Tag Archives: Department of Energy

DOE, DOD Ink Space Cooperation Agreement; Mark Menezes Quoted

Mark Menezes

The Department of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) have entered into an agreement to augment research and development efforts that could support the U.S. government's national space policy. The agreement also intends to create a senior-level executive forum that will build working groups and roll out a framework for potential joint programs. 

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DOE to Back Wind Turbine Generator Dev’t Projects

Wind Turbine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $8 million in funds to support eight projects that will cover the development of lightweight wind turbine generators for offshore and tall wind usage. The department seeks to lower the cost of wind generation by 10 to 25 percent and produce generators that are 50 percent smaller and lighter through the effort.

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Oki Mek Promoted to HHS Chief AI Officer

Artificial Intelligence

Oki Mek, a senior adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) chief information officer, has been elevated to the position of chief artificial intelligence officer. In his more recent capacity, Mek helped the HHS CIO office drive digital transformation and collaborative innovation efforts aimed to improve the health and well-being of people in the U.S.

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DOE Unveils Policy Recommendations for Space Exploration; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Dan Brouillette

The Department of Energy (DOE) has introduced a set of recommendations that supports the U.S. government's National Space Policy. The strategy builds on six decades worth of DOE's contributions to U.S. Space programs and indicates the role of the department's innovation enterprise in responding to large-scale research development challenges in space policies.

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President-Elect Joe Biden Stresses Need to Innovate U.S. Cyber Defenses

Cyber Defense

President-elect Joe Biden said the U.S. must rethink and innovate national defense against cybersecurity threats following the SolarWinds network monitoring software hack that hit multiple federal agencies. Biden said at a recent press conference the Russian-linked breach poses a national security risk and highlights the need for the U.S. government to update approaches in the cyber domain.

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DOE to Back Scientific Computing Research Projects in Funding Effort; Chris Fall Quoted

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $32 million in funds to support high-performance computing research efforts in various scientific fields such as condensed matter physics and geosciences. The funding effort is a part of an initiative that seeks to maximize the usage of national laboratories' high-performance computing resources and gather experts in energy and scientific research.

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DOE Launches Funding Opportunity for Nuclear Data Research Projects; Chris Fall Quoted

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to award $12 million in funds to support research efforts that aim to enhance the collection of nuclear data. DOE said Monday that it seeks to grow and optimize the data quality required for nuclear activities such as isotope production and nuclear science efforts.

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DOE Unveils Funding Effort for High-Energy Density Plasma Research

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to award $9 million in funds to support the exploration of high-energy density laboratory plasmas (HEDLP). Chris Fall, director of DOE's office of science, said in a statement published Wednesday HEDLPs could allow inertial fusion energy and have potential applications in medicine, industry and national security. 

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DOE, DOI to Modernize Ocean Energy Safety Institute

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have earmarked $40 million in funds over a five-year period to back the modernization of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute. Efforts under the modernization are intended to drive OESI in rolling out collaborative offshore renewable energy development efforts. 

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Idaho National Laboratory Takes Part in Cybersecurity Manufacturing Consortium

Cybersecurity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has joined a $111 million public-private consortium led by the  University of Texas at San Antonio that aims to help manufacturers and supply chains adopt secure and energy-efficient approaches. As a member, INL will work with industry to protect digital automation platforms in manufacturing facilities and manage CyManII's cybersecurity portfolio.

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