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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 , Ernest Moniz , Coral , FastForward 2 , Barbara Helland , Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:01am EST
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

An energy inspector general investigation has found several problems with the way Sandia National Laboratories awarded billions of dollars in maintenance and operations contracts to Lockheed Martin. The IG found a lack of competition and violation of at least one important statute. In this week's legal loop, attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Driveto explain what this investigation means for Sandia Martin.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell , Energy , inspector general , Sandia National Laboratory , Lockheed Martin

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:40am EST
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GAO: Some agencies hit harder than others during sequestration

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that some agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Transportation and Health and Human Services, experienced stalled grants and contract activity during the government shutdown of 2013.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , Energy , DoT , NIH , HHS , grant management , contracting , budget , Mark Warner , jory heckman , OMB

Monday - 11/17/2014, 11:21am EST

Energy rebounds from cyber attack thanks to new IT asset tracking tool

The Energy Department developed a new tool to ensure outdated software doesn't remain on its network to create cyber vulnerabilities. Rick Lauderdale, Energy's chief architect, said business and mission leaders receive a dashboard view of potential problems.

Tags: technology , Energy , Rick Lauderdale , Mike Rosen , IDC , enterprise architecture , IT asset management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:13am EDT
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Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: management , Energy , Army , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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Energy reverses course on plan to hire VA executive at center of FedBid procurement fraud

The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management planned to bring on Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration's deputy chief procurement officer, but now has changed its mind. Taylor is accused by the VA inspector general of committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators and having a conflict of interest by promoting FedBid.

Tags: management , acquisition , Energy , Veterans Affairs , Susan Taylor , Thomas Johnson , FedBid , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:14pm EDT

Brian Hitson, Office of Science and Technical Information, Energy Department

Following a White House directive, the Energy Department is putting the research it funds on a fast track to the public. It has launched a web portal it calls the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES). It will provide free public access to accepted peer reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. Brian Hitson, acting director of the Energy Department's Office of Scientific and Technical Information, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive. He explained why DoE launched the portal.

Tags: Brian Hitson , Energy , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:36am EDT
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From cyber to mobility, Energy CIO Bob Brese answers your IT questions

Bob Brese, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, joins Federal News Radio's Jason Miller for an online chat.

Tags: Bob Brese , DoE , Energy , information technology , Joint Cyber Coordinator Center , OneNNSA , Ask the CIO , online chat , management , CIO

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

White House cyber framework focuses on flexibility, risk for critical infrastructure providers

NIST led the year-long effort to develop the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Agencies now must review regulations to ensure alignment with the framework. DHS also launches a new voluntary program that will offer access to a variety of federal resources to help companies improve cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , NIST , DHS , Michael Daniel , White House , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , cybersecurity , critical infrastructure providers , Energy , Daniel Poneman , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:15pm EST

GSA's green energy testing benefits federal buildings, commercial manufacturers

GSA tests new energy-saving technologies in its own buildings, to help the government save money and manufacturers realize opportunities in the commercial sphere.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , Public Buildings Service , GSA , Energy , green energy , technology , federal buildings , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:32pm EST
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