Energy

Los Alamos National Lab to Gain Next-Gen Supercomputing System in 2023

An official detailed what’ll be the in-the-making machine’s various purposes.

Nuclear Agency Awards Palantir $90M Contract for Data Platform

The contract is Palantir’s first at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

DOE Watchdog Detailed Its Cybersecurity State Amid SolarWinds Hack

The department continues to struggle with many of the issues the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency identified after widespread intrusions into the public and private sector. 

Gallup: Americans’ Anxiety About Energy Prices, Supply Sharply Rises

In the organization’s latest poll, 73% of those surveyed say they worry a “great deal/fair amount” about the availability and affordability of energy.

Energy Launches Supply Chain Program As Watchdog Called for More Action 

The Energy Department has been focused on securing the generation and transmission of power, but distribution processes are also increasingly vulnerable.

Biden’s Latest Tech Appointments

President Biden tapped former IARPA Director Jason Matheny for roles on the National Security Council and White House OSTP.

Lawmakers Want Data to Decide the Future of America’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

New legislation would launch a $10 million grant program to set the scene for what’s to come on the EV-use landscape. 

Energy Wants Software Sophisticated Enough to Run on Exascale Supercomputers

The agency is offering up to $32 million for open-source chemical sciences-centered codes.

How the Energy Department is Working to Engage Americans on Exascale Supercomputing

Officials also offered Nextgov updates on how the buildout of U.S. exascale machines is unfolding.

How a Government-Linked Foundation Could Speed the Spread of New Clean-Energy Technologies

A clean energy foundation could help innovations cross the valley of death.

NNSA Buys New Supercomputer to Protect Nuclear Stockpile

Worth more than $100 million, Crossroads will support predictive weapons calculations and replace an aging system.

FERC Asks Energy Sector to Report Huawei, ZTE Usage

Amid fears over having to replace equipment, Energy official noted no set timeline for implementing next steps on a related executive order.