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Biden Administration expands use of procurement to encourage economically friendly purchasing

In today’s Federal Newscast: The Biden Administration expands the use of procurement to encourage economically friendly purchasing. American embassies…

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas, May 2, 2019. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Even Customs and Border Protection is getting into the green movement

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FILE - A child rinses a toothbrush at a shelter in San Francisco, Calif., June 18, 2019. Tap water is subject to a rash of government standards but people in many communities across the U.S. remain exposed to unhealthy drinking water. A Supreme Court decision on EPA regulation of carbon emissions from power plants this past week could make it harder to expand federal regulation in other areas. (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

Water water everywhere: EPA using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make it safer to drink

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DOEPete McGrail, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Department

Energy explores new way to harvest precious metals to help U.S. reserves

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Department of the NavyKINGS BAY, Ga., (August 4, 2021) James Balocki, (center left) Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment , and Deborah Loomis, (center right) Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy for Climate Change, are given a safety brief from Capt. Miguel Dieguez, (left) public works officer of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Cmdr. Marcel Duplantier, (right) resident officer in charge of construction Trident, during a tour. The Kings Bay Dry Dock is currently undergoing a $596 million in preparation for Columbia class submarines and to extend its life into the 2080s. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Xavier Saldana/Released)

Department of the Navy’s new strategy for climate challenges expands scope

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In this photo made on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is seen as it is charging at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. Taking sustainability efforts to the next level by switching to clean energy or purchasing an electric vehicle might feel daunting. Several federal incentives, such as the electric vehicle tax credit and home energy tax credits, may help offset the cost of the commitment for those who made upgrades last year or for those looking to take the leap in 2022. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Navy cutting back emissions, moving toward green vehicles in coming years

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Expect more shifts in IT procurement language to reflect sustainability goals

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Data centers pose prime opportunity to cut federal electricity consumption

Currently data centers account for approximately 2% of total U.S. energy use, equivalent to 10 to 50 times the energy per floor space of a typical commercial…

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President Joe Biden speaks about status of the country's fight against COVID-19 in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden admin. hopes to make government services more inclusive for transgender people

In today’s Federal Newscast, the White House wants to boost inclusion for transgender people in federal services.

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FILE - Voters arrive to cast the their ballots on Election Day at City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Alexandria, Va. The first major election day following a year of relentless attacks on voting rights and election officials went off largely without a hitch. The relative calm was a relief to those who oversee state and local elections, but election experts say that might not matter to the millions of Americans who now believe in conspiracy theories trumpeting rampant electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Federal employees can now take paid leave to vote and work at the polls

In today’s Federal Newscast: Federal agency CIOs are finalizing plans to create and fund a zero-trust architecture. A former head of the TSA has died. And you can now sport ombre nails while in a Marine Corps uniform.

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