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Agencies applying threat intelligence to stem tide of cyber attacks

The idea behind cyber threat intelligence is to understand more about the attack and the attacker than ever before by matching up patterns, anomalies and other characteristics of the bad guys. Energy, DoD, Commerce and DHS are all analyzing cyber attack data to develop this more complete picture.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , McAfee , Alma Cole , DHS , Gil Vega , Energy , Commerce , Simon Szykman , DoD , Teri Takai , information sharing , Public-private partnership , Threat intelligence , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 05:39am EDT

Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , BRAC , sequestration , Jamie Morin , green government , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Nearly 250 laid off at Wash. Hanford nuclear site

The Department of Energy announced that 235 people will be laid off, and more than 2,500 will be furloughed for several weeks, as a result of automatic federal budget cuts.

Tags: Energy , Hanford , budget , sequestration , furloughs

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:14am EDT

Obama nominates next heads of EPA, Energy

President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.

Tags: Gina McCarthy , EPA , Sylvia Mathews Burwell , OMB , Ernest Moniz , Energy , President Barack Obama , people

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:10am EST

Energy Secretary Chu to step down

Tags: Steven Chu , Energy , people

Friday - 02/01/2013, 03:42pm EST

NNSA CIO Osborn retiring

Bob Osborn, the National Nuclear Security Administration's chief information officer, is leaving the government after more than 36 years of service.

Tags: people , technology , NNSA , Energy , Bob Osborn , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:17pm EST

GSA challenges real estate developers with a 'once-in-a-several-lifetimes' opportunity

The General Services Administration issued two requests for information earlier this month to redevelop the FBI headquarters building and the area of Washington known as Federal Triangle South. Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said he's willing to entertain any and all ideas for saving the government money, making the buildings more efficient and helping to transform the neighborhoods.

Tags: management , real estate , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Darian LeBlanc , Cassidy Turley , D.C. Building Industry Association , Energy , FAA , Federal Triangle South , FBI , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:19am EST

GSA targets cluster of federal buildings for redevelopment

The General Services Administration is considering redeveloping an area that includes the Energy Department complex, FAA buildings, GSA offices and the old Cotton Annex.

Tags: Diane Sullivan , National Capital Planning Commission , GSA , Energy , FAA , redevelopment , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/12/2012, 03:23pm EDT
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EPA, USDA break through small business contracting barriers

The federal government as a whole has consistently missed its goal to award 23 percent of its contract dollars to small businesses. But the government also has examples of agencies bucking that trend. In part two of our special report, The Small Business Dilemma, Federal News Radio speaks with several agencies' about how they're succeeding in the small business contracting arena.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , small business , SBA , Jeanette Brown , EPA , Dot Harris , Energy , Joe Ware , USDA , Small Business Dilemma , Jolie Lee , exclusive , best practices

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:00am EDT

Agencies ignoring billions in savings from strategic sourcing

Agencies are missing out on billions of dollars in savings by not using strategic-sourcing contracts, particularly when buying services, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The report finds the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Energy spent less than 5 percent of their combined acquisition budgets through strategic sourcing and saved less than $2 billion.

Tags: acquisition , strategic sourcing , contracting , DoD , GAO , DHS , VA , Energy , OFPP , Darrell Issa , SmartBUY , federal strategic sourcing initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:45am EDT
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