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Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Tags: technology , management , Patrick Gallagher , John Holdren , NIST , OSTP , Energy , NSF , America Competes Act , challenges , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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AFFIRM panel: How to stay innovative

The AFFIRM panel discusses how to stay innovative.

Tags: Robert Brese , Energy , David McClure , GSA , Todd Park , HHS , Chris Smith , USDA , AFFIRM , innovation , best practices , management , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:57pm EST
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Hiring time cut at some agencies

WFED's Jason Miller describes efforts at some agencies to cut hiring time.

Tags: HUD , DoD , Energy , hiring , management , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 06:02pm EST
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Agencies are successfully chopping hiring times down

The Department of Housing and Urban Development went from being the poster child for the dysfunctional federal hiring process to being a model of what others are striving for.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , pay and benefits , management , Shaun Donovan , Janie Payne , John Berry , Kathleen Ott , Daniel Poneman , HUD , OPM , DoD , Energy , VA , CHCO Council , hiring reform , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 07:45pm EST
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HUD shows how hiring reform can work

Many agencies have reduced the time it takes to hire a new employee. DoD, Energy and VA are among the departments that have made the most progress over the last year. OPM Director John Berry said a full government-wide look will not be available until early 2011.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Shaun Donovan , Janie Payne , John Berry , Kathleen Ott , Daniel Poneman , HUD , OPM , DoD , Energy , VA , CHCO Council , hiring reform , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 03:22pm EST
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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 , White House , 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

Using poop to power lights, homes

A few new inventions are making sure nothing goes to waste, even if it means using dog or human waste.

Tags: poop , Bob Kur , Energy , electricity

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 01:40am EDT

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 , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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A path forward for the Gulf Coast

This week Navy Secretary Ray Mabus released a report that calls for establishing a congressionally mandated Gulf Coast Restoration Task Force to coordinate federal, state and local actions to restore the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Gulf Coast , Navy , Ray Mabus , environment , oil spill , Deepwater Horizon , Energy

Friday - 10/01/2010, 01:56pm EDT

WeatherBug would help Energy follow the fallout

During chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear atmospheric releases, the more information available about which way the wind is blowing, the better. To that end, WeatherBug, DHS and DOE are working together. Details from WeatherBug's Bill Callahan.

Tags: Federal Drive , collaboration , management , DHS , DoE , Energy , AWS , weatherBug , Bill Callahan , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 10/01/2010, 10:41am EDT
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