Tag: White House

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities press for White House meeting to lobby against proposed transformer rules

September 28, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Opponents of DOE’s proposed standard for distribution transformers say utilities have faced supply chain issues for years and even small improvements in efficiency can worsen the situation. “Due to the intricate ways transformers are designed and assembled, increasing their efficiency […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

White House seeks $74 billion for federal civilian IT in 2024

March 14, 2023

Via: FCW

The administration is proposing a nearly $10 billion bump in federal spending to achieve its modernization goals, including several significant increases in spending on IT and cybersecurity at civilian agencies. Read More on FCW

Social Services

White House wants info from state law enforcement on data practices

February 28, 2023

Via: StateScoop

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is requesting state and local law enforcement agencies submit information on their current data practices for a report to President Joe Biden following an executive order aimed at increasing trust in […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Tesla to make some of its EV chargers public as White House announces rules for national charging network

February 15, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The Biden administration on Wednesday finalized standards for a $7.5 billion national electric vehicle charging network and highlighted other progress in the bid to transition the country away from internal combustion vehicles. “The new standards will ensure everyone can use […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

White House looks to shore up public trust in government websites

February 8, 2023

Via: FCW

A White House memorandum issued Wednesday instructs federal agencies to use government domain names for official communications and to make domain names “memorable” for everyday users. The new memo is designed to bring agencies in compliance with the DOTGOV act, […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

The White House charts a course for open government 

December 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan builds on many of the Biden administration’s previous efforts. Read More on FCW

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

White House Calls on Defense Production Act to Bolster EV Battery Supply

April 21, 2022

Via: PowerMag

When the White House signed an executive order to get to 50% electric vehicle (EV) sales share by 2030 while relying on American manufacturing, there were some serious concerns about whether the U.S. could make that many EVs, and then […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

White House looks to focus service delivery around ‘life events’

April 20, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House wants to fundamentally change the way Americans access government services and benefits by focusing on the “life experiences” of those seeking assistance. The effort was teed up in a December 2021 executive order on customer experience which, […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Biden’s 2023 budget includes $65B for civilian agency IT

March 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House is looking for a $300 million boost for the Technology Modernization Fund and big increases in cyber and IT spending across the board. Read More on FCW

Basic Services, Civil Service

The White House shares new details on plan to bring more feds back in April

March 4, 2022

Via: FCW

The Biden administration plans to significantly expand the number of in-person services available to Americans at federal agencies next month, calling on civil servants to lead by example in getting U.S. workers back to their normal offices and duty stations. […]

Social Services

White House starts the clock on zero trust adoption

January 26, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House has released the federal zero trust architecture strategy, a government-wide plan for all agencies to better manage cyber risks and improve protections while meeting specific security goals and standards by the end of fiscal year 2024. The […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

White House says agencies will pay for COVID tests as needed for feds

July 30, 2021

Via: FCW

Under a new COVID prevention regime, civilian federal employees will have to either attest to their vaccination status or get regular tests. The federal government will organize and pay for testing for feds. Read More on FCW

Basic Services, Civil Service

New White House guidance for feds returning to the office and the future ‘hybrid’ federal workforce

June 10, 2021

Via: FCW

A new OMB memo provides instructions on how to bring feds back to government offices on a large scale and asks agencies to consider long-term planning for a drastically different workplace. Read More on FCW

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House launches cybersecurity push targeting electricity sector

April 20, 2021

Via: FCW

The White House on Tuesday announced the first pilot program to improve the cybersecurity of the nation’s electricity infrastructure as part of a broader initiative focused on industrial control systems. “The 100-day plan includes aggressive but achievable milestones and will […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Fauci says public health measures to curb coronavirus spread could dampen flu season

October 1, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Public health measures like wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others could help prevent the forthcoming influenza season from complicating the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday. The […]

Basic Services, Social Security, Social Services

New ID policy looks to leverage government credentials

May 24, 2019

Via: FCW

An updated credentialing policy from the White House aims to make PIV cards interoperable across agencies and tap federal identifiers like Social Security numbers to secure digital transactions. Read More on FCW

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House details 2019 R&D priorities

August 23, 2017

Via: FCW

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities — and dollars — toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources. Read […]

Electric Utility

White House sets new goal of 1 GW of solar for low, moderate income families

July 21, 2016

Via: AmericanPublicPower

The White House on July 19 unveiled a new goal of bringing 1 gigawatt of solar energy to low- and-moderate income families by 2020 as part of a broader series of initiatives it rolled out aimed at increasing access to […]