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Department of Energy News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The price of progress

Chris Core, commentator

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:35pm EDT

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

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

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

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

GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT

Expanding 'Energy Star' certification

EPA environmental protection specialist Una Song joins host John Gilroy to talk about the Energy Star project and how it can help your agency monitor its energy use.
April 26, 2011

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 09:08pm EDT

Obama: Innovation, DoD budget cuts needed to reduce debt

President Obama said the Defense Department must continue to cut wasteful spending from its budget for the country to reach fiscal health. At the same time, the country must continue to invest in energy, science and technology, he said.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 03:20pm EDT
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