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Department of Energy News

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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Senate committee review Energy's loan guarantee program

Andrew Restuccia, reporter for the Hill, gives an update on the debate.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 10:52am EDT
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Energy harnessing data to push app development

Cammie Croft, the department's director of new media, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the datasets available to developers and apps that have been created.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:43am EST
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GAO: Duplicative IT programs total $1.2 billion

David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on duplicative IT investments at the Defense, Energy and Homeland Security Departments.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:35pm EST
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Los Alamos Lab plans to offer buyouts to up to 800

The lab has submitted a plan to the National Nuclear Security Administration and is waiting for approval to offer the buyouts.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 01:54pm EST

Companies stick agencies with retirement bill

Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says the government is paying for private employees' retirements has been a legitimate business expense for years under cost-accounting standards.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 12:30pm EST
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Better IT governance helping some agencies reduce duplication

Energy, DHS and DoD CIOs told House lawmakers how each of their agencies is reducing duplicative systems. GAO released its latest report on the IT dashboard and found the three agencies need to improve how they categorize projects.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:11am EST
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Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

Los Alamos un-crackable cyber technology close to commercialization

Jane Nordholt, a technical staff member in Applied Modern Physics at Los Alamos, explains how the technology could change cybersecurity as we know it.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 08:04am EST
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Fermi Lab to speed up commercialization of discoveries

At the Fermi National Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., the scientific specialty is particle acceleration. The lab is also on a mission to accelerate commercialization of particle discoveries.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:54am EST
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New effort aims att securing critical infrastructure computers

The White House launches a new initiative to better secure the computers that run critical infrastructure like power plants and water systems.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:16am EST

Ames National Lab's investment in solder research pays off

Two decades ago, the Ames National Laboratory on the Iowa State University campus started developing an environmentally-friendly, lead-free solder that is paying dividends today.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 11:07am EST
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2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST
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