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Ann Dunkin Appointed EPA CIO

Ann Dunkin, formerly a senior adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, has assumed the chief information officer role Monday, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dunkin is also President Barack Obama’s nominee to be assistant administrator for environmental information and awaits confirmation by the Senate, according to the station. She served as …

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EPA Wants New Labor, Employee Relations IT Platform

The Environmental Protection Agency seeks to implement a new technology platform for managing labor relations and employment records of current and former agency employees. EPA aims for the Labor and Employee Relations Information System to comply with privacy law and to help human resources personnel access LER case files across the …

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House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

The House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 on Wednesday approving a measure introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.). The Office of Management …

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Malcolm Jackson to Step Down as EPA CIO

Malcolm Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency chief information officer, is stepping down after three years in the position, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes Jackson, who also holds the title of assistant administrator in the EPA’s office of environmental information, told agency staff in an e-mail that he will join …

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Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson Joins Apple

Lisa Jackson, who left her post as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief earlier this year, has joined Apple as vice president for environmental initiatives, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday. Dana Hull writes Jackson said in an official statement that Apple aims to remove toxins in products and use …

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GSA Names Treasury Procurement Lead Thomas Sharpe FAS Head; Dan Tangherlini Comments

The General Services Administration has appointed Thomas Sharpe, most recently the Treasury Department‘s senior procurement executive, to serve as commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service. GSA said Sharpe will oversee acquisition and supply of more than $55 billion in products and services to federal agencies. Sharpe succeeds Mary Davie, who …

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EPA Head Lisa Jackson to Step Down

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson has announced she will step down in January, according to a USA Today article. She is the first African American to serve as EPA administrator and faced tough congressional opposition from Republicans throughout her four years on the job. The chemical engineer by training …

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Central US Energy Strategy Council Needed, Report Says

A group comprised of of former senators and executive branch leaders recommends the president establish a centralized council responsible for energy strategy, Fierce Government IT reports. The Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, a group within the Bipartisan Policy Center, said the energy secretary could lead a national council comprised of the …

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