Defense Department is preparing its first departmentwide strategy on how it uses energy for military operations and what it's doing to move to more secure energy sources. Leaders are hopeful that the strategy will be sent to Congress in April.

Tags: DoD , technology , DoD budget , operational energy , Sharon Burke , Robert Work , Erin Conaton Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/01/2011, 06:21am EDT
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Obama energy plan a realistic possibility

Lisa Margonelli, director of New America Foundation's Energy Policy Initiative and author of "Oil On the Brain: Petroleum's Long Strange Trip to Your Tank"

Tags: Barack Obama , Lisa Margonelli , New America Foundation , Oil on the Brain ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:36pm EDT
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CR after CR: what's a CFO to do?

We ask Steve Isakowitz, chief financial officer of the Energy Department and co-chairman of the CFO Council.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , CR , Steve Isakowitz

Friday - 03/18/2011, 10:08am EDT
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CHCOs have 30 days to improve appraisals

A council working group will deliver recommendations and options to the Office of Personnel Management for how to improve the way managers rate employee performance. OPM Director John Berry said appraisals need to be simplified and happen more frequently.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , Michael Kane , Janie Payne , OPM , HUD , IRMCO , CHCO Council , performance management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 07:34am EDT
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CHCOs have 30 days to improve appraisals

A council working group will deliver recommendations and options to the Office of Personnel Management for how to improve the way managers rate employee performance. OPM Director John Berry said appraisals need to be simplified and happen more frequently.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , Michael Kane , Janie Payne , OPM , HUD , IRMCO , CHCO Council , performance management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 07:23am EDT

Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , shutdown , OMB , SBA , Transportation , GPO , HUD , Justice , NASA , State , Commerce , NRC , DoT , hiring freeze , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

Energy boosts security on electric grid

The Energy Department has unveiled a new initiative that will develop cyber security risk management process guidelines for the electric sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , electric grid , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:50pm EST

Study: Cold weather could help you lose weight

If you were one of the thousands who didn't get power back for days after last Wednesday's storm, you'll be happy to know there may be one positive -- if unintended -- side effect: It may have helped you lose weight.

Tags: obesity , University College London , Max Smith , weight loss , Obesity Reviews , cold weather

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 06:35pm EST

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Tags: technology , Bill Turnbull , Cindy Cassil , Margie Graves , Alfred Rivera , DHS , State , OMB , DISA , AFCEA , data center consolidation , cloud computing , green IT , enterprise e-mail , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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