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GSA, Energy going alternative to run its buildings

DoE wants to make all of its roofs white or light color to help reduce the amount of heat buildings absorb. GSA is testing solar panels, geo-thermal and solar chimneys in different buildings around the country. The goal is to help reduce the government's $25 billion annual energy bill.

Tags: green government , management , Nancy Sutley , Steven Chu , Robert Peck , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , GSA , Energy , Green buildings , GreenGov Symposium , solar panels , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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USDA plans for second version of green IT strategy

USDA plans for second version of green IT strategy, Federal News Radio's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: USDA , technology , Dorobek Insider , Chris Smith , Green Government: technology

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 05:07pm 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 , GSA , hybrid cars , fleet management ,

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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Survey: Feds unaware of green progress

A Federal News Radio survey of federal employees and contractors found most are optimistic about reducing the government's carbon footprint, but not many believe the efforts are making a difference. About 40 percent of the respondents say President Obama's executive order to reduce energy usage is a lot of talk and not a lot of action, and 73 percent are not familiar with their agency's sustainability plan.

Tags: management , green government , Barack Obama , White House , survey , Greening of Government: transportation

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:02am EDT

DHS management improvements start with acquisition

Deputy Secretary Lute told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about how DHS is improving contracting processes. Acquisition is one of three major areas that the department is focusing on to bring integration across all 22 components. Lute said part of her goal is to get off the GAO high-risk list.

Tags: contracting , management , industry , Janet Holl Lute , Daniel Akaka , Cathleen Berrick , DHS , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , acquisition processes , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , financial management , management integration ,

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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DHS plans to get off high-risk list

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller discusses the Homeland Security Department's plan to get off the government's high-risk list.

Tags: DHS , High-Risk List , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:01pm EDT
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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 , GSA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Schedule 75 , office supplies , schedules contracting ,

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 , GSA , PBS , Rob Zivney , Hirsch Electronics , smart buildings , cybersecurity , HSPD-12 , open standards , Critical infrastructure protection ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:12am EDT
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Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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