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Report: A Third Of DC Works In The Public Sector

A recent job study found that the District of Columbia has a third of its residents working in the public sector, the Washington Business Journal’s G. Scott Thomas reports. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data compared non-farm job numbers with government jobs in each state. Local, state and federal government …

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AF Gen. Norton Schwartz Addresses Public-Private Partnerships

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz recently told attendees of the annual National Security Forum that the economic environment calls for a continued focus on public-private partnerships. Christopher Kratzer, who covered the event for the Air Force’s news service, writes that the forum aggregates executives, government and thought …

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VanRoekel Talks Telework With Connolly, Cummings

U.S. government technology officials plan to tie the federal mobility strategy with the website reform strategy, according to Nextgov. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told lawmakers that the combined strategy will also focus heavily on telework, Joseph Marks reports. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Gerry Connolly (D.-Va.) organized the …

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Groups Pushing GSA To Change Green Building Rating System

Industry and lawmakers want the General Services Administration to consider changing its green building standards, Federal Times’ Andy Medici writes. According to the report, the government is reviewing its green standards, shaping how building greenness will be measured and how to spend federal funding on construction over the next five …

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EPA, Commerce Partnering To Promote Environmental Exports, Jobs

The Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Monday as part of an initiative to expand the U.S. environmental industry’s global presence. EPA recently held a Technology Market Summit, where Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Secretary John Bryson detailed their agencies’ environmental technology and job creation efforts. …

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Richard Spires Details DHS Consolidation, Integration Plans

The Department of Homeland Security plans to integrate its core missions to create synergies, Alice Lipowicz of Federal Computer Week reports. Richard Spires, DHS chief information officer, told attendees of a Northern Virginia AFCEA chapter event that DHS has already begun to integrate programs in its 13 major mission areas across …

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Boeing CEO James McNerney Appeals For Sequestration Alternate

Boeing CEO James McNerney shared his apprehensions about the impending effects of sequestration at an industry event held Tuesday, Philip Ewing reports on DoDBuzz. McNerney indicated at the event that his company  is expecting the worst but hoping for the best when it comes to the uncertainty surrounding the Defense …

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