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Department of Energy News

Panel: Budget preparation best practices

Panelists are former Energy CFO Owen Barwell and Treasury Department's Nani Coloretti.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 02:51pm EDT
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DoE forges ahead in green trend

DoE has implemented changes to improve its energy sustainability efforts in support of greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:06pm EDT

USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

CHCO recommends employee-sharing as budget salve

Managers should consider allowing employees to solve problems in other parts of government. Doing so is an effective way for agencies to improve workers' skillsets and maximize resources, said retiring Energy Department HR chief Mike Kane.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:44pm EDT
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Energy gets new CIO, loses CHCO to retirement

Secretary Steven Chu announced several leadership changes, including naming Robert Brese as the department's new chief information officer.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Man charged with hacking into Energy Department networks

After breaking into the network, the man allegedly tried to sell access to DoE for $50,000.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:32am EDT

Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

Energy in focus: The future of power plants and the energy debate in Congress

On this week's Capital Impact show, energy analysts Rob Barnett and Richard Heidorn discuss the future of nuclear power. Plus, the latest on the congressional energy debate with Loren Duggan and Derek Wallbank.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 04:49pm EDT
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Army IT agency head departs for Energy

Donald Adcock, who served from 2010 until this month as the executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, has left the Pentagon to become the associate CIO for IT services at the Department of Energy.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:16pm EDT

EXCLUSIVE: Energy CIO Locatis heads to DHS

Mike Locatis will become the new assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate. He replaces Greg Schaffer who left in March.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 01:03pm EDT

White House aims to improve energy security for DoD

The White House announced several initiatives to improve energy security for the military.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 10:09am EDT

Energy app contest to help turn electric bill into energy-saving guide

The energy department announced a new "challenge" for software developers: Create new applications allowing people to download data detailing how and how much they use energy. The Apps for Energy contest, which offers $100,000 in prizes to winning developers, is part of the Green Button Initiative.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:46pm EDT
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White House, agencies commit $200M to solving 'big data' quandary

Federal technology leaders unveiled an initiative to develop better ways of harnessing the rapidly growing volume of increasingly complicated data sets, known as big data. The push is led by a joint solicitation from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop the core technologies for reigning in big data. All told, six federal departments and agencies will take part in the program committing more than $200 million in research-and-development investments.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:53pm EDT
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Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Lawmakers push DoD, Energy for answers on IT supply chain security

Two GAO reports find agencies lack oversight and controls over ensuring vendors buy the components for hardware and software from trusted sources. DoD is ahead of most agencies. It is using intelligence expertise to secure the supply chain of national security systems.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Bill will propose combining Energy, EPA into one agency

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is introducing legislation this week to consolidate the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency into a single agency.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 12:57pm EDT

Nuclear weapons arsenal under 'constant attack,' NNSA says

Officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration say America's nuclear weapons arsenal is "under constant attack."

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:48pm EDT

Tool helps agencies cut costs on green gov goals

Agencies have an April 20 deadline to join a renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation that can help them save money on reaching green goals.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:22am EDT
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Energy revamps hiring website

The Energy Department is trying to make it easier to attract top talent with its revamped websites Jobs.Energy.gov.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:40am EDT
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NNSA IT transformation taking 3-step approach

Agency CIO Robert Osborn is improving the network and cybersecurity. He said the cloud of clouds approach gives the National Nuclear Security Administration the security and flexibility they need to meet their mission.
March 15, 2012

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 08:55pm EDT
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