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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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Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies

Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.

Tags: technology , big data , TechAmerica Foundation , NASA , NSF , Energy , Suzi Iacono , Bill Perlowitz , Wyle , Steve Lucas , SAP , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , chief data officer , FCC , Steve Mills , IBM , challenges , contests , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Energy official lacks authority to manage electric grid cybersecurity

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said he needs congressional approval to manage cybersecurity on the electric grid.

Tags: Energy , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , electric grid , Jon Wellinghoff , Federal Drive , Congress

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 07:55am EDT

NARA claims progress against backlog of classified papers

Ninety percent of backlogged papers have been assessed and sent to agencies for review, but unexpected problems may cause government to miss 2013 deadline to clear the backlog.

Tags: NARA , CIA , Energy , declassification , classification , David Mengel , Sheryl Shenberger , Robert Warrington , Kenneth Stein , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 05:20am EDT
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