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Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tags: Tom Hicks , Navy , green government , Agency of the Month , Francis Rose ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GSA , NIST , DoD , Justice , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Lawmakers push DoD, Energy for answers on IT supply chain security

Two GAO reports find agencies lack oversight and controls over ensuring vendors buy the components for hardware and software from trusted sources. DoD is ahead of most agencies. It is using intelligence expertise to secure the supply chain of national security systems.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , DHS , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Gil Vega , Mitchell Komaroff , House Energy and Commerce Committee , Supply chain management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Army on track to double President's energy-saving contracting goal

Army officials announced the service is on track to more than double a Presidential goal for investments in energy efficiency projects. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd, said the Army would likely invest $800 million in performance-based contracts over the next two years to realize energy savings and efficiencies at its multitude of bases and facilities.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , renewable energy , energy efficiency , Richard Kidd , Army , technology , green government

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Bill will propose combining Energy, EPA into one agency

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is introducing legislation this week to consolidate the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency into a single agency.

Tags: Marsha Blackburn , Richard Burr , Congress , EPA , consolidation , GAO , OMB

Monday - 03/26/2012, 12:57pm EDT

Tool helps agencies cut costs on green gov goals

Agencies have an April 20 deadline to join a renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation that can help them save money on reaching green goals.

Tags: Randy Manion , Western Area Power Administration , EPA , Tracy Logan , Federal Drive , green government , renewable energy

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:22am EDT
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Energy revamps hiring website

The Energy Department is trying to make it easier to attract top talent with its revamped websites Jobs.Energy.gov.

Tags: Mike Kane , hiring , workforce , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:40am EDT
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Senate committee review Energy's loan guarantee program

Andrew Restuccia, reporter for the Hill, gives an update on the debate.

Tags: Andrew Restuccia , The Hill , Federal Drive , Senate

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 10:52am EDT
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DoD's energy strategy includes focus on small business

Part of the Defense Department's new energy strategy is about getting more small businesses into the Pentagon's energy pipeline. Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of Defense for operational energy plans and programs, discussed the Pentagon's energy strategy on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Sharon Burke , energy strategy , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , small business

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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Energy harnessing data to push app development

Cammie Croft, the department's director of new media, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the datasets available to developers and apps that have been created.

Tags: Cammie Croft , technology , apps , open government , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:43am EST
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