Tag Archives: The Department of Agriculture

GAO: Four Agencies Hold 60% of Federal Energy Initiatives

A majority of the federal government’s renewable energy initiatives stem from four federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO found the Interior, Agriculture, Defense and Energy departments to be responsible for 60 percent of government energy initiatives in 2010. Auditors reviewed energy practices of 23 agencies and 130 …

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USDA Seeks 40% of Staff Teleworking by 2013

The Agriculture Department hopes to have 40 percent of eligible employees teleworking by the end of 2012, according to a case study by the Telework Exchange. USDA has more more than 58,000 teleworkers, a sharp increase from 16,000 teleworkers last year. The case study says USDA has revamped its telework …

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Food Anti-Terror Efforts Lacking, Report Says

Efforts to protect the nation’s food supply from terrorism have no centralized coordination, according to a Government Accountability Office report. In an 81-page report released Tuesday, GAO said no single agency is in charge of overseeing the federal government’s progress in implementing food and agriculture defense policies. The Agriculture Department‘s …

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USDA Funds Connecting Rural America to Broadband

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that more than $103 million in federal funds will go toward helping expand broadband Internet services to rural communities. The USDA funds will support 23 projects in 16 states, including an Oklahoma community damaged by a tornado earlier this year. “These loans and grants …

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Vilsack, Locke Announce Funds for Broadband Access

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced yesterday a collaborative effort to deliver broadband access to rural areas to promote economic development. The Department of Agriculture announced plans to award nearly $1.2 billion for 126 projects across the country to connect homes, businesses, and critical …

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More Healthy Options at Agency Cafeterias

The Obama Administration has tried to push the idea of health and well-being to federal employees. GovernmentExecutive is testing these efforts by sampling the cafeteria food at the different government agencies. Apparently, the Agriculture Department has passed their test. According to GovernmentExecutive, the Agriculture Department has nutritional information available at …

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