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GSA tests new energy-saving technologies in its own buildings, to help the government save money and manufacturers realize opportunities in the commercial sphere.
Mike Johnson, the associate vice chancellor for facilities at University of Arkansas led a National Academy of Sciences study of the new buildings for the Pentagon. He tells Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu in this week's On DoD that the costs and benefits of green buildings are hard to calculate — but that DoD should continue the project in the meantime.
Dr. A. Hunter Fanney talks about a house the NIST Engineering Lab is using to study green technologies. Dr. Cheryl Martin discusses the Energy Department's recent round of grants to foster new technology. Financial Planner Arthur Stein discusses the impact of FERS over the last 25 years. Pete Kasperowicz of The Hill newspapers reviews upcoming legislation on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Hunter Fanney , NIST , Energy Department , Cheryl Martin , financial planning , FERS , FERS: 25 Years Later , Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill , Congress , DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive
The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon's investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment that would delete a provision in the defense bill prohibiting the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost exceeded traditional fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil. The Pentagon has opposed the provision that a sharply divided Senate Armed Services Committee added in May.
A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found.
Camelina biofuel has broken the sound barrier. Tom Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy tells us why that's important.
In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.
Tags: management , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , White House , State of the Union , federal spending , Deficit Commission , government reorganization , earmarks , transparency , Jason Miller