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Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , Army , Fort Bliss , Green government , contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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DoD awards $18M for battlefield energy reduction programs

One objective of the program is to reach new contractors, primarily small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tags: DoD , Energy , Green government , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

New generation of feds advancing telework, expert says

Tom Simmons, an expert on federal telework initiatives and vice president for Federal Systems at Citrix Systems, says that while the Telework Enhancement Act made greater mobility a mandate, a cultural shift in the workforce may be a driving factor behind an increase teleworking.

Tags: telework , Telework Enhancement Act , Tom Simmons , Citrix Systems , Federal Drive , technology , cybersecurity , management , Green government

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:37am EST
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State of the Union: What was in it for feds?

President Barack Obama hit on some issues important to federal employees during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, including his push for a reorganization of some federal agencies. But, he also called for the creation of two new "units" to help fight counterfeit goods and financial fraud.

Tags: Barack Obama , State of the Union , Congress , economy , government reorganization , Green government , job creation

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 01:18am EST
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GSA tool helps agencies measure greenhouse gas emissions

Jennifer Hazelman, who manages GSA's Carbon Footprint Tool, explains how a simple commuter survey can help agencies find ways ways to reduce greenhouse gases at their work site or facility.

Tags: Jennifer Hazelman , GSA , Green government , Transportation , CEQ , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:00pm EST
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Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Tags: DoD , Energy , SunPower , Navy , China Lake , Clifford Maurer , power purchase agreement , Green government , Karen Butterfield , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Air Force , Energy , Green government , Kevin Geiss , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST
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State aims to cut power waste on all agency computers

Gerry Caron, with the State Department's Information Resource Management Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the department's goal of cutting power waste on its computers.

Tags: State , technology , Gerry Caron , power waste , sustainability , Green government , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:37pm EST
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Air Force, EPA partner for greener base cleanups

The Air Force and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding last month to conduct environmental footprint analyses on Air Force installations in the Pacific Southwest Region.

Tags: Air Force , EPA , Green government , MOU , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:31am EST
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Opportunities in federal construction despite cuts to building funds

Marco Giamberardino, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America's federal and heavy construction division, outlines the winners and losers of the FY2012 budget for federal construction.

Tags: Associated General Contractors of America , GSA , federal building , LEED , Green government , budget , NOAA , State , Federal Drive , Marco Giamberardino

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 10:47am EST
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