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Department of Energy News

Did White House consider ousting Chu at Energy?

Top officials at the White House circulated a plan calling for the ouster of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other top Energy Department officials as the administration braced for a political storm brewing over the failing solar energy company Solyndra

Friday - 11/11/2011, 08:40pm EST

With improved cybersecurity, Los Alamos moves to cloud, wireless

Tom Harper, the lab's CIO, said the national laboratory created an infrastructure-on-demand platform for easy provisioning of cloud services. He said Los Alamos also introduced WiFi earlier this year for access to its unclassified network.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:10pm EDT
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New Energy program helps agencies meet efficiency goals

Tim Unruh, program manager at the Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program, shared tips on how agencies can become more energy efficient.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 03:17pm EDT
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Correction: Nuke Bomb-Disassembly story

In an Oct. 15 story about nuclear weapons, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, at the end of World War II was 1.5 kilotons. It was 15 kilotons.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:35pm EDT

Energy hit with $2M bill after four cyber attacks

Recent cyber attacks have left the Energy Department with a $2 million bill.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:27pm EDT

Unisys wins Energy contract for cloud e-mail transition

The Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory awarded a contract to Unisys Corporation to transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 12:24pm EDT

GAO studies alternative uses for Yucca Mountain

Frank Rusco, the director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a recent GAO report.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 10:11am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Clean energy loan program director leaving Obama admin

The head of the Energy Department's embattled clean energy loan program is leaving in what officials called a planned departure.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 06:23pm EDT

Program Analysis and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Jay Hoffman is the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 01:33pm EDT
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Energy's Solar Decathlon features green homes

This might not be the best weekend for it weather-wise, but the Energy Department's solar decathlon is running on the Mall this weekend.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:02pm EDT
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Navy, USDA, DoE want new biofuels technology

The Agriculture Department, the Energy Department and the Navy are turning to industry to try to leverage advanced technologies to produce a new generation of biofuels. A request for information they just issued says the private sector would have to match any federal funds the agencies spend. The three departments are willing to spend up to 500 million dollars to jumpstart an industry to produce fuels that could serve as drop-in replacements for jet fuel and diesel. The Navy is aiming to get half its energy from alternative sources by the year 2020.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 03:58pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 8

On today's Federal Drive: DHS celebrates its post-9/11 role and acknowledges the challenges that remain and the government works to keep counterfeit products out of its supply chain.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 08:40am EDT

Govt audit: Stimulus funds for energy go unspent

Two years after the economic stimulus law, about one-third of the money authorized for an energy efficiency program has not been spent, a government audit found.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Federal government backs solar military project

The Obama administration is providing a loan guarantee for a massive solar energy project that could double the number of glimmering solar panels on residential rooftops in the U.S.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 05:11pm EDT

Navy, USDA, DoE issue big biofuels RFI

The Departments of the Navy, Agriculture and Energy are asking industry how best to spend $510 million on the future of biofuels. They are leaning on a 1950 law that lets the government pour cash into defense-critical industries.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 05:22am EDT
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Biden calls for new clean energy policy for US

The United States can't lead the world in the 21st century with its current energy policy, Vice President Joe Biden told alternative technology supporters Tuesday at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 08:36pm EDT

OPM: Hiring, retention bonuses rose in down economy

A new Office of Personnel Management report showed that agency use of recruitment, relocation and retention incentives rose 22 percent in 2009, the Obama administration's first year. That's a slower rate of growth than in previous years. But it indicates that the government still relies on one-time payments to lure or keep nurses, engineers and others with needed skills.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 07:52pm EDT
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Monday morning federal headlines - August 29

On today's Federal Drive: in Hurricane Irene's aftermath, some federal buildings are closed because of power outages, the Energy Department is guaranteeing loans for a solar power project and the National Transportation Safety Board is studying experimental aircraft.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 07:50am EDT

Boeing, Siemens partner on DoD micro-grid management

Judy Marks, the head of Siemens' U.S. federal business unit, joined the Federal Drive to discuss her firm's partnership with Boeing to manage the Defense Department's micro-grid.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 09:34am EDT
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