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McGinn: Renewable energy supports Navy's operational efficiency

Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy "going green." It supports the mission.

Tags: Dennis McGinn , Navy , DoD , green government , biofuel , renewable energy , Michael OConnell , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:11pm EDT
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EPA inspires buildings to duke it out for energy-savings supremacy

The fourth annual Energy Star National Building Competition Battle of the Buildings encourages people to use the same energy-savings strategies they use at home and apply them to where they work, play and learn.

Tags: EPA , Energy Star National Building Competition , Battle of the Buildings , Lauren Pitcher , Energy Star Commercial Buildings and Industrial Plants , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:41pm EDT
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Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

Tags: Kevin Geiss , air force , green government , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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Fed links interest rates to 6.5 pct. unemployment

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Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 07:33pm EST

ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tags: technology , GSA , OPM , NIST , DHS , Martha Johnson , Dave McClure , Patsy Stevens , Donna Roy , Jeremy Grant , NSTIC , Suzanne Lightman , green government , open government , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller , ELC 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

GSA offered contractors tax breaks - at a price

A new General Services Administration policy is once again drawing fire. The focus now is on a GSA policy in which the agency offered tax breaks to companies to make federal buildings energy efficient as long as GSA received a "giveback." That policy, which has since been discontinued, is raising new questions about whether GSA was trying to raise money for its own budget without congressional authorization, whether that effort was legal and whether other agencies have tried anything similar.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA ,

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:41pm EDT

Army on track to double President's energy-saving contracting goal

Army officials announced the service is on track to more than double a Presidential goal for investments in energy efficiency projects. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd, said the Army would likely invest $800 million in performance-based contracts over the next two years to realize energy savings and efficiencies at its multitude of bases and facilities.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , renewable energy , Energy , Richard Kidd , Army , technology , green government

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Tags: DoD , Treasury , green government , LEED , Energy , Dan Tangherlini , Joanne Hensley , Amy Boyce , U.S. Green Building Council , Jared Serbu , BRAC , Mark Center

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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Public Buildings Service takes up Net Zero Challenge

Bob Peck, commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service, says his agency is leading by example in energy efficiency.

Tags: Bob Peck , GSA , PBS , Green Gov Symposium , green government , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 10:46am EDT
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DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

Pentagon officials try to ease lawmakers' fears about whether renewable energy projects are affecting military functions. DoD has set up a task force to look at this issue, and wants to use advanced technology to help plan for projects.

Tags: mngt , Dorothy Robyn , Jerry Hansen , Debra Tune , Solomon Ortiz , Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , Army , air force , House Armed Services Committee , green government , Military readiness

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 07:10am EST
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