Energy

Energy Department Awards $2 Billion IT Services Contract

Accenture Federal Services secured a blanket purchase order agreement to help the department migrate to a cloud-based IT services model.

114 Lawmakers Push to Fund Clean Energy Research

The group wants $500 million for the Energy Department’s advanced research projects agency, which would be eliminated under the White House’s 2020 budget request.

Legacy IT Systems Put the Energy Department at Risk

The department couldn’t quantify the legacy IT on its systems and lacks a comprehensive modernization plan, agency auditors said.

How the Energy Department is Prioritizing Secure Infrastructure

The budding Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response aims to deflect cyber, manmade and natural security hazards.

Energy Aims to Launch America’s First Exascale Supercomputer by 2021

Insiders say the first-of-its-kind machine will accelerate innovation and discovery across the health, defense and climate sectors—and beyond.

Watchdog: Department CIOs Are Getting More Authority But Compliance Is Uneven

A partial GAO review showed agency IT leaders are likely getting a say on budget issues, but some lack the documentation to prove it.

White House Unveils Plan to Dominate Quantum Technology

Agency leaders also announced hundreds of millions of dollars in research investments.

Satellite Imagery + Social Media = A New Way to Spot Emerging Nuclear Threats

A research team is training computers to find and fuse clues from wildly different rivers of digital data.

Forward-Thinking Strategies Can Secure the Power Grid

Owners and operators of our power systems need better ways of knowing what assets they have in their production environments, which have computing capability, and which connect to the internet.

Energy Opens Portal to National Labs Experts, Tech

The Lab Partnership Service website gives private-sector innovators better access to public-sector research and technology.

Banning Software Isn’t the Route to Cybersecurity, Nuclear Security Agency Official Says

The government should be focused on mitigating the danger any software can pose, rather than banning software from China and elsewhere, the NNSA CIO says.

First Modernization Fund Winners Offer Cheat Sheet for Future Pitches

The first three awardees of the Technology Modernization Fund offer a window into the kinds of projects and pitches the board is looking for.

Trump Administration Adds to Top Cyber Ranks

The Senate confirmed a cyber lead at Homeland Security and Trump nominated a government veteran to lead cyber at the Energy Department.

Energy Department Boots Up America's Most Powerful Supercomputer

The Summit runs roughly eight times faster and five times more efficiently than America’s most powerful supercomputer to date.

Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

The project was developed to create a resilient energy grid that incorporates different types of power sources.

The Tech Targeted in Trump’s Rescission Request

The $15 billion request would cancel funding for two technology loan programs.