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Military pay raise, TRICARE premium hikes part of defense authorization bill

Lawmakers have agreed on a $662 billion defense spending bill that includes a 1.6 percent pay raise, increases to TRICARE premiums and a cap on contractor executive pay, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees announced late Monday.

Tags: DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , F-35 , contracting , Green government

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 02:18pm EST

Algae-powered Navy destroyer part of capability-driven energy strategy

Rear Adm. Phillip Cullom joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new step in the Navy's green energy efforts at sea.

Tags: Green government , Navy , DoD , Phillip Collum , alternative energy , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:43pm EST
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GAO: Green building projects lack performance measures

GAO examined 94 federal projects run by 11 agencies. Three agencies oversaw a majority of these projects the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: David Wise , GAO , Green government , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:24am EST
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Obama commits to $2B in energy upgrades to federal buildings

Agencies must look for projects to enter into Energy Savings Performance Contracts over the next two years. The effort will cost the government no upfront money. The contractors pay for the energy efficiencies and get paid by the utility savings the department receives. The Army, the Air Force and GSA already are using these contracts.

Tags: management , Green government , Jeff Zients , Barack Obama , Gene Sperling , OMB , Energy Department , GSA , DoD , Martha Johnson , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/02/2011, 05:28am EST
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Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , John Lushetsky , Katherine Hammack , Green government , renewable energy , Army , Army Energy Initiatives Task Force , industry , contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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DISA headquarters earns LEED Gold

The complex in Ft. Meade, Md., received the second-highest environmental building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tags: David Bullock , DISA , DoD , BRAC , LEED Gold , Green government

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Mixed progress on varied goals in agency sustainability score cards

The Obama administration announced the release of the second annual sustainability performance plan for federal agencies at the annual Green Gov Symposium.

Tags: Nancy Sutley , Federal Drive , 2011 Green Gov Symposium , Green government , OMB , CEQ , Amy Morris , Tom Temin

Monday - 10/31/2011, 12:33pm EDT
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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 , energy efficiency , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 10:46am EDT
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New Energy program helps agencies meet efficiency goals

Tim Unruh, program manager at the Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program, shared tips on how agencies can become more energy efficient.

Tags: Tim Unruh , GreenGov Symposium , Federal Energy Management Program , Federal Drive , Energy , CEQ , GSA , Green government , efficiency

Monday - 10/31/2011, 03:17pm EDT
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