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White House Wants Increased IT Sharing Between Agencies

The White House is giving agencies until March of next year to submit plans to improve cross utilization of information technology services. In a 16 -age draft released Friday, the White House set forth a rough outline for its “Shared First” strategy, which is part of the Federal Information Technology …

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Agencies Working to Cut Energy Costs

With three years left to cut energy use by one-third, budgetary threats and rising cost, the measure to save seems to be in rescuing money spent to light, heat and cool government buildings. According to a report from Federal Times, green may be the way to go since fuel costs are …

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USDA, Energy & Navy Team Up for Biofuels Initiative

The Departments of Agriculture, Energy and the Navy have entered a three-year partnership with the private sector to spur production of biofuels, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday. The departments will invest up to $510 million to help produce drop-in aviation and marine biofuels to power both military and commercial transportation. …

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Fed Green IT Progress Not Tracked, Report Says

Most federal agencies have not created targets or baselines to measure green IT initiatives, a July 28 Government Accountability Office report says. GreenBiz.com reports the federal government will spend $79 billion this year on IT, including the purchase of roughly 1 million environmentally friendly computers and monitors. The green IT …

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White House Launches New Smart Grid Initiatives

Some of the administration’s biggest energy and technology players are set to announce the launch of a number of new initiatives aimed at modernizing the power grid at a White House event this morning. “Building the 21st Century Electric Grid” details the administration’s progress on so-called “smart” grid efforts — …

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