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GSA powers down to green up

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller caught up with Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer of the General Services Administration. He asked her about a green technology initiative that nearly all federal workers can relate to.

Tags: Federal Drive , Greening of Government: Technology , Green government , Casey Coleman , CIO , technology

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 09:08am EDT
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The Greening of Government: GSA changing the face of its fleet

The agency purchased more than 9,000 alternative fuel cars in 2010 and plans more in 2011 and beyond. GSA estimates $40 million in savings and the prevention of 340 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere over the next seven years because of the purchases.

Tags: management , Green government , Greening of Government: transportation , Michael Robertson , Tony Hudson , hybrid cars , fleet management , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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GSA and Metropolis magazine challenge: Remodel federal building to have zero environmental impact

The General Services Administration and Metropolis magazine pose this challenge to designers and architects: Take a 1960s federal office building and redesign it to have zero environmental impact.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Metropolis magazine , Green government

Friday - 10/01/2010, 12:40pm EDT

Industry presses GSA to keep Schedule 75 open

The Coalition for Government Procurement asks the Federal Acquisition Service to reconsider its decision to close the office supplies schedule to new offerors for two year. The association says the decision will hurt small businesses and likely lead to higher prices for the government.

Tags: contracting , Steve Kempf , Coalition for Government Procurement , Schedule 75 , office supplies , schedules contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:59am EDT

GSA puts cyber focus on control systems

A draft policy obtained by Federal News Radio details new cybersecurity requirements for more than 1,500 buildings owned by GSA's Public Building Service. GSA wants to standardize how facility control systems connect to GSA's network. The document builds on work already being done under HSPD-12.

Tags: technology , PBS , Rob Zivney , Hirsch Electronics , smart buildings , cybersecurity , HSPD-12 , open standards , Critical infrastructure protection , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:12am EDT
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GSA proposes new cyber standards at its buildings

The General Services Administration is drafting new rules for improving cybersecurity. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details and reaction to the policy.

Tags: Jason Miller , cybersecurity , Dorobek Insider , technology

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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Update on GSA's SmartPay program

Host Mark Amtower discusses the SmartPay program with David Shea, Director of the Office of Charge Card Management, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration.
September 27, 2010

Tags: David Shea , FAS , SmartPay , Amtower Off Center , Mark Amtower , contracting

Monday - 09/27/2010, 12:37pm EDT
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The Greening of Government-"Progress & Best Practices"

October 5th at 12PM

Program will discuss the progress report on green IT initiatives & greening of buildings, top green priorities, key challenges to overcome, lessons learned & best practices and a vision for the future.

Tags: technology , Federal Executive Forum , Kevin Kampschroer , Vaughn Noga , EPA , Terrence Clark , CA ecoSoftware , Paul Brubaker , Cisco Systems , Robert Middlebrooks , Autodesk , Trezza Media Group , Jim Flyzik , The Flyzik Group

Friday - 09/24/2010, 02:18pm EDT

GSA's office supply contract causes concern

The General Services Administration freezes Schedule 75 to new vendors shortly after awarding a new strategic sourcing contract for office supplies. Small businesses say the combination of the two could have a detrimental effect on their ability to sell to the government. GSA expects to save $52 million a year across government from the BPA's lower prices.

Tags: contracting , Paul McDermott , OFPP , Mike Tucker , George W. Allen Company , Chris Bates , National Office Products Alliance , Schedule 75 , office supplies , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 07:28am EDT
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GSA stops using new vendors for office supplies

The goal is to encourage agencies to use the new blanket purchase agreements signed with 15 companies in June.

Tags: Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , contracting , Schedule 75 , office supplies

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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