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DoD studying ways to make products affordable, sustainable

An informal working group reviewed 61 methodologies in the private sector for measuring the lifecycle cost of products. DoD's goal is to incorporate such a total cost of ownership approach for all products. The Pentagon eventually could make the process a standard.

Tags: Contracting , Paul Yaroschak , DoD , green acquisition , lifecycle management , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/03/2011, 07:47pm EST
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OIG: sustainability at USPS is possible

Prefunding USPS pension plans, says the Postal Service, is breaking them. Lorie Nelson, with the USPS OIG, has some surprising findings.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , OIG , post office , retirement plans , retirement funding , OPM , management , Lorie Nelson , pensions , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 10:08am EST
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2010 and Beyond: Sustainable acquisition

Former head of the Coalition of Government Procurement, Larry Allen, discusses the move toward more sustainable government acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , Contracting , Dorobek Insider , 2010 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:26pm EST
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DoD prepares for post-petroleum era

Christine Parthemore, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses with the DorobekINSIDER the findings of a CNAS study about DoD's transition away from reliance on oil.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD , oil , CNAS , Christine Parthemore , Greening of Government: Technology , green government

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:10pm EDT
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USPS puts green on the road

The first electric vehicle joined the Postal Service fleet in 1899, more than 100 years ago, after proving to be more efficient than a horse and buggy. USPS's Sam Pulcrano tells us how that tradition carries on today.

Tags: Federal Drive , Greening of Government: transportation , USPS , innovation , Sam Pulcrano , management

Monday - 10/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Big telework goals being met by a tiny agency

Like other agencies, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has released its agency sustainability plan. Unlike the others, telework plays a major part in the plan.

Tags: technology , telework , TANDBERG Telework Center , White House , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 09/10/2010, 06:52pm EDT

Kundra says reducing data centers takes a village

Agency strategies to consolidate data centers are due to OMB by Aug. 30. Kundra says his office will approve them by Dec. 31. He advises agencies that this is more than a technology initiative.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Nancy Sutley , OMB , CIO Council , Council on Environmental Quality , Data center consolidation , real estate , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 06:30am EDT
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GSA sets a goal of sustainable cybersecurity

Think you can either be sustainable or secure, but you can't be both? Oh nay nay! says GSA's Ed O'Hare.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , GSA , Ed O'Hare

Monday - 08/09/2010, 10:30am EDT
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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: management , Contracting , GSA , White House , Executive Order 13514 , Steve Leeds , PSC , Alan Chvotkin , Max Cacas

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