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Department of Energy News

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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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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