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GSA spearheads effort to green the supply chain

The General Services Administration is working to conform to a Presidential order mandating that companies who sell goods and services to the Federal government reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Ten months after that order was issued, GSA now has a green light from the White House to proceed with a voluntary, phased-in, incentive-driven program to get companies who sell to GSA to report their greenhouse gas footprint. And one industry trade group weighs in on the recommendations.

Tags: Contracting , GSA , White House , Executive Order 13514 , Steve Leeds , sustainability , PSC , Alan Chvotkin , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 06:55am EDT

Keeping the best: Tips for retaining a talented workforce

The Office of Personnel Management, as well as all other federal agencies, spend a lot of time thinking about, and working toward, recruiting and hiring new federal employees. But keeping the talented people the government already has doesn't get as much attention. Angela Bailey, Dr. Ronald Sanders, and Linda Springer gave their expert assessments of this issue during the latest In Depth Conversation.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , In Depth Conversation , Ron Sanders , ODNI , Linda Springer , OPM , Angela Bailey ,

Monday - 07/19/2010, 06:29pm EDT

National Guard on Mexican border faces drug violence

Homeland Security Today editor David Silverberg has more.

Tags: David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today , National Guard , DorobekInsider

Monday - 07/19/2010, 04:45pm EDT

State Department moves ahead with Facebook-style site

At the Excellence of Government Conference, the State Department's Richard Boly, director of the Office of e-Diplomacy, talks about ways to improve communication and transparency without adding cost or red-tape.

Tags: Federal Drive , EIG , transparency , State , Richard Boly , Corridor , Facebook , EIG 2010

Monday - 07/19/2010, 10:08am EDT

Planning for disasters: prepare, don't predict

Federal and state governments need to evaluate their supply chain capabilities in preparation for national emergencies. Robert Handfield, author of an IBM Center for The Business of Government report, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , supply chain , emergency preparedness , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Robert Handfield , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:31am EDT

HHS finds success with open government tools

HHS CTO Todd Park explains how the department is harnessing Internet and mobile technologies to create transparency for healthcare reform and beyond.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Todd Park , CTO , HHS , transparency

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:08am EDT

Wellness programs

Health care costs continue to be a leading expense for employers and agencies alike. And, many short term fixes have proven to be duds. But, with a customized wellness program designed by Aon Consulting, you can cut annual group health trend increases, reduce costs associated with absenteeism AND improve employee satisfaction. In the end, the employees, their family members and the organization benefit in meaningful and healthy ways.

Tags: The Human Capital Solutions Report , Aon Consulting

Friday - 07/16/2010, 03:13pm EDT

OFPP: Hiring needed ahead of 'tsunami of buying'

Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

Tags: DoD , OMB , Contracting , Dan Gordon , Shay Assad , Barack Obama , Robert Gates , Senate , defense , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:17am EDT

Federal Register set to unveil extreme makeover

Just in time for its 75th anniversary in a little more than 10 days, the Federal Register is set to unveil an entirely new look -- online. And in keeping with the Obama Administration's emphasis on the Open Government Initiative, and using the tools of social collaboration, the new is expected to be the result of wider citizen participation.

Tags: technology , NARA , David Ferriero , Mike White , Ray Mosley , WestEd Interactive , Sunlight Foundation , GPO , Max Cacas , Federal Register

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:09am EDT

GAO releases five year strategic plan

We learn what's in the report.

Tags: GAO , Helen Hsing

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 06:07pm EDT
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