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Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , Tom Vilsack , Gulf Coast oil spill , OMB , Ted Kaufman , VA , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , GAO , DoD , Asif Khan , ERP

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Tags: management , green government , Nancy Sutley , Tom Vilsack , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , GreenGov Symposium , greenhouse gas emissions , Executive Order 13514 , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: people

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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USDA, State easing IT power intake

Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

Tags: green government , technology , Chris Smith , Susan Swart , State , green IT , data center consolidation , power management , GreenGov Symposium , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: Technology

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:48am 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: technology , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , Chris Smith , Green Government: technology

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 05:07pm 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 , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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USDA chooses winning apps to make kids healthy

The winners of USDA's Apps for Healthy Kids challenge were announced today. Amanda Eamich, director of web communications at USDA, joined DorobekINSIDER to discuss the motivation behind the contest and give details about the winning apps.

Tags: Apps for Healthy Kids , Amanda Eamich , technology , app , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:24pm EDT
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FEW grows a relationship with USDA

FEW and USDA build a partnership based on recruitment, training, retention, advancement and involvement of women in USDA's workforce and programs, as well as other areas of mutual interest.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , FEW , pay and benefits , leadership , training , Sue Webster , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 09/13/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.

Tags: technology , management , Bev Godwin , Jeff Davis , GSA , NASA , EPA , SSA , OSTP , OMB , Challenge Post , Case Foundation , competitions , challenges , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 07:15am EDT
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USDA's broad view of broadband expansion

Grants will be awarded for WiMax, fiber and DSL deployments. Rural Utilities Service Administrator, Jonathan Adelstein, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , technology , broadband , Jonathan Adelstein , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Pentagon has best food/cafeteria in govt.

The votes are in and Federal News Radio listeners and readers have determined that the Pentagon has the best food choices of any agency in the federal government.

Tags: Best of the Federal Government , Pentagon , DoD , DoC , CIA , National Reconnaissance Office , USCG , food , cafeteria

Friday - 08/06/2010, 11:06pm EDT
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