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“MilBook” Has Growing Popularity

The U.S. Military is seeing growing popularity with new Web 2.0 tool “milBook.” This new secure, behind-the-firewall, professional networking site for the military has already attracted 20,000 users. “MilBook” has quickly become a widely accepted tool by the Department of Defense. It was launched back in October 2009. One of …

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The Green Revolution Continues

On January 8th, President Obama announced the award of $2.3 billion in the Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits. This award was put into place in order to create more clean energy projects nationwide. This also was put into place to create thousands of green jobs – so, where …

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Do Agency Social Media Policies Need Tweaking?

The Department of Defense held a poll for its employees regarding which social media sites they use most frequently. The top three in order of favorites were Facebook, coming in at 84.6%, Email at 79.5%, and YouTube at 51.9%. Coming in next after the top three sites were LinkedIn, Twitter, …

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Lisa Jackson of EPA Talks Priorities

Lisa Jackson, the administrator to the Environmental Protection Agency, gave a list of what the 7 top priorities are in this New Year to her agency colleagues.  She has been in this position for a year and when she first began, she drew out the top 5 priorities. Among the …

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FAA-Sponsored Green Initiative Wins Honor

The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored effort to develop environmentally-sound, sustainable-alternative jet fuels, has received “one of the most coveted and valued honors” by a leading aviation-industry publication. Air Transport World’s Joseph S. Murphy Industry Service Award is given to an individual or …

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Gore Supports Dems Rallying to Save EPA Regulations

  Former Vice President and noted environmentalist Al Gore has offered his support to the 12 Democrats of Senate Environment and Public Works, who are rallying to defeat Senate Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Gore …

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FDA Weighs Privacy vs. Benefits

The Food and Drug Administration is working on building a nationwide electronic system that will track the safety of drugs and medical devices. This data system will host anonymous patient data in order to protect patient privacy. However, the privacy could make the system less valuable according to some specialists. …

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White House Receives Report Card

The White House received a report card from key government reform groups with straight A’s. Yesterday, January 11th, 2010, the White House Office of Media Affairs held a conference call to discuss how these reform groups are approving the Obama administration’s efforts toward reforming government to become more accessible, collaborative, …

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HHS To Request Public Comment

The Department of Health and Human Services is requesting public comment beginning this Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, on the new proposed regulations with the electronic healthcare system. One of the main challenges is trying to figure out who should receive, or who is qualified to receive, part of the $19.2 …

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