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7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Tags: Cloud First , OMB , GAO , HHS , GSA , DHS , Treasury , SBA , technology , information technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tags: DoD , DoE , Navy , Air Force , biofuels , Esther Carey , Ray Mabus , Tom Vilsack , Heather Zichal , green government

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

Sustainability Efforts: The grades are in

Federal agencies released FY 2011 sustainability scorecards indicating overall progress.

Tags: green government , OMB , CEQ , Robin Heard , Nancy Sutley , sustainability , Esther Carey , sustainability scorecard

Friday - 06/15/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Corporations boost agricultural research funding

Tags: research

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 06:58pm EDT

House OKs FDA bill to increase inspections, fees

The Food and Drug Administration would have more power to catch tainted pharmaceuticals manufactured overseas before they enter the U.S. market under legislation passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

Tags: FDA , House , Congress , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 07:49am EDT

Budget top of mind as USDA celebrates 150th birthday

The Agriculture Department kicks off a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary today with a star-studded party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Tags: Tom Vilsack , In Depth , budget , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:11am EDT
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All USDA buildings open on Tuesday

It's back to business as usual for Department of Agriculture employees the day after a fire closes six buildings at the agency's headquarters.

Tags: Federal Drive , fire

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:24am EDT

USDA headquarters, offices closed Monday

Six USDA buildings are closed today after a minor electrical fire at one of the headquarters buildings caused power outages and Internet stoppages at other agency buildings, said a USDA spokesman.

Tags: closing

Monday - 04/16/2012, 09:15am EDT

USDA eyes airports for alternative energy production

Travis DeVault, project leader for USDA's National Wildlife Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the project.

Tags: Travis DeVault , green government , Federal Drive , FAA

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:31am EDT
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