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Berry: Debt proposals won't dampen feds' giving spirit

Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits

Tags: Feds Feed Families , John Berry , OPM , CHCO , DoD , charity , Barack Obama , budget , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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Navy, USDA, DoE want new biofuels technology

The Agriculture Department, the Energy Department and the Navy are turning to industry to try to leverage advanced technologies to produce a new generation of biofuels. A request for information they just issued says the private sector would have to match any federal funds the agencies spend. The three departments are willing to spend up to 500 million dollars to jumpstart an industry to produce fuels that could serve as drop-in replacements for jet fuel and diesel. The Navy is aiming to get half its energy from alternative sources by the year 2020.

Tags: technology , Navy , Department of Energy , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology

Monday - 09/19/2011, 03:58pm EDT

Data center consolidation ahead of schedule

Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , cloud computing , data center consolidation , federal CIO , Vivek Kundra , Virtualization , HHS , GSA , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am EDT
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Considering a buyout? Think before you act

Bill Bransford is a partner at the law firm, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. He joins the Federal Drive with information on the legal rights of employees who may feel targeted to accept buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive , buyouts , pay and benefits , early-outs , GPO , USPS , Legal Loop , Bill Bransford

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 09:41am EDT
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USDA working to fight stink bug infestation

Last year: stinky. This year: even stinkier in terms of stink bug infestations. They USDA's Tracy Leskey tells us about the latest research, and hope for beating the bugs.

Tags: Federal Drive , newsstand , Tracy Leskey , stink bugs , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Interactive statistical map bonds agencies together

John Cromartie of the USDA joined Tom Temin and Amy Morris on The Federal Drive

Tags: Federal Drive , john cromartie ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 02:03pm EST
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USDA fights hunger and food insecurity

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 27 awards today to local organizations to build community food systems and fight hunger and food insecurity. USDA's Liz Tuckermanty tells Federal News Radio about how they create food security for millions of people.

Tags: Federal Drive , best practices , transparency , Liz Tuckermanty , food security , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 10:41am EST
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Update: Sherrod refuses to return to USDA

CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Tags: newcast , CNN , Brian Todd , Shirley Sherrod , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 05:03pm EDT
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If a Tree Moves in the Forest...

Tags: mngt , DOI , GAO , Robin Nazzaro , Forest Service

Friday - 02/27/2009, 11:05am EST
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PFP Pilot at USDA

Tags: P&B , mngt , food safety , Tony Thompson

Friday - 02/06/2009, 09:37am EST
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