On the show today — March 22

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Today’s guests:

Frank RuscoDirector of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office

There’s room to grow for green thinking at your agency. But it’s hard to get agencies working at the same pace when there’s no clear definition of what’s environmentally sound. Rusco shares highlights from a recent GAO report on whether the government’s practices for disposing old computers and other equipment — known as e-waste — are eco-friendly.


GSA recently released a new bulletin dealing with e-waste, in an attempt to stop government electronics from winding up in landfills.

Alan SchultzDirector of the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research

The Navy has a new lab to test robots and unmanned vehicles in any environment you can think of — even if it’s an ocean or a desert.

Click here to read the full story and see pictures of the new facility.

Jack LechnerCemetery Administrator at Arlington National Cemetery

Geospatial technology is helping Arlington National Cemetery recover from some well-documented problems. Army National Cemeteries Program Executive Director Katheryn Condon says Arlington is no longer a paper-based operation. Lechner outlines how the technology is helping the cemetery in its records-keeping.

Also on the show:

John Bryson

Budget season is in full swing, and the President’s cabinet is all over Capitol Hill, making the case for the White House’s proposed 2013 budget.

Francis played highlights from Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s testimony before the Senate Appropriations Commerce subcommittee. Committee chair Barbara Mikulski asked Bryson about cybersecurity, intellectual property, and the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Click here to watch video of the hearing.