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DOE Unveils Cyber Procurement Guide for Energy Delivery Systems; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has partnered with other federal agencies and private-sector organizations to develop guidance for the energy utility industry and technology providers on cybersecurity measures for energy delivery systems. The Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems guidance covers cybersecurity technology procurement strategies and is based on similar guidelines for control systems …

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Ernest Moniz: DOE to Offer $4B for Renewable Energy, Efficient Energy Projects

The Energy Department has released a draft solicitation for U.S.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with loan guarantees of up to $4 billion. DOE said Wednesday the Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee solicitation aims to support technologies in the areas of advanced grid integration and storage, drop-in biofuels, waste-to-energy, …

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DOE to Host Energy Review Public Meeting

The Energy Department will solicit input from stakeholders during an energy review public meeting scheduled to take place Friday. DOE’s office of energy policy and systems analysis will host the first quadrennial public meeting at the U.S. Capital Visitor’s Center, Congressional Auditorium in Washington, DOE said Tuesday. Attendants were asked …

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House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

The House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 on Wednesday approving a measure introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.). The Office of Management …

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Steven VanRoekel: Gov’t Recruits Private Sector Talent for White House Innovation Program

The White House has invited technologists to work on crowdsourcing, veteran digital services and open data projects through an innovation fellows program, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a notice Thursday seeking a third batch of non-government professionals for the six-month Presidential …

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Tom Coburn: Government Must Protect Itself from Cyberattacks

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) has urged the federal government to first safeguard its information technology networks from cyber attacks before proposing cybersecurity measures for the private sector, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes Coburn, a ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a report citing …

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CBO Pegs Nuclear Weapon Program Costs at $355B Through 2023

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Obama administration will need $355 billion between fiscal years 2014 and 2013 to manage the country’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. That figure is intended to reflect the costs of operating and maintaining current systems as well as plans by the departments of Energy …

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