sustainability

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

    December 16, 2010
  • Former head of the Coalition of Government Procurement, Larry Allen, discusses the move toward more sustainable government acquisition.

    December 09, 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that about 20,000 Texas state employees are dumping their own trash in an effort to save the state an estimated $825,000 annually on labor costs. The program has the dual…

    November 01, 2010
  • 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.

    October 05, 2010
  • The Air Force is adopting what it calls a \"New Energy Culture\" to reduce the force\'s energy use.

    October 05, 2010
  • 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.

    October 04, 2010
  • By Olivia Branco Federal News Radio Most agencies say it’s important to implement sustainable practices, but some federal executives say their agencies are not making progress when it comes to being green. That’s the finding…

    September 27, 2010
  • 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.

    September 10, 2010
  • 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.

    August 26, 2010
  • Think you can either be sustainable or secure, but you can\'t be both? Oh nay nay! says GSA\'s Ed O\'Hare.

    August 09, 2010
  • 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.

    July 20, 2010
  • GSA\'s Chief Greening Officer will be responsible for \'aggressively pursuing innovative sustainable practices within GSA\'s large portfolio of government-owned and leased buildings.\' Eleni Reed, CGO, explains.

    June 17, 2010
  • Agency sets a goal for itself of having a zero carbon footprint. Administrator Johnson compares the goal to the moon shot to invigorate and attract employees. GSA also improving its schedules to address other agencies\' need to buy sustainable products.

    May 06, 2010
  • OPM, GSA, Interior hold fair in Washington to educate employees about being greener. GSA administrator Johnson says it takes a collaborative approach to be more efficient. OPM director Berry calls for more telework to save energy.

    April 23, 2010