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DOE National Lab Seeks to Address CBP Radiation Detectors’ Nuisance Alarms; Sonya Bowyer Comments

The Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a new method to help the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency reduce the number of nuisance alarms that radiation portal monitors produce at various U.S. ports of entry. PNNL said Jan. 4 the Revised Operational Settings approach …

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Oak Ridge National Lab Demos Radioisotope Fuel Production for NASA’s Deep Space Missions

Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated the production of a radioisotope fuel that will work to power spacecraft intended for future deep space missions. ORNL researchers produced 50 grams of plutonium-238 through a project funded by NASA, DOE said Tuesday. DOE will use the plutonium-238 on radioisotope …

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GAO: Sector-Specific Agencies Should Develop Metrics for Cyber Risk Mitigation Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has urged sector-specific agencies responsible for 12 critical infrastructure sectors to work with sector partners to craft performance metrics and measures to improve the way they report outcomes of their cyber threat mitigation efforts. GAO said in a report published Thursday SSAs that have created metrics for their …

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Unveils Computational Science Research Center; Lynn Orr Comments

The Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has opened a new center in an effort to provide universities and research organizations a venue to perform networking and computational science research. Shyh Wang Hall is located at Berkeley Lab and will house DOE’s Energy Sciences Network, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center …

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IG Audits Energy Dept’s Cyber Risk Mgmt Framework Implementation Effort

A report by Energy Department acting Inspector General Rickey Hass says DOE has made progress on its efforts to transition from a compliance-based information technology security management strategy to a risk-based method. Hass said Nov. 4 the department adopted a new software application for analysis of system vulnerabilities but his office found that some …

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Jetta Wong: Tech Transfer at DOE National Labs Key to Economic Improvement

Jetta Wong, acting director of the Energy Department’s new office of technology transitions, has said DOE’s technology transfer efforts work to commercialize platforms that emerge from national laboratories in an effort to generate jobs and improve the economy. Wong made the remarks at a Sandia National Laboratories-hosted roundtable discussion held in …

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