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Government dams, canals, projects could power 85,000 more homes

March 31, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Seventy government-owned dams, canals, tunnels and other water projects could generate enough electricity to power 85,000 households, the Interior Department has determined, in its search for alternative energy sources. Scattered across 17 Western states, the predominately rural sites together could generate a million megawatts of electricity a year, Anne Castle, ...

Facebook-using federal managers "surge," survey finds

March 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow More than half the government's management-level employees use Facebook, and of them, most use it for work, a media marketing survey has found. The 2011 Federal Media and Marketing Study reveals a significant "surge" in the use of social media, and Facebook is leading the rush, said Lisa Dezzutti, president ...

Facebook-using federal managers “surge,” survey finds

March 29, 2011 More than half the government's management-level employees use Facebook, and of them, most use it for work, a media marketing survey has found. The 2011 Federal Media and Marketing Study reveals a significant "surge" in the use of social media, and Facebook is leading the rush, said Lisa Dezzutti, president ...

IG: Spending on geothermal technologies is riddled with improper payments

March 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An audit of six geothermal energy projects funded through the Recovery Act found that five of them had misspent money, the Energy Department's inspector general reported Monday. The total that was misspent, $110,000, was not large compared to the total spent, $68 million. But the finding is troubling because the ...

From Nextgov.com: Spending on geothermal technologies is riddled with improper payments, IG says

March 28, 2011 An audit of six geothermal energy projects funded through the Recovery Act found that five of them had misspent money, the Energy Department's inspector general reported Monday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Japanese radiation levels could have triggered larger evacuation area under U.S. guidelines

March 23, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Radiation levels in some unevacuated areas around Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were high enough to trigger "protective action," likely an evacuation, under U.S. radiation exposure guidelines. The Energy Department used airborne and ground-based monitors to detect radiation that exceeded 12.5 millirems per hour, or 1,200 millirems over ...

Japanese radiation levels could have triggered larger evacuation area under U.S. guidelines

March 23, 2011 Radiation levels in some unevacuated areas around Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were high enough to trigger "protective action," likely an evacuation, under U.S. radiation exposure guidelines. The Energy Department used airborne and ground-based monitors to detect radiation that exceeded 12.5 millirems per hour, or 1,200 millirems over ...

Interior approves first Gulf oil exploration plan since BP spill

March 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Interior Department approved the first deepwater oil exploration plan for the Gulf of Mexico since the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the months-long oil spill that followed. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Monday that approval for an exploration plan submitted by Shell Offshore ...

Interior approves first Gulf oil exploration plan since BP spill

March 21, 2011 The Interior Department approved the first deepwater oil exploration plan for the Gulf of Mexico since the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the months-long oil spill that followed. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Monday that approval for an exploration plan submitted by Shell Offshore ...

Top court to weigh privacy rights

March 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Thanks to increasingly sophisticated communications technology and ever-expanding interconnected data bases, even small-town police can run detailed background checks to discover criminals during routine traffic stops. From their squad cars, officers can tap a network of government and private databases and in a matter of minutes retrieve a wealth of ...