The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced the plenary session speakers and program agenda for the 23nd Annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), the premier event in the government information technology (IT) community. This year’s theme of “Driving Results in a 21st Century Government” will focus on the transformational changes that… Keep reading →
The Department of Veterans Affairs progress toward a paperless records system was halted Oct. 8 when the partial federal government shutdown stopped all software development by the department. The latest negative impact on the nation’s veterans prompted a strong response from American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger. On Oct. 8, VA was forced to furlough… Keep reading →
By Doug Miller, SafeGov.org Many of us have been following a legal case being fought in California in which 10 plaintiffs are suing Google over its practice of scanning the content of private Gmail messages for the purposes of showing ads related to the content of the user’s email. The plaintiffs and many privacy organizations… Keep reading →
Oregon Department of Justice Boosts Efficiencies, Response Times and Reduces Paper with New Workflow SystemBy Breaking Gov
The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), led by the state’s Attorney General, is responsible for general counsel and supervision of all civil actions and legal proceedings in which the state is a part or has an interest. Headquartered in Salem, the Department is further responsible for the operation of a number of program areas designated… Keep reading →
The federal government has earned praise the past few years for making improvements to the security clearance process. In fact, at a Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee hearing in June 2012, it was reported that the time for initial investigations was down to 44 days, from 189 in 2005. Keep reading →
With the cost of lighting accounting for more than a third of the energy bills at most federal facilities, officials at the General Services Administration know that it will take more than upgrading to newer florescent and LED lighting to make government buildings more energy efficient. It also means finding ways to efficiently install an array of new and smarter technologies.
The stakes, however, are significant. GSA boasts a portfolio of federal buildings that amounts to nearly 10,000 assets. The upshot, though, is that those buildings offer a rich laboratory to evaluate green technologies. Keep reading →
This week’s video is courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: The redevelopment of Denver’s historic and ethnically diverse La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood is turning an economically challenged area into a vibrant, transit-accessible, district. The community’s master plan preserves affordable housing while adding energy-efficient middle-income and market-rate homes. Because of extensive community engagement, development will include actions to improve the health of residents, reduce pollution, and control stormwater runoff.
EPA created the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in 2002 to recognize exceptional approaches to development that protect the environment, encourage economic vitality, and enhance quality of life. In the past 11 years, 54 winners from 26 states have shown a variety of approaches that states, regions, cities, suburbs, and rural communities can use to create economically strong, environmentally responsible development.