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NARA Issues New Email Records Mgmt Guide

The National Archives and Records Administration has released guidance that aims to give federal agencies a new approach for managing email records with electronic methods. NARA’s bulletin contains factors the agency believes other agencies should consider before implementing the “Capstone” approach, NARA said Aug. 29. Such factors include business requirements, position and …

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DOE Study Names Emerging Green Energy States

A federal report on renewable energy has identified several states as rising powerhouses for alternative sources of power that could rival fossil fuels, The Atlantic Cities reported Thursday. Thomas Stackpole writes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory study assessed the western region’s renewable energy supply and demand and named California, Arizona and Nevada …

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Study Examines Sequestration Cuts on Federal Health, Safety Agencies

The Center for Effective Government has published a document on the potential effects of sequestration on the Mine Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. House Republicans have suggested lower budget allocations in an appropriations bill for the agencies’ fiscal year …

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CBO Puts Price Tag on ‘Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act’

A bill that would require federal agencies to detail every program and contract and publish that information online would cost $100 million to implement over the next four years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. The Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act would also codify or slightly modify current requirements under the Government …

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DARPA Demos Mobile Network Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has ended phase one of  field-testing of its Content-Based Mobile Edge Networking program, kicking off the next stage of the project aimed to mature the technology. CBMEN was created for battlefield applications and works to make squad members’ mobile devices function as portable servers …

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