Ensuring buildings are safe from the ground up.
This week, host Jason Miller talks with Diane Herdt about GSA\'s initiative to use technology to improve the energy efficiencies of the buildings the government owns. Aug. 26, 2010
DoE set up Energy Savings Performance Contracts with several different companies to work under a share-in-savings approach to reduce agency utility bills. Agencies do not have to pay upfront costs to move electricity or other infrastructure away from fossil fuels. The contracts could help agencies meet the White House\'s carbon footprint and greenhouse goals.
A building that runs on almost no energy. It\'s not magic, it\'s called a net zero building -- and the Energy Department can now boast of creating the world\'s largest.
CIO\'s office detailed experts to assess the problems, and formulate a plan to improve how Arlington National Cemetery manages and tracks veterans\' records. Lt. Gen. Sorenson says the first thing is to ensure the data is correct. He says the end result could include an online capability to find out where loved ones are buried.
Among other issues, the GAO finds Facility Security Committees have operated since 1995 without procedures that outline how they should operate or make decisions, or that establish accountability. Mark Goldstein, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at GAO has more details.
Defense officials characterized the realignment of U.S. forces in the Pacific as a strategic move, similar to domestic Base Realignment and Closure moves. We get an update from David Bice, Executive Director of the Joint Guam Program Office.
Federal agencies move operations, and people, all the time. Sometimes the reasons are noble: to save taxpayer money, improve operations and for national security. Sometimes they are part of empire-building or please-a-politician reason. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey\'s column today.
In 2005, the BRAC recommended the Missile Defense Agency move most of its operations out to Redstone Arsenal in northern Alabama.
What\'s white and green and efficient all over? DOE hopes it\'s your roof.
The Senate unanimously passed the bill.
The new initiative will provide $100 million in mortgage loans to homebuyers in the 10 jurisdictions within the state most impacted by BRAC.
GAO questions cloud computing security, DISA lease woes slow cybercommand
Legislation calls for agencies to adopt computer power savings techniques, implement advanced metering technology and create energy data standards.