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Department of Energy News

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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Making the transition to Washington

Diane Cochran has worked in the Departments of the Navy, Air Force, Energy, and the Office of Personnel Management, at a variety of locations in the continental United States and abroad. She shares what it's like to make the transition to working and living in D.C.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 04:40pm EDT
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Column: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ... Federal-style

Jeff Baker works for the Energy Department in Golden, Colo. He said good communication between headquarters and the field starts by understanding, listening, learning and remembering why each employee is at the agency in the first place.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 02:01am EDT

Executive Suite: Energy CTO Pete Tseronis

Pete Tseronis, Chief Technology Officer of the Energy Department, shares his ideas on innovation and leadership in tough budget times.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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CHCOs: Millenials bring enthusiasm, desire for mentorship

Two chief human capital officers say Millenials - people born in 1980 or later - bring passion and enthusiasm to the federal workplace but also require guidance and mentorship.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 01:57pm EDT
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Energy Dept. lab still offline

An Energy department lab is still offline 10 days after a major hack attack. Learn more in today's cybersecurity update

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 08:30am EDT

Cyber attack hits Energy laboratory

The government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has suffered a cyber attack.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:32pm EDT

DoD to treat energy as a critical military capability

The Defense Department says it's committed to changing both the way it uses energy and the kinds of energy the military uses.

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 08:11am EDT
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Radiation detection feeling a gas pinch too

Energy sells helium-3 faster than NNSA can collect it. What this means, and why it's a problem, is explained for us by GAO's Dr. Timothy Persons.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:08am EDT
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The price of progress

Chris Core, commentator

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:35pm EDT
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Managing contractors' costs

Contractors may cost more than you think. The Energy Department is finding that out the hard way. Mark Gaffigan is the Managing Director for Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:05pm EDT
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Berkeley National Lab riding the cloud to more services

CIO Rosio Alvarez said she soon will release a RFP to move the lab's ERP system to the cloud. Berkeley already moved its email to the cloud.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:57pm EDT
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Carper: lower energy use, reduce spending

A new bill for saving energy and money for your agency. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) explains it.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 06:35pm EDT
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Energy would guard utilities during cyberattack

Two prominent lawmakers think the Energy Department should have authority to order action during a cyber attack on the electrical grid.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 09:30am EDT

Federal data center answer may be found in Facebook

Pete Tseronis, the chief technology officer at the Department of Energy, tells Federal News Radio federal data centers will start to look a lot like Facebook.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:41am EDT
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