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DOE Taps NY-Based Public Corporation to Head Offshore Wind R&D Consortium

The Department of Energy has selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to lead an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development consortium of stakeholders from government, industry and academia. The consortium will seek to uncover new approaches for wind resource and site characterization and develop technologies for installing, operating, maintaining …

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Trump to Nominate Karen Evans as DOE Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, as assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Energy Department. She currently leads the public-private program designed to help address a skills gap in the cybersecurity field, the White House said Tuesday. Evans initially …

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DOE Seeks Information on Regulation Management for Hydrogen Infrastructure

The Department of Energy has announced a request for information seeking input to lessen regulatory barriers on hydrogen infrastructure development. The DOE said Wednesday it intends to determine research and development areas vital to decreasing regulatory barriers that hinder the implementation of hydrogen technologies. The RFI seeks to establish understanding on industry regulations …

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OMB Selects 3 Federal Departments for Initial Technology Modernization Funding Round

The Office of Management and Budget has awarded the first round of funds totaling $45 million to help federal government organizations modernize information technology systems. The departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Agriculture have secured initial funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund, the Office of the Federal CIO said Thursday. HUD received $20 million …

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NATO Defense Ministers to Discuss New Alliance Initiatives

NATO defense ministers will gather at a summit in Brussels in July to discuss new initiatives meant to increase force readiness of alliance members, DoD News reported Wednesday. One of the initiatives include establishing two joint force commands in Norfolk, Va., for transatlantic operations and Ulm, Germany, for European logistics …

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