Energy

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.

Agencies Should Consider the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Officials pushed agencies to examine the trade-offs—both positive and negative—as they adopt emerging technologies. 

House Bill Proposes Millions to Build U.S. Quantum Network Infrastructure 

The legislation would establish an Energy Department-led “research, development and demonstration program.”

Modern Space Missions Lead to Standing Joint NASA, DOE Coordinating Group

Senior Energy officials briefed Nextgov on a range of areas that present potential opportunities for the agencies to advance each other’s missions. 

Why Five New National Quantum Information Science Centers Are a Huge Deal 

Through quantum computers, we’ll tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, explain Energy Department's Paul Dabbar and IBM Research's Darío Gil.

Lawrence Livermore Scientists Model Neural Activity from Living Human Cells on Brain-On-A-Chip Devices

Building on years of multidisciplinary collaboration, the effort could help scientists find countermeasures against brain injury and disease.

Energy Department, Microsoft Set Up Consortium to Produce AI-Enabled Tools for First Responders

At least ten partners from across the government, industry and academia have already signed on.

How the Energy Department Is Powering NASA’s Soon-to-Launch Mars Rover

Undersecretary for Science Paul Dabbar offered a glimpse into the agency’s efforts beyond Earth.

Energy IG Finds Science Offices Skirt Security Rules for Peripheral Devices

Officials tell internal watchdogs securing devices like printers and flash drives is just hard, expensive and inhibits collaboration.

Administration Asks Energy Companies to Report on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

Industry leader has yet to take action promised in congressional testimony last year.

Energy Explores the Potential of an Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenge

The department’s new AI-focused office highlighted its intent to “push the frontiers” of AI development.

Critical Update: National Labs Pivoted to Help Fight COVID-19. Here's How.

Federal insiders offer a glimpse of how the global health care crisis sparked a new wave of multi-sector collaboration.

Argonne Gets New Supercomputing Cluster to Power Further COVID-19 Vaccine and Drug Research  

The national laboratory received NVIDIA nodes to boost performance as researchers work on new methods of testing, treating and monitoring coronavirus patients.

National Lab Scientists Work to Reprogram Genes to Fight COVID-19

Using CRISPR, Sandia National Lab researchers are genetically engineering antiviral countermeasures to fight the coronavirus—and potentially future outbreaks.