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Department of Energy News

White House cyber framework focuses on flexibility, risk for critical infrastructure providers

NIST led the year-long effort to develop the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Agencies now must review regulations to ensure alignment with the framework. DHS also launches a new voluntary program that will offer access to a variety of federal resources to help companies improve cybersecurity.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:15pm EST

White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:08am EST

Panel: Digital technologies changing how agencies communicate -- both inside and out

Agencies across government are leveraging digital technologies to both embark on new initiatives and enhance existing ones. The growing adoption of mobile devices, cloud computing technologies and wireless capabilities allows agencies to conduct unique outreach efforts and makes the agencies, themselves, more flexible workplaces. Agency technology officials discussed both issues as part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:08pm EST
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Nominee for head of FERC withdraws

Ron Biz, Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator, withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support for confirmation.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 02:14am EDT

Energy ups number of employees at risk after cyber attack to 53,000

The Department of Energy first reported in August 14,000 current and former employees had their Personally Identifiable Information stolen. The department now says that number is nearly four times what it had originally thought.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 11:52am EDT

DHS pitches cyber projects to Silicon Valley, eyes commercialization

Eight cutting-edge technologies developed by the government are being shown off this week to venture capitalists and investors in Silicon Valley, with the hope of attracting someone to take the applications to market.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 05:48am EDT
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Hackers break into Energy's computer networks, put employees at risk

The Energy Department confirmed 14,000 current and former employees are at risk of identity theft as cyber attackers gained access to their personal information. This is at least the second hacking incident this year.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 04:36pm EDT

DoE restructures management offices to cut waste, improve security

The Department of Energy detailed to House lawmakers Wednesday its plans to create a new undersecretary for management and performance and expand its undersecretary of science office.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 06:03am EDT

House bill cuts renewable energy budget

House spending bill targets renewable energy programs for cuts

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 12:00pm EDT

DoE's Silverman helps us breathe a little easier

Josh Silverman, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Sustainability Support, led a team that identified and eliminated 1 million tons of dangerous greenhouse gases that were being emitted from DoE facilities.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 11:46am EDT
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Energy's Environmental Management office still struggling to manage contracts

The Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management (EM) faced scrutiny in a hearing Thursday that questioned EM's contract management. DOE has been on the GAO's High Risk List for contract management since 1990.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:42pm EDT

Energy officials land summer jobs for their kids

Report: Energy Dept. officials land jobs for their children, relatives despite nepotism rules

Monday - 06/10/2013, 05:38pm EDT

Senate confirms physicist Moniz as energy chief

Senate unanimously confirms Energy nominee Ernest Moniz

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:21pm EDT

LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Acting energy secretary to be sworn in Tuesday

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is ending his tenure after four years and three months. Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman will serve as acting secretary beginning Tuesday and serve until a successor is sworn in.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Nearly 250 laid off at Wash. Hanford nuclear site

The Department of Energy announced that 235 people will be laid off, and more than 2,500 will be furloughed for several weeks, as a result of automatic federal budget cuts.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:14am EDT

Energy nominee favors all-of the-above approach

Obama energy choice backs natural gas as 'bridge fuel' to reach clean energy

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 01:18pm EST

Obama nominates next heads of EPA, Energy

President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:10am EST

Obama nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as budget chief

Obama nominates Wal-Mart's Sylvia Burwell as next budget chief in midst of fiscal battles

Monday - 03/04/2013, 03:10pm EST

DOE: Budget cuts may slow nuclear waste cleanup

Energy Department says budget cuts could delay cleanup at highest-risk nuclear sites

Friday - 03/01/2013, 01:18pm EST
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