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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Tags: green government , management , Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , NARA , VA , Forest Service , Energy , NIST , HHS , DoD , 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

Reading the White House Flickr feed

What does the White House Flickr feed say about who has influence in the Obama administration?

Tags: Barack Obama , Joe Biden , Hillary Clinton , David Axelrod , David Plouffe , Leon Panetta , Rahm Emanuel , Flickr , Technology , open government , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , New York Times , Politico , Tech President

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 02:29pm EDT

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 , Council on Environmental Quality , USDA , 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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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 , Council on Environmental Quality , GSA , Energy , Green buildings , GreenGov Symposium , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am 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 , Jason Miller , survey , Greening of Government: transportation

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

Rahm Emanuel's White House visitor trail

E-government is increasing government transparency, including making available who the White House visitor list. As he leaves the White House to pursue the bid for Chicago's next mayor, President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel leaves behind an electronic list of the Chicago players, politicians and reporters who visited him in the White House, The Sunlight Foundation reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Rahm Emanuel , Technology , transparency , e-government , Pete Rouse

Friday - 10/01/2010, 01:35pm EDT

White House reviewing possible changes to cyber laws

Administration's working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.

Tags: Keith Alexander , Howard Schmidt , Technology , management , cybersecurity , DHS , FBI , DoD , National Cyber Incident Response Plan , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 09/24/2010, 05:00pm EDT

White House report: Stimulus funds creating jobs

The report says the federal stimulus funds were responsible for creating at least 2 million jobs nationwide in the Act's first year.

Tags: Recovery Act , stimulus , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 09/17/2010, 03:39pm EDT

Agencies have plans, now will go green

The White House releases 56 agency sustainability plans showing how the government will meet an assortment of energy efficiency goals. Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore said ideas run the gamut from recycling to computer power management. The administration is hosting the GreenGov Symposium in October to help educate and promote agency goals.

Tags: management , Michelle Moore , Tom Carper , Council on Environmental Quality , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , green government , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/13/2010, 06:24am EDT
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