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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Departs Post

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has written a farewell letter expressing his gratitude for approximately 90,000 Agriculture Department employees on his last day at USDA. Vilsack said Friday USDA employees work to protect U.S. citizens from hazardous foods and forest fires; provide food for “struggling” families; foster the creation of new businesses; encourage support for local …

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USDA to Invest $225M for Resource Conservation Push; Tom Vilsack Comments

The Agriculture Department will invest $225 million in federal funds toward 88 projects across the country as part of a program designed to expand conservation through collaborations between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, conservation partners and agricultural producers. USDA said Dec. 21 the Regional Conservation Partnership Program investment aims to conserve and create clean water as …

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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021. The White House said Thursday it wants to provide $7.7 billion in discretionary funds for clean energy efforts across 12 agencies as part of …

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GSA, OMB Approve USDA as Shared Service Provider of CGI’s Financial Mgmt Software

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget have selected the Agriculture Department to serve as a shared services provider of CGI’s financial management platform. OMB and GSA’s office of unified shared services management gave USDA’s financial management services division approval to offer CGI’s Momentum software to other …

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White House Announces 29 New Digital Tools Under Opportunity Project

The White House has unveiled 29 new digital tools from nonprofit organizations, companies and students that support national priorities as part of President Barack Obama’s Opportunity Project. The tools use federal and local data to address challenges identified by the departments of Labor, Transportation, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and the Office of the Surgeon General, the …

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VA Picks USDA as Financial Mgmt Shared Service Provider

The Agriculture Department has been chosen to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current financial management platform as VA’s federal shared service provider. VA said Tuesday the partnership with USDA reflects cross-agency efforts to increase financial transparency, mitigate duplication and redundancy and increase the quality and agility of administrative services in the government. Edward Murray, VA interim …

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