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Department of Energy News

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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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
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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
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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

DoD to issue first operational energy strategy

The Defense Department is preparing its first departmentwide strategy on how it uses energy for military operations and what it's doing to move to more secure energy sources. Leaders are hopeful that the strategy will be sent to Congress in April.

Friday - 04/01/2011, 06:21am EDT
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Obama energy plan a realistic possibility

Lisa Margonelli, director of New America Foundation's Energy Policy Initiative and author of "Oil On the Brain: Petroleum's Long Strange Trip to Your Tank"

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:36pm EDT
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CR after CR: what's a CFO to do?

We ask Steve Isakowitz, chief financial officer of the Energy Department and co-chairman of the CFO Council.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 10:08am EDT
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CHCOs have 30 days to improve appraisals

A council working group will deliver recommendations and options to the Office of Personnel Management for how to improve the way managers rate employee performance. OPM Director John Berry said appraisals need to be simplified and happen more frequently.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 07:34am EDT
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CHCOs have 30 days to improve appraisals

A council working group will deliver recommendations and options to the Office of Personnel Management for how to improve the way managers rate employee performance. OPM Director John Berry said appraisals need to be simplified and happen more frequently.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 07:23am EDT

Interagency team mobilizes in Japan disaster response

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, has an update on the mission to Tokyo.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:07pm EDT
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DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
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DoD, Energy to fund new hybrid energy research

The Defense and Energy departments will team up on a pair of multimillion dollar research projects. The goal is to give the military access to secure, reliable renewable energy, both in deployed units and on military bases.

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:28am EST
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Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

Energy boosts security on electric grid

The Energy Department has unveiled a new initiative that will develop cyber security risk management process guidelines for the electric sector.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:50pm EST

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Energy offers vintage videos on new website

Vintage videos are one of several changes to the Department of Energy's website.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 07:23pm EST

Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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Supercomputers Used to Solve Impossible Problems

The Department of Energy has given out the largest ever awards of the Department's supercomputing time to 57 innovative research projects. Computer simulations will be used to perform virtual experiments that in most cases would be impossible or impractical. Using two world-leading supercomputers with a computational capacity roughly equal to 135,000 laptops, officials say the research could, for example, help speed the development of more efficient solar cells, make improvements in the production of biofuels, or develop medications that can help slow the progression of certain diseases. Selected projects were chosen for their potential to advance scientific discoveries, speed technological innovations, and strengthen industrial competitiveness.

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 05:39pm EST

Chu: "Sputnik moment" for clean energy research

Energy Secretary said China's growing innovation should spur US to ramp up investment in clean energy, despite a shift in Washington on climate change.

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 08:02pm EST
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