Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Trade Association Urges U.S. Government to Speed Up Implementation of Aircraft Engine Emission Rules

Aircraft Engine Emission

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is calling on the U.S. government to expedite review of potential rule changes for aircraft engines to facilitate the implementation of global standards meant to reduce soot emissions ahead of the 2023 deadline and avoid any potential supply chain disruption.

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Meredith Berger to Perform Duties of Navy Undersecretary

Meredith Berger

Meredith Berger assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment has succeeded the retiring James Geurts to perform the duties of the U.S. Navy's undersecretary. Berger formerly served as the deputy chief of staff to the secretary of the Navy, a role she held from 2014 to 2017, the Navy said Monday.

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EPA CIO Vaughn Noga on Agency’s Goal of Building a Cybersecurity-Aware Culture

Vaughn Noga

Vaughn Noga, chief information officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has talked about EPA's goals of creating a cybersecurity-aware culture and decreasing hindrances to deployment and operation of new applications and systems. Noga cited the need to prioritize the agency's approach to fielding systems and getting them through the extract, transform and load process.

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Former EPA CIO Ann Dunkin to Lead DOE’s IT Activities

Ann Dunkin

Ann Dunkin, who has been Dell Technologies' chief technology officer for state and local government for over a year, will join the Department of Energy (DOE) as chief information officer. Dunkin, formerly the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) CIO, will succeed Rocky Campione, who stepped down from government service in early April 2021. 

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Anne Neuberger: White House Working on Industrial Control System Security Plan

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House is working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), energy sector and other organizations on a plan to protect industrial control systems from cyber threats

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GAO Adds Small Business Emergency Loans, Drug Misuse to High-Risk List

Drug Misuse

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has added national initiatives to respond to, recover from and prevent drug misuse and emergency loans for small businesses to its “high-risk list” or areas in federal operations that require major reforms to reduce waste and address fraud, mismanagement and abuse. The addition of the two new areas to the 2021 list brings the total number of high-risk areas to 36. 

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Infrastructure Security Vet Nitin Natarajan Named Deputy Director of CISA; Brandon Wales Quoted

Nitin Natarajan

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has appointed homeland security expert Nitin Natarajan to serve as the deputy director. Tenured cyber executives Eric Goldstein and David Mussington have also joined CISA's leadership team to serve as executive assistant directors for cybersecurity and infrastructure security, respectively, the agency said Monday.

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Former FEMA Officer Deanne Criswell Gets Agency Administrator Nomination

Deanne Criswell

Deanne Criswell, who worked at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2011 to 2017, was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as administrator of FEMA. Biden also chose David Cohen, former deputy director of the CIA and current head of WilmerHale’s business and financial integrity group, to assume the position he held at the agency from 2015 to 2017.

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Biden Picks Rep. Deb Haaland, Jennifer Granholm for Interior Dept, DOE Leadership Roles

Deb Haaland

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., to serve as secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), and Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, to be secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE). Haaland and Granholm are among the nominees and appointees to the incoming administration’s climate team.

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EPA Provides Updates on Lean Management System Implementation; Mary Walker Quoted

Environmental

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deployed to 83 percent of the organization a system that uses lean principles to achieve continuous process improvement. The EPA Lean Management System (ELMS) has six components and those are visual management, problem solving, cascading performance measures, standard process, leader behaviors and business reviews and huddles.

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