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Energy's new CIO to be political appointee

Michael Johnson heads over to the Energy Department from the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House. He starts on March 10.

Tags: technology , people , Michael Johnson , Bob Brese , Don Adcock , OSTP , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:22pm EST

Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Energy Department

President Barack Obama told agency leaders to focus on management, streamline programs and improve customer service. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz took the directive to heart. He restructured the department a year ago to create a new undersecretary of performance and management. Now, he says he is stopping expensive project overruns and scheduling delays. Before his first major speech on the newest changes, Ernest Moniz sat down with Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp.

Tags: Ernest Moniz , Emily Kopp , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:20pm EST
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Rick Lauderdale, Chief Architect, Energy Department

The Energy Department has a new tool to help ensure an agency updates outdated software before it becomes a security risk. It's a good outcome from a bad event. Last year's cyber breach exposed data of more than 50,000 employees. Rick Lauderdale, Energy's chief architect, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about a new approach to give business leaders the data to make better risk-based cyber decisions.

Tags: Rick Lauderdale , In Depth

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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Ken Sandler, Sustainability and Green Building Advisor, GSA

The Army needs big solutions if it wants to generate as much energy as it consumes by 2020. It's using the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs as a testing ground for the Net-Zero Energy Initiative. The General Services Administration identifies four ideas that could help Fort Carson reach big energy breakthroughs. It's also partnering with the Army and Energy Department to measure Fort Carson's progress so far. Ken Sandler is the sustainability and green building advisor within the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at GSA. He told In Depth with Francis Rose what Fort Carson has done so far.

Tags: DoD , Army , In Depth , Francis Rose , Fort Carson , GSA , Ken Sandler , green energy , Net-Zero Energy Initiative

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Pete Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Energy Department

The Energy Department is spending $67 million in research grants it hopes will lead to the nuclear technology of tomorrow. Research projects have been selected based on potential for big breakthroughs. Pete Lyons, assistant secretary for Nuclear Energy at the Energy Department, broke down the numbers with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

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Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 06:58am EDT
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John Cymbalsky, Energy Department

An Energy Department program designed to help consumers save money and the environment wasn't doing so well. It was hampered by lawsuits and a tug-of war between manufacturers and environmental groups. Then John Cymbalsky became program manager in 2010. Since then, the Energy Department has spit out energy-efficiency standards at double the pace. Now, he's nominated for a 2014 Sammies award. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what he did differently to fix the program. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and related story.

Tags: John Cymbalsky , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/21/2014, 11:05am EDT
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Cymbalsky builds consensus for new energy conservation standards

John Cymbalsky reached out to industry, environmental groups and consumers to quickly reach a consensus on new energy conservation standards for commercial equipment and residential appliances.

Tags: John Cymbalsky , greenhouse gas emissions , energy efficiency , Service to America Medals , Sammies , Federal Drive , people

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:11pm EDT

Camsie McAdams, Deputy Director, Office of STEM, Department of Education

The government is in the biggest drive to promote STEM since the Sputnik era. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The country needs more students to become interested in these vital fields. Now the Education Department and NASA have teamed up in a novel approach attract students to STEM. Camsie McAdams is the deputy director of the STEM office at Education. She spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

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Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Energy's new plug-and-play technology infrastructure

Energy Department CIO Bob Brese said the launch of the OneNNSA network provides seamless identity management and collaboration services in the cloud.

Tags: technology , Jason Miller , Bob Brese , Ask the CIO , VDI , mobility , cloud computing , IT modernization

Friday - 05/09/2014, 07:35am EDT
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