Energy

Union Leader Says Utilities Not Incentivized to Report Cyber Incidents or Implement Protections

FERC’s recently “expanded” reporting requirements leave it up to entities to decide on qualifying events.

Energy Department Launches Challenge for Next-Gen Storage Technologies

The agency will coordinate a range of research and development funding opportunities, prizes, partnerships and other activities to meet a set of strategic goals by 2030.

Energy Invests Millions to Launch Strategic Quantum Research Centers

Following a 2018 mandate from President Trump, the department will help build a more comprehensive ecosystem to spark quantum advancements.

The Crazy Government Research Projects You Might've Missed in 2019

Self-aware artificial intelligence, biology-based computers and “smart” surveillance are just a few.

Argonne’s Advanced X-Rays Are Beaming the Way to Smarter Helmets

An ongoing collaboration with scientists from the Army Research Laboratory and Northwestern University could improve the protection of human skulls.

Auditors Uncover Tens of Thousands of Critical Security Gaps At Energy Facilities

The review, which included locations operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration, revealed multiple cybersecurity weaknesses recurring year after year.

Senate Committee Approves $250 Million to Fund the Electric Grid Security

The PROTECT Act would create a federal grant program to help small utility companies improve their digital defenses.

The Energy Department Is Transforming a Cyber Competition into a Hiring Tool

Top down leadership and a dedicated national lab team are helping the department embrace a new approach to closing the workforce gap.

House Committee Votes to Increase Funding for Energy’s DARPA by $2.9B

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee moved a bill to reauthorize ARPA-E with additional funding, as well as new restrictions and oversight.

Energy to Launch $5.5M Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will join forces to address AI challenges through co-design.

Critical Update: How Hackers Get Stuck In HADES

For the fourth season of Critical Update, the Nextgov team is diving into the latest developments in cybersecurity, beginning with the world’s biggest honeypot.

Energy Unveils Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office

The new office will synchronize all departmentwide AI activities, facilitate partnerships and accelerate the delivery of AI capabilities.