The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department of Energy (DoE) launched a call to action asking utilities and outage data companies to voluntarily share their data with the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide (ODIN) for better real-time, standardized, and transparent power outage data.

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The Energy Department’s (DoE) Office of Science is looking to industry for help with bolstering the agency’s efforts to create a technological innovation bridge to span what it calls the “valley of death.” That’s the gap that separates promising technology developed in labs from their practical applications in the real world.

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Sheila Cooch has departed as director of IT policy under the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to become the new CIO at the Energy Department’s Office of Science.

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The Biden-Harris Administration on Nov. 4 announced $1.5 billion in funding for the Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Laboratories to build up and modernize their infrastructure and address deferred maintenance projects.

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The Department of Energy (DoE) announced $39 million in funding for projects to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of critical elements required to power America’s clean energy future, according to a press release published Oct. 27.

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As Federal agencies and the private sector improve their uses of mobile technology, they must also improve security along with it, according to Ann Dunkin, chief information officer (CIO) at the Department of Energy (DoE).

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The Department of Energy (DoE) unveiled the latest generation of its Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) on Oct. 11 at the agency’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California before a crowd filled with members of Congress, scientists, and one of the “fathers” of internet – Vint Cerf.

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The Energy Department’s (DoE) Pamela Isom stepped down from her role as director of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Technology Office on Sept. 9, a DoE spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) awarded $70 million in funding to seven research projects that will assist in the continued development of a supercomputer model of Earth’s climate system, according to an Aug. 30 press release.

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which houses the fastest supercomputer in the world, has announced that Dr. Thomas Zacharia will retire as the laboratory’s director at the end of 2022.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on June 15 released its National Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) Strategy that focuses on providing a framework for engineering, training, tools, and practices against cyber threats to the energy sector and the electricity grid.

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The Department of Energy (DoE) on June 1  earned the distinction of running the fastest supercomputer in the world after that designation was announced for the agency’s Frontier supercomputer system at the International Supercomputing Conference 2022 in Germany.

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The Department of Energy (DoE) plans to issue $40 million in funding for research and training in science, technology, education, and math (STEM) areas for historically underrepresented groups, the agency announced on May 25.

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The Department of Energy (DoE) has begun to gather feedback on a $2.5 billion investment to build out new power transmission infrastructure across the country using funds approved by Congress in bipartisan infrastructure legislation.

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The growing investment in technology and IT solutions naturally comes with caveats with regards to price. CIOs from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remain conscientious of making sure the planet does not pay that price.

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The Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has made progress in implementing a common financial reporting system, but the agency needs to make further  improvements to make program costs more transparent, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

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Steven McAndrews has left his position as director of Federal cybersecurity at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to take on a new role as deputy CIO at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

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The House of Representatives has crafted a new semiconductor and innovation legislative measure that features $52 billion in funding for semiconductor production, $45 billion for supply chain issues, and the establishment of a new Science and Engineering Solutions Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The bill, called the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence […]

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The Department of Energy (DoE) announced plans to upgrade the U.S. electricity grid with a major aim of helping to protect vital energy infrastructure against supply disruptions caused by environmental, physical, and cyberattacks, and to minimize the impact of supply disruptions.

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The White House on Jan. 4 sent to the Senate fresh nominations for dozens of senior Federal government posts, including key positions at the Department of Energy (DoE), the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is nudging the Department of Commerce to develop performance goals with measurable targets for the government’s Manufacturing USA effort – a joint effort among Commerce, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE) on a network of 16 advanced manufacturing institutes to promote advanced manufacturing and technologies.

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