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Ken Sandler, Sustainability and Green Building Advisor, GSA

The Army needs big solutions if it wants to generate as much energy as it consumes by 2020. It's using the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs as a testing ground for the Net-Zero Energy Initiative. The General Services Administration identifies four ideas that could help Fort Carson reach big energy breakthroughs. It's also partnering with the Army and Energy Department to measure Fort Carson's progress so far. Ken Sandler is the sustainability and green building advisor within the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at GSA. He told In Depth with Francis Rose what Fort Carson has done so far.

Tags: DoD , Army , In Depth , Francis Rose , Fort Carson , GSA , Ken Sandler , green energy , Net-Zero Energy Initiative

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Pete Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Energy Department

The Energy Department is spending $67 million in research grants it hopes will lead to the nuclear technology of tomorrow. Research projects have been selected based on potential for big breakthroughs. Pete Lyons, assistant secretary for Nuclear Energy at the Energy Department, broke down the numbers with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

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Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 06:58am EDT
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John Cymbalsky, Energy Department

An Energy Department program designed to help consumers save money and the environment wasn't doing so well. It was hampered by lawsuits and a tug-of war between manufacturers and environmental groups. Then John Cymbalsky became program manager in 2010. Since then, the Energy Department has spit out energy-efficiency standards at double the pace. Now, he's nominated for a 2014 Sammies award. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what he did differently to fix the program. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and related story.

Tags: John Cymbalsky , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/21/2014, 11:05am EDT
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Cymbalsky builds consensus for new energy conservation standards

John Cymbalsky reached out to industry, environmental groups and consumers to quickly reach a consensus on new energy conservation standards for commercial equipment and residential appliances.

Tags: John Cymbalsky , greenhouse gas emissions , energy efficiency , Service to America Medals , Sammies , Federal Drive , people

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:11pm EDT

Camsie McAdams, Deputy Director, Office of STEM, Department of Education

The government is in the biggest drive to promote STEM since the Sputnik era. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The country needs more students to become interested in these vital fields. Now the Education Department and NASA have teamed up in a novel approach attract students to STEM. Camsie McAdams is the deputy director of the STEM office at Education. She spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Energy's new plug-and-play technology infrastructure

Energy Department CIO Bob Brese said the launch of the OneNNSA network provides seamless identity management and collaboration services in the cloud.

Tags: technology , Jason Miller , Bob Brese , Ask the CIO , VDI , mobility , cloud computing , IT modernization

Friday - 05/09/2014, 07:35am EDT
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Understanding psychology of insider threats could stop the next one

Everyday behavior of your coworkers could be a sign of a looming insider attack. A new report explains what to watch out for and how agencies can try and predict the next threat.

Tags: insider threat , Deloitte , Michael Gelles , workforce , Sean McCalley , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/28/2014, 05:40pm EDT
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Cyber dashboard award initiates a deeper continuous monitoring push

GSA awarded a $47.3 million contract to Metrica Team Venture to provide software and services under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS expects the dashboard to offer a more insightful view of the cyber health of agency networks starting this fall.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , GSA , Jeff Eisensmith , Bob Brese , Jim Piche , continuous monitoring , Metrica Team Venture , industry , contracting , FedInsider , ImmixGroup , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:48am EDT
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3 agencies reap benefits of shared support functions, report says

In times of constrained budgets, agencies are cutting and consolidating services to save money and resources. Could it be the key to transforming government? A new report looks at what three agencies are doing right.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , Deloitte , shared services , management , oversight , DHS , NASA , Michael O

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:00pm EST

White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

Tags: technology , open government , OMB , White House , Education Department , Nick Sinai , Haley Van Dyck , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:08am EST
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