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EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , Green government , EPA , GSA , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

Navy outlines energy goals and investments

Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Navy's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department in the Office of Naval Research, outlines his organization's energy goals and the Navy's increasing investments in its Energy Excelerator program.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Richard Carlin , Navy , Sea Warfare and Weapons Department , Office of Naval Research , Green government , Energy

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:11pm EDT
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From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Tags: Joseph Frankovic , Federal Register , NARA , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , sequestration , Green government

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

Alternative energy key to DoD's battlefield strategy

The Department of Defense is looking to utilize alternative fuel sources in order to respond to changing operational energy needs on the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , renewable energy , Green government , technology , Sharon Burke , operational energy , In Depth , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:52am EDT
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USPS reaches energy reduction goal ahead of schedule

USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day said the service is on target to reach many of its sustainability goals for 2015. USPS said the decline in mail volume led to the consolidation of mail distribution centers.

Tags: management , USPS , sustainability , Green government , In Depth , Francis Rose , Thomas Day , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:24pm 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 , energy efficiency , Green government , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Tags: management , Green government , GSA , Kevin Kampschroer , Green Building Advisory Committee , LEED standard , Green Globe standard , Energy Star , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT
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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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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 , energy efficiency , open government , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller , ELC 2011

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