GSA’s National Capital Region Climate Risks Preparation and Adaptation Pilot was selected as a GreenGov Spotlight Community by the White House Council on Environmental Quality. A GreenGov Spotlight Community is represented when multiple federal partners, located within the same or nearby areas, work together to leverage resources in support and in achievement of the goals outlined in Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.
GSA teamed with federal agencies that included the EPA, IRS, National Capital Planning Commission, U.S. Global Change Research Program, NOAA, NASA and the District of Columbia Government in evaluating the risks posed by the impacts of climate change to the IRS Headquarters building and a mission critical supply chain component. The team successfully established climate change adaptation priorities with the IRS customer, and established a process that is replicable to other federal buildings in the National Capital Region. To learn more, register here to join OGP and FAS for a GreenGov Spotlight Community webinar on April 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., EST.
Responsible information sharing is at the forefront of collaboration between industry and government. The reason for this is simple: government and industry must work together to develop specific IT standards that will simplify and speed up the acquisition process, while ensuring that different systems have the ability to exchange data.
To this end, GSA and the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment collaborated with the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) to develop a white paper on proposed interoperability standards in an effort to drive both government and industry to define and adopt standards to be used in acquisition. The paper provides a roadmap towards this goal and asks industry and government to work together to develop standards that will:
- Guide adherence to government regulations and policy
- Reduce government duplication and spending
- Reduce vendor development and marketing costs
The responsible sharing of information – whether intelligence, financial, or other data — extends to all levels of government, including federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, along with private sector partners. The federal government is now poised to standardize the sharing of information and must determine specific standards upon which all can agree. By working together to share information, we can all work toward a more collaborative partnership in the future. Join the conversation by reading the report and providing your comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Federal Meeting Facilities site was designed by GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy to collect and display Federal meeting space nationwide. To comply with Executive Order (EO) 13589, Promoting Efficient Spending, GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy developed a Federal Meeting Facilities Tool designed to collect and display Federal meeting space nationwide. This web-based tool allows Federal agencies to maximize the shared use of Federal facilities. Federal agencies provide this information to ensure accuracy of data. GSA is available to work very closely with each agency to help agency representatives populate this tool. Don’t see your meeting space? – contact Pathina.Fitzgerald@gsa.gov and she will provide access to enter your meeting space in the web-based tool. Let us know what you think of this new tool!
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