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DoE restructures management offices to cut waste, improve security

The Department of Energy detailed to House lawmakers Wednesday its plans to create a new undersecretary for management and performance and expand its undersecretary of science office.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 06:03am EDT

CIO Council harnessing growing list of 'world class' IT programs

The CIO Council will add 25 more examples of IT project management excellence to its best practice database. DHS CIO Richard Spires said at the Excellence.gov awards Tuesday the goal of all of these success stories is to share what worked and leave a broader legacy across all of Federal IT.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:05am EST
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NNSA CIO Osborn retiring

Bob Osborn, the National Nuclear Security Administration's chief information officer, is leaving the government after more than 36 years of service.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:17pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 5, 2012

Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals talks about today's SSA demonstration. Travis Howerton discusses the National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to launch its own social network. Jeremy Herb of The Hill details the Defense Bill just passed by the Senate.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 07:13am EST

Energy in focus: The future of power plants and the energy debate in Congress

On this week's Capital Impact show, energy analysts Rob Barnett and Richard Heidorn discuss the future of nuclear power. Plus, the latest on the congressional energy debate with Loren Duggan and Derek Wallbank.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 04:49pm EDT
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Nuclear weapons arsenal under 'constant attack,' NNSA says

Officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration say America's nuclear weapons arsenal is "under constant attack."

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:48pm EDT

NNSA IT transformation taking 3-step approach

Agency CIO Robert Osborn is improving the network and cybersecurity. He said the cloud of clouds approach gives the National Nuclear Security Administration the security and flexibility they need to meet their mission.
March 15, 2012

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 08:55pm EDT
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Los Alamos Lab plans to offer buyouts to up to 800

The lab has submitted a plan to the National Nuclear Security Administration and is waiting for approval to offer the buyouts.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 01:54pm EST

Facing cuts, Energy IG recommends sweeping changes

Facing likely budget cuts, the Energy Department's inspector general, Gregory Friedman, has issued a slew of recommendations, including cutting redundant staff, appointing a BRAC-like commission to study the department's facilities and federalizing the contractors that secure those facilities.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 09:55am EST

SlideShare is like YouTube for PowerPoint

As agencies continue to work toward being more 'open and transparent,' feds are always looking for better ways to communicate. We learn about a new option called SlideShare from the NNSA's Damien LaVera.

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Big honors for small business use

In honoring Pantex in the manufacturing category, the SBA recognized the site for its "hard work, innovative ideas and dedication" and for its achievements in the community. We learn more from Pantex's John Woolery.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Gamma camera could stop wars, detect cancer

A new technology from the NNSA has medical, industrial, scientific, environmental, and homeland security applications.

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 10:15am EST
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NNSA breaks ground in many ways

Imagine moving just eight miles and saving about $100 million per year. The NNSA's Mark Holecek has details on how his agency's doing it.

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 10:41am EDT
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NNSA offers a new opportunity in nuclear security

The MAC program, which began as a summer program this year, will place Military Academy cadets, midshipmen and officers in tours of duty within science, technology, engineering, national security and relevant fields at any of the NNSA sites. NNSA's Greg Simonson explains how it works.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Energy hopes green roofs spread like weeds

What's white and green and efficient all over? DOE hopes it's your roof.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Energy Secretary and others head for the dunk tank

Energy announces plans to host officials from several federal agencies to raise awareness and donations for the July collection of the "Feds Feed Families" nationwide food drive.

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:42pm EDT
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EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Second Line of Defense takes some first steps

NNSA's Second Line of Defense program, which works around the world to strengthen the capability of foreign governments to deter, detect, and interdict illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime shipping system. We get details from program director Tracy Mustin.

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Satellite Launch Begins New Era of Explosion Monitoring

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced the deployment of a satellite that heralds the beginning of a new era of space-based nuclear explosion monitoring. On May 27th, the U.S. Air Force successfully launched the first I-I-F series of satellites, carrying improved nuclear detonation detection instruments built by Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory for the N-N-S-A. Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator Ken Baker says the deployment of the new instruments will significantly improve the agency's ability to detect atmospheric, or space-based, nuclear explosions and verify compliance with nuclear test ban treaties. The sensors are being integrated on to Air Force GPS satellites, thus the entire planet is monitored continuously for tell-tale signs of treaty violation.

Monday - 06/07/2010, 08:49pm EDT
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