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Robert Brese to Step Down as DOE CIO

Robert Brese will leave his post at the Energy Department as chief information officer on Sept. 5, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that Brese plans to work in the private sector after more than three decades of combined federal and military service. Brese was the agency’s deputy CIO prior …

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Georgia Tech Awarded DOE Smart Grid Security Project

A consortium led by the Georgia Tech Research Institute has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Energy Department to develop, validate and demonstrate a tool for detecting cyber attacks in utility and power grid systems. The institute’s Cyber Technology and Information Systems Laboratory will work on the project …

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Ernest Moniz OKs Energy Dept Mgmt Restructuring Plan

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has approved a request to modify the agency’s management structure and reassign responsibilities of three undersecretary offices, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Melissa Dawkins writes the department established the Office of the Undersecretary for Science and Energy and consolidated that organization under the science undersecretary. DOE …

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Obama To Announce EPA, Energy, Budget Office Nominees

President Obama will announce his nominations of Gina McCarthy as Environmental Protection Agency head and Ernest Moniz as secretary of the Department of Energy, according to a Reuters article. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, head of the Walmart Foundation, is Obama’s choice as the next director of the White House budget office …

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Pentagon Wants to Construct Oil Refineries for Cheaper Biofuels

The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to build refineries that can produce competitively priced biofuels, Reuters reports. The government is preparing to allocate $210 million in matching funds to help construct three refineries that would have the potential to produce 10 million gallons of biofuel annually for the military. …

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