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.
Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.
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.
DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.
Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.
Interior Department launches new portal that allows employees to access the agency’s internal network using their own mobile devices. Starting today, employees can use a tablet or smartphone to record time and attendance.
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says he’ll kill any request coming from the Pentagon for a new round of base closures.
One objective of the program is to reach new contractors, primarily small businesses and entrepreneurs.
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.
The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army’s service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.
General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA’s New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.
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.
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.
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.