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Moniz demands more accountability in Energy projects

The Energy secretary is shaking up the department to improve accountability. Project managers will assume more responsibility and face harsher consequences if they fail to meet major targets. Some contractors already have felt the difference, and it isn't pretty.

Tags: energy , DoE , John MacWilliams , management , accountability , reorganization , project management , Emily Kopp

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:57am EST
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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: Energy Department , Emily Kopp , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:20pm EST
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Barbara Helland, Department of Energy

New supercomputing technology under development at the Energy Department carries a price tag of $425 million. An explosion in data and in computing power requirements are among the challenges. Secretary Ernest Moniz says the two projects, Coral and FastForward 2, will foster what he calls "transformational advancements in basic science, national defense, environmental and energy research." Barbara Helland is facilities division director for Advanced Scientific Computing Research program at Energy. She just returned from a Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: supercomputing , energy , Coral , FastForward 2 , Barbara Helland , Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:01am EST
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Senate confirms physicist Moniz as energy chief

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Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:21pm EDT

Acting energy secretary to be sworn in Tuesday

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is ending his tenure after four years and three months. Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman will serve as acting secretary beginning Tuesday and serve until a successor is sworn in.

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Monday - 04/22/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Obama nominates next heads of EPA, Energy

President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.

Tags: Gina McCarthy , EPA , Sylvia Mathews Burwell , OMB , energy , President Barack Obama , people

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:10am EST