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Army drafts RFP to attract renewable energy projects

Army would agree to buy energy from private plants on Army land but cut the plants off from the electric grid in the event of an emergency. The final solicitation could be out by this spring.

Tags: DoD , Army , renewable energy , continuity of operations , Katherine Hammack , Jared Serbu , industry , contracting , John Lushetsky

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:14am EDT

Tool helps agencies cut costs on green gov goals

Agencies have an April 20 deadline to join a renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation that can help them save money on reaching green goals.

Tags: Randy Manion , Western Area Power Administration , Energy , EPA , Tracy Logan , Federal Drive , renewable energy

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:22am EDT

Agencies under new orders to recycle electronics

Agencies will have to take new steps to ensure electronics, such as computers and copiers, are reused or recycled and do not end up in landfills, according to a governmentwide bulletin the General Services Administration issued Thursday.

Tags: technology , Janet Dobbs , e-waste , Martha Johnson , GSA , National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:21pm EST

DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Burke , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Army , Marine Corps , energy savings

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST

EPA recognizes DoD bases for energy savings

Gary McNeil, a co-manager of EPA's Combined Heat and Power Program, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss an award for energy savings earned by two military bases.

Tags: technology , renewable energy , Gary McNeil , EPA , DoD , military bases , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:36pm EST

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 , contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST

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 , 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 ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:37am EST

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 , job creation

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 01:18am EST

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 , Transportation , CEQ , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:00pm EST
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