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GSA to Launch New Contractor E-Waste Disposal Policy

The General Services Administration is expected to release a new electronic waste disposal policy for government contractors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The policy will require contractors to dispose e-waste through federal-approved recyclers and prohibit them from dumping computers and other electronics in landfills. The GSA’s motive is to prevent …

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Army Investing $800M in Energy Savings Contracts

The Army plans to invest $800 million in performance-based contracts to increase the amount of energy it saves, Federal News Radio reports. Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability, said the Army will work with contractors to build and operate energy-efficient equipment and designs, according to Federal News …

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Navy Holds Health Service Assessment Conference

The Navy held an event to generate support for its Expeditionary Health Service Support Capability Based Assessment, according to a Thursday Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs press release. The conference was held from March 19 to 21 and attracted nearly 100 medical and operational specialists who gathered …

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House Panel Releases Proposed FISMA Update Bill

The House Oversight Committee has released the latest version of a federal cybersecurity bill, Federal News Radio reports. The bill updates the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, according to a statement on the committee’s website. FISMA aims to improve on information technology systems framework, security oversight, and regular …

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White House Cyber Lead Outlines Cross-Agency Priorities

Federal departments and agencies need to focus on three main areas of cybersecurity, the White House’s cyber coordinator said Friday. Howard Schmidt wrote on the White House blog that agencies should achieve 95 percent utilization of the administration’s priorities regarding federal information systems. Schmidt’s office, the Office of Management and …

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GSA Announces Energy Retrofit Project for 30 Federal Buildings

The General Services Administration has launched a project challenging private energy service companies to improve energy efficiency at 30 federal buildings, Fedccoop reports. GSA’s Deep Retrofit Challenge is in response President Obama’s Dec. 2, 2011 memorandum on energy savings projects. The president directed agencies to award at least $2 billion …

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Defense Officials: Cyber Strategy, Rules in the Making

The Defense Department’s rules outlining how the military should react and when it can practice active cyber defense should come in the next few months, according to military officials. Pentagon officials told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the Joint Staff and the defense secretary’s policy office are collaborating to …

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Army No. 2 CIO: Enterprise Email Move Back On

The Army has restarted its move to the Pentagon’s enterprise mail service, the Army’s deputy chief information officer announced Tuesday in a blog post. Mike Krieger wrote that Army Secretary John McHugh certified to Congress that the Army’s approach to is in its best interests technically and financially. McHugh also …

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Army Releases New Renewable Energy Draft RFP

The Army has released a new draft request for proposals for renewable energy projects, Federal News Radio reports. The move is part of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force, which focuses on creating large renewable energy projects on Army bases. The Army is looking for $7 billion in private investments …

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