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Gene Dodaro: Sequestration Furloughs At GAO Not Needed

The Government Accountability Office will not need to furlough its employees to manage automatic cuts under sequestration scheduled to take effect March 1, the agency’s chief says in a memo obtained by the Washington Post. Josh Hicks writes Gene Dodaro, comptroller general, told employees in the Feb. 15 memo that …

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Report: Sequestration Furloughs Possible At Energy Dept

The Energy Department is informing its employees that furloughs may be a possibility if the across-the-board cuts under sequestration start March 1, The Hill newspaper reports. Citing a Bloomberg BNA report, Zack Colman writes Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman told staff in an email Thursday that senior department leadership is …

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DHS Cyber Asst Secretary Michael Locatis Stepping Down

Michael Locatis, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at Department of Homeland Security, is stepping down from his position as of Friday, GovInfoSecurity reports. Locatis, a former Energy Department chief information officer, joined DHS in April 2012 and held responsibility for coordinating the department’s cybersecurity and communications office. Eric Chabrow …

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DOE IG Finds No Enterprise Cyber Incident Mgmt System

An inspector general report has found the Energy Department does not have a departmentwide cybersecurity incident management system, Fierce Government IT reports. The DOE IG’s office also said the department and the National Nuclear Security Administration have a decentralized and fragmented approach to cybersecurity, including partially duplicative projects on incident …

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Energy Awarding $104M Clean Energy Tech Grants To Small Firms

The Energy Department will award $102 million in grants to 104 small businesses in order to develop clean energy technologies, Secretary Steven Chu announced Wednesday. DOE said the grants will help companies in 26 states focus on making technologies that have potential in commercial markets and for creating jobs. The goal …

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DOE Names Robert Brese Permanent CIO

The Energy Department has made interim Chief Information Officer Robert Brese the permanent CIO, according to Federal News Radio. The 22-year Navy veteran has served in the interim role since Mike Locatis left DOE in April to become assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at the Department of Homeland …

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DOE Releases Utility Cyber Preparedness Guidance

The Energy Department has published its cybersecurity guidance for utilities to evaluate their preparedness levels, Fierce Government IT reports. The Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model, published May 31, covered 10 cyber domains, including risk management, identity and access management, situational awareness and program management. White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard …

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