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Ernest Moniz: US Holds Talks on Clean Energy Collaborative Efforts With Canada, Mexico

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met with energy ministers from Canada and Mexico at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Ministerial meetings in San Francisco to discuss the programs launched by the three countries to address climate change. Moniz held the meetings with Jim Carr, Canada’s natural resources minister; and Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico’s …

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GAO: Gov’t, Industry Should Coordinate to Address Electromagnetic Risks to US Power Grid System

The Government Accountability Office has called for greater coordination between federal agencies and external partner organizations to explore potential approaches to mitigate the impact of electromagnetic pulses on the U.S. electrical grid system. GAO said Tuesday more opportunities exist within the Department of Homeland Security to assist in federal programs to address electromagnetic risks to grid …

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CBO: HASC’s FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill to Reduce DoD Direct Spending by $206M Over 10 Years

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 would reduce the Defense Department’s direct spending by approximately $206 million over the next 10 years. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the allocation of $603.3 billion in …

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Govt, Commercial IT Pros Urge Small Businesses to Invest in Cybersecurity Programs

Some government and commercial security experts who took part in a Small Business Administration-hosted panel discussion Monday said that small businesses should implement programs to protect their critical assets from cyber threats, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Douglas Kramer, SBA deputy administrator, moderated the panel and told audience an SBA study found that nearly …

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Labor Dept Refreshes Employment Services Website for Veterans

The Labor Department has updated the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service’s online portal that works to connect employers with former and transitioning service members and their spouses who are seeking jobs. DOL redesigned Veterans.gov to provide users a “one-stop shop” for veteran employment services, the department said Monday. “There are many resources for veterans seeking employment and …

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DOJ: Engineer, Chinese Energy Firm Charged with Nuclear Tech Conspiracy

A U.S. nuclear engineer and a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to facilitate nuclear material development and production efforts outside the U.S. without a permit from the Energy Department. The Justice Department said Thursday the two-count indictment unveiled Thursday at a district court in Tennessee …

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