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Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 - 10:30
John Kamensky

Energy Efficiency vs. Sustainability

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 11:54
With the end of the national energy shortage, efficiency efforts were ultimately re-cast and broadened to become “sustainability” initiatives. Will energy efficiency continue to be a federal priority in coming years?

Insights from David Klaus, Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance, U.S. Department of Energy

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:32
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To be successful in these areas involves better aligning mission support functions with mission delivery. Given the critical challenges facing government today, the ability of government executives to properly align mission support with mission delivery can help them respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges and to drive change within their departments. What are the key management and operational challenges facing Energy? How is Energy progressing in its environmental management cleanup efforts? What are the department’s IT goals and priorities?

Previous Center Newsletters

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:14
Interested in reviewing one of our previous newsletters?  Below is a listing of previous newsletters.  Sign up to receive our e-newsletters in the future. Enterprise Risk Management and How Inspectors General Work with Agencies and Congress - May 18, 2015
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Climate Change Is Now a High Risk

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - 15:42
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 14:38
Typically, we think of the GAO focusing on territory familiar to auditors, which is what most of the high risk list does:  managing federal real property, DOD supply chain management, NASA acquisitions management, modernizing federal disability programs.  But now it has added a politically-charged topic to its list, but has taken the middle of the road on the topic.

How Can Our Nation Better Compete to Win in the Global Economy Today?

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 14:47
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The traditional approach to increasing national competitiveness has been to increase innovation and government investments in research and development, workforce development, and public infrastructure. Given today’s fiscal realities, the nation must explore alternative policy approaches and ways for government to do its business. These alternatives can enhance national competitiveness in an environment where major new investments will be difficult.

Introduction: Governing to Win—Enhancing National Competitiveness

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 14:31
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With the recent release of Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches, Chuck Prow has compiled some 13 insightful essays by leading thinkers and practitioners that can contribute to laying out that long-term strategy. “Given today’s fiscal realities,” Prow explains, “the nation must explore alternative policy approaches and ways for government to do business.” He notes that the alternatives outlined in his new book can catalyze national competitiveness in an environment where major new investments will be difficult.

Reduce Energy Use: Today’s Cutting Edge Renewable Energy Technology - Efficiency

Friday, August 12th, 2011 - 15:38
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 15:32
Achieving renewable energy targets will involve increased deployment of some technologies, while phasing out others.  Amidst all of this discussion, a few words regarding another tool to reduce energy consumption and the associated pollutants while saving the energy consumer money may be spoken.  However, many may not realize this less flashy tool is available today and can result in lower emissions almost immediately.

Reduce Energy Use: Data’s Critical Role in Controlling Energy Costs

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 - 13:38
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 17:35
Technology advances have become drivers and inspiration for actionable strategies to change the manner in which businesses, consumers and government organizations devise policies, make decisions and implement practical plans around energy use. The Three I's: Instrumentation, Interconnection, and Intelligence

Reduce Energy Use: Moving Past Energy Goals Using Financial Creativity

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 - 12:23
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 12:18
“It takes money to make money”… even when “a penny saved is a penny earned” Profit-maximizing firms only invest in both revenue-generating and cost-cutting activities.  In most public sector organizations, however, money is made generally when it is not spent, but even doing that sometimes takes money.   Energy savings projects have traditionally been funded by: Grants Loans Tax Credits Other Incentives Two other vehicles have become very popular in recent years.  Let’s take a look at them.
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