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GAO: Four Agencies Hold 60% of Federal Energy Initiatives

A majority of the federal government’s renewable energy initiatives stem from four federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO found the Interior, Agriculture, Defense and Energy departments to be responsible for 60 percent of government energy initiatives in 2010. Auditors reviewed energy practices of 23 agencies and 130 …

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TechAmerica Selects Osborne as President, CEO

TechAmerica has appointed Shawn Osborne president and CEO, the trade association announced Tuesday. Osborne succeeds Phil Bond, who held both positions for more than five years. The Washington-based trade association has more than 1,000 member companies and maintains advocacy programs in all 50 states. Osborne is a 20-year private sector …

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Former HHS CTO Todd Park Appointed Federal CTO

President Obama has appointed Todd Park chief technology officer, according to a Friday White House announcement. Park succeeds the first federal CTO Aneesh Chopra after he left his post in January and rejoined The Advisory Board Company as a senior adviser of healthcare technology strategy on Feb. 22. The White House said …

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Army Fielding 16 Hydrogen Powered Vehicles in Hawaii

The Army revealed a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles being developed in Hawaii to reduce dependence on petroleum, DoDLive reports. The vehicles will help the Army in the Pacific to move toward a sustainable path, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army, Pacific, said. The Army is …

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Govt. Officials Meet to Discuss Cyber Attack Scenarios

A special briefing for lawmakers occurred last Wednesday to explain possible scenarios of a cyber attack on U.S. infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported. John Brennan, White House deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, lead the briefing. An interagency team of 11 officials from defense and civilian agencies …

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White House Updates Federal IT Dashboard

The White House has updated the government’s information technology dashboard, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel announced Tuesday. VanRoekel said in a blog post that the updates would improve surveillance of IT investments across federal agencies. A May 2011 TechAmerica and Grant Thornton survey concluded the dashboard was a good …

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Report: DHS Cyber Secretary Headed for Private Sector

A top Department of Homeland Security official for cybersecurity and communications has vacated his post, government sources told Federal News Radio. Federal News Radio reported Assistant Secretary Greg Schaffer is expected to return to the private sector. Schaffer joined DHS in June 2009 and worked with both private and public …

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Pentagon Proposes New Military Healthcare Agency to Congress

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reported the Pentagon’s plans to integrate Military Health System operations to Congress Friday. The report includes three modifications to the current structure of the MHS. The plan includes establishing the Defense Health Agency, which Carter said will accept all TRICARE management responsibilities and assume liability for …

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