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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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Los Alamos Lab plans to offer buyouts to up to 800

The lab has submitted a plan to the National Nuclear Security Administration and is waiting for approval to offer the buyouts.

Tags: Los Alamos National Laboratory , workforce , buyouts , Fred deSousa , Charlie McMillan , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 01:54pm EST

GAO: Duplicative IT programs total $1.2 billion

David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on duplicative IT investments at the Defense, Energy and Homeland Security Departments.

Tags: GAO , IT , technology , David Powner , In Depth , Francis Rose , DHS , DoD

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:35pm EST
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Better IT governance helping some agencies reduce duplication

Energy, DHS and DoD CIOs told House lawmakers how each of their agencies is reducing duplicative systems. GAO released its latest report on the IT dashboard and found the three agencies need to improve how they categorize projects.

Tags: technology , management , budget , DoD , DHS , Richard Spires , Teri Takai , Mike Locatis , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , IT governance , IT efficiencies , GAO , David Powner , IT Dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:11am EST
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DoD awards $18M for battlefield energy reduction programs

One objective of the program is to reach new contractors, primarily small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tags: DoD , green government , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

Los Alamos un-crackable cyber technology close to commercialization

Jane Nordholt, a technical staff member in Applied Modern Physics at Los Alamos, explains how the technology could change cybersecurity as we know it.

Tags: quantum cryptography , cybersecurity , Los Alamos National Laboratory ,

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 08:04am EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , management , acquisition , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , best practices , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Tags: DoD , SunPower , Navy , China Lake , Clifford Maurer , power purchase agreement , green government , Karen Butterfield , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Air Force , green government , Kevin Geiss , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST
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