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GAO: Little Progress Made on Duplicative Federal Programs

The Government Accountability Office says many federal government programs contain duplicative and overlapping projects and have not made progress for program efficiencies. The report released Tuesday cites several agency practices which are areas of interest for the White House‘s plan to consolidate agencies and functions. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said …

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Energy, DHS to Develop New Cyber Measures with Electric Companies

The Energy Department and the Department of Homeland Security will work with electric companies to develop new cybersecurity measures to protect the nation’s energy grid, DOE announced Thursday. The initiative is part of the White House’s newly released “Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity” project. “Establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity approach …

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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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Students Rank Agencies High on ‘Ideal Employer’ Survey

In a recent survey of nearly 62,000 undergraduates at 362 colleges, students put government agencies in the ranks for top 100 ideal places to work. The survey, conducted by Universum, polled students from Dec. 2010 to March 2011 and yielded the Top 100 Ideal Employer Rankings in categories including business, engineering, …

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Engineering Internships to Double in 2012, Chu Comments

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness announced Wednesday that 45 industry leaders have committed to doubling engineering internships available in their companies in 2012. The White House said five additional companies agreed to increase their internships, for a total of 50 as part of the initiative. “For America to …

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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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Energy Panel: Disclose Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Drilling

Energy companies should reveal the chemicals used in a drilling technique, known as fracking, that taps previously inaccessible natural gas deposits, an Energy Department advisory panel said. The Natural Gas Subcommittee, an advisory board to Secretary Steven Chu, released its 90-day draft report Thursday on shale gas production. The panel …

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Energy Dept. Awards $175M in Grants for Vehicle Research

More than $175 million in federal grants over the next three to five years will go toward developing more technologically advanced and fuel-efficient vehicles, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Wednesday. The grants target research in fuels and lubricants, reducing vehicle weight, new prototype materials, advanced electronics, engine technology, tire efficiency …

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