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Trump Picks Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior Dept

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Interior Department, USA Today reported Thursday. David Jackson writes Zinke is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and is in his second term in the House following his re-election in November. Zinke “has built one …

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Lisa Schlosser to Retire as Federal Deputy CIO

Lisa Schlosser is set to retire from the Office of Management and Budget as federal deputy chief information officer by the end of November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Schlosser will leave the government after she completed her stint at the Office of Personnel Management as acting CIO and led the establishment of the …

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EPA Taps NAAEE to Provide Environmental Education Training Support Under Cooperative Agreement

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected the North American Association for Environmental Education to lead a program that seeks to provide EE training and support to environmental educators in the U.S. under a five-year cooperative agreement. NAAEE said Thursday it will begin work on the ee360 program in 2017 in collaboration with Antioch …

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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GAO: EPA’s Grants Mgmt Process Needs Improvement

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency revamp certain practices that GAO says could hinder efficient monitoring of grant programs at the EPA. GAO said in a report published Monday it found that duplicative reporting by EPA grantees and the manual process to review grantees’ performance reports contribute to the agency’s administrative …

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GAO: OPM Should Clarify Guidance on Supporting Documentation for Telework Costs, Benefits

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Personnel Management to clarify guidance for agencies to develop supporting data for the costs and advantages of the government’s telework program. GAO said Monday sustained operations and reduced employee absences are among the benefits agencies get from telework programs and the costs …

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