Tag Archives: energy

OMB Finds Many Agencies Missing 30% Energy Reduction Goal

The Defense Department will likely miss a federal mandate to cut 30 percent of energy use at its facilities by 2015, according to Office of Management and Budget estimates. Federal Times reports OMB found the Pentagon is one of several departments that are falling short of energy efficiency and sustainability …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Invested $209M in Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Army is more than halfway in its goal to invest $384 million in energy savings initiatives over two years, a lead Army official told the Army News Service. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, told ANS the Army has invested $208.8 million in the programs …

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NOAA Head Jane Lubchenco to Step Down

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will step down from her position at the end of February 2013, according to the Washington Post. Jason Samenow of the Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog writes her departure follows nearly seven months after Jack Hayes retired as head of …

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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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Chamber Wants Energy in Fiscal Cliff Debates

The US Chamber of Commerce plans to include energy development into the ongoing debate over how to avert the fiscal cliff, National Journal reports. Chamber President Tom Donohue said the debate is an extraordinary opportunity to reform the nation’s energy policies and open new areas of development. Chris Frates writes …

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Report: 6 Cabinet Posts Could Open for Obama’s 2nd Term

According to a GovExec report, six Cabinet positions could see changes for President Barack Obama’s second term, continuing a historical trend of turnover for two-term presidents. Sophie Quinton writes that on average, for the five two-term presidencies since World War II, only one of two Cabinet officers have stayed for …

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Profile: Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra is a senior adviser of healthcare technology strategy at The Advisory Board Company, having rejoined the company in February after previously serving as federal chief technology officer for three years. Before accepting the U.S. CTO position, Chopra served as managing director of the Advisory Board from April 1997 …

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Profile: DNI James Clapper

James Clapper, a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force, serves as the country’s fourth director of national intelligence, where he leads the intelligence community and acts as the president’s lead intelligence adviser. He was sworn in as DNI in August 2010, nearly six years after completing his tenure …

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