Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

GAO Recommends Additional Actions for Resource Mgmt in Select Agencies

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Employment and Training Administration, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and Environmental Protection Agency to take additional steps to maintain their ability to fulfill mission goals. GAO said Dec. 20 that the three agencies managed to handle their declining resources through workforce restructuring …

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Trump Picks Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior Dept

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Interior Department, USA Today reported Thursday. David Jackson writes Zinke is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and is in his second term in the House following his re-election in November. Zinke “has built one …

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Lisa Schlosser to Retire as Federal Deputy CIO

Lisa Schlosser is set to retire from the Office of Management and Budget as federal deputy chief information officer by the end of November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Schlosser will leave the government after she completed her stint at the Office of Personnel Management as acting CIO and led the establishment of the …

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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White House Unveils New Energy Standards Tool

The White House has launched a new acquisition tool designed to help agencies identify contracts that comply with the government’s energy requirements. Anne Rung, the U.S. chief acquisition officer, and Christine Harada, the federal chief sustainability officer at the Council on Environmental Quality, announced the launch of the Green Check …

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GAO: EPA’s Grants Mgmt Process Needs Improvement

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency revamp certain practices that GAO says could hinder efficient monitoring of grant programs at the EPA. GAO said in a report published Monday it found that duplicative reporting by EPA grantees and the manual process to review grantees’ performance reports contribute to the agency’s administrative …

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